The Willits Center for the Arts presents Mimi Booth’s ceramics and P. Ethan Castro’s paintings
The Willits Center for the Arts presents Mimi Booth’s ceramics and P. Ethan Castro’s paintings. Mimi’s ceramics have been inspired by adventures throughout the South West. Viewed through her camera lens, she is seeking to understand each landscape, including the results of human impact. Focused on paying tribute to a place, she is informed by the shapes, patterns and textures that intrigue her. This body of work, inspired by western landscapes, melds her enthusiasm for ceramic art, photography, and off-road treks. A connection with clay has sparked her curiosity, creating a strong interest in the formation of our earth. Imbedded in every vessel are interpretations of a location and a sense of awe. P. Ethan Castro is a self-taught Contemporary Native American Artist in Mixed Media Abstract Expressionisms working with Oil; Acrylic; Pen & Ink; Graphite and Encaustic on many Foundations and Substrates. He was born and raised in Ukiah, and is a Wailacki Descendant of the North Fork Eel River Territory and registered on the Round Valley Indian Reservation located in Covelo, California. Ethan’s body of work for this show includes his stylized Indians along with paintings of social comments and abstract paintings. It was a proud time to be a young, free Native American Artist beginning to create works that would combine Indians and the rest of the world within one composition of Activism and Art. I often mock the “Indian”, Cultural Profiling or perceptions (often false), incorporating situations that otherwise may not coincide to the other. Mimi and Ethan will be showing their work at the Willits Center for the Arts, Friday, October 2nd through October 25th. Gallery is open weekends, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays 11 am until 5 pm.