Summer full of art opportunities

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This past Monday heralded the arrival of summer and art patrons are flocking to the shows. June 5 and 6 saw the Town and Country Art Fiesta, an annual art show put on by the Sacramento Suburban Kiwanis Club. Lincoln artists appearing in the show reported brisk customer traffic and satisfactory sales. Similarly successful financial results are being rumored from the month-long Feats of Clay celebration hosted by Lincoln Arts, which just ended on May 30. No details are yet available. The Lincoln Arts gallery had been closed for a couple of weeks, allowing the dust from Feats to settle. Doors reopened on June 16 for an art show with the Placer Artists League. The league selected renowned Auburn-based artist and sculptor Douglas Van Howd to be the jurist in this show that runs through July 29. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Lincoln Arts gallery on Sixth Street from 5 to 9 tonight. Coincidently, the Placer Arts League has teamed with Umpqua Bank to open the bank doors on that same night to feature the works of arts league members. This show, with a summer theme, will run through July 13. Thursday evening is Farmer’s Market time in Lincoln. So we can anticipate that arts organizations, as well as several local businesses, will open their doors to patrons visiting the produce stalls. The Place! featured well-known and respected local artist Tommie Moller at the 505 G St. gallery on Saturday, June 19.  Tommie presented a 90-minute demonstration of her sculpture, producing two beautiful American Indian wo-men. Jean Cross and her partners also introduced Duane Spruling and his exciting large abstract works and his brother Burl who sculpts in metal and stone.  Mina’s Coffee House and Gallery in Lincoln Hills continues to offer fresh art from the Lincoln Hills community. The Lincoln Hills Photography Group is sponsoring the current exhibit, which showcases a variety of color and black and white photographs. The good weather is with us. It’s time to check out the Lincoln art scene in summer. Paul Apfel can be reached at