Primary artwork to be featured at Banning Artwork Galley reopening

green and white leafed plantsBY BEVERLY RASHIDD

For the Report Gazette

The Banning Artwork Gallery located in downtown Banning will hold its grand reopening Friday, Might 7, 2021.

Carol Newkirk, executive director of the Cultural Alliance of the Pass mentioned, “This is just just one of the critical measures the Alliance is having to get again, fulltime, into the business of offering and supporting art and society in the Pass Location.”

Newkirk ongoing, “Now that the gallery is open, the Alliance will be resuming several plans at its primary site, the historic Banning Woman’s Club creating, and introducing new types to bring in new people to the gallery and the Woman’s Club website. We have also started scheduling means to enhance the quantities of arts allies by way of prospects to advocate for and assistance all artists and arts courses as they add to an at any time-enhancing quality of lifetime in the Pass”

The grand reopening will start out with a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. by Banning Mayor Colleen Wallace.

Followed by an afternoon of leisure featuring vocalist Zelyne Rudolph, refreshments for the community as they watch art and socialize with neighbors they have skipped for about a year and delivers a house to fulfill and make new buddies.

At 5 p.m. a reception will commence for highlighted artists: Diane Franklin and Drazon Morton.

They will just about every make presentations and stop by with these current and discuss about their artwork.

Zelyne Rudolph will be performing with musician, Jeffrey Fisher at the reception.

During the afternoon and evening the community is invited to bid in the silent auction on above fifty unique artwork goods by nearby artists.

Opening bids for goods valued at $10 to $200 commence at a sensible $2 and $5.

Paintings valued up to $300 have opening bids of only $25.

The silent auction will close at 7 p.m.

Winners of silent auction items will be posted at 8 p.m. on the Fb Banning Artwork Gallery website page and at

People in attendance will also have alternatives to earn more than forty doorway prizes that will be provided just about every 15 minutes amongst 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. and each and every 30 minutes from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Banning Artwork Gallery is the only personal, nonprofit artwork gallery in this space.

The gallery also has the only artists co-op that presents artists a area with wide public publicity to showcase and offer their operate.

Cindy Watson, the coordinator for these Gallery things to do, needs to remind the general public that though we are all grateful that the pandemic is receding and the Gallery is open up, masks are nevertheless expected at this occasion for everyone’s safety.

The Gallery is located at 42 W. Ramsey St, Ste. C, next doorway to the Haven in downtown Banning.

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