New Art Exhibits Interpret Agriculture’s Artifacts Tractors Crops & Hops

Woodland, CA April 1, 2016- The California Ag Museum ushered in longer hours of operation for the season on March 19th for Family Day.  While engine clubs and Monster Tractors roared in the East Wing, the West Wing opened two new art exhibits.  The art season at the Museum begins with photographs of “Central Valley through the Seasons” by Beth Young which are on display from March 19th, through May 19th.  By day, Young is a licensed architect specializing in designing healthcare facilities.  As a photographer she seeks out calming settings in nature.

Paula Amerine also displays “The Art of Real Food” from March 19th to May 19th.  Her paintings are influenced from a long-time agriculture tradition of branding fruit and vegetable lug boxes.   You’ll also find her work in the new seasonal cookbook by Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny currently available in the California Agriculture Museum gift shop.

““We’re interpreting the Museum collection in new ways at the California Agriculture Museum,” says Rusty Lucchesi, ”art is one of many new features you’ll see when you visit the newly arranged collection at the Museum.” The Museum is grateful to the Sparrow Gallery for curating the show and enhancing the collection with another view of agriculture. The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm at 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland, CA. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors.

Artist Jeff Myers interpretation of tractors opens on June 16th for our annual fundraising event Tractors & Brews as a salute to our roots.  Tickets go on sale at www.CaliforniaAgMuseum.org. The evening features a salute to agriculture’s myth makers with one of the most anticipated food and drink events of the season.

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