Thursday, June 14, 2018

Art at the Source 2018 Week 2


Saturday, June 9, 2018
A tarpaulin of the artist welcomes visitors at the gate of Ranchito Milagro. A gong from Bali dating from the 1850s welcomes guests and is banged whenever a sale is made.
For Art at the Source 2018, the Santa Rosa Garden Club organized a garden tour of Ranchito Milagro -designed by landscape architect Gary Ratway.


Top L-the metal fountains of Ranchito Milagro  created by a Hungarian sculptor 
Bottom L-Belinda May Cortez from Oakley Ca. the proud owner of the piece "Figure Study"..
Bottom Right: The artist with the portrait of Bai Bibyaon-the warrior of the Manobo Tribe.

 Top L-Jeremy Custer and husband David. Top R-3 women who wore identical tie dyed shirts analyzing every piece on the exhibit.
Middle left, with Ms. Philippines runner up Liza Gino, owner of My Favorite Bite Artisanal Bakery.
Middle Right-Jonathan Melrod chats with Child Psychologist Ronald Haimowitz
Bottom Left-Estela Lopez, from the DOJ  and on the right artist nephew Jeremy Custer.


The event coincided with the birthday celebration of the artist's mother-opera singer Crescencia Lopez. Top L-Sisters Isabel and Estela with the diva. Clockwise Right, Healdsburg Fashion Designer Joseph Domingo. Friends from Vallejo Elaine Entrata and Chill Cauili. 
Relatives Chris and Baby Nery from Union City.
Film maker of the movie "Cebu" Virginia Traverse.
Baker/beauty queen Liza Gino with her famous guilt free chocolate cake from My Favorite Bite.


Top L-R New Collector Ronald Haimowitz, the proud owner of the mannequin mosaic art "The Bust"
Middle L -Nestor Orinion, Jennifer and Joan Orinion with the artist and Jonathan Melrod. 
Middle R-The Nerys, and the Lopezes.
Bottom L-Nestor and Joan Orinion with Crescencia Lopez and the artist. 
Bottom R-Joy Abellanosa, members of the Simply Magic Band from Sacramento, Ca. Shirley Ferrer and  Tel Lopez,  and the artists' mother.

 Top L-Solful (Sebastopol's Cannabis Dispensary staff Marlon with Melrod and the artist.
Top R-Junie Harrison from United Airlines and her Tita Nita.
Middle L-Solful dispensary owners Peter Dickstein and J.Melrod. 
Middle R-the artist with a classmate Daisy Patterson with her family. 
Bottom L-Isabel with a lawyer Peter.  


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Top L-guests from San Francisco, Ca. with Karen Guggenheim, a bagpipe musician, and actress Maximilienne Ewait. Top R-Maximilienne Ewait stars in the Netflix original "Sense 8" from the makers of Matrix. She  plays mother to the black lead actress.
Bottom R: Nita, Junie Harrison, the artist with Maximilienne Ewait and Daisy Patterson.


Top L: Rosette Lopez, niece of the artist. Calvin and Leny Strobel, professor on Ethnic Studies of Sonoma State U, and the proud owner of the painting "Bai Bibyaon" portrait of the indigenous woman warrior of the Philippines. 
Bottom Left-Rosette Lopez, the artist' niece  who was comatose for 16 days.
Bottom Right-Amy a fitness trainer/photographer from Coaches Corner ; and 
Jason Kimmey from Antioch, with the new work "Figure Study 2".


Top L; with Liza Gino, the proud owner of the 3D mosaic piece "Transformation", (Top Right)
Bottom L:Healdsburg designer Joseph Domingo, 
Bottom R: The Simply Magic Band, Tricia Macaspac, Glenda Dizon, Shirley Ferrer, Maria Macaspac and Boyet Macaspac

Top L: Steve with Eli Melrod, Joy Abellanosa, her daughter Jody and Lilibeth from Cebu.
Top R: Chris and Baby Nery and the Lopez family.
Bottom R: Elaine Entrata from Kaiser with Chill Cauili


 Top L: Chanel Sinclair from San Francisco with BF, James.
Bottom L: Glenda Dizon, the proud owner of the mosaic piece- The 2 Energies (Yin and Yang Series)
Center: the artist hits the gong when a sale is made!
Right-Glenda Dizon, with the artist. The new collector is the manager of the Sacramento based Simply Magic Band.



The artist in the gardens of Ranchito Milagro, considered as Sebastopol's best kept secret opens its doors only once a year.
Maria Isabel Lopez would like to thank guests, supporters and collectors who came and visited the Open Studio. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Art at the Source, first weekend, June 2-3, 2018

The showroom-The Gardens of Ranchito Milagro, a 4 acre property with an 1850s farmhouse surrounded by lush forests, flowers, righ vegetation with pool, lavender fields, fountains and a labyrinth. The place is considered as Sebastopol's best kept secret.


Medusa driftwood art from Bali is the center of the reception table. Publicity from Sonoma West, Sonoma Magazine, The Press Democrat, the Bohemian etc. is on display including the book The Green Art and Rogue Magazine.


An 1850s gong from Bali welcomes the guests.


 Top Left, Gerry , the handyman helping hang the artworks caught the first guest-a King Snake! 
Top Right, the entrance. Bottom Left, the book "The Green Art" published by Chuckie Arellano is on display. Bottom Right-Sonoma County women with Alaura O'dell in black.

Top Left, the artist with  Gary and Becky Sugiyama of the Enmanji Temple.
Bottom right, new art collectors Rick and Sue Black from Tomales Bay, Ca.
 Top Left, Teresa Barrett, running for Mayor of Petaluma, Ca. Top Right, Ruth Didonna Taylor, the greatest fitness trainer of Sonoma County. Bottom Left-Karen and Cynthia Woo Pullin,  Zumba mates . Bottom Right-regular visitors of the art show are animals-dogs, racoons, etc.
 Top Left, Leny Strobel of Sonoma Statue University with Environmental Heroes Beth and Tony de Castro,  in town to speak on Mental Health and Climate Change.
Top Right, James Sobredo, who practices Tibetan Buddhism and a Professor of the California State University in Sacramento. 
Bottom Left, Delores Hayes, Ruth Didonna Taylor, me and Ned and Frances from Croatia.
Bottom Right, a nice vegan lunch with Ruth and Delores.
 Bottom Left, Ella Cacanindin from Oakley Ca. new collector with kids swimming. 
Bottom Right, art patron and significant other, of the artist Jonathan Melrod. 


The Mannequin art-Left, Mara Unica Hija. Right, The Bust.



Left, images of spiritual influences of the artist. Take note of the Buddha hand-symbol of wisdom and knowledge. Right, The Trees of Sebastopol-reminiscent of 
the recent Sonoma County Wildfire..

Top Left, Ways of the Cross 6.  Bottom, the Zen Wall.. the artist has been practicing Zen Habits.