Join us for the 12th Annual Winter Art & Chocolate Festival! Fun for the whole family! Something for everyone, from handmade arts and crafts to music and balloon animals for the kids and a chocolate eating contest each day at 2 PM.
The Redwoods Mural society, who painted various murals around the County, is again involved in one in Hiouchi, inside the Federal Parks Visitors Center. In fact there are going to be several murals. All are scenes around Del Norte County.
The society is looking for artists of any skill level to join them. The supplies are already there. Those working on it now will be glad to guide you and get you started. It will be a time of seeing something wonderful materialize that you can be proud of saying "I worked on that". Just bring a lunch and painting clothes and jump in and you'll have great time of fellowshipping with other artists and having fun.
If you drive up that way stop in and see the work in progress. You will become as excited as they are and decide you want to be a part of this. Each day you can spend two hours or seven hours, however long your schedule will allow you. Please send this information out to artists that you know, they might want to take part in this project.
Lori Markel 954-9191 or 465-3501
Wanda Kirkpatrick 951-1552 or 482-1650
Coos Art Museum will kick off a celebration of bronze sculpture with River of Bronze featuring works by 8 artists from Washington, Oregon, California and Utah. A free public reception will be held Friday February 17 between 5:00 and 7:00 pm. The exhibition will run through Saturday April 8.
For over 5000 years, since the beginning of the Bronze Age around 3200 B.C., humans have used bronze to create utilitarian, spiritual, and aesthetic objects. Over time this beautiful malleable metal composed of copper and tin has assumed many forms from early Sumerian friezes in temples to Mongolian bridle gear; bronze has expressed cultural ideas unique to each era. During February, March and April three exhibits will provide a fascinating display of unique work by contemporary artists using this ancient medium.
The other bronze exhibitions will also be occurring in February at Southwestern Oregon Community College. Teaching Bronze with works by Tom and Linda Walsh, and in March at the Bandon Public Library, Bronze with sculpture and photographs by Ken and Janis Ayers.
River of Bronze will feature numerous abstract, figurative, imaginary works by 10 artists from the west. Ann Morris an internationally acclaimed sculptor has six bronze sculptures in the courtyard of the University of Oregon, School of Education. For the exhibition Morris provides several works from Bone Journey comprised of vessels, bones and natural forms, “a symbol of our own journey through Nature and Time.” Holt Murray who spent part of his youth in Oregon was a leader in the 60’s California Artist Foundry Movement documented recently in Dave Hampton’s book “Pouring Metal in the South Bay.” Murray’s estate provides seven works from his Hardware Series, abstract works that “present the observer with implied function, interchangeability of parts and all use basic shackle form.” Geoffrey McCormack a multi award winning watercolorist with recent shows in Greece and China, presents Life at the Beach, six works that document his passionate involvement with surfing in Santa Cruz and Gold Beach. Steve Reinmuth who runs Reinmuth Foundry in Eugene, Oregon has twice been featured in Oregon Art Beat for his bronze sound sculpture. Charles Tatum, an African American artist born in Mississippi who was active in the arts scene in Portland in the 70’s, created abstract and figurative works inspired by African motifs and the West Coast Assemblage movement associated with the Watts Towers Art Center in California. Bryon Draper who teaches sculpture at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah specializes in fragmented figure sculptures combining “selected cast bronze fragments of the figure with blocks of stone.” James Fritz who teaches bronze casting at Southwestern Oregon Community College presents seven figurative works expressing movement and symbolic gestures. Mitch Rollicheck woodworker, lithographer, painter, sculptor provides five works inspired by Japanese aesthetics and a sixth work a replica in bronze of a bison skull. Thomas and Linda Walsh bronze artists with decades of experience between them they live in San Jose, California and will also be represented with a two-person exhibition at Southwestern Oregon Community College.
BRIAN SCOTT GALLERY
BROWN BAG Thursday
11:30 – 1:30
A WEEKLY GATHERING
515 Chetco Avenue, Brookings, Oregon
January 26 – Music with John Marshall
Come and be part of friends and neighbors coffee and chat. Bring a lunch and listen to music, friendly discussion, and art topics. Lend an ear and your voice in a warm and comfortable environment upstairs in the SNUG at Brian Scott Gallery.
For Information: 541-412-8687
On Sunday, February 26, Brookings Harbor Friends of Music will present the Jasper String Quartet. Here is a sneak preview of their wonderful program:
Mozart – String Quartet in D major, K. 575 http://brentanoquartet.com/notes/mozart-quartet-k-575/
Barber – String Quartet Op. 11 http://www.montanachambermusicsociety.org/images/programnotes/2015/20150206_MCMSProgramNotes.pdf
(note that this is the source of the incredible Adagio for Strings, made famous in The Elephant Man), and now on everybody’s greatest hits list)
Beethoven – String Quartet in B-flat major Op. 130 with original final movement the Grosse Fugue (Great Fugue) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro%C3%9Fe_Fuge
(note that the Great Fugue has been called the greatest piece of music ever written by Glenn Gould and many others, looking across the entire 19th century into the 20th.)
This is an astounding program and it can not be over praised.
Individual Tickets $15 per event
Under 18 - FREE
Tickets are sold at the door and at:
Wright's Custom Framing and Creative Arts
810 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR 97415
Seventh Day Adventist Church
102 Park Avenue
Brookings, OR 97415
The concert begins at 3:00 pm and is approximately 2 hours in length. Plenty of free parking. Doors open to the public one half hour prior to show times. Seating is first come first served. Arrive early for the best seats for this world class performance.
Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk is on hiatus until April 8. Brian Scott Gallery is continuing the Second Saturday tradition by holding "winter warmers" from January through March.
The January Winter Warmer was kicked off by Leslie Wolf who delivered the bad news that the Brookings Harbor Friends of Music Crab Feed is sold out. However, raffle tickets are available and may be purchased at Brian Scott Gallery prior to the Crab Feed.
Kathy paints both plein air and in her studio. Her favorite subject to paint is portraits, but this show is all about landscapes, seascapes and structures. She has been involved with the Tuesday Painters group at Manley Art Center for the past fifteen years. You can see Kathy's show during the month of December at Manley Art Center, 433 Oak Street in Brookings. The gallery is open 11 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Sunday - closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's.
And here is where Nola's infamous Art Walk Camera quietly slipped into "cartoon" mode and secretly stayed that way for the rest of the Art Walk. Fortunately Ann had her trusty Lumix, so most venues are not portrayed entirely in cartoon mode.
John Gehl at the Chetco Community Library - hope John has a REALLY good sense of humor. When you walk into the large meeting room/gallery in the library, on the far end of the room you'll see three large photos that appear to be a show of work by Ansel Adams. They are the amazing work of Brookings' own John Gehl. Since my camera accidentally turned his photo of Yosemite Falls into a cartoon, you'll want to go see the actual photo - and the rest of John's show which includes three walls of large color photographs.
Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk will be on hiatus for the months of Jan/Feb/Mar. The next Art Walk will be held on April 8, 2017.
Thanks to all the artists and venues for another year of the Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk.
Photos by Ann Ostrowski and Nola Range
From December 9 through February 11, 2017 Coos Art Museum will be hosting Tidal Waters by the Oregon Group, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. The exhibition opens with a free reception for the public at the Museum on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 5pm until 7pm. Thirty works by eleven artists will be on display in the Museum’s Clare Wehrle Gallery.
Science Illustrators are artists in the service of science. They use scientifically informed observation, combined with technical and aesthetic skills to accurately portray their subjects. This compilation of artwork follows in the long tradition of scientific illustration where attention to detail and accuracy was paramount. The artwork allows viewers to observe the unobservable, the beauty of nature up close.
The subject matter included in this exhibit focuses on species associated with the tidal water areas of Oregon. Some of the artists have interest in several fields of science, which are reflected in their subject matter such as plants, animals, and insects that are painted, drawn or digitally produced. Or they may specialize in specific fields of science such as botany, wildlife animals, insect, reptile, and avian sciences.
The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) – Oregon Group is a collection of about twenty artists, spread across the state of Oregon. They sponsor field trips, lectures and educational workshops across the state and are affiliated with the national GNSI organization. Information about the group can be found on their website http://www.gnsi-oregon.org.
Audi Stanton will be teaching art classes at Wright's Custom Framing beginning Mondays, Jan. 9 and Tuesdays Jan.10 for 6-week sessions.
Mondays, 10:00 am until 12:30
Beginning Watercolor Painting, for students with little or no experience with watercolor painting.
Mondays, 1:00 pm until 4:00
Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor Painting for continuing students and those who have had some experience.
Tuesdays, 1:00 pm until 4:00
All skill levels, Oil painting with a palette knife and brush.
Please sign up at Wright's or call Audi at 541 412 7948.
The cost of each session is $98.00, not including supplies.
A supply list is at the counter at Wright's.
You may pay tuition with cash or check payable to:
Audi Stanton, 17315 Holmes Dr., Brookings, OR 97415
or to Susie or Dennis at the store.
Please plan to be on time, you may park on the side of the store and in the grassy area, but please leave the spaces at the front of the store for customers
Each class meeting will include instruction, show and tell, discussion of your questions, and demos. Join us to learn and have a great time!
A show of porcelain sculptures by the late Elena Karina Canavier, will open at the Coos Art Museum on Friday , December 9th with a reception from 5-7. The event is free and the public is invited. The works will remain on display through February 11, 2017.
Few people of Oregon’s South Coast know that we had a major ceramic artist in our midst. Elena Karina Canavier has works in important collections throughout the United States, including the Boston Museum, the Oakland Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Institution.
At the time of her death in 2010 she was building a dream studio on a mountaintop south of Langlois. Family members and friends have plans underway for shows in Los Angeles and New York, but since the work is currently here, they have agreed to have the very first showing of the finest pieces right here at our own museum in Coos Bay. Says Coos Art Museum director Steven Broocks, "This is a very special opportunity for the people of Southern Oregon to see a show which normally would not find its way to our area; I am very excited about this exhibit, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Coos Art Museum."
Elena Karina Canavier was born September 2, 1931 in Tientsin, China, where her Russian father was chief engineer for the construction of the Mongolian Railway. The family moved to Los Angeles when Elena was young, and she studied art at the Jepson Art Institute, received her BA in Architecture and printmaking from University of Southern California, and her MA from California Southern University in Long Beach. While there she spent a great deal of time beachcombing, and her fascination with tide pools and marine creatures translated into her works of art.
In the 1970's she moved to Washington, DC where she became Crafts Coordinator for the National Endowment for the Arts, and later served as special adviser for the Arts Office of Vice-President Walter Mondale from 1978 to 1980. She taught ceramics in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., wrote for many publications including Art Week and Art News, and was a featured artist in many galleries, most recently at the prestigious Davis & Cline gallery in Ashland. John Davis, said in a telephone interview: “Elena was a consummate artist; her work was visionary…. She was a true master of the medium, as well as a delightful human being."
Elena became acquainted with Bandon artist and curator Victoria Tierney shortly after coming to the South Coast in 2001. When she started AVK Arts with funds left to her by her aunt and uncle, Antonina and Vladimir Koulaeff , she approached Tierney and suggested that they might work together to promote the arts in Bandon.
"She was an ideal patron of the arts" says Tierney. "She trusted us completely; I never had to write out long detailed proposals and apply for grants. She simply wanted to know what each show cost, and she paid for them. She sponsored over 50 shows. It was a great stroke of wonderful luck for Bandon."
In gratitude for this support, Tierney has offered her services to curate this show at the Coos Art Museum. "It is a labor of love for me," says Tierney, who serves on the Exhibitions Committee of the museum. “I think people will be blown away by the quality of the work. I encourage all of you to take advantage of the chance to see this show."
Coos Bay, OR – From December 9 through February 4, 2017 Coos Art Museum will be hosting a solo exhibition by the internationally acclaimed fine art printmaker Robert Kipniss. The exhibition opens with a free reception for the public at the Museum on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 5pm until 7pm.
Robert Kipniss, Strong Trees in the Wind
The exhibition which takes place in the Museum’s Perkins Gallery will feature prints in three different media, dry point, lithography and mezzotint. The exhibition will also include examples of the artist’s preliminary drawings and the copper printing plates.
Robert Kipniss, now 85 years of age, resides in Westchester County, New York and maintains a second home/studio in northwestern Connecticut. During his long career he has had over 50 museum exhibitions in some of the world’s major institutions including: The Harvard University Art Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Los Angeles Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the British Museum. Of the works on display, nine are from the Permanent Collection of Coos Art Museum while the drawings, printings plates and six other works are on loan from the New York collector James F. White.
The subjects of Kipniss’ works include austere limbs of trees in autumn and winter, spare modest houses of simple shapes, and still life. Though his architectural depictions hint at the present of human life, Kipniss’ works are devoid of people. His artwork explores the effect of light and shadow in muted tones. Kipniss said that he is trying to capture a moment, an atmosphere, a quickly passing experience, not just trees and houses. Kipniss works are an expression of order and permanence.
The mezzotint technique which Kipniss uses to great effect involves burnishing a roughened printing plate to develop mid-tones and highlights. With the mezzotint technique Kipniss is able to capture a velvet-like range of tones that are characteristic of his works. We will have an example of both mezzotint and dry point plates on display.