Banner photo: Exerpt from "Tule Weavers" by Angela Zocco Sturr



"Acorn Woodpecker with Insect"

 


"All Ears"

 


"Blackbirds Above Wetlands"



"Floating Tule Weave"

 

Current Art Exhibit in Heron Hall

"Into The Fold"

Oil and Acrylic Paintings by Angela Zocco Sturr


On display through August 27, 2019

 

Artist Statement
The title of my show, "Into the Fold", refers to how my experience of training and becoming a Laguna docent has broadened my awareness of both the natural and cultural richness that is the Laguna de Santa Rosa. I am deeply grateful to have been welcomed into a community so committed to teaching and building a healthier environment for future generations. This art show is a celebration of the work that the outdoor education program called Learning Laguna is about. Learning Laguna docent volunteers lead students to explore the Laguna's water cycle, plant and animal adaptations, aquatic life, and bird migration through classroom and field activities. Along with finding inspiration in the flora and fauna, it is the tule weaving activity that speaks to me most about the history of the land. In this activity, a group sits together under a shade tent along the Laguna to weave a bird necklace out of the reeds. The bird being represented is an elusive wetland heron called the American Bittern. The children are asked to imagine themselves living in the Laguna before the changes made by our modern culture. We ask them to imagine how they might eat, sleep, and travel around. They realize how everything they might need to survive is all around them. The bending and folding of the simple plant material becomes something connecting past generations with present ones, many hands and hearts imagining the past and the future.

Artist Biography
Angela Zocco Sturr has taught art and ceramics from her Sebastopol studio for many years. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and shows her work locally. She has been a longtime docent of the Laguna Foundation's Learning Laguna program, trained for numerous outdoor education programs with Landpaths and Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, and completed the UC Naturalists program to become a California Naturalist. Finding long-term stewardship as a participant in the citizen science program Beach Watch, she gathers data monthly on South Salmon Creek Beach. Currently she teaches art and garden at Apple Blossom Elementary School.

To see more of Angela's work, we invite you to visit her website at http://angela-sturr.squarespace.com/

 

Heron Hall Art Gallery

Visit this beautiful exhibit in Heron Hall at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road (at the corner of Occidental Rd. and Sanford Rd.), Santa Rosa. The Laguna Environmental Center is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, but because of the variety of hall uses during the week, please call ahead to make sure you can view the art (707-527-9277, x107).

The goal of this gallery is to exhibit multiple shows per year of nature-themed art for sale. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation. Click here for an art exhibit floor plan of Heron Hall. If you are interested in exhibiting and selling your artwork in Heron Hall, please read through the Artist Parameters & Application. We will contact you as soon as possible after we receive your application. If your application is accepted, we will complete an Artist Agreement similar to this SAMPLE. Thanks for your interest!

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Next Exhibit

A Watershed Event
Pastels and Oil Paintings by James Reynolds
September 3 – December 20, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 3-5pm

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Past Exhibiting Artists

Click on the artist's name to visit their website.

Ane Carla Rovetta Lucy Martin
Art Workshop of Western Sonoma County Marge Mount
Brenda Tharp Molly Eckler
David Strauss Nina Antze
Diana Majumdar Pointless Sisters Quilted Fiber Arts
Don Jackson Rik Olson
Donna De La Briandais Stacey Schuett
Faith Rumm Susan Ball
Green Greenwald Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County

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For more information, please contact:
Maggie Hart, Outreach Manager
(707) 527-9277 x 100, maggiehart@lagunafoundation.org