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Douglas Sandberg / Tjasa Owen

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Presented by Throckmorton Theatre and First Tuesday ArtWalk at Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley CA

Feb 01 - 29 2020
Douglas Sandberg / Tjasa Owen

First Tuesday ArtWalk Reception:
February 4, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Crescendo Gallery

Douglas Sandberg – Visions of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Projects

[Pictured: The Gates, Central Park, NYC]

Douglas Sandberg has been a champion of the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude since 1976, when the Running Fence Project was installed in Marin and Sonoma.

He visited that project while a student at the California College of Arts and Crafts, and continued an interest in the artists work that is represented in the current show, Visions of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Projects.

Large format film images from THE UMBRELLAS – Project for USA and JAPAN – 1991 and THE GATES – Project for Central Park – 1979, and digital images, from THE FLOATING PIERS – Project for Lago Iseo, Italy 2016, and THE LONDON MASTABA – Project for Serpentine Lake – Hyde Park – 2018, make up the images in the exhibit.

Mr. Sandberg believes that the works of Christo and Jeanne-Claude are perfect examples of the transformative power of Art.

Hear him talk about this work:  “How an appreciation of the art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude can lift your heart and make you a happier person”

Artist Talk/Reception – Friday, February 28:
* Reception – 5:30 pm
* Artist Talk, Tivoli Theater – 7:00 pm


Theatre Gallery

Tjasa Owen (pronounced Tee-asha)

Tjasa Owen’s work is inspired by her international travels, her love for coastal and inland landscapes and by her colorful sketchbooks and written correspondence. Having grown up by the Atlantic seashore, she is drawn to the ever changing skies and coastal scenes.

While living and leading bike tours in France and other parts of Europe for three years, she was inspired by the endless rows of trees, distant hills and colour fields which she has incorporated into some of her landscapes. During her foreign travels and time away from the studio, she photographs, sketches and captures landscape details and textures to bring home to her studio.

Rather than representing a specific place, Tjasa is interested in creating views that feel shared and remembered, as though torn from the pages of a scrapbook. She sometimes writes postscripts and incomplete phrases from her journals or sketchbooks on the canvas, to imbue these new places with a sense of time and history.

She likens her process to conjuring a landscape postcard in her head and  reproducing it on canvas. By adding a thought in words on the bottom of the canvas and sometimes an ink stamp, she is sending it back into the world. By making paintings that feel like correspondence, Tjasa invites viewers to invent their own stories about the places she creates in her work.


Free admission

Contact: 415-383-9611


    Official Website

Additional time info:

First Tuesday ArtWalk Reception:  February 4, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Artist Talk/Reception – Friday, February 28:
* Reception – 5:30 pm
* Artist Talk, Tivoli Theater – 7:00 pm

Gallery Hours:  Tue-Sun, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


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