2nd Friday ArtAbout Art Exhibition
2nd Friday ArtAbout Exhibitions
Twelve month-long exhibits are presented each year at I-House Davis, most with an international theme. Opening receptions are held on the second Friday of the month from 6 to 8 pm. The public is invited to attend at no cost. Please see the I-House calendar for art exhibitions, receptions, and other art display information.
Artists interested in exhibiting their art should contact the Art Committee Chair, Jeffrey Granett, at (530) 756-1362, or fill out the I-House Art Show Application and submit the form and a sample of your work to the Art Committee during their next quarterly meeting. (Contact Jeffrey Granett for the next date.)
International House welcomes back watercolorist Matt Connors. He has had previous solo exhibitions with the International House, The ‘Furthest Places’ includes a range of paintings done during travels. It reflects the artist’s interest everyday life in many of these locals: laundry being done in a river in Acapulco and shoppers in Positano, Italy. Many paintings are of iconic places and things in the places visited. Connors’ handling of light and color intensifies the subject as only watercolors can achieve. Matt is primarily a plein air painter who uses a minimum of broad-brush strokes to tell the story.
Connors is a New England native and retired physician. He traveled extensively during his career as a professor of medicine and research. Following retirement he pursued his passion for watercolor painting, completely immersing himself in art. He has studied art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, squeezing in as much as he could while attending medical school. He also studied at Oxford University and spent five years with the master watercolor artist, Jerry Stitt.
Connors’ BlogSpot, ‘A Brush With Color’, contains his written observations about his paintings and adventures. I call this exhibit ‘The Furthest Places” because I paint all over the country as well as in foreign lands. I have completed hundreds of sketches and paintings of my favorite places and want to bring the viewer closer to these experiences.