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Tonight: ArtHop

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There’s a new venue for ArtHop. And I work there.

The Fresno Bee will open its doors 5-8 p.m. tonight as a stop on the ArtHop circuit. On display will be “100 Strangers,” a photography exhibition featuring work by students in Fresno State’s mass communication and journalism department.

We’ll have food, drink, music and the chance to meet some of the artists. I plan to be there from 5-6 p.m., so drop by and say hi. The Bee is at 1626 E Street. We plan to host additional ArtHop shows on a periodic basis, so keep us in mind as a stop.

In Wednesday’s Life section I offered my ArtHop picks. They are:

Columnar Reflections, Sixty Lakes Basin, Kings Canyon NP

SPECTRUM ART GALLERY: Renowned Yosemite photographer Charles Cramer, whose work is included in the 2005 book “Landscape: The World’s Top Photographers,” is the annual guest artist at Spectrum Art Gallery and will offer an exhibition of his original photographs.

Cramer, recognized as a master printmaker in both darkroom-based dye transfer printing and now in digital processes, was selected in 1987 and 2009 to be artist-in-residence at Yosemite.

He will be honored at an artist’s reception 6-8 p.m. Saturday.

Details: Spectrum Art Gallery, 608 E. Olive Ave., (559) 266-0691.


CHRIS SORENSEN STUDIO: The fifth annual Black and White Show is hosted by Chris Sorensen Studio. The show features artists working in a variety of media.

A highlight is work by John Rupe, whose miniature buildings made out of cardboard depict downtown Fresno between 1880 and 1910.

Entertainer Sabrina Pratt will be on hand to offer an improv comedy performance.

Details: Chris Sorensen Studio, 2223 S. Van Ness Ave., (559) 237-2394.


FRESNO CITY HALL: In a show sponsored by the Fresno Arts Council, Micha Langer captures the faces of 21 artists from the Fresno area, including Stan Bitters, Joyce Aiken, Mary Maughelli and Corky Normart.

Langer has been featured in five one-person shows at the Fresno Art Museum.

The exhibition will be held on the second floor of City Hall, 2600 Fresno St.



GALLERY 25: “Toggle,” a solo exhibition by Jim Campbell, is featured at Gallery 25. In acrylic/mixed media works, the artist explores toggling between two different styles of painting. Some pieces deal with the abstraction of color, form and texture. Other pieces focus on social commentary.

Details: Gallery 25, 660 Van Ness Ave., (559) 264-4092.


CORRIDOR 2122: “It’s About You” features a video/performance conversation between Christopher A. Lopez and his “cyber alter ego.” (Language advisory.)

Details: Corridor 2122, at 2122 Mono St., (559) 441-0012.

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