Interview with Adelita of Calpulli Tlayolotl

YoloArts checks in with Adelita Serena of Calpulli Tlayolotl. To support and build the capacity of arts projects in the County of Yolo, YoloArts offers fiscal sponsorship to projects aligned with our mission and vision. Fiscal sponsorship includes fiduciary oversight and management enabling projects to receive donations, grants, and gifts. We are proud to partner … Continued

Historic Education and the Dairy Exhibition

Hey Yolo! Jenna Harris here, YoloArts’ Education Manager. I’ve been asked to take over the newsroom today and share how we use our Dairy Exhibit at the Gibson House to give students and visitors a glimpse of life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Why is the dairy exhibition important to YoloArts’ historic … Continued

Yolo County Crop Signs

Have you ever wondered what crops are growing as you drive along the freeway in Yolo? Art & Ag Project partner, Anna Fricke, does too.  Thus began Art & Ag’s latest project, Yolo County Crop Signs.  For the last several months, Anna has worked with the Art & Ag committee to conceptualize, plan and begin … Continued

Connecting Students to Art & Nature

Each year YoloArts’ Art & Ag Project awards two Yolo County elementary school teachers a Dorothy Peterson Arts Grant to fund an agriculturally-inspired art lesson in their classroom. Janice Purnell, YoloArts’ Creative Director, checked in with one of this year’s recipients Karyn Schnaible, 4th/5th grade at Dingle Elementary in Woodland, and Art and Ag Project … Continued

Interview with the Curator- Fashion Forward: Women’s Wear and Social Reform

To mark the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, the Yolo County Historical Collection presents a look at turn-of-the-twentieth-century women’s fashion. The importance of the “dressed body” is not only personal, it is socially and culturally significant. While the garments of the Fashion Forward exhibition show a linear trajectory of style from the 1880s … Continued

A Look at Garcia Farms Two Years After the Flood

In 2017 the Elkhorn Ranch, which is located along the Sacramento River and Yolo Bypass, was hit hard by floodwaters from the Oroville Dam spillover.  The Art & Ag Project had the privilege of visiting this walnut orchard in May 2018 when the last remnants of the upturned walnut trees still dotted the landscape. Elkhorn … Continued

Exhibition Receptions for Tomorrow Have Been Postponed

In light of the current recommendations from Yolo County Health and Human Services regarding large community events we will be postponing the Women Eco Artists Dialog: The Legacy of Jo Hansen and the Fashion Forward exhibition receptions scheduled for tomorrow, March 12, 5:30-8pm. We will be working closely with exhibition partners, Women Eco Artists Dialog and … Continued

Dorothy Peterson Arts Grant Winner Announced

A Dingle Elementary School teacher and classroom was the winner of a $200 Dorothy Peterson Arts Grant. Karyn Schnaible, 4th/5th grade teacher, submitted her “Handmade Paper” art lesson which engages students in the harvest of cotton and flowers from the school’s garden. “We hope this project will inspire the students to investigate their environment, learn … Continued