Saturday, January 6, 2018

Rain: Almost an Inch--Then More

Rain off and on on January 4 and 5 added 0.70 inches of new rain at my location in northeast Santa Rosa. That brings our total for the 2017-2018 rain year to 7.00 inches. We are still well below normal so far, but every little bit helps.

[On January 7-8 we had more rain--an additional 2.95 inches. That brings our total for the year so far to 9.95 inches. Normal for this time of year is about 16 inches, so we are well behind average rainfall, but more rain is in the forecast for next week.]

[More rain about a week later added 0.70 inches to the total. As of January 20, we now stand at 10.65 inches for the year.]

[Drizzle on and off since last reporting added an additional 0.70 inches. As of January 24, the total for the year was 11.35 inches.]

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Art I'm Looking At: Linda Yoshizawa on The Art Wall at Shige Sushi (through February 25, 2018)

Linda Yoshizawa, on the Art Wall at Shige Sushi. Through February 25, 2018. Opening reception, Monday, January 22, 2018, 5:00PM to 7:00PM (open Monday for the reception only).

I've just finished hanging the latest show on The Art Wall at Shige Sushi--evocative, layered monotype collages of botanical subjects by Linda Yoshizawa.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Linda graduated with a BA in studio art from Pomona College in 1978. She studied silkscreen printmaking at the UCLA extension and produced editions at a serigraph workshop run by Evelyn B. Johnson in Southern California. In 2007, she built a studio in San Ramon, expanding her work to include solarplate etchings, collagraphs, and mixed media prints. Her artwork is in personal and corporate collections across the country including the Library of Congress, Kaiser Permanente, Eden Medical Center, and El Camino Hospital Foundation. She shows at Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek and Andrea Schwartz in San Francisco. She is a member of the California Society of Printmakers and the Los Angeles Printmaking Society.
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