This week for ArtHop, you can check out the historical home of the late local artist/sculptor, T. Newton Russell, and discover a few up-and-coming artists who have turned the house into a mini gallery.
ArtHop is a super cool arts and culture-focused event happening all around town. From The Fresno Arts Council:
ArtHop occurs every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. It’s one of the most active and successful programs organized by the Fresno Arts Council. Art lovers and enthusiasts from all walks of life flock downtown Fresno and the Tower District on the first Thursday of each month, and the rest of ArtHop venues in the Fresno metro areas on third Thursdays, to meet and greet with the artists and enjoy the reception and music. Museums, studios, galleries and other venues open their exhibitions to the public at 5:00 p.m. and run the free event until 8:00 p.m.
This week, you can check out the historic artist’s home, while listening to jazz and purveying new local art. T. Newton Russell is most known for this sculpture of vertically stacked rocks (the rocks are native to the San Joaquin River), which he donated to the Fulton mall. He has similar sculptures throughout the unique property where he once lived.
Mr. FresYes himself, Jason Farris, is showing this house as a part of April’s ArtHop series, but it’s also for sale! If you’re in the market for a historical gem in the Barstow/West area or just want to take a peek and enjoy art and music as a local art hopper, take advantage of this rare opportunity.
The house is located at 1585 W. San Madele, and will be open this Thursday, April 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Featured artists include:
Have fun out there. Support local art!