Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk this Saturday

Press release
WHAT: Independent Project Press presents The 2017 Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk
Come on out and enjoy a delectable evening of art, music and chocolate in downtown Bishop on Saturday evening, October 28th, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM!
The Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk, now in it’s 5th year and including 23 locations in Downtown Bishop, will once again feature a wide range of creative and artistic presentations. Dozens of artists and photographers will be displaying their creative work alongside musical and other performances, and as always, free unique chocolate treats at every location. Many artists will be present at the various locations to share stories and insights about their work.
Please join us for an entertaining, tasty and stimulating evening!
Creative highlights of this year’s Art Walk include:
~ Joe Lane of Mountain Rambler Brewery will present “The East  Willow Stage” at the Mountain Rambler warehouse space directly across Willow Street from The Project Room at Independent Project Press. The East Willow Stage will feature a full schedule of music and other creative performances on their loading dock, starting at 3 PM and running throughout the duration of the Chocolate Art Walk.
~ Independent Project Press will be creating a commemorative letterpress print for the 2017 Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk. A copy of this hand-typeset print will be given out free to the first 100 people to stop by The Project Room at Independent Project Press to pick up a map for the Chocolate Art Walk on Saturday, October 28th, starting at 3 PM.
~ Cindy Meinke & Mary Tannheimer’s “Industrial Modern” Pop-up Gallery, on the southwest corner of Line & Main Streets at the Old Gas Station, where Cindy & Mary will be displaying three vignettes of hand-crafted home wares titled “Industrial Modern.”
~ EarthFood Revolution (EFR) Pop-up Organic Food Kitchen, also on the southwest corner of Line & Main Streets at the Old Gas Station will be selling and serving their unique brand of tasty handmade food from 12 noon until it’s all gone.
~ A final opportunity to enjoy Mountain Light Gallery, Bishop’s premiere art and photography gallery one more time before they close their doors onOctober 31st.  Featuring the outstanding photography of Galen & Barbara Rowell alogside local artistan jewelry, ceramics & woodworking, as well as their guest photographers.
~ Mountain Rambler Brewery will present “Ponderings From Our Psychic Abyss: New Work for a World that Needs It,” fresh art from five Eastside artists: Dana Ellis, Karen Nielsen Licher, Lori Michelon, Margaret Palchak, and Laurel Stanford-Manning.
~ Sierra Cottons & Wools will featured beautiful hand-crafted jewelry inspired by nature from Eastside jewelry artist Cathy Enright of Stone Blossoms Jewelry.
~ FlowMotion Pilates will be joining the Chocolate Art Walk for the first time this year, and will feature a short film installation displaying various types of Movement Arts.
~ In addition to exhibiting new artwork from their featured artists Beverly Schroeder, Lynna Walker, Theresa Otto, Laura Diko, Skandar Reid, Debb Campbell, and Heather Freeman, Inyo Council For The Arts will be holding an art supply and audio gear sale. The ICA will be selling frames, mats, and various other art supplies, in addition to lightly used professional audio gear. They will also be bringing pieces out of their back catalogue of prints to display and sell.
~ Jasmine Amara Beaghler will be exhibiting her collection of acrylic, dreamlike paintings of The Eastern Sierra at Sierra Shanti Yoga Studio. Jasmine’s work portrays the spirit of the landscape as seen through her imagination. Alongside her paintings, Jasmine will be showcasing a photo series entitled “About Water” which explores humans relationship to water.
And of course, many other locations will be exhibiting artwork and photography from Eastside creatives, with more details to come next week as we continue to finalize the list of locations and artists contributing to the Art Walk this year.
Confirmed locations for the 2017 Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk include:
Anne Marie’s Home Boutique * Bishop Art Supply * Black Sheep Coffee Roasters * Body and Soul Salon * Art & Soul: The Gallery at Church On Main / Calvary Chapel Bishop * Eastside Sports * FlowMotion Pilates * Good Earth Yogurt * Gypsy King Tattoo * Mary Tannheimer & Cindy Meinke’s “Industrial Modern” Furniture & Home Goods pop-up gallery / EarthFood Revolution * Inyo Council for The Arts * Looney Bean of Bishop * Mountain Light Gallery * Mountain Rambler Brewery * Paint It Away * The Project Room at Independent Project Press * Pupfish Cafe * Range & River Books * Sage To Summit * Sierra Cottons & Wools * Sierra Shanti Yoga Studio * Spellbinder Books * Steven White Woodworking
Artists and photographers whose work will be on display during the 2017 Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk include:
Jasmine Amara Beaghler * Dick Buhler * Marilyn Buhler * The Calico Quilters Guild * Deb Campbell * Penny Carter * Annie Barrett Cashner * Dick Cheeseman * Royce Cornett * Pat Crowther * Daniel De La Riva * Bert Dennison * Laura Diko * Ray T. Dutcher * Dana Ellis * Cathy Enright * Christine Eyer * Heather Freeman * Bill Goodman * Judyth Greenburgh * Ryan Harvey * Marilyn Hayden * Dawn Kirby * Bruce Licher * Karen Nielsen Licher * Ann Piersall Logan * Ron Luce * Weston Maddox * Mary Matlick * Michael McDermott * Roberta McIntosh * Cindy Meinke * Pat Metivier * Lori Michelon * Charles Milligan * Joy Niewald * Theresa Otto * Nancy Overholtz * Ron Overholtz * Margaret Palchak * Nanc Peters * Lynn Marit Peterson * Leo Popovich * Joe Profita * Zack Quintana * Skandar Reid * Galen & Barbara Rowell * Rick Saez * Rhonda Saunders * Beverly Schroeder * Mickey Short * Randy Smith * Alan Sonneman * Laurel Stanford-Manning * Laura Talbot * Mary Tannheimer * Carol Taylor * Madison Taylor * Rodney Thompson * Lynna Walker * Helen Warren * John Webber * Steven White * Amy Wicks * Kay Wilson * Liz Wistrom * Gary Young
Musicians scheduled to perform include:
Milo Cagle * Eric Ellis * Good Medicine  * Chase Lenard and Anthony Blume * The Muldoon Family Trio * Derik Olsen * SR2 (Bruce & Karen Licher) * Flddlin’ Pete Watercott …and more to be announced soon!
Everyone is welcome, so please come out and enjoy the fun this year at the 2017 Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk, on Saturday, October 28th, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Maps will be available at all locations the week before the Chocolate Art Walk, and for further information please contact any of the participating artists or businesses. And be sure to begin your Art Walk experience by listening to music performances on the East Willow Stage and pick up maps for the walk and your free commemorative letterpress print at The Project Room Independent Project Press across the street from the East Willow Stage.
In addition to the official Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk locations, we are also pleased to recommend several other events that will coincide with, or are related to, the Art Walk:
~ On the same evening at the Chocolate Art Walk, the Bishop Union School District will host the 2017 “Students Supporting Cancer Awareness Luminary Walk.” Here’s an opportunity to go off the beaten path and take a lap around the High School front lawn to support the BUSD fundraiser. Meet at 5:30 pm on the front lawn of Bishop Union High School. $5 donation requested, and the proceeds of the Luminary Walk will support the Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance.
~ On Sunday, October 29th at 3:00 pm, the Bishop Twin Theater proudly presents “The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat”. This beautiful film, which has captivated film festival audiences all over the world, tells the moving story of a lifetime Inyo County employee/resident, the late Richard Oyler, who, after seeing a Time magazine cover story on renowned architect Richard Neutra, had the courage in 1957 to reach out and ask Neutra to design his modest family home in Lone Pine.  This cinematic glimpse into a celebrated Lone Pine architectural treasure speaks to the beauty of the Owens Valley, the power of great architecture and the passion of one simple man’s dream. Mike Dorsey, the director of the film and Hollywood actress Kelly Lynch (“Road House”, “Drugstore Cowboy”, Stephen King’s “Mr. Mercedes”), owner of the Oyler House since 1992, will be in attendance at the Bishop Twin for a lively, post-screening conversation. All proceeds from this screening will benefit the restoration of the Bishop Twin Theater’s historic neon marquee, designed by Bishop resident Harry Holland.

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