River Center Art Gallery in River View Ranch House
You won't want to miss the fantastic art exhibits on display at the River Center's restored 1890s Ranch House. We work with local artists and rotate exhibits throughout the year. You can view the art exhibits during normal operating hours: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. You can also view the exhibits during the special receptions held by the artists currently on display. We will post information about artist receptions on our Events Calendar.
*The views and opinions expressed by the featured artists do not necessarily reflect those of the River Parkway Trust
Current Art Exhibit
Join Artists for an opening reception at the River Center Art Gallery. (Saturday, February 12th from 11am to 2pm)
*All art will be on display in the River Center Art Gallery on weekends, February 5 thorough April 24 from 10am to 3pm. Admission to the River Center and River Center Art Gallery is free.
Spectrum Art Gallery is proud to present this collection of works from their membership. Composed of a diverse group of fine art photographers, this collection represents the unique perspectives of individual, local artists.
Since 1980, Spectrum Art Gallery has served the community through many projects such as traveling exhibits, photographic workshops, and special presentations for youth and public libraries. Spectrum Art Gallery’s mission is to advance photography as an art form, foster understanding and support for those who create, enjoy and collect photography, and offer an accessible community space for activities and programs to meet the community’s needs. Spectrum also offers supplemental educational programs and workshops, and provides a forum for the discussion of photography related media as a means of creative expression and cultural insight.
Spectrum serves as a vital contributor to the culture of the region by providing resources for working artists and students, while further developing public awareness of fine art photography. All of Spectrum’s events, projects, and their ability to respond to requests from the community have been made possible through the dedicated efforts of a hardworking volunteer membership and friends of the gallery.
We hope you enjoy this traveling exhibition, and we encourage you to explore more at the Spectrum Art Gallery, located in the heart of the Tower District. For more information on individual members, current programs or to become a member, please visit www.spectrumphotogallery.org.
Erik grew up in Fresno and began working with wood at an early age. He got his first wood lathe at the age of 12 and has been in the woodworking business for 45 years. He has worked at various wood mills in Fresno, and had his own business for 18 years where he built custom furniture and specialty pieces, including furniture in the River Center's restored 1890s Ranch House. Erik’s creations are from Central Valley urban trees and shrubs as well as Foothill and Sierra Nevada trees. He has the unique ability to “see” a piece of art in a part of a tree or branch which is where his creations begin and his expertise leads to the finished product. He is a true wood artist.