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Thursday: North Fresno ArtHop

ArtHop for the northern part of the Fresno area — held the third Thursday of the month — doesn’t get as much ink (or pixels) as its downtown/Tower District sibling. Which is why I want to highlight a couple of interesting events:

The Down Syndrome Association of Central California is presenting a special exhibition of artwork created by children and adults with Down Syndrome. The show, “The Colors of Down Syndrome,” highlights the artistic abilities of various individuals expressing their vision through painting. Proceeds from the purchase of the art will benefit Down Syndrome Association programs. ArtHop North Reception is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Boling Fine Arts Gallery, 5100 N Sixth, Suite 120.

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Fresno artist Michael Reece recently returned from an extended stay in New York where he produced a series of multi-media acrylics and photo transfers (above). His new collection will be featured throughout October. The gallery will host an ArtHop reception 5-8 p.m. Thursday.

Paintings by Regina Raya, who was inspired by photographs taken while studying abroad in Europe, will be featured 5-8 p.m. The work includes a series of Flamenco dancers (below). There will be live music and samples of Starbucks coffee and pastries. For more North Fresno ArtHop venues, go here.