The Byatt Claeyssens Gallery at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa will kick off the new year with an exhibit by Berkeley artist Myong Stebbins, titled “Forgotten Land.”
Stebbins works in oil on canvas and mixed media on paper. She composes her work in multiple layers, adding and erasing until she achieves what she calls “a singular voice” for each piece.
“This body of work explores the quieter realms of awareness,” the artist explains on her web site (www.myongstebbins.com).
Stebbins teaches advanced painting at the Richmond Art Center. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. She also studied art at Oregon State University in Corvalis.
The show opens Jan. 4 and runs through Feb. 27. Admission is free. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To view by appointment, call (707) 545-1770.
Sonoma Academy, a college preparatory high school, is at the base of Taylor Mountain in south Santa Rosa. To reach the campus, take Kawana Springs Road east from Santa Rosa Avenue. The road ends at the entrance to the school.