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DANK and The Miners Foundry launch New Visual Art Space
DANK at Osborn/Woods Gallery (DANK at O/W)

 

Moira McLaughlin

Moira McLaughlin

DANK and The Miners Foundry Cultural Center are pleased to announce a collaborative fine art space, DANK at Osborn/Woods Gallery, launching in January 2015. The ten local artists who were responsible for The DANK Inaugural pop up gallery on Spring Street last July are working with The Miners Foundry Cultural Center to activate a new creative and social space in the foundry building.

DANK at Osborn/Woods will be open to the public with art installations and cultural programming throughout year. Their first event will be as an art venue during the Wild and Scenic Film Festival January 15-18.

 

 

Kathy Frey

Kathy Frey

The artists and The Foundry are excited to continue the legacy of Davis Osborn and Charles Woods, the artistic visionaries who were largely responsible for establishing both The Foundry and Nevada City as important historic and creative destinations.

Miners Foundry Executive Director Gretchen Bond says “This is a perfect next step for the Miners Foundry.  We will create a rich, cultural experience for the people of Nevada County by creating a gathering place where the community can relax and share their own experiences while enjoying a curated space. ”

 

Kathy Frey

Kathy Frey

Plans for casual art salons, screenings, performance pieces, visiting artist lectures and evenings of cocktails and creative brainstorming events are also in the works. “So many people came to us with ideas during our summer pop-up event and we found ourselves craving different kinds of ongoing engagement through visual arts. Working within the walls of this gorgeous building and its inspiring history, we’ve found a great home for our collective,” says artist Sheila Cameron.

“We really hope that DANK inspires other artists in the community in their own collaborative efforts, and we look forward to sharing our events, ideas and work throughout the year,” adds Roseanne Burke.

 

 

 

About The Miners Foundry Cultural Center

Moira McLaughlin

Moira McLaughlin

 

Honored as one of Northern California’s finest historic venues, the Miners Foundry is home to many cultural, educational and social events.

It is a symbol of California’s rich historical heritage, providing an educational and social bridge from our past to the present and future.  For more information visit www.minersfoundry.org

About DANK

Kathy Frey

Kathy Frey

DANK is an artists’ collective in Nevada City, California.

It was founded in 2013 by ten artists interested in post-Great Recession social issues, the rural ideal, and an anti-urban aesthetic grounded in the legacy of the California Gold Rush.

The name DANK comes from the wet wood smell that permeates Nevada City, a town situated on the banks of Deer Creek.

It’s also a nod to one of the area’s premier exports, cannabis.

And it’s an acronym; Do Art Now Kids.

 

 

 

DANK Artists Include

Sky Mowen

Sky Mowen

 

Celine Adrianna Negrete
Roseanne Burke
Sheila Cameron
Kathy Frey
Cynthia Levesque
Moira McLaughlin
Joseph Meade
Nancy Nelson
Dylan Sherwood McConnell
Reinette Senum

Events

DANK “Cinema” Opening Reception

DANK, the seven-person artists collective based in Nevada City, is proud to present their new show, “Cinema,” at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, featuring work inspired by favorite films and filmmakers. The exhibition, which runs from September 4 to October 4, is a collaboration with the Nevada City Film Festival (also at the Miners Foundry, September 10 – 12), and aims to give both events richer context and depth. The opening reception for “Cinema” on Saturday, September 12, 5 – 9 pm, will include paintings, collages, installations, live music, and video that challenge the idea that film is not art. The party, with a no-host bar, is free and open to the public.

Sheila Cameron

Sheila Cameron

 

DANK artist and exhibition curator, Celine Adrianna Negrete, conceived the show in response to the collective’s interest in working with different themes. “’Cinema’ was the first thing that popped into my mind,” says Negrete, “because film is my most-loved art form. And I was curious to see what the concept would spark in the DANK artists. I’m also interested in the bigger conversation of lack of funding for film within the arts community. To me film as art is self-evident, but when comparing support for it to opera or ballet, for example, there is a noticeable dearth that perpetuates bias and widens the gap. A show like this can re-frame that bias, and that is exciting to me.”

Roseanne Burke

Roseanne Burke

 

All the DANK artists address the theme from different perspectives. For example, Sheila Cameron is interested in David Lynch’s iconic imagery and his ability to elicit feelings of dread within the familiar. Roseanne Burke is inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” and by the director’s history of referencing art in all his films. Nancy Nelson, working from Deepa Mehta’s film “Water,” explores misogyny and the ostracism of women in rural India. Other artists will include Cynthia Levesque, Moira McLaughlin, and Joe Meade.

Nancy Nelson

Nancy Nelson

“DANK is thrilled to be collaborating with the Nevada City Film Festival and Festival Director Jesse Locks,” says McLaughlin. “We are so inspired by the passion for film that bubbles up in our town every year and feel honored to be included in the festivities.”

DANK is a seven member artists collective in Nevada City, California interested in post-Great Recession social issues, contemporary art, and community-based, experimental happenings. The name DANK comes from the smell of wet wood that permeates the Gold Rush town situated on the banks of Deer Creek in the Sierra Foothills.  It’s also a nod to one of the area’s premier exports, cannabis, and an acronym for Do Art Now Kids.

DANK “Cinema”

DANK, the seven-person artists collective based in Nevada City, is proud to present their new show, “Cinema,” at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, featuring work inspired by favorite films and filmmakers. The exhibition, which runs from September 4 to October 4, is a collaboration with the Nevada City Film Festival (also at the Miners Foundry, September 10 – 12), and aims to give both events richer context and depth.

Sheila Cameron

Sheila Cameron

 

DANK artist and exhibition curator, Celine Adrianna Negrete, conceived the show in response to the collective’s interest in working with different themes. “’Cinema’ was the first thing that popped into my mind,” says Negrete, “because film is my most-loved art form. And I was curious to see what the concept would spark in the DANK artists. I’m also interested in the bigger conversation of lack of funding for film within the arts community. To me film as art is self-evident, but when comparing support for it to opera or ballet, for example, there is a noticeable dearth that perpetuates bias and widens the gap. A show like this can re-frame that bias, and that is exciting to me.”

Roseanne Burke

Roseanne Burke

 

All the DANK artists address the theme from different perspectives. For example, Sheila Cameron is interested in David Lynch’s iconic imagery and his ability to elicit feelings of dread within the familiar. Roseanne Burke is inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” and by the director’s history of referencing art in all his films. Nancy Nelson, working from Deepa Mehta’s film “Water,” explores misogyny and the ostracism of women in rural India. Other artists will include Cynthia Levesque, Moira McLaughlin, and Joe Meade.

Nancy Nelson

Nancy Nelson

“DANK is thrilled to be collaborating with the Nevada City Film Festival and Festival Director Jesse Locks,” says McLaughlin. “We are so inspired by the passion for film that bubbles up in our town every year and feel honored to be included in the festivities.”

DANK is a seven member artists collective in Nevada City, California interested in post-Great Recession social issues, contemporary art, and community-based, experimental happenings. The name DANK comes from the smell of wet wood that permeates the Gold Rush town situated on the banks of Deer Creek in the Sierra Foothills.  It’s also a nod to one of the area’s premier exports, cannabis, and an acronym for Do Art Now Kids.

Open Studios 2019

Join Al Martinez, Vilina Hutter, Juliette Morris Williams and Erin Adamski for the 2019 Open Studios Tour! 

The gallery will be full of demonstrations, art, food, drinks and music!  October 12-13, and 19-20 10:00AM to 5:00PM, FREE! 

Osborn Woods Holiday Show

How about the gift of local art this holiday season?

Osborn Woods Gallery will be open weekends and Victorian Christmas this year, starting on Black Friday, November 29. Saturday from Noon to 7:00pm, Sunday Noon to 5:00pm, and every Victorian Christmas!

We will have beautiful new pieces from local artists Sheila Cameron, Ruth Chase, Al Martinez, Griffin Queen, Pickle Pottery, Jennifer Rugge, Giulia Sbernini, Cynthia Levesque, Gene Crowe, Rebecca Harris Floeter, Ron Kenedi, Valerie Birkhoff and Juliette Morris Williams.

Beautiful jewelry, pottery, sculpture, mixed media and assemblage, time portals and paintings, scarves and bags!!

Come out for the reception on November 29 from 10:00 to 5:00 and celebrate the artists.

 

We will have a beautifully decorated gallery, yummy treats, holiday music and…free gift wrapping to help you with your shopping!

 

Open weekends: Saturday from 12 to 7, and Sunday 12 to 5, and Victorian Christmas!