‘Do it Yourself’ theme of newest Fairfield-Suisun Visual Arts show

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It’s a new year and a new opportunity to take in some art at the Solano Town Center Gallery.

For its first exhibition of 2021, Fairfield-Suisun City Visual Arts Association (FSVAA) has some simple advice: Do it yourself.

The new show “Do it Yourself” is a collection of member artists’ imaginative takes on the DIY concept. The show, which opens Friday, explores the idea of creating something from nothing and providing an interactive experience.

The featured artist for the exhibit will be Dennis Ariza, who will be promoting the release of his new book “Bodie, A Ghost Town,” a photographic collection of Ariza’s visit to Bodie State Park in Bridgeport. Located east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, Bodie received a population boom in 1876 during the Gold Rush and had a population of nearly 10,000 by the end of the decade. In the late 19th century, Bodie had several daily newspapers, a Wells Fargo bank, post office, volunteer fire organizations, many saloons, a Chinatown district, union hall and mortuary, and was even considered the first town in California to have electricity.

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