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Enchanted Forest & Garden of Poetry

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 8, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through April 6
Gualala Arts Center:   Jacob Foyer

Landscape, with David Wayne Floyd March is the month to celebrate the return of spring on the Mendonoma coast.

The Garden Guild will kick off the celebration with an installation of an Enchanted Forest landscape in the Jacob Foyer, along with a Garden of Poetry, as the Garden Guild and poet/artists combine for an inspiring spring show.

The floor will bloom with an actual garden designed by DWF Interior and Exterior Design. On the walls will be poetry, most of it by local poets, illustrated or defined by artists.

Garden of Poetry: womanbasket View the fabulous landscape and meet the creative designer, David Wayne Floyd, at the opening reception Saturday, March 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and keep a watch out for the enchanted creatures that David has invited to come live in the forest!

The poetry exhibit will be part of the Whale and Jazz Festival, with California Poet Laureate Al Young, accompanied by bassist Dan Robbins, being featured on Thursday night, April 3, 7:00 p.m. This is the fourth year poets and artists have combined for a show of the art of words and the poetry of images. Entries for this non-juried show are accepted until February 29.

The Garden Guild is a Gualala Arts Interest Group that started in 2007. Their goal is to provide a group of serious gardeners to help with the creative maintenance of the gardens and landscape around Gualala Arts Center. Proceeds from their events help in the procurement of irrigation equipment, tools, plants, the building of pathways, gates, and garden features.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.