Pay them a visit |

Pay them a visit

Dear Editor:

In the midst of all the bustle happening in downtown Willits these days, there is a quiet triumph, a thrilling, visionary space called Taking Flight in a modest storefront directly across from Whole Foods.

This pop-up art installation/studio project was conceived by well-known local artists Deb Jones and Lara Whitley and is still in the process of being created. In the front room bird nests spiral gracefully from the inside out, and personal tarot cards are caught levitating. Beautiful spare images grace the walls, and cracks in the floor have a life of their own. In the back room Deb’s daughter, graphic artist Reina Katzenberger, is creating her own fascinating world.

The artwork is all lovely, but the real treasure is the artists themselves. They are welcoming visitors for one more week: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this week through Sunday, when everything will be dismantled. Please treat yourself to this extraordinary space while you can. It’s free of charge. For more information, you can contact the artists at:, 970-618-6992 and, 970-309-8908.

Jan Garrett and J.D. Martin


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