Galleries OPENINGS May 4 At 5pm. Journey Center Gallery, â€œArt from the Heart,â€? featuring variety of forms and mediums by Maria Crane. 1601 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. 707.578.2121. From 5:30-7:30pm. Napa Valley Museum, â€˜Take a Chance on Miniatures,â€™ small works by 80 artists, curated by Jennifer Garden. Reception, May 4, 5:307:30pm. 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville. 707.944.0500. From 6 to 8pm. Arts Guild of Sonoma, â€˜Cheap But Grand,â€™ multimedia works measuring 8â€?x8â€? and selling for $100. 140 E Napa St, Sonoma. 707.996.3115.
May 5 From 1 to 4pm. Local Color Gallery, â€œThrough the Lens,â€? featuring photography of Mike Shoys, John Hershey and Tom Moyer. 1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay. 707.875.2744.
SONOMA COUNTY Arts Guild of Sonoma May 2-28, â€˜Cheap But Grand,â€™ multimedia works measuring 8â€?x8â€? and selling for $100. Reception, May 4, 6-8pm. 140 East Napa Street, Sonoma. 707.996.3115.
Gallery One Through Jun 2, â€œPetalumaâ€™s Heritageâ€? features work by Katherine Austin, Robin Burgert and Jonnie Russell. 209 Western Ave, Petaluma. 707.778.8277.
Graton Gallery Through May 27, â€œInvernessâ€? featuring the impressionist work of Jill Keller-Peters. 9048 Graton Rd, Graton. TuesSun, 10:30 to 6. 707.829.8912.
Hammerfriar Gallery Through May 31, â€œMediterranean Visions,â€? exhibit features the collaborative work of Robyn Spencer-Crompton, Peter Crompton and Francesco Cafiso. 132 Mill St, Ste 101, Healdsburg. Tues-Fri, 10 to 6. Sat, 10 to 5. 707.473.9600.
Healdsburg Museum May 6, 11:30am-4:30pm, Historic Healdsburgâ€™s finest homes showcased on selfguided walking tour. $35-$40. 221 Matheson St, Healdsburg. Tues-Sun, 11 to 4. 707.431.3325.
Journey Center Gallery â€œArt from the Heart,â€? featuring a variety of forms and mediums by Maria Crane. Reception, May 4 at 5pm. 1601 Fourth St, Santa Rosa. Mon-Fri, 9 to 5; weekend hours by appointment. 707.578.2121.
Local Color Gallery Through Jun 4, â€œThrough the Lens,â€? featuring photography of Mike Shoys, John Hershey and Tom Moyer. Reception, May 5 from 1 to 4pm. 1580 Eastshore Rd, Bodega Bay. Daily, 10 to 5. Closed Wednesdays. 707.875.2744.
Gathering Darkness,â€? features work by Jim Sullivan. 7345 Healdsburg Ave, Sebastopol. No phone.
University Art Gallery Through May 12, â€œBFA Exhibition 2012,â€? featuring work of 13 graduating students. Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. Tues-Fri, 11 to 4; Sat-Sun, noon to 4. 707.664.2295.
MARIN COUNTY Art Works Downtown May 4-Jun 22, â€œSurface Designâ€? welcomes worldrenowned Danish artist, Gugger Petter. Reception, May 11 at 5pm. 1337 Fourth St, San Rafael. Tues-Sat, 10 to 5. 415.451.8119.
Gallery Route One Through May 13, â€œEmergences,â€? featuring the art of Mimi Abers. Through May 13, â€œA Traves de Neustros Ojos,â€? the Latino photography project featuring Gisela Alvarado, Ariana Aparicio and Mario Garcia. 11101 Hwy 1, Pt Reyes Station. Wed-Mon, 11 to 5. 415.663.1347.
Through May 28, â€œA Culture Within: The Japanese American Experience through Art,â€? featuring the works of Henry Sugimoto. 230 Lakeville St at East Washington, Petaluma. 707.762.5600.
Through May 26, â€œAltered Books,â€? showcases the work of 150 Bay Area artists who re-imagine, reconstruct and rework old, discarded books. Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Dr, Novato. Wed-Sun, 11 to 4. 415.506.0137.
Marin Open Studios
Petaluma Arts Center
Through Jul 1, â€œNative Worlds, Native Warriors,â€? unique exhibit tells remarkable story of soldiers from more than a dozen tribes who used their Native languages while in service in the U.S. military. 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. 707.778.4398.
Through May 15, Gallery exhibition features over 260 participating artists, guides and maps. May 5-6, galleries in Novato, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Woodacre and San Geronimo. 301 Town Center, Corte Madera. Tues-Sun, 11 to 5. 415.448.0363.
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Seager Gray Gallery
Through May 20, â€œBeyond Words: New Portraits and Places,â€? by Kai Samuels-Davis. 6671 Front St, Forestville. Thurs-Mon, 11 to 6. 707.887.0799.
Ren Brown Collection May 4-Jun 17, Yoko Hara collection. 1781 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay. Wed-Sun, 10 to 5. 707.875.2922.
RiskPress Gallery May 5-27, â€œParadise in
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Through May 31, â€œArt of the Bookâ€? featuring handmade books, altered books and bookrelated materials. 23 Sunnyside Ave, Mill Valley. Tues-Sat; 11 to 6. Fri-Sat, 11 to 7; Sun, 12 to 5. 415.384.8288.
NAPA COUNTY di Rosa Through Jun 10, â€œCYCLE,â€? new works by Hung Liu. 5200 Sonoma Hwy, )
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