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Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery Presents:

APRIL 2014: "WATER" Judy Yemma
Artist Statement by Judy Yemma Water is precious. It sustains, nurtures, soothes, and even frightens. Water is power. It is violent, calm, and reflective. Water is snow and ice. Water is gravity-defying vapor and mist. We recreate on it and in it. Water is artistic. The brush strokes of a breeze on its surface paint impressionistic reflections. Water's flow carves rocks and earth into majestic sculptures. Water has voice. The roar of a waterfall and the gentle sounds of a babbling brook resonate in jarring and melodic symphonies. Water is a builder and excavator of ground. Water is a planetary health indicator. Water is both abundant and scarce. Water is life.

In this year of drought, our attention has been focused on water - a commodity we usually take for granted. I began this project long before the news about the California drought filled our media. I was inspired to do a show of images on this theme because I feel most relaxed and connected to nature when I am near water. I could have gone in many directions with this subject, but I chose to mainly print images from nature. I focused on the artistic qualities of water, both in nature and in how we control it. Water creates interesting shapes as it moves, as it reflects vibrant color and as it dances with the weather.

Most of my images are straight-forward. I usually add my own twist to images and couldn't resist doing so with a couple of them.

You are invited to a free open house on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Come meet Judy, see these images, munch a bit, and finish it off with a stroll through our sumptuous grounds. Judy will be offering an exhibit print, matted to 11 x 14, in a FREE DRAWING that will take place at the reception. The winner MUST BE PRESENT to receive the print. If not, another name will be drawn.

Length of show: April 1, 2014 - April 30, 2014
Open house: April 13, 2014 from 1 PM to 4 PM

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Cemetery Through The Seasons


UPCOMING at Gallery 1855...
MAY 2014: Richard Haliburton
CURATOR’S CHOICE" "One day last...

Board Meeting AGENDA April 16, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM Location: 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA
Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Dennis...More

We're now an official Level II Arboretum
The Davis Cemetery District and Arboretum has received Level II arboretum accreditation by the prestigious...More

About Our Labyrinths

Ten Things To Do During Your Visit...
*Inventory, photograph, paint or view our wildlife.
*Bring a sketchbook or a notebook and spend some...More


2011 Cool Davis Climate Solution Award:
We are proud to be doing our part to reach the...More

Davis Cemetery: September, 2009 (a poem)
This marvelous poem was written on 9-20-09 by Allegra Jostad Silberstein, the first Poet Laureate...More

Featured Artists at GALLERY 1855
Here in our office at Gallery 1855, we have hosted a number of fine artists since 2009... For a...More

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