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Get ready for a fun filled, relaxing summer afternoon on the waterfront at the Dragon Rouge Restaurant in Alameda, CA. Artists and other creatives will be set up to show the community their art and tantalize you with their charm!
The Dragon Rouge Art Walk is on the last Sunday of the summer months of July August & September from 12 noon to 6 pm. It is an event that we hold for local artists, artisans and performers between the restaurant veranda and the water, with the Park Street Bridge in the backdrop. The event itself is a very family friendly and casual event...
PURPOSE << The point of our event is to give local talents: from professional to amateur artists and artisans & from small town kid/teen talents to well known singers and bands on the cusp of being discovered a place to show, use and refine their skills if needed. It is really a great environment to meet, greet, and eat with people and friends you want to connect with. We want to connect artists with the community and strengthen our public presence as creative culture keepers, passionate thought leaders, and as a fun, happy, free spirited bunch of positive people!
Grab a tasty bite or refreshing drink at the restaurant while you're here ... at Dragon Rouge Restaurant
This is a free family friendly event supporting artists in the community ...Hope to see you there!
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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.