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Tonight: ArtHop

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I’ve already told you about Terry Hayden’s big 40-year show at Spectrum Art Gallery. Here are a few more happenings that caught my eye for tonight’s ArtHop:

NEW MURAL: The newest piece of art in Downtown Fresno’s Mural District will be unveiled at 6 p.m. at 1612 Fulton St. The design, right, was created by Fresno resident Nary Tan and was selected out of 50 entries as part of Granville’s 1612 Mural Project. Tan’s piece, titled “Butterflies Lovers,” is being painted by a professional muralist on a 40 foot wall.

MAKING “CONNECTIONS”: In a solo show at Gallery 25, Valerie Runningwolf  explores her personal experiences through reaching out to others through artistic expression to evoke a sense of connectedness. Many views and images of connections are explored, with the main focus on aging. [Details]

TWO SHOWS: Karl Kallmann of the K-Jewel Art Gallery writes: “We have two well known Fresno artists presenting their works in May at the K-Jewel Art Gallery. Carol Tikijian is an excellent mixed media artist, who does very large-format pieces, which will be juxtaposed against the acrylic layered, colorful paintings of Valerie Greene (pictured below). Onstage will be Fresno music icon, Evo Bluestein.” [Details]

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RETRO FRESNO: Carolyn DeAndaʼs new exhibition at 1821 Calaveras Gallery & Studios is titled “Retro Fresno: Remembering an Era.” The artist uses an alternate media photography process utilizing digital composition and digital fine art pigment transfers to fine art papers, metals and other non-traditional substrates. This current effort is one of “enhancing and documenting the design and form of many neon markers from a bygone era where we were invited to dine, dance, sleep or fuel up on our way.” Joining DeAnda at the gallery is fine metalworks artists Michael T. Murphy, whose show is titled “Precision As A Medium.” [Details]

ALL-WOMEN SHOW: Adam Mena of The Arthouse writes that the gallery is hosting an all-women art show featuring more than 20 local artist. Also on hand: three bands and a DJ. [Details]

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