820 Pole Line Rd.
in the office of the Davis Cemetery
Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
Second Sundays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gallery 1855 is a highly respected gallery featuring a number of internationally recognized artists each year. The gallery is open weekdays between 9 AM and 3 PM, and the public is always warmly invited to meet the artists on the second Sunday afternoon of every month between 1 PM and 4 PM. Along with the art and the stimulating conversation, a number of tasty treats are offered, and one can always top off the day with a stroll through the sumptuous 27 acre grounds of the cemetery. Gallery 1855 is for display only; purchases of any art must be arranged directly with the artists. Features about each show can be found on the gallery website listed above, or on the cemetery website listed below.

For more information about the Davis Cemetery, please visit the website at http://www.daviscemetery.org.

Gallery 1855 Presents Steve Kiser March 1-March 31, 2015, Artist Exhibition March 8, 2015 from 1-4:00pm


During March, Gallery 1855 will display a selection of work by Steve Kiser. The gallery, open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, is at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road.

A reception for the artist is planned for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, with light refreshments.

Kiser is an artist, arts administrator and educator. Born in Hawaii, he spent his formative years absorbing his Hawaiian culture, which later became the foundation of his art. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Brooks Institute of Photography and a master’s degree from San Jose State University.

He has received international acclaim for his work and has served on the boards of The Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, American Indian Contemporary Arts and Hands Across the Water. He operates his own art studio in Palo Alto.

Kiser also has been the lead instructor for the Oliver Gagliani’s Zone System and Master Workshops. As an arts administrator and consultant to the fine arts and educational community, he has created mentoring programs for emerging artists, created workshops, established artist-in-residence programs, and worked with native and indigenous artists throughout the West and South Pacific including Brazil, Philippines and Vietnam.

“Photography for me has always been an expedition into the unknown,” he said. “The many paths that lie ahead can unlock an immense variety of possibilities and embark one on an intriguing visual exploration. These paths invite me to explore my environment and then question what I encounter.”

His background in music and sculpture enables him to create a distinctive and personal interpretation through the camera’s lens. The use of space, light and time plays a vital part in his images.

For more information, contact Kristi Dvorak at cemcod@dcn.org.