Monthly Archives: May 2018

interACTIVE

OFFSITE: Napa County Library Main Branch

interACTIVE participants, winter 2018


Presented in partnership with the Napa County Library, interACTIVE is a free intergenerational workshop series for adults that engages with the artworks and themes from Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times. Each week the group will discuss a topic from the exhibition and respond by creating their own artwork to be displayed at the Napa County Library. The series culminates with a field trip to di Rosa to view the exhibition.
All skill levels are welcome and participants are invited to join all of the workshops in the series or the dates of their choosing. The workshop is facilitated by a di Rosa educator and all materials are provided. Registration is required.
Workshops are held at the Napa County Library Main Branch (580 Coombs Street, Napa) on the following Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 PM: September 4, September 18, October 2, and October 16.
To register, contact Chelsea Hernandez-Garcia: 707-259-8395 or email.

Third Thursdays at di Rosa

Gallery 1

Artists-Third-Thursday

Clockwise from Left: Joe Shoemaker, Magnanimous, No Nostalgia


Join us on the Third Thursday of the month for drinks, music, and art-related activities. Drop-ins welcome.
This month, we’re hosting three exciting local acts:  
No Nostalgia, a queer indie/emo music band from three best friends who grew up in Cloverdale, California together and one piece of videogame hardware from 1989. After playing in various projects together for ten years, No Nostalgia has been the group’s most focused project to date.  They are in the midst of recording their first full-length and released a demo in 2016. 
Magnanimous is a solo keyboardist/singer from Napa. He takes inspiration from David Bowie,  Rush, and MGMT. He’s played all over the Bay Area at book stores, movie theaters, art venues, and everywhere in-between. His music sounds like the soundtrack of a Unicorns dream.
Joe Shoemaker is an electronic musician from Lawrence Kansas. He now resides in Napa, where he works as a music therapist and produces electronic music that focuses on playful textural soundscapes. His music blends natural and synthesized sounds together to create harmonious textures that satisfy the senses. Follow him on Instagram to see his latest creations. 
$5 / Free for members / all ages welcome


Special thanks to our Third Thursdays beer sponsor Fort Point Beer Company. A selection of their brews will be available for tasting at this event.

interACTIVE

OFFSITE: Napa County Library Main Branch

interACTIVE participants, winter 2018


Presented in partnership with the Napa County Library, interACTIVE is a free intergenerational workshop series for adults that engages with the artworks and themes from Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times. Each week the group will discuss a topic from the exhibition and respond by creating their own artwork to be displayed at the Napa County Library. The series culminates with a field trip to di Rosa to view the exhibition.
All skill levels are welcome and participants are invited to join all of the workshops in the series or the dates of their choosing. The workshop is facilitated by a di Rosa educator and all materials are provided. Registration is required.
Workshops are held at the Napa County Library Main Branch (580 Coombs Street, Napa) on the following Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 PM: September 4, September 18, October 2, and October 16.
To register, contact Chelsea Hernandez-Garcia: 707-259-8395 or email.

Back To School / Back to di Rosa Educator's Weekend

Galleries 1 + 2, Sculpture Meadow

Photos by Colson Griffith Photography – www.colsongriffith.com


PK-12 educators of all subjects and grade levels are invited back to di Rosa! Learn about the NEW roster of school tours and field trip add-ons like studio art and picnicking in the olive grove.
Present your school ID to enjoy free admission and receive a free catalog. Tote bags will be given to the first 25 educators!

Make the most of your visit! Hear from di Rosa Education staff and learn about the new school tour roster as you walk about the property.
This special one-hour tour will discuss:

  • New tour offerings
  • Financial aid opportunities (free buses and admission)
  • Gallery teaching methodologies
  • Studio add-on opportunities
  • Picnicking on the grounds

$18 general / free to educators.  
Informational Tours
Saturday         10:30 -11:30 am
Sunday            1:30 – 2:30 pm
Space is limited and advance reservations are recommended.


For more information, please contact Hugo Curro

Third Thursdays at di Rosa

Gallery 1

Third Thursday guests on the patio of Gallery 1. Photo: Israel Valencia


Join us on the Third Thursday of the month for drinks, music, and art-related activities. Drop-ins welcome!
This month we welcome the Boston-based string quartet Highland Street who are taking part in a full program of outreach concerts throughout Napa Valley through Music in the Vineyards‘ 2018 String Quartet Apprentice Program.
$5 / Free for members / all ages welcome


Special thanks to our Third Thursdays beer sponsor Fort Point Beer Company. A selection of their brews will be available for tasting at this event.

Music in the Vineyards: The Miró Quartet

Gallery 2

Join us as we welcome Music in the Vineyards to di Rosa featuring Miró Quartet. With masterworks by Haydn and Beethoven, the quartet will illuminate the artistry that has garnered accolades from critics and audiences alike for over 20 years. As the Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Texas at Austin, the Miró Quartet takes its name from the Spanish artist, Joan Miró, whose surrealist works are some of the most original of the 20th century.
Program
6:30 pm: Pre-Concert Talk
The Inside Story, with Stephen Hinton, the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, Professor of Music
7:30 pm: Concert
Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat, op. 71, no. 3
Kevin Puts: Credo
Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor, op. 132
The Miró Quartet
Violin: Daniel Ching, William Fedkenheuer
Viola: John Largess
Cello: Joshua Gindele
Purchase tickets online at musicinthevineyards.org

Art Spark Family Studio

Gallery 2 + di Rosa Studio

Turn inspiration into art! Learn techniques and tricks from professional artists, and make an original artwork to take home. Workshop begins in the galleries, followed by a project in di Rosa’s outdoor studio. Each workshop features a different project suitable for family members of all ages. Artist and project details to be announced. 

Tickets:

Children 3 years and under: Free
Children 4-12 years: $5
Adults: $15 ($10 members)

 
Workshop begins promptly at 1 PM. Space is limited and advance tickets are required. For more information, call 707-226-5991 x24 or email us.

Outdoor Sculpture Tour

Sculpture Meadow & Grounds

di Rosa’s Courtyard (top) and Sculpture Meadow (bottom). Photos: Israel Valencia

The Outdoor Sculpture Tour is a great opportunity to explore the beautiful Napa landscape and the many artworks found throughout di Rosa’s scenic grounds. The tour visits a variety of outdoor spaces including the Courtyard (a beautiful overlook with views of Winery Lake) and the Sculpture Meadow (a 1/3-mile loop that winds its way past large-scale outdoor sculptures). Space is limited; advance tickets are recommended.

2-Hour Tour: Sundays, 10 AM-noon

$18 general / free for members

Questions? Call 707-226-5991 x25 or email us for more information. In the event of rain, the standard guided tour (indoors) will be offered.

The In-Between: Tea Talk with Lexa Walsh

OFFSITE: Sonoma Valley Regional Library

Artist Lexa Walsh. Photo: Eliza Gregory


Get together for high tea and freshly baked treats while digging into hot topics with Be Not Still artist Lexa Walsh. Respectful disagreements are welcome with the united goal of understanding the nuances of all arguments, humanizing the so-called “enemy,” and engaging in local politics. Discussion topics to be announced.
Free; all are welcome
This event is held offsite at Sonoma Valley Regional Library (755 West Napa Street, Sonoma). For more information, please email us.
About the Artist
Lexa Walsh (b. 1968, Haverford, Pennsylvania) is an artist and cultural worker based in Oakland who examines and creates social ties in order to craft what she calls “hospitable democracies.” She has been a recipient of Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Award, the CEC Artslink Award, and the Gunk Grant, and was a de Young Artist Fellow. Walsh has participated in projects, exhibitions, and performances locally and nationally, including at Apexart, New York; the Oakland Museum of California; the Portland Art Museum, Oregon; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. She has also done several international artist residencies, tours, and projects in Europe and Asia. Walsh is a graduate of Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA program and was a social practice artist in residence in the Portland Art Museum’s Education department. She is currently working on curatorial projects at NIAD in Richmond, California, and is a 2018–19 Kala Print Public awardee.

Cinematic Soiree with Enrique Chagoya

Courtyard

Artist Enrique Chagoya


Join us for a very special evening with di Rosa collection artist Enrique Chagoya as he hosts an outdoor screening of the film Cabeza de Vaca (1991) in di Rosa’s courtyard. Chagoya will introduce the film and discuss immigration from a historical perspective, including how it influences his artistic practice.
Movie remarks: 8:30 PM
Movie start time: 8:45 PM
Advance tickets required:
$150 per person
(50% tax-deductible)
Tickets includes popcorn, wine, beer, and other refreshments. Proceeds benefit di Rosa’s Department of Education and Civic Engagement.

 
Presented with generous sponsorship support from Bear Republic Brewing Company, Drake’s Brewing Company, and Provenance Vineyards.
Questions? Contact di Rosa’s Development department at 707-226-5991 x19 or email

About the Film

In this film based on a true story, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (Juan Diego) sets out in 1528 with dreams of becoming a great Spanish conquistador, only to end up shipwrecked off the coast of Florida. A grueling eight-year trek follows, taking him across the Gulf of Mexico, through Texas to the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, he is captured by various Native American tribes and rises from oppressed slave to mystical shaman and passionate ally of the very people he had once sought to conquer. 1 hr, 52m run time. Rated R.

About the Artist

Enrique Chagoya (b. 1953, Mexico City, Mexico) is a San Francisco-based artist who explores dualities in modern society, particularly between the dominated and the dominating under the umbrellas of immigration, corporate culture, politics, and religion. Chagoya immigrated to the U.S. in 1977 and the cultural binary of the immigrant experience often evidences itself in his artwork. Drawing from his experiences living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in the late 70’s, and also in Europe in the late 90’s, Chagoya juxtaposes secular, popular, and religious symbols in order to address the ongoing cultural clash between the United States and Latin America, and the world as well. He uses familiar pop icons to create deceptively friendly points of entry for the discussion of complex issues. Through these seemingly harmless characters Chagoya examines the recurring subject of colonialism and oppression that continues to riddle contemporary American foreign policy.
Chagoya received a BFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an MA and MFA at the University of California, Berkeley. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally for over two decades and can be found many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the di Rosa Collection, among others. Chagoya is currently a professor for Stanford University’s department of Art and Art History and is represented by Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco, George Adams Gallery in New York, and Lisa Sette Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.