First Friday Art Walk Sept 7th 2018

Featured artists: Janie McGinn and David L. Bosik

Throughout her life Janie McGinn has always aspired to be an accomplished artist. Early in her years her acceptance and four-year scholarship to attend Chouinard Art Institute launched that dream. At that time Chouinard, one of the top five schools in the nation, was purchased by Walt Disney, merged with the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and is known today as the California Institute of Arts, or CalArts. The atmosphere and immense creativity on campus was inspirational and left Janie with a lifelong desire to pursue her dreams as an artist.

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McGinn celebrated her 50th year as a Graphic Designer after opening her own design and print brokering business, DrawingBoard Studios, in 1987. Her business attained the honors of one of the 50 Top Growing Businesses in the Sacramento region for three consecutive years. In 2001 she merged with Sierra Business Group and continues to enjoy servicing the same loyal clients to this day.

Currently Janie works on developing her painting skills in acrylics and oils taking classes under Susan Sarback, a Master Painter, who focuses on the light and color. Susan has studied under Henry Hensche, an American Impressionist painter in the lineage of Charles Hawthorne, William Merrit Chase, and Claude Monet and she continues to use this early influence in her teachings today.

In 1997, Janie had the opportunity to travel to France with Sarback’s Light and Color Workshop studying and plein-air painting the lavender and sunflower fields of Provence. Their visit to Giverny, Monet’s Gardens, has inspired many of Janie’s painting since those travels. Currently Janie is painting entirely in oils with a palette knife, a technique taught by Sarback.

David L. Bosik

Emotions Through Imagery
A California native, David Bozsik was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned a BA in Biological Photography, the experience of thousands of hours in the field exploring many of nature’s wonders here in the United States, and other countries.
Through his photography, David has been able to do his part sharing the wonders of nature by exposing people to plants and wildlife captured in his imagery. His photographic expertise has not only been drawn from his work as a professional wildlife photographer, but also a lifetime of experiences as a park naturalist and natural history museum designer. Currently, he is a part-time educator for the San Juan Unified School District when not in the field searching for photographic subjects.

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David describes his work as a compilation of moments in time, “I feel that I am able to express my passion in wildlife and landscape photography through my photographs. In the past, I have dabbled with illustration in the exhibits I have designed. But it is with the camera’s eye that I am truly able to illuminate the precious moments in time that I have experienced in the natural world. My wish is to evoke the same awe regarding nature in the viewer’s mind as I have experienced myself, as I believe that in the photographic image, each moment captured cannot be replicated. Some of them are exhilarating, others relaxing, and some go beyond words to describe. They are my “emotions through imagery”.


In addition to these great artists Blue Wing Gallery will have Cork It Again from Davis

Serving up some of their fantastic wine. If you haven’t had the opportunity to try Cork-It-Again wines now is your chance.

Jake Lenz will be serving up a few of these wines.

Old Vine Zinfandel:
A full bodied wine. Fruit forward with hints of raspberries and a nice smokey oak finish.

A lightly oaked Chardonnay with hints of green apple, tropical fruits and vanilla.

Sauvignon Blanc:
A bright crisp wine with hints of green apple, peach and grapefruit.

Petite Sirah:
A medium bodied wine with hints of raspberries and a subtle smoky oak finish.