2017 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
January 28th - March 18th
Marcellus Gallery “A Watercolor Retrospective” by Dan Petersen
Members Gallery “Mixed Media” by Nonnie Fasso Rhoades
January 28th - February 10th
Banister Studio Life on the Line
April 1st - May 20th
Marcellus Gallery Spring Show
April 2nd - April 27th
Banister Studio Young Masters Exhibit
May 5th - May 20
Banister Studio Arts Pathway - Restate Project - Visual Arts Academy
June 3 - July 15
Marcellus Gallery Yosemite Renaissance 32
Members Gallery Sharon Banister - Acrylic Paintings
July 29th - September 16th
Marcellus Gallery - "The Optimist" by Chad Clough
Banister Studio - "Evening of the Arts" - Children's Summer Exhibition
September 23rd - November 11th
Marcellus Gallery -Work form Kings Art Center's Permanent Collection - PAST TO PRESENT
Members Gallery - Henry Sugimoto -Prints & Drawings
November 18th - December 30th
Marcellus Gallery WINTER SHOW
Members Gallery TBA
Hosted by the Kings County Art League, this exhibit will display new works from Kings Art Center Members.
Call to all Kings Art Center Members!
The art work drop-off dates for the
2017 Annual Winter Exhibit will be as follows:
Friday, November 3rd from 4 to 7 pm
Saturday, November 4th from 10 am - Noon.
NOTE: Participation for this upcoming exhibit is only open to current
Kings Art Center Members.
Not a member yet?
Stop by our office and become one today!
November 17, 2017 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Generously Sponsored by:
As always our opening receptions are a free event
and open to the general public.
"PAST TO PRESENT"
MARCELLUS GALLERY : September 23rd - November 11th
Celebrating our first 25 years!
We celebrate the many people who have contributed to what has become a premier art center in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. Most especially those visionaries who met just over 25 years ago to create what at the time seemed like the impossible–a Center for art in Kings County. The visionaries: Bill Banister, Lloyd Christensen, Bob Marcellus, Steve Robinson, and Sid Sharp, spearheaded a campaign that included the donation of a building by the Women’s Club, and the donated skills of a local architect, contractor, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, masonry contractors, landscapers, and many others. It was through their efforts and the financial donations of over $12,000, from the community, that the Center opened to great fanfare in 1991.
The work in this exhibit represents a small sampling from the many local artists who have exhibited their work at the Center over the past 25 years. For some of us, it will be a visual walk down memory lane.
We are all extremely thankful for all who helped made the Kings Art Center a reality and to those who continue to support the goals of our Center.
"Henry Sugimoto: INTERNMENT 1942"
MEMBERS GALLERY : September 23rd - November 11th
75th Anniversary of the Japanese American Internment
Japan’s attach on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, let the United States into World War II and radically changed the lives of 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry living in the United States.
Henry Sugimoto graduated from Hanford High School in 1924, attended UC Berkeley, the California College of Arts & Crafts, and the Academie Colarossi in Paris. In 1932 he had a one-man show at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, and eventually married Susie Tagawa and moved back to Hanford. Following Executive Order 9066, in 1942,he was removed with his wife and daughter to the Pinedale Assembly Center and the Jerome Relocation Center. After arriving in camp, Sugimoto began painting on sheets, pillowcases and other scrap materials, hiding his early work from Administrators because he feared his critical depictions of camp life would be confiscated. However, after receiving encouragement from WPA officials he began to paint openly, creating 100 oil paintings, watercolors and sketches during his confinement. Upon his release in 1945 he briefly returned to San Francisco to reclaim about 100 paintings, but found that they had been auctioned off while he was in camp. He failed to reclaim the proceeds from the sales and relocated to New York City.
He continued to participate in various exhibitions, including a 1960 show of the Society of Washington Printmakers at the Smithsonian Institute and in 1962 his work appeared at the New York Galerie Internationale. In 1972 two murals he had created at Topaz were highlighted in “Month of Waiting”, an exhibit of art work from the camps. He then began to create new woodblock prints exploring camp themes and became involved in the redress movement and continued to work until his death in 1990. Upon is death much of his work was donated to the Kings Art Center by his family and it become central to our permanent collection.