The SCFTA in cooperation with the SteamPlant are pleased to present the February Creative Mixer showcasing the Richard Cabe Salida Visual Artist Collection. Musical guest TBD. Join us at the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery. Musical guest Kenneth Dellenbaugh will be playing.
This collection evokes Salida’s vibrant art community and evolved from Richard's interest in assembling pieces from as many Salida visual artists as possible. He aimed to encourage the community itself to appreciate its diversity and creativity, and also to represent the richness of the Salida area’s visual art tradition.
Richard, an economist whose heart-work was creating abstract sculpture from native stone and industrial materials, acquired these pieces with the aim of building a comprehensive collection that could eventually shown publicly. Unfortunately, he died before he could complete the collection. His widow, Susan J. Tweit, and his daughter, Molly Cabe, decided to donate the collection to the Salida Council for the Arts with the hope others would be inspired by it and would add to it. (The collection also includes works by artists from elsewhere with associations to Salida, including participants in the Richard Cabe Terraphilia Artist/Writer Residency program.)
Salida Council for the Arts hosts this monthly happy hour. This event is a great chance to socialize with fellow artists in a relaxed atmosphere. Snacks are served and cash bar in the Paquette Gallery is available.