Monday, August 31, 2009

Gangsters plead guilty for 2007 Pioneer drive-by shooting

From Yolo County, District Attorney:

On August 28, 2009, Andrew Aradoz (age 16), Jose Rodriguez (18) and Kory Sanchez (20) all of Woodland pled to participation in the June 20, 2007 drive-by shooting on Pioneer Avenue in Woodland of a 15 year-old male.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Gangs recruit fourth graders

From the Woodland Record:

This is the second article of a two-part series dedicated to informing Yolo County citizens about gangs and gang-related activity. This part is intended to demonstrate where gang activity occurs and why. Its focus is based on information provided by the City of Woodland Police Department, Gang Violence Suppression Unit – a unit that has been in existence for 13 years.

IT’S HAPPENING. At-risk children in our elementary schools are subject to recruitment by gang members. Parents, teachers and community members should be aware that even fourth graders can be tempted to mimic the pseudo-glamorous “gangsta” look (one of the criteria used to validate gang members) and even be persuaded to take the path toward crime.

Sergeant Tom Davis and officer Ron Cordova of the Woodland Police Department, Gang Violence Suppression Unit, both agree that gang awareness should start earlier than middle school or junior high – and that the community, as a whole, needs to understand the reality of gang activity.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

A block to the east of the Yolo County Housing Authority is a tunnel that crosses under Highway 113 (near Interstate 5). This entrance is on Deaner Avenue. Gangsters, delinquents and taggers can crawl under the freeway to a secluded area on the other side. The secluded area can also be accessed by a gravel road at the end of Dr. Claasen Way (on the east side of the highway near AAA Self Storage). The remote area, often shielded by tall weeds, is also used by teenage lovers. Staff photo.

Download the Woodland Gang Map (1.2 mb PDF).

Saturday, August 29, 2009

By Hell Chronicles up and running again

A Yolo County blog has resurfaced. After only three posts up to May of this year - with no stories between then and August - By Hell has six posts this month. Here's a taste:

Tea Party takes on a new feeling!
Excerpt: Some were there to protest "Obama-Care", some challenging environmental regulations, some wanting a change in the way taxes are levied, and some who feel that our tax money is being spent recklessly, putting us into monumental debt for generations. (Click here for a related link about Obama-Care protests provided by a WJ reader who "Double Double Dog Dared" the WJ, Matt Rexroad and Yolo Cowboy to post it.)

School District Does It AGAIN!
Excerpt: As is well known, the Woodland School District has decided to ELIMINATE pay for all Freshman Sports coaches.

Woodland Redevelopment funds lost
Excerpt: This is a diversionary tactic, in that the funds will be taken from tax increment funds which come to redevelopment when property taxes are paid and rather giving the money for "School Districts and housing in redevelopment project areas".

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Schloredt, Bandits season ends on Saturday

From the article called "Bandits are Upset:"

AKRON, Ohio - The USSSA Pride upset the Chicago Bandits 2-0 Saturday afternoon at Firestone Stadium to move one step closer to an NPF title. The Pride relied on a great performance in the circle by Monica Abbott and some early offense to gain the victory.


Woodlander Jamie Schloredt ended the 2009 season with a .246 batting average and five home runs. Click here to see the team stats.

Local low-life convicted for domestic violence, victim accused of jury tampering

From Yolo County, District Attorney:

On August 21, after a three day trial, a Yolo County jury convicted Miguel Dagoberto Lopez, of Woodland, of felony domestic violence for the February 2009 beating of the mother of his child, Angela Gonzales, despite the victim’s efforts to lie for Mr. Lopez and even tamper with the jury using MySpace.

According to Ms. Gonzales’s initial report to the police, Mr. Lopez became angry when the victim did not have money for cigarettes and so he struck her in the face repeatedly while she held the couple’s 16 month-old child, then held her by her hair and battered her head against the floor of their apartment approximately eight times.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

Yolo County 101 will start on October 14, this year held at county building

From Yolo County, Public Information:

Starting October 14, the Yolo County 101 Resident’s Academy seminar series, is again being offered to provide residents insight into the form and function of Yolo County government and its programs and services.

This informative series of 12 free seminars will begin October 14 with closing ceremonies in February 2010. The first seminar will be held at 5:30 pm in the Erwin W. Meier Administration Building located at 625 Court Street in Woodland. All county residents are encouraged to participate.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

Google News

The Woodland Record is now included in Google local news! Yahoo coming soon.

Team Wallace meets tonight

From Team Wallace:

Team Wallace will be having another meeting tonight, August 27, at 6:30 pm at Ludys Main Street BBQ in Woodland. They will be discussing and planning upcoming events, Stroll Through History Day, and Movin' & Groovin' Dinner Dance. If you would like to volunteer your time and join the fundraising fun, please come to the meeting.

Thanks to Tania Garcia Cadena, and Victoria Lambert's great idea and all the Team Wallace members who volunteered and donated, we had a successsful Poker Run. A Special Thanks to Mya, Karen, and Sally for handling all the printing, prizes, and details.

Learn about Team Wallace and Lungs of Hope for DW.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Support Relay for Life - coming October 10

From the Woodland Record – Letter to the Editor:

As most of you know, my wife Darlene was diagnosed with Skin Cancer in December '96. She is a survivor for 13 years, praise the Lord! Doing Relay for Life gives me the opportunity to help the American Cancer Society.

There is research being done everyday to find a cure for Cancer. Depending on what cancer you have been diagnosed with, there are certain medications that are for you, new treatment and more and more money needed to found this fight. I want to do what I can to spread the word about how important Cancer research is.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Headlines from the Woodland Record

Front Page
Baby killer from Woodland denied parole
WesSac drunk agrees to serve nine years for manslaughter
Tobacco sales to minors snuffed out in K.L. and Davis, county offers pamphlets for retailers

What's Happening
County updates H1N1 community meetings

Capay Valley
Repeat drunk driver from Esparto convicted of manslaughter

Police Blotter
Growling prowler and accomplice flee Cordoza Ct. house
Woodland pothead arrested for vehicle burglary
WesSac parolee escapes cops, hits car, then arrested next day
Harris Park pot smoker gets visit from Bomb Squad, arrested

Business News
County adopts food policy for B&Bs

Business Announcements
County Planning & Public Works reduces business hours

Friday, August 21, 2009

Bud V Coors

I was out at the Fair last night and noticed Budweiser was not there? I am not a beer drinker but it was very noticeable to me that they were missing. I did see Coors, but no Bud? What's the deal with that.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

History of Springlake Fire Department

The following are excerpts from a booklet called “History of Springlake Fire Department” provided by Neal Peart. Published circa 1966.

SLOWLY BUT STEADILY from the turn of the century the land changed. Farm hands with their mules and Fresnos gave way to steam tractors which in turn gave way to gasoline and then diesel tractors. All played an important part in changing the land until only the name remains. No longer may one look to the east and see the lakes or the oak thickets wherein lived the bear and the antelope. Gone are the lakes and the springs, the bear and the antelope, but the name still stands. One may see it on the old schoolhouse near the steam locomotive in the Fairgrounds or by looking just north a little ways, it appears again on the front of the fire station.

Read more in the Mail of Woodland section of the Woodland Record.

'OLD NUMBER ONE' – courtesy photo.


From the public domain
Woodland Daily Democrat – May 18, 1891

Woodland Will Be Ready – Our Citizens Meet in Council

But One Opinion Prevailed Through the Entire Crowd at the City Hall – Committee Appointed – Subscriptions Begun.

meeting was held at the Town Hall on Saturday evening [May 16, 1891] by some seventy-five or eighty or our prominent citizens to devise plans to settle the District Fair question, which has been the absorbing topic for the past week or ten days. Several well known gentlemen from the country were present, and lent their aid in considering and planning for this much needed county exhibition.

Read more in the Mail of Woodland section of the Record.

District fairs part of county history

From the Woodland Record:

BY 1860, YOLOANS had caught the fair bug – at least for the seventh annual state exposition. For that event, the Knights Landing News compiled a full column of Yolo County exhibitors.

According to Charles S. Paynton in a 1974 “Back Trailing” article in the Daily Democrat, 45 county residents “lugged their vegetables and cheeses, their embroidered chairs, blackberry wine, gigantic sunflower plants and 140 pound squash to Sacramento to show the capital sophisticates what rural Yolo could grow and make.”

Read more at the Woodland Record.

The 1977 Yolo County Fair. Courtesy photo.

Sudwerk Pint Night

Come out and enjoy the first official “Sudwerk Pint Night” within the City of Woodland at the Capital Saloon & Grill this Thursday, 8/20/09:

The Capital Saloon & Grill and the Sudwerk Brewery in Davis have joined forces to bring you a special event as we embark upon the end of the summer and look forward to the beginning of the fall season. Events this coming season are sure to be filled with great food, beer, friends and memories (They will also be filled with great deals!). Start the coming months the right way with the Capital Saloon and Sudwerk Brewery, as they present the first official “Sudwerk Pint Night” within the City of Woodland. The celebration will include platters filled with authentic German-style dishes along with the award winning Sudwerk brews available at a discount for $2/pint from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Also, Sudwerk shirts will be raffled off to some lucky patrons. Come prepared with an empty stomach and don’t forget to wear your German and/or Sudwerk attire if you have any! The Capital Saloon & Grill is located at 601 Main Street in Woodland and directions can be found at Also, the next time you’re in Davis, remember to stop by Sudwerk Restaurant & Brewery located at 2001 2nd Street if you want to taste fresh beers straight from the tap. Prost!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Yolo Sun blasts Petrovich "legacy" and downtown planning

Intro from the Yolo Sun article entitled "Petrovich Proceeds Toward Adverse Legacy — Both For Himself and the City of Woodland:"

Public interest sometimes becomes a remarkable phenomenon when subverted and sabotaged, especially if there remains in prominent public midst an obvious, enduring tomb memorializing such civic treason.

Indeed, the sheer prospect of such a malevolent monument may generate public disdain, abhorrence and foreboding.

Woodland’s much heralded, historic downtown is on the cruel cusp of such catastrophe, as its — “primary gateway” (according to its Downtown Specific Plan: DSP) — is swiftly approaching the strip-mall factory of Paul Petrovich.

Read the entire Yolo Sun Opinion.

Where's Wallace? Go Green Poker Run – this weekend!

Downtown Woodland has your winning hand!

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2009
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Beginning and ending at Ludys Main St. BBQ Patio - Check-in will begin at 11AM
Street: Main St.
City/Town: Woodland, CA
Phone: 5306610763
Email: or

Description: Fund Raiser for Lungs of Hope 4DW. Buy the map that outlines the path to all the Woodland Merchants participating, and search for Derek Wallace's photo. Collect 7 playing cards to produce a winning poker hand. The price of the map also includes food and drink from Ludys. The winner will receive the Grand Prize.

See the details on Facebook.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Indoor hockey rink coming to town

The Sacramento Business Journal has reported the Davis Hockey rink is moving to Woodland.

Click here to read the story.

SPWB approves preferred courthouse site, other sites still under review while state still expects garage from city

From Yolo Superior Court:

The State Public Works Board has approved the selection of a site in downtown Woodland for a proposed new courthouse for the Superior Court of Yolo County. The site, which takes up a city block bounded by Main, Fifth, and Sixth Streets and Lincoln Avenue, is the preferred site for the proposed new structure, which will house at least 14 courtrooms and consolidate seven unsafe and overcrowded court facilities in a single building.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

More about the project can be found on the California Courts Web site by clicking here. [The same site that's been available at the Woodland Journal for months]

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Jill throws in qualifying round tomorrow at IAAF World Championships

Woodlander and Olympian Jill Camarena is scheduled to compete tomorrow (10:05 local time) in the Women's Shot Put event at the IAAF Word Championships in Athletics in Berlin.

Click here to see the order of the qualifying round for Group A.

Click here to access Jill's shot put biography at the IAAF Web site.

Click here to view Jill's biography at the USATF Web site. According to the information, Jill was born on March 12, 1982, in Woodland and now resides in Tucson, AZ.

Click here to see the Home Depot ad for the Olympics that includes Jill.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Charges filed in Triple Nickel murder

From Yolo County, District Attorney:

On Wednesday, August 12, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against 29 year-old Marcelino Moises Michel, Jr. and 19 year-old Rachelle Anna Marie Pease. Both are Woodland residents.

Michel is charged with one felony count of murder; and one felony count of possession of firearm by person previously convicted of a felony; with several enhancements for intentionally discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury; intentionally firing a firearm from a motor vehicle; for being a habitual criminal; and for a prior prison commitment. Pease is charged with one felony count of accessory to a Felony.

Both defendants will be in court to be formally arraigned on Monday, August 17, in Dept. 9 of the Yolo County Superior Court.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

State Public Works Board staff likes Main, Sixth, Lincoln, Fifth site for courthouse

City of Woodland still promising state a parking structure

The following is the State Public Works Board, August 17, 2009 Staff Analysis of Item 8 of the Screening Agenda for the Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts – Woodland Courthouse.

Action requested: If approved, the requested action would authorize site selection.

Scope Description: This project is within scope. The requested action would authorize site selection of approximately 3.75 acres for the construction of a new courthouse and associated improvements for use by the Superior Court of California for judicial, administrative, and related purposes. The project will provide surface parking as well as secure parking for judicial officers and staff in the downtown area of the City of Woodland in Yolo County. Additional parking will be provided in a planned City owned garage on a nearby site. The property consists of four contiguous properties one of which is currently owned by the City of Woodland. The City of Woodland Redevelopment Agency (RDA) will acquire the three additional properties after which the City and RDA will transfer the four properties to the State. One property is improved with three buildings occupied by an art gallery and a furniture sales/repair shop. The three other properties have remnant improvements, e.g. small structures and paving, from prior uses which include gas stations, a bulk storage facility for petroleum products, and a City maintenance yard.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

Woodlander "Rachel" on the cast for ANTM Cycle 13

According to a source, "Rachel," is the grand daughter of Bob and Nancy Johnson, also of Woodland. CWTV does not disclose much information about the new cast, so more information will be posted as its discovered.

Visit the page for Rachel.

Community Meeting Concerning Novel H1N1 Influenza

From Yolo County, Public Information:

On Thursday, August 20 at 7 pm, the Yolo County Health Department will be holding a community meeting in Woodland to discuss Novel H1N1 Influenza and how members of the community can prepare and protect themselves from this new virus. This meeting will be held at the Woodland Community & Senior Center in Room 2. The community center is located at 2001 East Street in Woodland.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

Library status report

From the Yolo Sun article called "Library Strives to Sustain and Improve Services Despite Impacts of City Budget Reductions:"

Its budget reduced by 18.5% and short-staffed by 33%, Woodland Public Library is grappling with surging community patronage and remarkably, squeezing some improvements from imposed budgetary downsizing.

Read the article.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Traveling from Woodland to S.F. this Labor Day?

The Bay Bridge will be closed for construction, so you might want to modify your Labor Day travels to the City by the Bay.

Check out the construction details here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Interesting... Sacramento plans to use alleys as assets

From Sacramento Press: City Council praises plans to develop alleys by Kathleen Haley.

Current plans to develop alleys in Midtown received heaps of praise from the Sacramento City Council Tuesday. However, Councilwoman Sandy Sheedy said that Midtown neighbors are upset that they have not been contacted about the city’s plans.

Sacramento Press: "Alley renaissance envisioned" by Suzanne Hurt.

A group interested in transforming alleys will present three prototypes to the Sacramento City Council Tuesday.

A restaurant row concept is proposed to hold a mix of outdoor cafés just steps from Memorial Auditorium. Another could contain an alley-front condo sales model. The third would demonstrate the vision for alley hardscapeimprovements.



Saturday, August 08, 2009

Library board considers special district status

Excerpt from a Yolo Sun article called "Special District Status for Woodland’s Library? Trustees Examine Process with LAFCO Staff" published on August 7:

Special district status would establish funding for the library through allocation of a specific portion of Woodland’s annual property tax revenue, based on a detailed — non-negotiable — formula (similar to municipal incorporation), according to Kemper, who added that:

Being a special district, the library would also be capable of issuing bonds and receiving grants, assessments and development fees, as well as properly retaining and accessing its equity position within the existing Measure E (local capital improvements by sales tax ballot initiative) funding stream.

Read the entire article at the Yolo Sun.

$380,000 traffic light, $1,200 garbage cans among street "improvements" planned by city

Excerpts from the Yolo Sun article called "Downtown Streetscape Improvement Program Pursued With Application for Federal Grant Funds" published on July 30:

The city’s Redevelopment Agency is presently preparing to submit a Community Design Grant application for federal funding through the Sacramento Area Council Of Governments (SACOG), a regional (six county) regulatory / planning authority — for the purpose of continuing this multi-phased project by extending such streetscape improvements from Third Street to East Street.

The grant application is due on September 4, with a prior, informational workshop scheduled for an August 13 meeting of the Historic Woodland Downtown Association “in order to receive community input on the design process.” A preliminary design is being produced by a relevant consultant.

The overall cost of this proposed project phase is about $1.1 million.

Several interesting (even curious) cost items are contained in this SACOG Informational Summary.

A new traffic signal — cost: more than $320,000 — is planned for Main and Fifth Streets.

Pedestrian “actuation” (activation) of this new traffic signal will cost an added $60,000, for a total of — over $380,000 — to signalize this single intersection.

$43,000 for street furniture (seven garbage cans at $1,200 apiece, ten benches at $2,000 each, twenty banner-hangers at $500 apiece, ten planters at $1,500 each, and five bike racks costing a total of $3,000) is also listed within the preliminary project budget description as an “add [-on].”

Read the entire article at Yolo Sun.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Another chrome horse, this time for Carmichael's "identity"

Excerpt from "Bob Shallit: Statue honors long-ago Derby winner at Carmichael shopping center" at

Sacramento's patron of chrome art has struck again.

Developer Paul Petrovich has erected another shiny horse sculpture – this one a model of a famous Kentucky Derby winner – at a new shopping center in Carmichael.

"I know there's a saturation point for certain kinds of structures [sculptures?]," says Petrovich, who previously has placed metallic horses in retail centers in midtown Sacramento and in Woodland.

But he says he opted to commission one more gleaming steed made by Colorado artist Sean Guerrero because it was requested by county Supervisor Susan Peters as a way to "bring more of an identity to Carmichael." And because the sculpture connects so well to the area's horse-breeding history.


Capay Fruits & Vegetables featured at Eat Local, America! challenge site


Capay Fruits & Vegetables, founded in 1976 by Kathleen Barsotti and Martin Barnes, is a second-generation organic farm, which got its start in the Coastal Range’s Capay Valley, 90 miles northeast of San Francisco.

Throughout the years, the demand for Capay Fruits & Vegetables’ produce has allowed the farm to grow from its original 20 acres to its current 240 acres.


About the Eat Local, America challege:

This summer, kick-start your quest to eat more local foods by joining Eat Local, America! Hosted by natural food co-ops nationwide, the challenge helps you eat more local food while celebrating our communities’ farmers and other food producers who make it all possible. Participation is easy and fun. Simply visit a participating co-op near you or sign up by taking the Join the Challenge Poll!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Triple Nickel murder suspects nabbed in Azusa

From the City of Woodland, Police Department:

The Woodland Police Department is pleased to announce the apprehension of Marcelino Michel and Rachelle Pease who were each wanted on one million dollar arrest warrants in connection to the shooting death of 17 year old William (Billy) Martinez, which occurred on Sunday, July 26, 2009 at the Crossroads Village apartment complex.

Both suspects were taken into custody without incident at approximately 4:30 am this morning [August 5] at 830 South Azusa Boulevard #54 in Azusa, California, by U.S. Marshals and members of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Services Unit, Fugitive Apprehension Team and the Azusa Police Department.

Over a week’s worth of surveillance, interviews and other investigative work by detectives from the Woodland Police Department along with the U.S. Marshals Service, CDCR Special Services Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Team led investigators to the Azusa address where they watched and subsequently obtained a search warrant. Upon entering the home agents found the pair who surrendered without incident.

As of this writing [about 11:30 am, August 5] two detectives from the Woodland Police Department are flying to Southern California in order to interview the two suspects, arrangements will later be made to transport both suspect back to Yolo County.

Photo is labeled "Da LoVE!!" View Michel's Web page.

Join a live telephone town hall meeting tonight with Thompson


Tonight, August 5, Congressman Mike Thompson will host a live town hall meeting via telephone to respond to overwhelming interest in the status of health care reform. Participants can ask him questions about health care reform, and the Congressman will respond live for everyone to hear.

What: A toll-free telephone town hall with Congressman Mike Thompson

When: Wednesday, August 5th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Pacific Time

How to join: At 7pm, dial (877) 229-8493 and enter the passcode 13293

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Norteños are whole with G.U.N.

From the Woodland Record:

In Woodland, there are over 700 validated gang members with over 200 affiliated persons, or known gang associates (who have not been validated). On July 22 there were 413 Norteño, 282 Sureño and 29 other validated gangsters lurking around Woodland. Validation includes an involved process, so officials estimate the actual gang member population to be twice as much. Therefore, citizens should be aware that there are nearly 1,800 gangsters hanging around "Woodlone" at any given time. The City of Woodland claims 56,000 residents, so it’s possible that over three per cent of Woodlanders have some connection to gangs.

Something else citizens should know: Nuestra Familia, a pro-Norteño gangster rap group, released a music CD entitled "G.U.N. (Generation of United Norteño) to raise money and promote unity among individual Norteño street gangs. It was effectively distributed to street gang members. At least one other CD has been compiled and released.

Here's a sample called "Darkroom Familia" from "G.U.N. (Generations of United Norteños). Viewer/listener beware of this link. Check out the comments to capture the true culture and flavor.

At long last, how plants make eggs

From UC Davis, June 4, 2009:

A long-standing mystery surrounding a fundamental process in plant biology has been solved by a team of scientists at the University of California, Davis.

The group's groundbreaking discovery that a plant hormone called auxin is responsible for egg production has several major implications.

Read more at UC Davis.

See the false credit and misleading "egg-laying plants" headline at

Monday, August 03, 2009

New Fire Museum hosts grand opening during Stroll Through History

The Woodland Fire Volunteer Support Branch announces something new for the 21st Stroll Though History – a new Fire Museum.

The Support Branch has been working hard to establish a local Fire Museum at 532 Court Street. The original Station #1 was relocated to a new Station #1 at Court Street and Grand Avenue last year. The two bays in the City Hall building sat empty until the Support Volunteers saw an opportunity. After surveying the space, it was decided that a small Fire Museum would be a good use. Then, they requested to use the space to house the four restored fire engines of the City of Woodland antique fleet.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

Support Branch Volunteers painting floor new museum, Cliff Dachtler, John Schell, Dennis Puccetti, Carl Martinez and Vic Larson. Paint donated by All Seasons Paint Woodland. Courtesy photo.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

What a concept

I saw this sign over in Davis today. Why don't we do this? Seems like it would help the two hour shuffle problem a little?

First Friday event: Harry C. Adamson tribute at Blue Wing Gallery

From the Blue Wing Gallery:

The Blue Wing Gallery presents the “Blue Wing Legacy Show – Tribute to Harry C. Adamson.” The Historic Woodland Downtown First Friday event reception is August 7 from 6 to 9 pm. It is open to the public. The month-long show will also feature three-dimensional artwork from local artists Robert Hollingsworth and Gretchen Ceteras.

Read more at the Woodland Record.

Painting by artist Harry C. Adamson – "With the Wind Blue Wing Teal.”

Saturday, August 01, 2009

First Friday event: Concept Birth Gallery holds premiere show

Anna Morales is a native woodlander who is opening the Concept Birth Gallery at 524 Main Street – the studio is above Woodland Travel. According to Morales, "This First Friday [August 7] will be our first showcase. I will be featuring two young local artists whom have never had a show before. I'm trying to show just people from Woodland."

The young artists are Deidre Martinez and Carson Whitley. The First Friday reception will be free and open to the public from 6 to 9 pm.