THE ARTS RESPOND: Creative Endeavors after the 2017 Sonoma County Fires

Welcome to The Arts Respond to the Fires landing page. As you browse this page you’ll see the artwork and creative activities that our community is producing in response to the fires of 2017. Our goal is that this site becomes a repository not only for our collective memory, but also for the remarkable work that is helping to lift us all to a better, more hopeful place. And to serve as a reminder of how the arts inspire the best in all of us and our community.

 

These works – images, videos, and audio files - are drawn from all the postings to our website. If you have created new work and would like to be included on the page, you can create or edit an Individual Profile, Organization/Enterprise Profile, or add a Marketplace Listing, and tag CreativeResponders with your page or images. For questions or help listing, please email CreativeSonoma@sonoma-county.org.

PHOTOS

  • Musical Instrument Library at the Sebastopol Farmer's Market!

  • Helena Donzelli

  • Helena Donzelli

  • Helena Donzelli

  • Helena Donzelli

  • Santa Rosa Arts Center

  • Santa Rosa Arts Center

  • Moonlight Quilters of Sonoma County

  • Brian Fies

  • KRCB North Bay Public Media

  • KRCB North Bay Public Media

  • KRCB North Bay Public Media

  • KRCB North Bay Public Media

  • KRCB North Bay Public Media

  • Fulton Crossing Gallery

  • Fulton Crossing Gallery

  • Fulton Crossing Gallery

  • Fulton Crossing Gallery

  • Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center

  • Museums of Sonoma County

  • Blanca Harnwell

  • SoCo Dance Theater

  • SoCo Dance Theater

  • SoCo Dance Theater

  • Santa Rosa Arts Center

  • Jude Haig

  • Mark Lifvendahl

  • Rivertown Revival

  • Walking Elephant Theatre Company

  • Moonlight Quilters of Sonoma County

  • Tawnya Lively

  • Tawnya Lively

  • Tawnya Lively

  • Tawnya Lively

  • Tawnya Lively

  • Tawnya Lively

  • Pulse Arts

  • RONNIE ROSENBACH

  • RONNIE ROSENBACH

  • RONNIE ROSENBACH

  • RONNIE ROSENBACH

  • RONNIE ROSENBACH

VIDEOS

  • Sonoma County artists who are inspired to create works based on the agricultural bounty of our region explain their artwork and creative process. Featuring: Erik Castro, photojournalist. Peter Krohn, scanographer.

  • Sonoma Inspired is a series of videos that explore the inspirational natural muses of Sonoma County artists. Some artists are inspired by the beauty of water. Featuring: Ned Kahn, environmental artist. Sandy Eastoak, painter.

  • Filming from SoCo Dance Theater's "Into The Heartwood" that took place at Bruce Johnson's sculpture garden exhibit, Root 101, at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. This filming took place in summer of 2017, a few months prior to the October wildfires that burned many of the sculptures seen in this film.

  • See how the ArtQuest program at Santa Rosa High School shapes young learners through visual and performance arts, and creates a safe place for students to express themselves. Through their artwork, students find freedom and joy in learning.

  • The music program at Lawrence Jones Middle School teaches young students perseverance and structure, as well as inspiring the students to succeed in their academic life. Music teacher Oliver Fraenkle motivates students to use the skills they learn in their band class in other parts of their lives.

  • The Theater Program at Analy High School teaches students collaboration and team-working skills. Drama teachers Jonathan Mazer and Starr Hergenrather encourage students to embrace their individuality and confidence, as well as shape their social and academic skills through the performing arts.

  • Sonoma County artists are often inspired by the unique landscapes of our region. Artists and performers discuss how they are inspired by the breathtaking beauty of Sonoma County and how they create their memorable works of art. Featuring: Tanya Tolmasoff, Upside Dance Company. Bruce Johnson, sculptor/craftsman. Jack Stuppin, painter.

  • Be a part of this amazing project for children that truly fits the name -- AMAZONIA! A story of loss, healing, and new growth. Are you passionate and believe in the extraordinary healing power of theatre arts? Join us this summer!

  • Educational video about traditional California Indian uses of acorn.

SONGS AND SOUNDS

EVENTS

Sonoma County’s arts and cultural community has developed a wide variety of fire response activities and events to bring the community together. Click on any posting to see what’s happening.

CREATIVES

These images represent the creatives in our community who have uploaded their recent work or listed events related to the fires.

Jeff Trabucco
Stephan Stubbins
Elisa Stancil
Matt Devine
Marsha Klein
Helena Donzelli
Dana Woodman
Brian Fies
Deborah Eliezer
Simmon Factor
Blanca Harnwell
Mark Lifvendahl
Ron Koeberer
Tawnya Lively
Carlos Henrique Pereira

ORGANIZATIONS AND ENTERPRISES

These images represent the creative organizations and enterprises in our community who have uploaded their recent work or listed events related to the fires.

Jake Ward Presents
Cinnabar Theater
womb space collaborative arts
Sonoma Arts Live
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Chimera Arts & Makerspace
Art Escape
Child Parent Institute
A Theater for Children
Magic of Music