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FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL 2017
CHANGING LANDSCAPES
SEPT 6 - SEPT 10
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Changing Landscapes

September 6th – 10th

The 4th Annual Visions of the Wild Festival

 

The theme for the 2017 festival is Changing Landscapes.
The festival brings the whole community together, including artists, conservationists, students and teachers.


Location: 485 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo CA 94590 Back parking lot – see location map below.

Time:

September 8, 2017 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
September 9, 2017 10:00 am – Sunset
September 10, 2017 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
– Clean-up & closing celebration 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Come and Prepare to be Wowed!

Chalk/street painters, from master artists to youth and families, will transform the pavement into a collection of vibrant, colorful, large scale images. These designs will include images reflective of Visions –Changing Landscapes theme as well as abstract art, 3D images, and portraitures.

Public engagement will be a key component of this festival. It will be a place where the community can come out and see art being made and artists can demonstrate their process from beginning to end. In contrast to viewing a finished product in a studio. Artists will benefit from this festival by being provided space to showcase their work and the community can engage by asking questions and learning from the artists.

It is our intent to showcase local, regional, and national artistic talent. With our focus being threefold –support youth art education, spur economic activity, and bring culture, community, and creativity to our beautiful downtown. We believe our festival will become another signature event such as the Mad Hatter Parade or Second Friday Art Walk and help to promote our downtown as a destination for the arts.


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Location Map

Explore the past, invisible present, and future of the Napa River. Starting at River Park, we’ll walk and chalk the 1876 river bank’s location, swim with Spencer the endangered, seven foot long sturgeon, and see the future of the water through the eyes (and feet!) of shorebirds. Finally, get to know your watershed neighborhood as it tumbles down the fountain pools, flowing with life just for the day.

Family Friendly, easy one-mile, interactive walk from River Park to the plaza between Vallejo City Hall and the JKF Library; Saturday September 9, 2017; 2:00 to 3:30 pm.

Time

Saturday, September 9th
2PM – 3:30PM

Location

1856 Shoreline of Napa River in downtown Vallejo, between River Park and City Launch Ramp

Nature Discovery Zone

Join us at your local farmers market for festival information, wildlife demos, meet Smokey Bear and a giant inflatable salmon fish!

Vallejo Farmers’ Market

Marin & Georgia Streets

Saturday, September 9th
8AM – 2PM

American Canyon Farmers’ Market

100 Benton Way

Sunday, September 10th
9AM – 1PM

ON FIRE | Temple Arts Gallery, corner of Virginia & Marin St
Friday Sept 8th, 5PM – Oct 14th

Fire is a critical agent of change on the California landscape.  Wildfires are both destructive and restorative.

We find beauty in their terrible power.  Our forests, chaparral and grasslands will inevitably burn. They need fire to thrive. The question is: Can we learn to live with wildfire?

ON FIRE explores the relationship between between people and wildfire.

The exhibition also examines the current tree mortality situation in the Sierra Nevada.  More than 100 million trees have died because of drought and bark beetles.

Re-Shaping Vallejo | Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, 734 Marin Street
Thursday Sept 7th, 6PM (through September)

A series of interpretive panels explores the changing landscape of Vallejo and Mare Island. People have continuously shaped and restored the land and waterways, even as wild nature persists. Even lifelong residents will be surprised to learn about Vallejo’s hidden history.

Imaginary Landscapes | Artiszen Cultural Arts Center, 337 Georgia Street
Friday Sept 8th, 5PM  (through September)

Memory and imagination are universal ways that we experience changing landscapes. “Imaginary Landscapes” explores the ambiguous relationship between observation, fantasy and art.   The “scenes” in these works reinvent the past, re-create the present or reveal a vision of the future.  Even the most abstract images remind us of the natural world in some uncanny way.  Is this work of the artist or viewer?  We hope this show will lead you  to reflect on the landscapes in your own mind.

Our Changing Landscape | Jen Tough Gallery, 336 Georgia St
Friday Sept 8th, 5PM – Sunday, Oct 8, 6PM  (through September)

As part of Vallejo’s magical Visions of the Wild festival, artist Jeff Snell will be doing a site specific installation in the Inner Gallery. The theme of the work is “Our Changing Landscape” and will address the current assault on our environment. Composed of paint, board, canvas, and mixed media, Jeff’s gorgeous sculptural works will envelop the entire space, yet be able to be sold as smaller individual pieces.

The Wait: The Effects of Climate Change | TrojanMonk Gallery, 508 Sacramento St
Friday Sept 8th, 5PM  (through September)

Our world is changing and humans are pushing the effects faster than expected. Sweltering heatwaves, rising oceans and bizarre weather events change our way of life and the delicate ecosystems hosted on our beautiful fragile world.

Come join TrojanMonk Art and observe how climate is changing our landscapes.

Festival Events List

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Sep
07

Opening Reception (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)

Reception  features a talk about Project Drawdown about solutions for climate change.  The gallery will premiering a series of interpretive panels exploring the changing landscape of Vallejo and Mare Island.
Sep
08

Chalk Art Festival Vallejo (10:00 am-6:30 pm)

Chalk/street painters, from master artists to youth and families, will transform the pavement into a collection of vibrant, colorful, large scale images. These designs will include images reflective of Visions --Changing Landscapes theme as well as abstract art, 3D images, and portraitures.
Sep
08

Art Windows (5:00 pm)

Vallejo Art Windows Project was founded by VCAF and is in its 6th year of transforming downtown Vallejo, one window at time.
Sep
09

Napa River Cruise – SOLD OUT (1:00 pm-4:00 pm)

During this scenic cruise of the Napa River we will look at the influence of urban, industrial and agricultural landscapes on the health of the San Francisco Estuary ecosystem.  Along the way we will sample estuarine water quality and observe microscopic marine life.
Sep
09

The Fish Line (2:00 pm-3:30 pm)

Family Friendly, easy one-mile, interactive walk from River Park to the plaza between Vallejo City Hall and the JKF Library; Saturday September 9, 2017; 2:00 to 3:30 pm.
Sep
09

Re:Sound (4:00 pm-6:30 pm)

California-based artists will explore the festival's theme of "Changing Landscapes" through environmental sound works, experimental music performance and informative presentation of learning via listening.
Sep
09

Film Screening & Music: The Power of Song (6:00 pm-10:00 pm)

Songs bring strength and hope to the movements that change the world.  The fights for the environment and social justice have a long tradition of collective singing. This evenings program is dedicated to the "power of song" and is a tribute to the late, great folksinger Peter Seeger.
Sep
08

Short Films and Talks: Restoring Our Lands & Waters (8:00 pm-10:00 pm)

An uplifting series of short videos and talks will highlight the great work of various partners to improve our ecosystems locally, regionally and across the state. Deputy Regional Forester Barnie Gyant of the U.S. Forest Service will speak and and answer questions about the agency’s focus on restoring ecosystem health in California’s national forests.
Sep
10

Carquinez Strait Cruise – SOLD OUT (10:00 am-1:00 pm)

As Californians, we interact with water at multiple points in the hydrologic cycle as it changes from gas, to liquid to solid; socked in by Pacific fog, drinking water from Hetch Hetchy, playing in the Sierras’ snow. Pondering the hydrosocial cycle of water raises questions...
Sep
10

Nature Kayak Tour (12:00 pm-3:00 pm)

A local group, Kayaking & Biking Vallejo will supply Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks, and a Canoe.  There is no charge.  A donation of $10 is always graciously accepted; it keeps these weekly outdoor adventures available to everyone. Even if you haven't paddled before, you will  provided everything you need including flotation devices, paddles and a choice of vessels.  Meet at the launching ramp at Dan Foley Park, which is...

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