For the Mill Valley artistic community, opportunities to showcase their work in person have been few and far between over the past 18 months.
If all goes according to plan, that will change on Oct. 5, when the Mill Valley Arts Commission returns to in-person First Tuesday Artwalks. Masks may be required in galleries, as well as maintaining at least 6 feet distance from others.
The Mill Valley Chamber at 85 Throckmorton Ave. is among the venues (at center above), exhibiting the incredible work of Mill Valley artist Tess Felix, who creates mosaic portraits from plastic debris collected along the shore close to her home. Felix sees these items as “curious remnants of our daily life. My works are a mosaic of parts of cell phones, discarded plugs, dental picks, bottle caps, fishing gear, old batteries, hairbrushes and surprisingly frequent plastic tubes and nets from oyster farming,” Felix says.
As you can see from the images above, Felix’s spellbinding work spans an array of subjects, including a self portrait, at left, a portrayal of Pope Francis, at center, and of Yolanda, at right. An Artists Reception is set for Tuesday, Oct. 5, 5:30-7:30pm.
Here are additional venues showcasing artists in the coming weeks, courtesy the Marin Independent Journal:
Desta Gallery: 100 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley; 415-524-8932. Through Sept. 18: “A Sense of Knowing,” works by Stephanie Weber. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; by appointment.
Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery: 23 Sunnyside Ave., Mill Valley; 415-981-1080. Ongoing: Gail Chase-Bien’s recent paintings and pastels. Tuesdays through Sundays by appointment.
Mill Valley Community Center: 180 Camino Alto. Ongoing: Mill Valley Arts Commission presents “Halley’s Comet,” a sculpture by Aristides Demetrios, as part of its “Art In Public Places” program.
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts: 616 Throckmorton Ave.; 415-388-4331. First Tuesday Artwalk on Oct. 5, “Wabi-Sabi,” juried by Marcia Lieberman and with an online artist’s roundtable on Oct. 5 at 4pm. Loft Gallery: Cayen Roberson – Recent work.
Poet and/the Bench: 11 Throckmorton Ave.; 415-569-4383. Through December: “Emerge” group show featuring Jean Jack, Austyn Taylor, Laura Roebuck and Truth to Paper. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Seager Gray Gallery: 108 Throckmorton Ave.; 415-384-8288. Through Sept. 30: “Oasis” and Renée Bott’s “Dinner Plates.” Through Oct. 3: Lisa Kokin’s “The Wordless Library.” Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays; by appointment.
MC Arts and Culture: 100 Donahue Ave., suite 190-B, Marin City; 844-862-2787. Ongoing: Online gallery of creators, artists, artisans and entrepreneurs of the African diaspora.
Suz Lipman: Ongoing: Online exhibit of fine art and documentary work by Mill Valley photographer Suz Lipman. Solo exhibit “American Stories” is also online at ohanloncenter.org/2021/06/suz-lipman-loft-show.