My two-year painting project at Ceago Vinegarden in Nice on the shores of Clearlake, California is bearing fruit.
I have published a book entitled 'Ceago Series: paintings by Anthony Holdsworth in dialogue with Jim Fetzer'. It is available through Blurb:
Sunday, October 11 at Ceago Vinegarden
The main exhibitionof the entire series, at Ceago Vinegarden on Sunday, October 11, offers the unique opportunity of enjoying the paintings on location where they were created. Several events are planned for this day.
Reception and book signing 11 am - 5 pm: with Anthony Holdsworth and Jim Fetzer.
Lunch 12:30 - 3:30: Ceago will serve wine from their vineyards, and food by Ciao Thyme to the accompaniment of musician Sheila Fetzer for $20.
Wine Tasting & Dinner 6 pm: with Jim Fetzer and Anthony Holdsworth. The dinner will be prepared by Arminda Flores of Rancho Santiago, Michoacan, Mexico. Arminda hosts my painting groups in Mexico. She is well known in the San Francisco Bay Area for her exceptional knowledge of Mexican cuisine.
Ceago will collaborate with Arminda for this special treat, creating a memorable evening of wine, food, music and art for only $75 . By Reservation. Phone 707.274.1462 for Dinner reservations
Preview the exhibition in this video:
For directions and further information about Ceago Vinegarden go to www.ceago.com
Robert Frosts' observation that "The land was ours before we were the land's." resonated with me as a young immigrant transplanted from Europe to New England. I felt a dissonance between the suburbs and the surrounding landscape. Many of my urban landscapes deal with this dissonance.
I chose to paint Ceago Vinegarden because of the connection to place that Jim Fetzer has achieved on Clearlake. It derives both from his commitment to sustainable agriculture and his deep understanding of the land.
Completed six years ago the vineyards, gardens and winery were designed, planted and built by Jim. The buildings are his interpretation of Mission architecture. Substantial and beautiful, they give the impression of having stood here for generations. The Mission flavor of the buildings and gardens is tempered by an imaginative but natural eclecticism that evokes memories of Provence and Italy.
Join us on the land for a memorable experience at Ceago Vinegarden, 5115 East Highway 20, Nice, California.
Phone 707.274.1462 for Dinner reservations