|Boonville, California Show, September 2001|
The show has to do with the funky, country dust regional flavor of the 1920's-40's. The artist traveled to Mendocino county, Sonoma county, and Santa Cruz area-looking for new ways of seeing and painting. She pulled aside the curtain of time to invite and engage the viewers to create stories from their own memories. She painted Florentines, cobblers, buns, and Danish pastries peeking out from refrigerated cabinets waiting to be eaten. Dixie's show is a reflection of her interest in the nostalgia of the 1920's, 30ís, and 40's, simpler times, cooking, a fondness for animals, her memories of coming up to Boonville during childhood, and her keen interest in places and travel.
Press Articles announcing the show:
CLOVERDALE ARTIST TO EXHIBIT OIL PAINTINGS AT BOONVILLE VENUE
Cloverdale artist, Dixie McCarthy, will be featured in an exhibition of her work at Cafe Glad, located on the boulevard at 14111 Highway 128, Boonville Sept. 1-30.
The artist will show 16 paintings-oils on canvas. McCarthy, who has a vacation home in Cloverdale, is a retired teacher who is now devoting her time to painting.