public art

David Keaton

  The town of Sonoma will welcome the largest exhibition of public art in its history this summer. Metal sculptor Albert Paley will be represented by nine monumental yet fanciful artworks, installed in locations near the center of town. The exhibition is organized by the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Steve Mencher reports.


New Sculpture Garden Out to Make a Big Impression

May 7, 2015
Vi Bottaro

    The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is installing a new sculpture garden, initially featuring works by local artist Bruce Johnson.

 Sculptor Bruce Johnson has been working primarily with large masses of redwood roots and hammered copper to create his distinctive works. While the size of these giant pieces may be one of the first things to catch a viewer’s attention, Johnson says it’s the textures within them that he finds most interesting.

Village Building Convergence Comes to Sebastopol

May 4, 2014


   A new kind of neighborhood self-improvement project is settling into Sebastopol, one that seeks to blend creativity and community-building.  It’s a model that has been highly productive in Portland, called Village Convergence Building. Bruce Robinson talks today with the native son behind it.