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Art constructs

CHICO — The 1078 Gallery presents the ceramic sculpture of Monica Van den Dool and Karl McDade in “Constructs,” today through March 5. A reception will be held tonight, 5-7 p.m., with talks at 6 p.m.

Floral fantasies

CHICO — James Snidle Gallery is holding an exhibit of Margaret Alida Smith”s realistic, large, floral paintings. A reception will be held tonight at the gallery, 254 E. 4th St., 5-8 p.m.

Flour power

CHICO — An exhibit by Christine Risha Fulton (aka Sea Monster), “The Secret Adventures of Miss Muffin,” is at the RAYRAY Gallery, Friday through Feb. 26. A reception with contests and more will be held Friday, 6-10 p.m.

The cutting edge

CHICO — To celebrate Valentine”s Day, artist Mike Gillum will demonstrate stone cutting on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 13 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Avenue 9 Gallery, 180 E. 9th Ave.

Get Jabs in

CHICO — Chico Art Center presents the works pf Gregg Jabs, Saturday through March 6. Jabs is a ceramic sculptor who was the National Juried All-Media 2010 Solo Show winner. A reception will be held Saturday, 7-9 p.m.

Faire work

CHICO — A Valentine Gift Faire will be held on Saturday at the Chico Women”s Club to benefit the Chico Women”s Club Scholarship Fund. Gifts created by local artists, crafters, makers of fine chocolate, love potions and lingerie will be for sale, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Making a splash

CHICO — James W. McManus, Department of Art professor emeritus, will offer commentary related to The Turner”s print exhibition, “Splash: Large Scale Screen Prints,” on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The talk will take place at The Turner. For more information call 898-4476.

Letter from the heart

CHICO — 1078 Gallery will hold a pre-Valentine”s Day writing workshop, “Love Letter and Paper Hearts,” in which participants will “lament lost loves, pen the desires roaming our hearts and craft little missives to delight and surprise” on Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon. Snacks and supplies provided, cost $10. No previous writing experience necessary.

Wondering wanderers

CHICO — 1078 Gallery will hold an event/workshop, “press.release,” described as “two nights of inquisitive wanderings between you, us, and what remains to be seen.” Participant will be welcomed by Maria Navarro and Brad Thiele on Wednesday and Feb. 17, 7-9 p.m. Open donation.

Class acts

PARADISE — The Paradise Art Center is having a Teachers & Facilitators Show through Feb. 28. Open Monday through Friday during class hours and on Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m.

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