5 picks for February ArtHop: Salazar at Fig Tree, Gallery 25 visits Scarab, Dzerigian at Downtown Arts Gallery, and more

ArtHop, the monthly open house of galleries of studios in the downtown and Tower District neighborhoods, offers a rousing February lineup. Most venues are open 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. The Fresno Arts Council has a complete lineup.

Here are five quick picks:

Salazar at Fig Tree

Dixie Salazar gives you two for the price of one: The noted artist and poet is the featured artist at Fig Tree Gallery (644 Van Ness). Her new show, titled “Fantasy-scapes,” puts the focus on new painted collages. It opens with an ArtHop reception and will close with a reception 1-4 p.m. Feb. 25.

Pictured above: A detail from a Salazar collage.

Salazar will offer a poetry reading from her forthcoming book, “Crosshairs of the Ordinary World,” at 2 p.m. Feb. 26.

If you’ve never experienced Salazar’s art and/or poetry, don’t miss the opportunity to do so live. She brings an in-the-moment charisma to both media.


Gallery 25 at Scarab

Members of Gallery 25, the long-running Fresno art cooperative, have been holding down the virtual fort for a while now. Now some of its members are getting the chance to get back to a brick-and-mortar show. They’ll be featured in the gallery at Scarab Creative Arts (729 E. Divisadero St.).

Work from Rebecca M. Barnes, Cynthia Carter Cameron, Lylia Forero Carr, Karen LeCocq, Michele Sani and Joan K. Sharma will be on display.

After an ArtHop reception, the show runs through Feb. 25.

Concurrently, the Gallery 25 virtual exhibit “Convergence” continues on the cooperative’s website.

Dzerigian at Downtown Artist Gallery

“Associative Property” is the title of Ronald Dzerigian’s new show at Downtown Artist Gallery (701 L St.). The gallery has limited hours, so you can’t dawdle: Along with the ArtHop opening, a reception will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4.

The artist, poet and musician is obviously a man of many talents. Here’s an interesting feature on him in the publication Hye Sharzoom (though I can’t tell when the article was written).

Members’ show at Spectrum

Spectrum Art Gallery’s 2023 Members’ Exhibition continues through Feb. 26. It will be open for ArtHop with a reception and a chance to meet some of the featured artists.

Here are more details about the exhibition.

Iyoda at Fresno City College

Marketing is a necessary part of any artist’s life, of course. Sometimes it’s simply a poster that grabs my attention and makes me want to see a show. This month’s example is Hiromi Iyoda’s “Devourer of Nightmares” at Fresno City College’s Art Space Gallery (AH101). From the title to the eye makeup to what looks like a finger-waggling hand mirror, it all adds up to intriguing.

The exhibition continues through March 3.

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