WHAT: THE 2014 DOWNTOWN BISHOP CHOCOLATE ART WALK
Come enjoy a fun and delectable evening of art, music and chocolate in downtown Bishop on Friday evening, October 24th, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM!
Seventeen locations, dozens of artists & musicians, special art openings, musical performances, video & film installations, and free unique chocolate treats at every location.
Please join us for an entertaining and stimulating evening!
~ Inyo Council For The Arts (137 S. Main St.) will be hosting a celebration for their Featured Artists Show, with digital paintings from Gail Camic-Smith, watercolor paintings by David Kirk, and sculptural wooden furniture and accessories by Nigel Smith. Also on display will be jewelry by Lynna Walker, Beverly Schroeder and Clara Place, and new paintings by Maryann Thomas.
~ Independent Project Press (186-A Willow St.) will present a new exhibit titled “Flow” in The Project Room gallery space, featuring digital photography by Joe Profita & Karen Nielsen Licher, paintings by Karen Nielsen Licher, and a one-night only multi-media sculptural installation by Bruce Licher, Karen Nielsen Licher and Roger Derryberry. In addition to the Project Room exhibit, view a working letterpress print shop, with a display of earth paintings by Karen Nielsen Licher, black & white desert photography by Bruce Licher, and examples of the letterpress-printed projects that students have created in our “Introduction To Letterpress Printing” class. Musical performance of dreamy folk songs by Julie Cornett at 7 PM in the print shop.
~ Local wood artists John & Gina Webber of Free Form Woodworking will be displaying hardwood inlay sculptures, pyrographics on pine, pen and ink prints and note cards in our rolling gallery teardrop trailer, right outside Independent Project Press (186-A Willow St.).
~ Black Sheep Coffee Roasters (232 N. Main St.) will be featuring a new photography exhibit by Derrick E. Vocelka titled “Twenty Images.” They will also be offering live music, craft & seasonal beers including a mocha stout and a seasonal Belgian style ale, and free fudge. BSCR will also be putting on display their newly-designed coffee bags (letterpress printed here in downtown Bishop at Independent Project Press) with information about the coffees and the design process.
~ Steven White Woodworking (336 Hammond St.) will be hosting an open studio — see the woodshop, works in progress, and a gallery of furniture and fine wooden gift items. And don’t miss “the stool that went into space,” an actual piece of Steve’s furniture, safely home from it’s voyage to the stratosphere and beyond! A short video documenting the flight will be shown.
~ Todd Bradlee Furniture (also at 336 Hammond St.) will display new work and several beautiful new prototype furniture pieces. Watch out, Todd may also demonstrate his breakdance moves!
~ Bishop Art Supply (125 N. Main St.) will be featuring all the artists that are currently on display in the store: Ron Luce, Annie Cashner, Christine Eyer, Don Roberts, Laura Talbot, Dawn Kirby, Mary Matlick, Liz Wistrom, Carol Taylor, Pat Crowther, Penny Carter, Joy Niewald, Mickey Short, Marilyn Hayden, Evanne Jardine, Helen Warren, Lynn Peterson, Pat Metivier and Kay Wilson. They are each bringing something chocolate.
~ Range & River Books (206 N. Main St.) will be featuring a special showing of paintings and prints from Lynn Marit Peterson, several new prints from Robert Miller, jewelry by Beverly Schroeder & Julia Prange, and a lovely selection of art books and books as art. Live acoustic music by Matt and Mike Muldoon between 6-8 PM. They will be offering Death By Chocolate Cascade Glacier Ice Cream samples, Nutella brownies, and various other treats along with their regular line of ice cream flavors.
~ Looney Bean of Bishop (399A N. Main St.) will be featuring artwork by Kathleen Long and Peter Stow. Small gourmet sipping chocolate will also be served along with their usual array of fine coffee drinks.
~ Bink Schat’s Trading Post (747 N. Main St.) will be featuring a series of artists from Jewelry to photography. The Trading Post will also be offering Korean Shishkabobs along with other foods and Gelato, with samples of different chocolate treats as well. Lounges and a fireplace will be set up outside and western movies projected onto the building.
~ Bishop Visitor Center (690 N. Main St.) will be featuring artwork by Gayla Wolf, from The Honey Bee Photography. They will be serving hot chocolate and other treats.
~ Country Glass (107 S. Main St.) will be featuring a display of watercolor landscapes, small gift cards and postcards both serious and silly, little clay animal ornaments, and a few tibetan style thangkas by artist Susan Greenleaf.
~ Mountain Rambler Brewery (174 S. Main St.) will be featuring prints, paintings and drawings by Dana Ellis, Lori Michelon and Laurel Stanford.
~ Brock’s Flyfishing (100 N. Main St.) will be featuring outdoor themed artwork, including oxidized metal sierra range cameos by Rick Poedtke, along with “Brown Trout” and “Trout Almondine” chocolate confections created by Snap ‘n Crackle of Big Pine.
~ Gypsy King Tattoo (324 N. Main St.) will be featuring a group show of framed tattoo artwork by multiple tattoo artists, including Harmey Bancroft and Weston Maddox, along with watercolor demonstrations by Harmey and Weston, and oil painting demonstrations by Vasia Summers. Musical performances by Harmey and Weston, along with Chase Leanord and Anthony Blume will continue throughout the evening.
~ Spellbinder Books (124 S. Main St.) will be having work by local artists on display and available for purchase. Chocolate treats for our visitors and organic, fair trade, and delicious Theo Chocolates and Lake Champlain Chocolate Bars will be offered for sale.
~ The Secret Sandwich Society (124 S. Main St. behind Spellbinder Books) will be featuring local artwork, with music by Halfway To Benton throughout the evening.
It’s Time for the 2014 Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk
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