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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

‘The Last Hurrah’ at Quicksilver Mine Co.

When Khysie Horn, owner and founder of the Quicksilver Mine Co. art gallery in Forestville, titled her current exhibit “The Last Hurrah,” she meant it. As she announced last summer, Horn will close her gallery at the end of this year. “I have been doing this for almost 30 years, half my life,” Horn said then. “And I am in ready for, and in need of, a change.” “The Last Hurrah” features the work of nearly 100 artists and craftsmen… Read More »

Quicksilver art gallery in Forestville to close at end of 2012

Khysie Horn, longtime Sonoma County gallery owner and arts advocate, said today (Friday, July 6) that she plans to close her Quicksilver Mine Co. art gallery in Forestville at the end of the year. This is “a decision that has been a long time coming, as you might imagine, but pretty much comes down to the fact that I have been doing this for almost 30 years, half my life,” Horn said. “And I am in ready for, and in… Read More »

Quicksilver’s annual ‘Baker’s Dozen’ exhibit

The Quicksilver Mine Co. opens ‘Bakers Dozen 2011,’ the Forestville gallery’s annual group exhibition featuring 13 Northern California artists, on Friday, Jan. 21. A reception for the artists will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday,  Jan. 22. The exhibit runs through Feb. 27. Gallery hours are 11 a.m to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. This year’s show features: – Collaborative poetry and antique letterpress broadsides by printmaker Micah Schwaberow, poet Elizabeth Herron and writer/letterpress artist Eric Johnson. –… Read More »

Monty Monty art show in Forestville

The whimsical toys created by irreverent assemblage artist Monty Monty wouldn’t necessarily be safe to play with, but they sure are fun to look at. His latest exhibit, “Dangerous Toys,” opens Friday, Oct. 1, at the Quicksilver Mine Co., 6671 Highway 116, Forestville. “I am excited to be sharing over 34 works of assemblage art in this show,”  he said. The show runs through Nov. 14. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except Tuesday and Wednesday. For more… Read More »

Art show at Quicksilver in Forestville

If you love oil paintings and crave something a bit different, here’s a tip: The Quicksilver Mine Co. in Forestville will open “Upstage,” a one-woman exhibition of recent work by Kathleen Youngquist, on Friday, March 5. The gallery will host reception for the artist from 4 to 6 p.m.  Saturday, March 6. The exhibition ends April 11. Younquist’s figurative oil paintings capture imagined emotions and fantasies, frozen in the moment. “In my paintings, I question and continue to be fascinated… Read More »

‘Bakers Dozen’ art exhibit in Forestville

If you’re looking for an arts center, you might not think of starting in Forestville, but you’d be wrong. Khysie Horn’s Quicksilver Mine Co. gallery in Forestville is both a showcase for artists and a gathering place for art lovers. If you’ve never been to the gallery, January is a great time to make your first visit. Horn opens her annual “Bakers Dozen” group exhibition, featuring the work of 13 Northern California artists, on Jan. 22. The show features work… Read More »