Climate change heats up ArtHop exhibition

The Fresno BeeMarch 4, 2014 

Joan Sharma and Carol Tikjian's "Draw the Line" exhibit at Gallery 25.


Artists Joan Sharma and Carol Tikijian are concerned about climate change. In a new show at Gallery 25 titled "Draw the Line," they collaborate on an exhibition that employs light, sound and text to offer viewers "an opportunity to reflect upon global issues around climate change that threatens the health of our planet."

The show is one of this month's options at today's ArtHop, the monthly open house of galleries and studios in the downtown and Tower District neighborhoods. Hours generally run from 5-8 p.m. For a list of venues and updated offerings, go to

The exhibition runs through March 30 at the gallery. A "Conversation with the Artists" event will be held 1-4 p.m. March 22.

Details: Gallery 25, 660 N. Van Ness Ave., (559) 264-4092.

More ArtHop picks:

A new show by Adam Longatti is always worth attention. He brings his work to 1821 Gallery & Studios, 1821 Calaveras St., in a series titled "Interior Space." Longatti usually works in spontaneous plein-air style, but in these new paintings he also combines experiences that happened at different times to tell a story. The show continues through March 29.

Details:, (559) 233-9992.

At Fig Tree Gallery, 644 Van Ness Ave., a single aging plum tree provided the material for Marvin Armstrong's 10-piece sculpture exhibit "Phirewood," a collection of shapes drawn from the shapes of the tree itself. "In all the work," Armstrong says, "the designs are suggested by the organic life of the tree with all its hardships to have a new life with remnants of its past." Artist's receptions will be held 1-4 p.m. March 22 and 29.

Details:, (559) 485-0460.

The Fresno City College Student Photography Exhibition fills the first floor of Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno St. The exhibition focuses on the people and places of Fresno County. It continues through March 28.

At the newly opened P Street Studios, 764 P St., photographer Miriam Wildenham explores nature and how we interact with it through the lens of an iPhone. Details: (559) 779-2844.

At K-Jewel Art Gallery, 1415 Fulton St., artist Louis Vuittonet — whose work has been described as whimsical, primitive, folk art and graffiti art — is featured along with Bernadette Keeling, who has a fascination with art on cave walls. The exhibition continues through March 28. Details:, (559) 497-5118.


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