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Trick-or-Treating + Haunted Museum

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di Rosa’s ghosts and ghouls have been crafting tricks and treats for halloween fun, join us… if you dare!

It’s baaaaack! di Rosa’s trick-or-treat Halloween is returning this year with a haunted house! Bring your bravest friends and family members of all ages to explore di Rosa’s Residence and… beyond. Stay tuned for more event details. Bwaahahahahaha!

New tricks

Costume contest

Haunted house

Returning from the grave…

Face painting

Trick-or-treating

Spooky eye-spy

Courtyard games

Monster mash & Halloween hits!

Ester Hernandez, Sun Mad (cropped), 1982, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art

Eclectic Collecting Conversation & Happy Hour

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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’S 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.

Inspired by di Rosa’s collection, join an art advisor, a gallerist, and a collector to get their inside scoop on the fine art of eclectic collecting. 

Do you want to know where to start? How to care for your collection? Tips on care and display? Bring your questions and stay for the collector’s happy hour following!

Natural assemblage artworks and natural object collections from some of di Rosa’s most intrepid collectors will be informally presented at the social to further the experience. For more information about this activity and to participate, visit this page.

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

Smithsonian Museum Day Family Program

Courtyard

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!

Adia Millett: Force of Nature

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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

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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)

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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