• On View May 14th through June 30th

    CURRENT EXHIBITION

    Friends and Family: A Visual Exploration

    A collaborative installation
    by Lulu Smith and Sophia Lavrov

    OPENING RECEPTION

    May 25th 5-8 PM

    CLOSING RECEPTION

    June 23rd 2-5 PM

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  • Reading and Book Signing Event with Nina St. Pierre Love is a Burning Thing


    Thursday, May 30th • 6:30 to 8pm

    LOVE IS A BURNING THING  is a portrait of a mother-daughter relationship that examines mental health, class, shame, gender—and spirituality’s role within each. It’s also a raw, often humorous glimpse into the life of a young woman coming of age while, in many ways, parenting her own mother.

Featured Artists - Lulu Smith & Sophia Lavrov

Once every other month, we install a new exhibition featuring the work of a local artist. Please stop by the shop or join us for one of the artist receptions to see the show.

USHER GALLERY • 1 Petaluma Blvd North in the HEART of Petaluma!

Family and Friends

This month we are excited to host artists Lulu Smith and Sophia Lavrov and their show "Family And Friends: A Visual Exploration"

"Family and Friends: A Visual Exploration" is a collaborative exhibition/installation of mixed media collage work and oil painting.

The exhibition explores aspects of their adolescence, focusing primarily on their relationships with friends and family. The artists reflect upon their impressions of people in their past and present realities and explore the concepts of influence, shifting relationships and coming of age in a rapidly evolving world. From handling close friendships, to living independently while maintaining family relations and navigating their social lives as young women, Lulu and Sophia guide the viewer through a visual and material exploration of their experiences.

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, May 25th • 5 to 8pm

Reception will feature live music by Gina Rene, an internationally known American singer and songwriter who discovered her voice through a series of colorful life experiences. Imagine an R&B/Soul/Hip-Hop and Reggae concert that meets the soothing power of a sound healing session that culminates in a stream-of-consciousness musical transmission infused with stirring melodies, lyrics, and spoken word over bass-heavy riddims to form a unique mix of styles wrapped in a high vibe, uplifting sound. and an opportunity to meet the artists. Wine and refreshments will be served. 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT USHER

OPENING RECEPTION for Family and Friends: A Visual Exploration May 25th 5-8 PM

BOOK READING of Love is A Burning Thing by Nina St. Pierre Thursday May 30th 6:30-8 PM LOVE IS A BURNING THING  is a portrait of a mother-daughter relationship that examines mental health, class, shame, gender—and spirituality’s role within each.

AUTHOR EVENT with Sally Mahe reading her book A Greater Democracy Sunday June 9th 4-6 PM 

ARTS ALIVE Water color event Thursday June 20th 5-8 PM Explore some watercolor fun with featured artist Sophia Lavrov. Come away with a handmade card, Sophia will teach calligraphy and watercolor techniques! 

CLOSING RECEPTION for Family and Friends: A Visual Exploration June 23rd 5-8 PM

Artists & Artisans

Our curated collection of unique art and handmade gifts features the work of established artists and emerging new talents. From prints to paintings to pottery, clothing to crafts, books and jewelry, everything at Usher Gallery is artist-made and reflects our values of diversity and social consciousness.

  • Gifts for Everyone

    We have gift items, large and small, for birthdays, holidays and other happenings.

  • Jewelry & Adornments

    We have unique finely-crafted jewelry.

  • Handmade Soap & Personal Care Items

    We carry a wide array of handmade personal care items.

  • Books for Children & Adults

    We carry a soulful selection of books for children and adults.

  • Handmade Clothings

    We have an assortment of warm and woolly wear. Scarves, hats, ponchos and more...

  • Pouches and Handbags

    We have wallets, handbags & positively perfect pouches.

  • Scents & Smudges

    We carry candles, smudge sticks and hand-crafted botanicals.

  • Pottery

    We have hand-made ceramics and earthenware for practical use or home decor.

  • Wonderful Wood

    We carry a variety of hand-crafted wooden items, everything from coasters to cutting boards.

  • Home Decor

    We carry one-of-a-kind decorative items for the home.

  • Paintings, Prints & Photographs

    We have a large dynamic selection of original artwork by local artists.

  • And More...

    We receive new artwork and objects everyday. Stop by to see what wonders we have in stock today!