Imaginary Landscapes – An exhibition exploring the ambiguous relationship between observation, fantasy and art
September 8 – October 14, 2017
Friday, September 8 from 5 to 10 pm, (Second Friday Art Walk)
Friday, 9/8, Vallejo 2nd Friday Art Walk, 5-10 pm
Saturday, 9/9, Visions of Wild Festival, 11am-6pm
Regular Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday 11 am – 2 pm
Open to the Public, Admission is free
The Forest Service is partnering with Artiszen Cultural Arts Center to present an art exhibition entitled Imaginary Landscapes.which will feature four Bay Area artists working in this theme including local artist Jeff Snell who has been working on a sculpture that will span one whole wall of the Artiszen gallery. 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.
Visions of the Wild is an annual festival presented by the United States Forest Service, whose Pacific Southwest Regional Headquarters are located on Mare Island in Vallejo, California. The festival will take place in downtown Vallejo September 6th through 10th, 2017.
The festival features films, speakers, and field trips, as well as the art exhibitions, all designed around the festival theme. This year’s theme, Changing Landscapes, explores the ways in which our human and natural have changed over time, and where they may go in the future. Topics include the changing climate (as it relates to factors like fire or flooding), restoration of local ecosystems, how our environment shapes human relations, and even landscapes of the imagination. Find out more at http://
The Forest Service partners with cities, communities and nonprofit organizations in nurturing stewardship and awareness of urban forest resources, and the goal of the Visions of the Wild Festival is to connect nature, culture, and the regional community.
Presented by The Visions of the Wild Film and Arts Festival 2017, Changing Landscapes; The United States Forest Service; and the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation.
Artiszen Cultural Arts Center
337 Georgia Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
707- 649-8984 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Dominique Gutierrez, Gallery Director