Trick-or-Treating + Haunted Museum

Events: Past, Upcoming Public Programs

our ghosts and ghouls have been crafting tricks and treats, join us… if you dare!

It’s baaaaack! di Rosa’s trick-or-treat Halloween is returning this year with a haunted museum! Bring your bravest friends and family members of all ages for a spooktacular afternoon at di Rosa!

New tricks

Costume contest

Haunted Museum

Spooky photo booth

Returning from the grave…

Trick-or-treating

Face painting

Spooky eye-spy

Courtyard games

Monster mash & Halloween hits!

Beware!

Creative costume contest at 3 PM, in the Courtyard

Eclectic Collecting Conversation & Happy Hour

Events: Past

a conversation and happy hour for the avid and curious collector in all of us.

JOIN US FOR A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE JOYS AND DANGERS OF COLLECTING ART, FOLLOWED BY A COLLECTOR HAPPY HOUR

This conversation is sure to be fun and informative, whether you have paintings hung from the ceiling and bowling balls in your bathtub, or you have been wandering MFA shows and musing over monographs. 

Taking place amidst di Rosa’s renowned collection, come get the inside scoop from di Rosa’s Executive Director and Chief Curator Kate Eilertsen, (also a collector), art advisor Chandra Cerrito, and gallerist David Keaton. The program will be moderated by Andrea Saenz, di Rosa’s Deputy Director and Director of Education.

Do you want to know where to start? How to care for your collection? Tips on care and display? Bring your questions and join the conversation!

Collector Happy Hour

3:30 – 4:30 PM | Gallery 2 Patio

A collectors’ happy hour will be held on the back patio of Gallery 2 following the conversation. Mingle among the art with a drink, a snack, and new friends.

“Every hour is a happy hour, when you collect art.”

-David Keaton

 

Eclectic Collecting Press Release

Young collectors Display

November 12 | Gallery 2 Patio

Artworks created by children during a recent family program will be displayed during the happy hour. These artworks explore the concept of collecting and assembling natural objects found at di Rosa, highlighting the variety of collecting possibilities available to all ages.

Above: “Residence Re-hang” artworks hung salon-style in homage to their presentation in the di Rosa residence. Photo: Grace Hendricks

About the panelists

Chandra Cerrito has over 20 years of experience as an interior art advisor and public art consultant, Chandra Cerrito has a depth of art consulting expertise. After earning a BA in art history and Certificate of Visual Art from Princeton University and an MFA in sculpture from California College of the Arts, she worked in Bay Area galleries and art consulting firms as manager, assistant to the director, and art consultant. Starting in 2003, Cerrito refined her curatorial skills as an independent curator of numerous museum exhibitions and director of the Oakland-based gallery Chandra Cerrito Contemporary for over a decade. In 2004, she founded Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors, in Napa, CA, which helps create collections for corporate, hospitality and health care clients. As a public art advisor, she has worked with developers, property owners, and cities to manage over 45 public art projects and develop public art policy. 

Kate Eilertsen has worked in the art world for many years as an arts advocate, museum director, curator, and educator. She began her museum work at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, moved to Boston where she opened a new museum for the Harvard University Art Museums, and then to California where she was the Director of Intersection for the Arts, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, Acting Director of Visual Arts for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Executive Director for the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. She has taught at the California College of Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, and recently at Sonoma State University. She has been a guest curator and art consultant in Sonoma County. She is currently the Executive Director and Chief Curator at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art.

Eilertsen earned a BFA from Macalester College, MA from Hunter College, and completed the Executive Program for Non-Profit leaders in arts from Stanford University. She was on the Editorial Advisory Committee for the Sonoma Index-Tribune, Art Advisory Committee for the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, and Chair of the San Francisco Art Institute’s Community Advisory Board. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for Kala Art Institute, Joe Goode Performance Group, Intersection for the Arts, and currently for the Imaginists.

Kathleen Thompson Hill has collected antique kitchen utensils for more than 40 years, calling it her “quirky obsession.” With degrees in French and Italian from U.C. Berkeley and the Sorbonne, she cut classes in Paris to talk her way into auditing at the Cordon Bleu and the Louvre. Following another interest, she earned an MA in Political Psychology at Sonoma State University where she and her late husband co-taught various courses.

Kathleen has taught American Politics & Government at the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Sonoma State, and U.C. Berkeley where she was also a Visiting Scholar and staff member.

Currently, she serves on the boards of Sonoma Overnight Support (SOS), KSVY-SVTV, Sonoma Valley Historical Society, the Agricultural Advisory Board at Sonoma Valley High School, and Canadian Studies at U.C. Berkeley. Recently she served nearly 14 years as Food & Wine Editor and columnist for the Sonoma Index-Tribune and has hosted the Kathleen Hill Show on KSVY 91.3 FM for 15 years. She has also written 42 books, most with her late husband Gerald Hill.

Her 3,500-piece Kathleen Thompson Hill Kitchen Memories Collection is now in residence at Elizabeth Spencer Winery in Rutherford as a “permanent rotating exhibit.”

David Keaton is a published author who has consulted with museums, artist estates, collectors, and galleries on numerous post-war art exhibitions over the past 15 years. He is currently the director of Modern Art West Gallery in Sonoma, CA. 

Keaton has curated and consulted on museum exhibitions on the topics of the Women of Abstract Expressionism, the Berkeley School of Abstract Expressionism, the Pattern and Decoration movement, and the artists Karl Kasten, Joan Brown, Emiko Nakano, Nathan Oliveira, and Sonya Rapoport, among others. 

Thank you to our wine sponsor

Smithsonian Museum Day Family Program

Upcoming Public Programs

calling all families! come get your art + nature fix this smithsonian museum day!

TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased the day of the event at the Gallery 1 reception desk. All participants must have a ticket.

Featuring

create your own kaleidoscope 

natural assemblage & nature object collections*
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activities

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music

face painting

fun for all

BrING

grandma!

a picnic & blanket

beverages

*About The Natural assemblage & Nature Object Collections Activity

Rocks and acorns and feathers, oh my! Participants will use objects gathered from di Rosa to compose either an assemblage artwork or a sorted collection.

Finished pieces can be taken home that day, or left at di Rosa to be displayed at the “Eclectic Collecting” event on November 12.

Great for all ages and interests- no one is too young or old to participate!

Force of Nature | Sound Healing

Events: Past

Oakland-based artist Adia Millett spent six months in intermittent residency at di Rosa, collecting materials, images, and sounds that she incorporated into a vibrant series of works exploring our ancestral connection to the earth. Millett’s paintings, textiles, and sculptural installations skirt the boundary between landscape, figuration, and abstraction, radiating the distinctive spirit of di Rosa’s place and its ancestral inhabitants. 

As Millett was creating the pieces, it became clear to her that their message of connection to the elements and to each other was not only meant to be seen but also heard. Throughout the afternoon, California-based sound healers invited by the artist will bless and honor the land and the exhibition.

Sound Healers Francesca Hogi, Lumi Licious, and Auspicious Acoustics (Mx. T and Ry-El) will perform in and around Force of Nature on July 23 to bless the space and honor the land it stands on.

Francesca Hogi is a love coach. She teaches people how to fall in love without settling, and how to live with more purpose and joy. A nationally recognized and award-winning love expert, Francesca’s been featured on The Today Show, in The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, The Huffington Post, and more. She hosts the podcast Dear Franny, where she gives candid love advice, and writes about digital romance for Forbes.com. Francesca is a certified sound healer, and the creator of Love Notes, a heart-opening and self-love activating soundbath experience. She lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and their dog Toast.

Lumi is a Devotionalist, Qigong practitioner, Plant Whisperer, and Untamed Seeker of the Wild.

Her work and offerings allow us to re-member our inherent wholeness no matter where we are in life.

Shortly after a life-changing traumatic brain injury, Lumi was called the shamanic paths of Shipibo curanderismo and Chinese energetic medicine. As a student of these two ancient lineages and the teachings of the stars, trees, plants, animals, and land spirits, Lumi is dedicated to helping us all find our own inner healer.

She believes our paths stay lit through a union of reverence and irreverence, allowing a fair dose of humor in our honoring of the big questions life begs us ponder.  Lumi works with clients to decolonize their plant medicine practice, and also facilitates grief work, integration sessions, qigong classes, teaches harm-reduction in plant medicine journeys and offers 1:1 Qi Touch Therapy.

 

Tiarra aka Mx. T is the Mother Creator of Ancestral Alchemy Academy, a Sovereign Food Forest Freedom School in Occupied Ohlone Territory, aka Oakland, CA.  Mx.T is also the lead organizer of AFRO INDIGO RETREATS, the World School extension of Ancestral Alchemy Academy designed to give Black-centered communities opportunities to experience life outside of the U.S. Empire.  Mx.T has been delivering radical learning and radically healing opportunities to local communities for 13+ years, and is committed especially to ensuring the bliss of our rising generations.

Ry-El is certified in Sound Healing and other energy healing modalities.  He is also the creator of INDIGO CLAN COMIC, a graphic novel series about spiritual warriors on a metaphysical mission to raise the consciousness of the planet. Ry-El co-organizes AFRO INDIGO RETREATS along with Mx. T, and this summer they are headed to Amazon in Brazil for an All Black Immersion with the Yawanawa Tribe.

Together Mx.T and Ry-El are AUSPICIOUS ACOUSTICS, and they create Vibrational Medicine Experiences for The People.   These Vibrational Medicine Experiences, aka Sound Ceremonies, integrate a variety of eclectic instruments from all around the world to bring deep healing and relaxation for the mind, body and soul.  Auspicious Acoustics is explicit about creating safe healing spaces for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as our Allies, so as to be intentional about addressing the nuances of radical healing that are often overlooked.  Auspicious Acoustics’ Sound Ceremonies are unique transformational healing experiences that are not to be missed!

Adia Millett: Force of Nature

EXHIBITS, Exhibits: Past
Adia Millett is truly a “force of nature.” Her work invites us into a vibrant universe teeming with forms that have been fragmented, deconstructed and reassembled—a world in constant flux, awash with the possibility of transformative change. 

 

Over the last year, Millett spent countless hours wandering di Rosa’s 217 acres, collecting leaves, feathers and visual impressions that ultimately found their way into her work. Inspired by this ever-changing landscape, Millett created an arresting series of works evoking “earth, water, air and sun—the elements that birthed us and keep us alive.”

 

Millett relates that her process “is informed by taking things apart, removing, replacing, cutting, pasting, sewing and building”—and this is evident in her textile work as well as in her paintings. A maker and admirer of quilts, she incorporates this passion into every work, breaking materials and images down to elemental components and recombining them in fresh and surprising forms. An emblem of creative resilience, Millett’s practice suggests that destruction offers hope for new beginnings 

related programs

July 23: Exhibition sound healing | 2:30 pm 

July 23: Exhibition reception for patrons and members | 5 – 7 pm

August 20: Artist talk | 2:30 – 4 pm

October 29: Family program with the artist | 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Exhibition support provided by Peter and Louise Hassen.

Adia Millett, Solar Serpent, 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.”

di Rosa Days | June 18

Events: Past

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. Beverage sponsors include Sebastiani, Buena Vista Winery, & Lagunitas Brewing Co. Food trucks include La Casa del Taco & di Filippo Pizza. 

What will you make? di Rosa Days will feature art-making activity stations are for all ages, with projects inspired by the di Rosa’s funky collection. 

Featuring music by Monica da Silva & Chad Alger & Vinyl Storm

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

Event health and safety FOR all customers, vendors, volunteers, and staff ages 12 and above:

  • di Rosa requires proof of vaccination and matching photo ID or a negative covid test within 24 hours.
  • Masks are required to be worn inside galleries, restrooms, and indoor common areas regardless of vaccination status during this event.

food trucks & beverage sponsors

media & community sponsors

Short Stories (for ages 2-5)

Events: Past

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)

Events: Past

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)

Events: Past

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

Events: Past

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