august August

August 9 – August 23, 2019

Reception:  August 9, 7 – 9pm (see performance schedule below)


An annual favorite, august August features work by many of the talented Davis Arts Center staff.  The exhibit includes a wide range of media including ceramics, mixed media, textiles, charcoal, photography, acrylic, oil and watercolor.  The exhibit opens on Friday, August 9 and runs through Friday, August 23, 2019.  The Second Friday ArtAbout reception will be on Friday, August 9, from 7 – 9pm.  The reception is free and most of the participating artists will be present.  This is a perfect opportunity to meet our friendly staff and ask them about their work.

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Davis International Folk Dancers. 2019.

In addition to the work on display during the Second Friday reception, the Capoeira class, under the direction of Susie Pike, as well as the Davis International Folks Dancers are scheduled to perform.  The Capoeira class performance will begin at 7:00pm and the Davis International Folk Dancers take the stage at 7:30pm

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines strategy, attacks, dodges, acrobatics and dance into a dynamic fight-like game, performed with music.  The 10-15 minute demonstration will include live capoeira music featuring the berimbau (a single-string, percussion instrument), pandeiro (similar to a tambourine), atabaque (a tall, wooden hand drum), and agogo (a bell), as well as singing traditional songs in Portuguese.

The International Folk Dancers of Davis are planning to present folk dances from China as well as Northern and Central Europe.  At the end of their presentation, the audience will be encouraged to participate and join in and do the Pokemon Ondo, a modern Obon festival dance from Japan.  This should be a fun reception!

Second Friday Performance Schedule:

7:00pm – Capoeira under the direction of Susie Pike

7:30pm – Davis International Folk Dancers


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Stephanie Thayer. Irises.


Featuring:  Teanna Ackerley, Taylore Amato, Jamie Angello, Robert Armstrong, Verena Borton, Capoeira under the direction of Susie Pike, Judy Catambay, Davis International Folk Dancers, Yea! Dale, Michaela Daystar, Jason Edmonds, Stacie Frerichs, Nicole Hebert, Carey Ann Hunt, Houghton Kinsman, Mica Phan, Shelli Porterfield, Stephanie Thayer, Stacey Vetter and Caroline Ziser.