Art Obsessions to host trunk show, impressionist painter |

Art Obsessions to host trunk show, impressionist painter

Courtesy photoWoodland Nymph with turquoise howlite are Debbie Jensen's creation, to be shown at Art Obsession's first "jewelry as art" trunk show.

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Reno artist Giovanni Sabatini will showcase his artistry at Art Obsessions Gallery & Wine Bar Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11.Sabatini classifies himself as an impressionist, working in both oil and acrylic, focusing mainly on landscapes and scenes with a story. Although he attended art school in the early 70s, Sabatini, a chemist by trade, became inspired when former chemistry professor and famed Carmel Plein Aire artist Joseph Nordmann encouraged him to take up painting. After numerous lessons, Sabatini considers Nordmann his mentor and toughest critic. “Nordmann told me to take off my glasses, shut up and start painting,” said Sabatini. What started out as a fun hobby developed into a full-time passion. Sabatini sums up his works as, “The best creations are by accident – void of too much thought – more by feeling, color and chance.”Wine and appetizers will be served to compliment your art experience.Jewelry trunk show announcedDebbie Jensen, Northern California jewelry artist is coming to Art Obsessions Gallery and Wine Bar for a “Trunk Show” Saturday, Nov. 10, 2-6 p.m. Her jewelry designs are nature inspired works of art. She hand picks natural and semi-precious stones along with extraordinary hand-blown glass pieces and combines them using wire wrapping techniques and handcrafted metal smithing.Debbie’s unique pairing of metals in warm coppers, antiqued brass and sterling silver, gives each “one of a kind” piece an organic, vintage feel; making a statement, not only about the maker … but the beholder, as well.Wine and appetizers will be served to compliment your art experience.Art Obsessions Gallery & Wine Bar is located in historic downtown Truckee, 10052 Donner Pass Road. Gallery hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Visit or call 530-550-9688 for more information.

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