Acumen Wine Gallery Unveils New Show Featuring the Works of Japanese…

first_imgLinkedin Previous articleRomance Is in the Air with Korbel California Champagne Lovebird BottleNext articleCasa Ferreirinha Wins Top Honors in BRIT’s 2019 International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing Competition Press Release Pinterest Share ReddIt TAGSAcumen WineConsumer Email AdvertisementNAPA VALLEY, Calif. – January 7, 2019– Acumen Wine is excited to unveil Status Stratified: Identity Revealed, a joint exhibition by the Japanese Art Collective, ‘three,’ and Bay Area artist Jupp Soetebier at the Acumen Wine Gallery in downtown Napa.Three is a collective made up of three young artists from Fukushima, Japan. The collective, whose members prefer to stay anonymous, began working as a trio in 2009. While little is known about this acclaimed collective, they take their inspiration from  the “kuwaii” (literally “cute”) art of Japanese manga and anime. Their own take on this is to literally transform manga dolls, toys and other childhood ephemera to create provocative installations and sculptures. Action figures and rubber figurines are disassembled and reimagined as complex, geometric works of art that challenge the viewer’s eye to distinguish their many details. Jupp Soetebier calls his work an examination of “personal archaeology and the genesis of memory, while revealing some of my identity.” His abstract sculpted surfaces expose a complex, multi-layered journey. The layers are composed of wood, fibers, and acrylic paint that are hand-sculpted across a visual plane, melding discovery into tactile and emotive experiences. Jupp was born in the Midwest and moved around the country studying and working on refining his distinct technique.Jupp Soetebier – ‘Now everything was splendid’Status Stratified brings together three and Soetebier in a show that examines identity through multi-layered compositions. The exhibition opens to the public Thursday, January 10 at 10 am, with an opening reception on Thursday, January 17 from 5:30 pm-7 pm. There is no cost to view the show, but guests are welcome to experience one of Acumen’s three tasting menus during their visit. For guests who wish to combine the world of art, with great food and wine, the Wine Gallery offers a by-appointment Summit Experience, which features six of Acumen’s acclaimed PEAK and Mountainside wines, paired with locally procured cheese and charcuterie from Fatted Calf. The Acumen Wine Gallery will also be available for private, by-appointment viewings of Status Stratified: Identity Revealed.ABOUT ACUMEN WINEThe vision for Acumen Wine Gallery is to create an intimate and inviting venue in the heart of wine country where we can share world-class wine and cutting-edge art.Acumen was founded by Eric Yuan in 2012, with the goal of making the finest estate-grown wines on Atlas Peak. To achieve this goal, Acumen has established an estate vineyard program spanning two vineyards and 116 planted acres on Atlas Peak. Using grapes from these organically certified estate vineyards, Acumen crafts a small portfolio of mountain-grown wines, with a focus on Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. In 2017, Acumen opened the Acumen Wine Gallery, a stylish tasting lounge and contemporary art gallery, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Napa. To learn more, visit www.acumenwine.com.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases Acumen Wine Gallery Unveils New Show Featuring the Works of Japanese Art…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessAcumen Wine Gallery Unveils New Show Featuring the Works of Japanese Art Collective, Three, and Local Artist, Jupp SoetebierBy Press Release – January 7, 2019 36 0 Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Plans for fans on Tour in ’21? What we know

first_imgAttention, fans. In a memo sent to players last week, the PGA Tour outlined how it plans to ease back into the spectator business at next year’s West Coast stops, beginning with the Waste Management Phoenix Open and its “up to 8,000” fans a day. The popular tournament also plans to have a “scaled-down” version of the 16th hole, but tournament chairman Scott Jenkins cautioned in a release that, “if the decision is made by local health officials to allow spectators, it will be a small fraction of the normal capacity.” The memo also called for “up to 500” spectators or “VIP guests” at the Genesis Invitational “pending L.A. County restrictions.” All of this, of course, paves the way for the Tour’s spring return to Florida, where officials will likely face far fewer COVID-19 restrictions than on the West Coast. The Arnold Palmer Invitational kicks off the Florida Swing the first week of March, followed by The Players, which is the last tournament to allow a capacity crowd before the coronavirus halted play last March. TPC Sawgrass would make the most sense for an expanded fan footprint based on the size of the property and Florida’s aggressive approach to a return to normal, but the Tour continues to take a wait-and-see approach. “We are still waiting for final confirmation. Phoenix has gone along with fans and we understand all of the Florida swing events will as well. We’re just trying to finalize what that looks like for the PGA Tour,” said Ken Kennerly, the executive director of the Honda Classic. “We’re optimistic that we’re going to have fans, but we don’t know yet.” Although it makes sense for the Tour to wait until after the Phoenix Open to proceed, it also makes sense that the Florida Swing would be the perfect place to begin the long march back to normal. Last week’s Miami vs. North Carolina college football game drew 12,092 fans while the UCF-Cincinnati game in Orlando last month had a reported 10,668 fans. If the Tour goes with 25 percent capacity (the standard number used in other sports) at The Players, that would add up to about 10,000-plus fans a day at the circuit’s flagship event. With the introduction of a COVID-19 vaccine this week and also assuming no setbacks, 10,000 fans per day seems reasonable. Still, it will almost certainly not be business as usual. Like Phoenix, officials plan to have limited infrastructure compared to normal years. Kennerly normally begins his build out for a March tournament just after Thanksgiving. Depending on the Tour’s decision when it comes to fans, he estimates that construction is on hold until at least early January. “It all comes down to numbers and hospitality,” he said. In June, the Tour was one of the first major sports to return to competition, and it has largely avoided the kind of outbreaks that football and baseball have experienced. But when it comes to fans, the circuit appears entirely comfortable with the slow approach.last_img read more