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Arts in April spotlight: Suzanne Becker Bronk

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Photographer Suzanne Becker Bronk opens a show of her new work at the Inn on Randolph with a reception on April 12. Becker Bronk will also lead a workshop on iPhone photography on April 12. Submitted photo

Napa Valley fine art photographer Suzanne Becker Bronk presents her latest work in a new exhibition titled “Vineyard Vignettes: In Motion + In Repose,” opening at Napa’s historic Inn on Randolph with a reception on Saturday, April 12, 3-6 p.m.

The afternoon will include a reception featuring small bites from the Inn’s chef, Ethan Speizer, paired with a vertical of Neiman Cellars red wines.

Prior to the reception, Bronk will lead an iPhone photography workshop in which she will cover techniques, tips and secrets to make the iPhone camera a more powerful and easier to use tool. The cost for the workshop is $125. The reception is complimentary.

“Vineyard Vignettes: In Motion + In Repose” provides a glimpse into the hidden dynamism of the vineyard often unseen by the casual observer. Images range from the backbreaking work of pruning to airborne grapes during harvest to dainty tendrils and rain-soaked vines. The exhibition will be available for viewing at the Inn on Randolph during April.

To attend the workshop or the reception, email innkeeper@innonrandolph.com. Indicate whether you will be attending the workshop, reception/exhibition or both.

The Inn on Randolph is at 411 Randolph St., Napa. For more information, visit InnOnRandolph.com/specials/art-in-april.

A longtime Napa resident, Bronk moved to the Valley after a career as an arts administrator at Stanford University. She studied photography at Napa College in the early 1990s, and opened Bronk Photography portrait business in 1994.

In the late ‘90s, she studied dance photography with New York photographer Lois Greenfield, adding proficiency with movement and form to her repertoire. Her photography business growth paralleled the raising of her two children, both of whom attended Napa schools and graduated from Napa High.

For the last four years, Bronk has focused her photography on the wine industry, working with a dozen or so wineries on imagery for their branding. Her photographic work evokes the feeling of the classic look from the dark room days with the edginess of a contemporary perspective.

Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Caldwell Vineyard and group exhibitions at Napa Valley Museum and Mumm Napa Valley Ansel Adams Gallery. In addition to her professional pursuits, Bronk works on philanthropic documentary projects including works supporting female artisans in Guatemala.

Collectors of Bronk photography include the di Rosa Foundation, Caldwell Vineyard, Hagafen Cellars, Neiman Cellars, Moone-Tsai Wines, Luna Vineyards, B Wise Vineyards, Napa Regional Dance Company, and numerous private art collectors.

More Arts in April

The fourth annual Napa Valley Arts in April continues with week two, celebrating Napa Valley art collections, arts education, art and wine pairings and a number of art-themed festivities. Week two highlights, April 7-13 include the events listed below. For more information, go to VisitNapaValley.com.

• April 7-11: Painting in the Vineyard O’Brien Estate, 1200 Orchard Ave., Napa

Tim Howe, a local artist who specializes in landscaping paintings, will be painting on-site at O’Brien Estate. His works will be on display in the tasting room.

 • April 7-11: Robert Mondavi Winery Art Collection Tour, Robert Mondavi Winery, 7801 St. Helena Highway, Oakville

Complimentary tours of the winery’s permanent Beniamino Bufano collection take place at 11 a.m. In addition, the paintings of artists Margrit Mondavi, Thomas Bartlett and Jim Evans will be on display in the winery’s Vineyard Room. A wine tasting will be included in the tour.

The tour is limited to 15 guests and advance reservations are required. Children under 13 are not permitted.

• April 9, 1 p.m.: Arts in April Art Conversations, Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville

Bonhams San Francisco American and California painting specialist Aaron Bastian will discuss how art is valued and how damage and restoration treatments change the value of art.

• April 10-12: Historic Wineries Tour, The History Center: Napa County Historical Society & Napa County Landmarks, 1219 First St., Napa

The 2014 Historic Wineries Tour offers docent-led tours of historic wineries during three exceptional days of tours, tastings, house tours and dining events in April.

• April 10, 6–7:30 p.m.: Artist Reception, Bardesssono, 6526 Yount St., Yountville

In conjunction with Andrea Schwartz Gallery, Bardesssono and Lucy Restaurant and Bar hosts an artist reception for the local artists who show regularly at the property, John Belingheri, Barbara Kronlins, Tom Bolles, Tim Yankosky, Donald Bradford and John Bonick.

• April 10: “Jean-Michael Basquiat: The Radiant Child," Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle, Yountville,

“Jean-Michael Basquiat: The Radiant Child” chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist, with compassion and psychological insight.

• April 10, 11 and 12: Fine Wines and the Art of Janet Ekholm, Cornerstone Cellars, 6505 Washington St.,Yountville

Guest artist Janet Ekholm, will be lead tours of her gallery at Cornerstone Cellars from 2-6 p.m., presenting her newest works, which include new series of wine labels featuring her paintings “Wine Dance” and “The Color of Life.” The exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. during April.

• April 11, 5-7 p.m.: Gail Folwell Artist Showcase, Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley, 6711 Washington St., Yountville

An art and wine reception features sculptor Gail Folwell.

• April 11, 10:30 a.m.: Artesa Winery Art & Wine Tour, 1345 Henry Road, Napa

View the works of artist in residence Gordon Huether in a curated Art & Wine Tour offered every Friday.

• April 11, 6-8 p.m.: Art at the Edges of Sight, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, One Kirkland Ranch Road, Napa

Jamieson Ranch Vineyards hosts an artist’s reception for musician, Mickey Hart, a member of the Grateful Dead, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 . The exhibition of Hart’s work runs April 1-30.

• April 11: Jessup Cellars, 6740 Washington St., Yountville

Jessup Cellars’ 2014 TasteMaker Speaker Series launches with the opening of artist Jenice Heo’s spring exhibition featuring her Neil Young Series. Heo’s husband and creative partner, Gary Burden, will discuss “The History & Future of Rock ‘n’ Rock Cover Art.” Burden has been Neil Young’s collaborator/art director for 45-plus years.

• April 12-May 5: Art Installation at Tres Sabores Ranch Winery, 1620 South Whitehall Lane, St. Helena

Glass artist Patricia Wessman creates an al fresco installation of mobiles, glass “quilts,” and studio art pieces during April set among the vineyards, olives and oaks on the western Rutherford bench.

• April 12, 2 p.m.: Agricultural Art Crawl at Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead, 738 Main St. St. Helena

Enjoy Long Meadow Ranch wine while learning about the 3-acre food, wine and agricultural destination. Highlights include: The Logan-Ives House, built in the 1870s, a replica of a historic forge and the collection of Aaron Fink produce-inspired paintings

April 12: Yountville Art, Sip & Stroll

Visit Yountville for an afternoon of sipping wines while meeting the Art Walk artists as well as 50 more regional artists. Tasting bands are $10 for 12 or more stops.

• April 13, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Artists Reception, Domaine Chandon, 1 California Drive Yountville

Artists’ reception for California Moments and Familiar Forms Figures with C M Cunningham, Rhue Bruggeman and Erin Dowling-Michael. The works will be on display throughout April.

This story has been corrected. Bronk's workshop costs $125.

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