The Cheri Blackerby Gallery showcases the artwork of Studio artists.

It has a new exhibition every other month.

Openings are held on the first Saturday of each month from 6pm - 9pm for Arts Alive,

a local monthly celebration sponsored by the galleries and businesses of Old Town, located on the waterfront of Eureka.

The Cheri Blackerby Gallery

272 C Street

The corner of 3rd Street and C Street

Eureka, California

(707) 443-1428

                          Who was Cheri Blackerby?

Past Exhibitions

  

Flora and Fauna

July / August 2015

 

The Big Picture

May / June 2015

 

Wings Over Water

March / April 2015

 

ANIMAL / HOUSE

January / February 2015

 

HOLIDAY SALE AND OPEN STUDIO

November / December 2014

 

VISUAL VOCABULARY

September / October 2014

 

HOW THE COOKIE CRUMBLES

July / August 2014

 

    

FIELD

May / June 2014

 

NEW LANDSCAPES

March / April 2014

 

WELTWUNDER

January / February 2014

 

Visit our Exhibition Archive

 

 

 

 

Current Exhibition                                                 

                

Now Playing: Art Inspired by Movies                                  

 

Titanic, Pablo Rahner                                                                              Lost in Time, Ken Waldvogel

  

Lassie Came Home, Deanna Dutra          

   

Mr. Peabody, Lisa Green                         Anna, Tawny Morgan                                    Maleficent, Dustin Card 

Alice Madness Returns, Elizabeth Thompson                                                    Tin Man, Holly Sepulveda

 

The Studio and Cheri Blackerby Gallery are pleased to present Now Playing, Art Inspired by Movies.

Film plays an important role in our society. Films are cultural artifacts which reflect culture, and in turn, affect them. Film is an important artform, a source of popular entertainment, and a powerful medium of communication.

Avatar and Titanic are the two highest-grossing films worldwide, each blockbuster earning more than two billion dollars. However the power of film cannot be measured in dollars, only. Films like The Wizard of Oz (1939), Citizen Kane (1941), The Godfather (1972), and Star Wars (1977) have come to define American popular culture.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) was the first full-length animated film with color and sound, a pioneer in film history. One of Disney's greatest films, Snow White held the record for the highest-grossing animated film for 55 years. Frozen (2013) is currently the highest-grossing animated film.

Unpopular with mainstream audiences, but recognized for their large, zealous fanbase, cult classic films include Night of the Living Dead (1968), Pink Flamingos (1972), Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), and The Big Lebowski (1998).

Film is a powerful medium for visual artists, who navigate the world in pictures. Film is capable of transcending time and culture, broadening our experience and understanding.

Film enables us to imagine the unimaginable and connects us to the past, the present, and the future. Great art even allows us to see ourselves, through a different lens.

Now Playing will feature art inspired by movies and television, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and video.

For this exhibition, Dustin Card, Lisa Green, and Holly Sepulveda have painstakingly sculpted iconic film characters: Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent), Barnabas Collins (Dark Shadows), and the Tin Man (The Wizard of Oz). The clay figures are modeled in the likeness of the actors who embodied these memorable roles.

With the rise of video and digital technology, artist Ken Waldvogel reflects on the disintegration of film as a medium; “Lost in Time” is a ceramic sculpture of a decaying film reel. Reminiscent of the Statue of Liberty in the final scene of Planet of the Apes, Ken said he wanted the viewer to “feel as though they found the film reel washed up on the shore.”

                     

Arts Alive! Opening Receptions:

Saturday, September 5th (6 - 9pm)

Saturday, October 3rd (6 - 9pm)

 

Visit our Complete Exhibition Archive (2005 - Present)