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di Rosa Days | June 18

Courtyard

join us in celebrating 25 years of art & nature at di Rosa with a festival for all ages! featuring courtyard concerts, food trucks, and activities.

 

Your general admission or member ticket includes two drinks. Tickets for kids include one drink.

More information about this event will be coming soon, stay tuned! 

Interested in supporting di Rosa? Contact Alison Bowman, Director of Development at alison.bowman@dirosaart.org.

Adia Millett: A Force of Nature | Opening July 23

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“The land at di Rosa… changing like the direction of the seasonal smoke, reveals to us that with death comes new life.” -Adia Millett

 

Adia Millett: A Force of Nature presents new paintings, textiles and sculptural installations by the Oakland-based artist, created in response to di Rosa’s distinctive landscape. “The land at di Rosa,” Millett writes, “lush with soaring vultures, cracks in the decomposing earth, traces of snakeskin, and endless layers of shadows, arouse our creative minds to remember where we come from. The multitude of colors, changing like the direction of the seasonal smoke, reveals to us that with death comes new life.”

Ranging across diverse media, Millett’s practice is rooted in “taking things apart, removing, replacing, cutting, pasting, sewing and building.” Evoking “the mended shapes of an old quilt, or polygonal segments of a cathedral window,” the works suggest “the importance of renewal and rebuilding, not only through the artistic process, but also through the possibility of transformative change.” Human beings, like earthquakes, forest fires or floods, are also forces of nature.

Millett earned her BFA from UC Berkeley followed by an MFA from CalArts. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Craft and Folk Museum in Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta; the Santa Monica Museum of Art; and the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans.

 

related programs

July 23: opening reception

October 29: Artist talk

Adia Millett, Snake in the Fire, 2022.
“The countless creatures I witnessed living on the land, including a baby rattler, became mirrors. We are able to see ourselves in other living beings. As they navigate the land, so do we. I imagine the young snake using its senses to transition from the challenges of one season to another. Here the triangle-shaped painting, not only integrated the shades of red to symbolize fire, but blue, green, yellow, and gold, for the water, air, and earth. Like the snake, we move, shed, and thrive.”
Quilted Ancestor: Earth (unfinished)
The three Quilted Ancestors titled Sun, Moon, and Earth were created to bring the fabric to life. As a viewer, we can begin to imagine a ghost, spirit, or loved one beneath the shrouds. In turn, the titles suggest that we can then image our planet or the moon as an entity, or family member. The quilts are covered with pieces of fabric that reveal the layers and complexity of who we are.
The Collective ( 1 of 10)
The Collective is a series of ten abstract forms, slightly resembling the shape of a figure or mummy. These forms are designed to float amongst the wall, each one unique and still connected to the others. Millett does not see these as body forms, but rather an energetic trace within the body. Like all the work in this exhibition, they are emblematic of transition, elevation, and the many dimensions of who we are.
Grandmother is perhaps the most personal piece in this exhibition. It starts with a piece of an unfinished quilt top from Millett’s grandmother. Adia adds hand-stitching in and around it and moves outward creating a mandala of feathers, most of which were collected from the land at Di Rosa. Earth tones surround what Adia calls a “medicine wheel”. Being the great-grandchild of Indigenous and African American slave foremothers, Adia uses her art to pay homage to the woman who came before her. The vast elements of the earthwork as a connection point to her matriarchal lineage.

Short Stories (for ages 2-5)

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Led by a di Rosa educator, Short Stories pairs a colorful story and a simple hands-on art project with a work of art on view in Gallery 1. Young children and their caregivers are invited to listen, look, laugh, create, and learn during this program designed just for them. Recommended for ages 2-5; active participation is requested of everyone attending. Drop-ins welcome; reservations not required.

$5 adult / Free for members, children, and visitors with a Napa County Library card

Note: di Rosa educators make every effort to select developmentally appropriate works that are not in proximity to mature content.

Questions? Contact our Education department at 707-226-5991 x24 or by email.

 

Short Stories (for ages 2-5)

Gallery 1

Led by a di Rosa educator, Short Stories pairs a colorful story and a simple hands-on art project with a work of art on view in Gallery 1. Young children and their caregivers are invited to listen, look, laugh, create, and learn during this program designed just for them. Recommended for ages 2-5; active participation is requested of everyone attending. Drop-ins welcome; reservations not required.

$5 adult / Free for members, children, and visitors with a Napa County Library card

Note: di Rosa educators make every effort to select developmentally appropriate works that are not in proximity to mature content.

Questions? Contact our Education department at 707-226-5991 x24 or by email.


Short Stories is generously sponsored by:

Short Stories (for ages 2-5)

Gallery 1

Led by a di Rosa educator, Short Stories pairs a colorful story and a simple hands-on art project with a work of art on view in Gallery 1. Young children and their caregivers are invited to listen, look, laugh, create, and learn during this program designed just for them. Recommended for ages 2-5; active participation is requested of everyone attending. Drop-ins welcome; reservations not required.

$5 adult / Free for members, children, and visitors with a Napa County Library card

Note: di Rosa educators make every effort to select developmentally appropriate works that are not in proximity to mature content.

Questions? Contact our Education department at 707-226-5991 x24 or by email.

 

Community Open Studios / Haciendo Arte con Todos

La Luz Center Sonoma | 17560 Greger St, Sonoma, CA
Free

Focused on creativity and communal participation, visitors of all ages are encouraged to stop by and make something at the art stations arranged on the patio of La Luz Center Sonoma. Education staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist with the creative experience and non-toxic art supplies are provided (please do not bring your own materials).

Free. Drop-ins are encouraged.

Centrados en la creatividad y la participación comunitaria, se anima a los visitantes de todas las edades a pasar por aquí y hacer algo en las estaciones de arte organizadas en el patio de La Luz Center Sonoma. Personal de educación y voluntarios estarán disponibles para ayudar con la experiencia creativa y se proporcionaran materiales de arte no tóxicos (por favor no traiga sus propios materiales).

Gratis. Reservación no necesaria.

Questions? Contact 707-226-5991 x24 or education@dirosaart.org.

Para más información póngase en contacto con hugo@dirosaart.org o hable al 707.226.5991 x 24.

di Rosa Community Open Studios