2nd Friday Art Walk at 3 Dot Art Gallery
Please join us for the 2nd Friday Art Walk at 3 Dot Art Gallery! Every month our artists have something new to share and we invite you to be our guest to check out what new ideas we've come up with! This community event is a relaxed leisure exploration of the galleries, shows, and studios in the Oakland Jingletown area and across the Alameda Island areas. 3 Dot Art Gallery is located just off of Park & Encinal, down an alley, in an artistic enclave including Studio 23. A fun cultural event for the whole family to enjoy. Snacks & wine/beer available with a $3 donation. No entrance fee, just flash those pearly whites with a positive attitude and your in! lol Come celebrate art, culture, and community. See you at the next show!
Yolanda attended California State University, Hayward (1988) to study music but was introduced to lithography where she instantly fell in love with the laborious, mind-bending, and magnificently serendipitous processes of printmaking. She studied under the renowned Tamarind master printmaker Kenjilo Nanao and monoprint expert Linda Goodman. Married at the age of 25, she took a hiatus to parent 3 children. Returning to printmaking in 2013, she found Bernadette Martinez at Artery Press who nurtured her re-acquaintance with the medium. She’s currently focused on monotypes & monoprints, and although in 2015 she used mostly relief processes, she anticipates 2016 will include more intaglio. Experimental by nature, she keeps her methods fresh while her focus keeps her subject consistently on urban culture, the power of nature, and other environmental inspirations. Her images as well as their depth of meaning are often layered and printed on handmade paper or cotton rag, using plexiglass in addition to wood, lino, and nature itself as a printing plate. She personally executes all the steps involved in the printmaking process, from developing the image, gouging, inking, and pulling the print by hand from a Takach press. Yolanda chooses the antique technology of fine art printmaking to express the conflict she finds within contemporary issues, creating impressions that inspire peace and love within self and community. Yolanda is currently teaching printmaking at 3Dot Art Gallery in Alameda, California and has shown at over 60 group shows/venues with 2 solo shows. #cottonturner https://cottonturner.com/bio/
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