2nd Friday ArtAbout

2nd Friday ArtAbout Exhibition

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.)



July Exhibit:
Lounge: “Elegant Origami Studio” by Anuurad Erdembileg:
Exhibit Duration:  Friday, July 12, 2019 – Thursday, August 8, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 2019
Where: I-House Davis Lounge and Community Room
Artist Name: Anuurad Erdembileg

Show Description: The show titled “Elegant Origami Studio” showcases a variety of beautifully hand folded origami
artwork portraying bird-base tessellations, hydrangea flowers, butterflies, mathilda (3D) stars, abstract geometric
arrangements, flower tessellations, and animal models.

Artist Biography: Since childhood Anuurad has always been fascinated by Japanese origami and developed a deep
interest in folding advanced origami artwork about four years ago. He has mastered a variety of advanced folding
skills, techniques, and designs and enjoys folding origami tessellations, a special genre of geometric origami in which
beautiful repetitive patterns are folded from a single sheet of paper. Anuurad taught origami classes at the UC Davis health center for about two years, owns an Instagram account displaying hand folded origami artwork with over
7,200 followers, and has displayed and sold origami art at the UC Davis Whole Earth Festival.

 Community Room: “Wild Horses, Beautiful Birds” by Kevin Lee
Exhibit Duration:  Friday, July 12, 2019 – Thursday, August 8, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 2019
Where: I-House Davis Lounge and Community Room
Artist Name: Kevin Lee

Show Description: This exhibit features wild horses and birds photographed in their natural habitats. The horses in the wide open spaces of Eastern Oregon, and the birds in the Putah Creek and Lake Solano areas. Images include close-ups (portrait-style) of the subjects, as well as wild settings that feature birds and herds of mustangs interacting within their beautiful habitats.

Artist Biography: Fortunate enough to grow up in rural central New York State Kevin developed a love of all things wild. From the tadpoles and red-winged blackbirds in the pond behind his house to the black bears that rummaged for morsels in the county landfill, Kevin was fascinated by these creatures’ mysterious existence—in our world, but apart from it. He marveled at each species’ way of communicating and interacting with its fellows. As he grew older the sense of wonder the creatures of the earth evoked in him remained, untouched and untarnished by all he had learned about them. In fact, Kevin’s respect for, awe of, and love for our fellow Earth-mates has only deepened.

Kevin’s photography, he hopes, communicates the love and respect he feels for his subjects—birds, insects, reptiles and small and large mammals. In assembling images for this exhibit he has focused his lens on one of the more mysterious yet grand and majestic creatures; the wild horses of Eastern Oregon. These images span several return visits to the area in and around Steens Mountain. Closer to home, he’ll be showing several selected images of birds living in the Putah Creek and Lake Solano areas; most of these captured from his kayak. Kevin is an amateur photographer and has lived in Davis since 2001 with his wife, daughter, and usually a cat.