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Gallery @48 Natoma E - 700000

Contact: Cindy Abraham, Gallery Director
Folsom Parks & Recreation Department,
Community and Cultural Services, (916) 355-7285

“It’s Story Time” new exhibit at Gallery at 48 Natoma
May 19 to July 6, 2017
Opening Reception - Friday, May 19, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm


Hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm,
with additional hours Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 6-8pm
and now new Second Saturday hours, beginning June 10, 9:00am-1:00pm.


The art of surrealism often tells a story from an artists’ unconscious point of view that allows the unconscious to express itself. This kind of art strives to resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality. It often includes illogical or incongruous scenes from everyday objects rendered with photographic precision. Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur. Artists often use their own dreams as a source of inspiration to tell their stories in their surrealist art work.
Two acclaimed surrealist artists will be featured in the next art exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom. “It’s Story Time,” will present paintings and prints by Susan Silvester and digital images by Vincent DiLeo May 19 through July 6, 2017.
Susan J. Silvester is an interdisciplinary artist who is originally from the New York City area, before presently making her home in Sacramento. Her prior work experiences of working on TV shows and sculpting prototype toys has influenced her current artwork. During her freelance days, her projects included working on many TV commercials such as The Pillsbury dough boy, Twizzlers candy, and Teddy Graham cookies. Her illustrious background includes working on Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Santa and the Snowmen (a computed animated TV and IMAX movie), and the retired Back to the Future ride at Universal Studio. In addition, she worked as a sculptor creating prototype toys, sold as Happy Meals for Wendy’s and Burger King and for Texas Instrument’s educational division licensed to create Disney and Warner Brother characters based toys. While living in New York City, Susan also has experience as an artist fabricator and created artwork for Robert Rauschenberg, among others. This experience helped hone her skills in a variety of materials and in creating technically sound artwork. Not surprisingly, her personal artwork also includes many childhood themes such as storytime-like forests complete with imaginary figures, often including children, bunnies and birds.


Vincent Di Leo is an award winning photographer from Auburn, Ca. His photographic images are created by combining photographs and sometimes scanned objects together to create a photomontage. He uses the technique of multiple layers of photographs and blending the colors and images into one final piece. “The creative possibilities are endless,” says DiLeo of his process. “The creation of art with my camera has a deeply personal meaning for me. In my digital darkroom I alter the images to create unique photographs that push the boundaries of what is real and surreal.” He often uses ideas from his own dreams to influence his concepts and incorporates vintage photographs with his own shots to complete the image. His goal is to bring the viewer to a place they have never been before by creating images that depart from reality.

In the adjacent Community Gallery at 48 Natoma, the El Dorado Hills Arts Association will showcase their annual 2017 Spring Art Studio Tour Preview with over 50 artists from 20 studios that are participating in this year’s event. This is a great way to see a preview of all of the artists in the Art Tour, get a free studio map, and plan your route for the tour.

The Art Center and Gallery at 48 Natoma will be open for the tour weekend on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 10:00am to 5:00pm; free admission and all ages are welcome.

The public is invited to celebrate both exhibits at the free opening reception on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00pm, with refreshments, wine and live jazz saxophone music by Jerry Fairlie.

In addition, the Gallery at 48 Natoma will celebrate our 10th Anniversary by starting a new Second Saturday series of workshops and events beginning Saturday, June 10 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

The Gallery at 48 Natoma is managed by the Folsom Parks and Recreation Department and showcases art by regional and national professional artists, area museum collections and traveling exhibitions; offering high quality original art exhibits to the community that may otherwise not be experienced in this area.

The gallery is free and open to the public and art is available for purchase. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9-5, with additional hours Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm. Free tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information contact Cindy Abraham, (916) 355-7285, or cabraham@folsom.ca.us.

  Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price        
700000-22
It's Story TimeDelicate Balance
05/19/2017 -07/06/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Su, M, Tu, W, Th, F, Sa
Senior / Arts Center
$0.00/$0.00

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