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•Reception for The Essence of Spirit

  • Sebastopol Gallery 150 North Main Street Sebastopol, CA, 95472 United States (map)

Reception for “The Essence of Spirit,” Michelle Hoting and Susan St. Thomas
   Saturday February 10, 4–6 p.m.
Location:  Sebastopol Gallery, 150 North Main Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472; 707-829-7200
Contact:  Michelle Hoting, 707-791-4680;;
   Susan St. Thomas, 707-874-9462;

Wine and light bites

Classical Guitar by Zachary Seifert-Ponce


Nature speaks to us in a language all her own, and artists Michelle Hoting and Susan St. Thomas each has a unique way of expressing what she hears. Michelle finds her inspiration in the forms of trees and leaves, flowers and buds. Giving their spirit and shape permanence by sculpting in recycled silver, copper and steel and utilizing various metalsmithing techniques, Hoting works to impart a feeling of movement and life. 

Michelle says of her work: “Each piece is a one-of-a-kind sculpture and my homage to nature. When I work with these materials it’s an exploration of how to integrate the natural world into a wearable piece of art; creating a marriage of form and function.”  

The divinely inspired collection of mixed-media works by Susan St. Thomas is comprised of diverse abstract interpretations of the unseen realms of nature. Some pieces are interpretations of actual celestial images photographed by the Hubble telescope, while others are poetic expressions of love and devotion. Moved by the vast space beyond earth and the beauty of the unexplored, Susan creates layered acrylic and watercolor paintings to represent our multi-dimensional world.

Meet Michelle and Susan at the reception for their exhibit on Saturday, February 10, from 4-6 p.m. Join us any time at Sebastopol Gallery to see fine art and crafts by 15 local artists. Open daily 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., 150 North Main St., Sebastopol.

Fine art and crafts by 15 local artists

Open daily 11-6 •150 North Main Street • 707-829-7200

Earlier Event: January 29
•The Essence of Spirit
Later Event: December 1
•Holiday Celebration and Art Show