Graffiti artist, "Garden Grows" on display at Dominican

West coast graffiti artist "Sorrow One" will join Karrie Hovey’s exhibition “The Garden Grows” on display in Alemany Library at Dominican University of California.

"Sorrow One," who lives in San Rafael, will attend an opening reception on Nov. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Alemany to unveil his Fiori di Strada exhibition in the Community Gallery. Juliet Biton, a Dominican senior and exhibition curator, will host the reception for the collection, which will be on display through Jan. 15, 2010.

It is a first-of-its-kind show at Dominican.  Fiori di Strada is an exhibition highlighting the graffiti artist's unique and evocative style as a pillar of West Coast urban counterculture.

For more information, contact Biton at (415) 717-6627 or email

Hovey’s exhibition  “The Garden Grows” is on display through Dec. 23 in the Alemany Library’s San Marco Gallery. An opening reception for the award-winning installation artist, who teaches at Dominican and lives in Mill Valley, was held Oct. 29 in the University library. Hovey also gave an artist talk on Nov. 4.

Hovey studied Computer Science at the University of Vermont, her home state, then transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York to study Graphic Design. In 2002, after years of working as a professional designer, Hovey returned to study sculpture at San Francisco State where she received her MFA in 2005.

Last year Hovey was awarded a career development grant from the Marin Arts Council.

Viewing hours for “Karrie Hovey: The Garden Grows” will be 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and 2-10:30 p.m. on Sundays.

For more information, call (415) 485-3251.