Movement, swish flowing types and twirling dancer’s bodies will fill the Gallery at 48 Natoma in the show, System of Artwork, with images by Tony Nguyen and metallic sculptures by Myra Cooper Holmes. Nguyen specializes in attractive physique kinds portrayed in his dance illustrations or photos and Holmes produces kinetic wire mesh shadow sculptures. The exhibit will be open up to the general public from July 16 by Sept. 30, 2021. Also, in the course of this time in the Community Gallery, artwork from the college art instructors at the Folsom Art Heart will be on display screen.

Holmes’ sculpture is examined from a dwell model that conveys the human body in movement. Some of the existence-sized sorts are frequently suspended to shift kinetically and capture the gentle, producing dancing shadows that turn out to be section of the piece. The artist uses lots of various resources and strategies to develop her art.

“I sculpt using metal mesh, which I buy by the roll. I use my palms and a picket deal with to shape the steel. I do not use sorts or molds of any kind, thus, every of my creations are a single of a variety. My other instruments contain oxygen-acetylene torches to end the piece, a drill push and bench vise for making the stands and bases (mountings) for the sculptures,” Holmes said to even further explain her approach.  

Holmes’ artwork has been revealed in galleries in Taos, New Mexico, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Sacramento, Camino and Placerville. Her artwork incorporates bronze sculptures and woven metal sculptures, paintings and pottery. The artist said sculpting and painting are her passions, “I have to have artwork in my lifestyle.” 

Nguyen is a dancer and never prepared to do images professionally but said he feels by some means the universe guided him down this fantastic route. “What commenced as a course in faculty became a interest, that eventually turned into a total-fledged business where I photograph something involving people. I am most passionate about photographing weddings, large school seniors and particularly dancers,” explained Nguyen.

Getting a specialist dancer himself, Nguyen is equipped to capture particularly the essence of the body in motion. He has taught dance to hundreds of youth at the Hawkins School of Performing Arts in Folsom for much more than 13 decades, specializing in fashionable dance. He founded the Hawkins College of Doing Arts present day dance troupe, MODt, and is the director of Twopoint4 Dance Theatre in Sacramento, where by the business was awarded the adjudicators’ award from sjDANCEco’s ChoreoProject in San Jose.

He has traveled the world executing as a member of the remarkable Bandaloop vertical dance firm and was awarded an Award of Excellence from the California State Good for his beautiful dance photography. This is his initial qualified gallery exhibit. 

Via Sept. 23, 2021, in the adjacent Local community Gallery at 48 Natoma, the faculty from our Folsom Artwork Center at 48 Natoma will exhibit a assortment of their artworks. A superb range of art classes such as ceramics, painting, drawing, images and much more are at present offered at the Artwork Middle with extra courses opening all the time. A lot more information and facts about present-day and forthcoming artwork classes can be found on line at

The Gallery at 48 Natoma is found at 48 Natoma St. in Folsom. It is managed by the Folsom Parks and Recreation Division and shows artwork by regional and nationwide professional artists, place museum collections and touring exhibitions, presenting superior high-quality, initial art reveals to the neighborhood that normally might not be knowledgeable in this spot. The gallery is free of charge and open up to the general public and art is readily available for purchase.

The Folsom Artwork Heart and Gallery at 48 Natoma are open up to the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday as a result of Friday and, starting July 19, will increase night several hours from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays contact (916) 461-6601 for present-day hrs or to reserve a cost-free tour appointment time. Additional information is available at, the Gallery at 48 Natoma.