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Art Scene published May 31, 2012

Dance Art this weekend

The Dance Art Studio presents its annual concert, “iDance,” this weekend in Crescent Elk Auditorium.  Performances are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, and feature more than 150 dancers ages 3 to adults, covering the dance disciplines of ballet, tap, jazz acrobatics and children’s movement classes.

Tickets cost $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12 years of age, and are available at the studio, at 485 I St., and the door.  For more information, call 464-6817.

Oil painting workshops

High Ground Gallery in Crescent City Harbor is offering beginning oil painting workshops on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. All materials are supplied and participants can take home their own still-life painting. The cost is $25.

After completing the workshop, participants can move on to a series of three weekly oil painting classes. The cost for the series is $60, which includes all materials. For more information, or to reserve a spot, call Laura Wiens, 719-494-9216.The gallery is located at 140-A Marine Way, just above Crescent Harbor Gallery.

Concert Sunday at church

An afternoon of classical romance music featuring Soprano Sarah Benzinger, accompanied by pianist Nancy Correll is set for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Crescent City United Methodist Church.

“Love Songs” will explore the theme of love in its many forms.

Benzinger teaches eighth grade math at Crescent Elk Middle School and holds a degree in vocal performance from Humboldt State University.  She has been featured in Humboldt Light Opera Company productions and studies voice with Carol Ryder.

Correll holds a bachelor of arts in music from Humboldt State University, and served as staff accompanist for the HSU music department from 1975-2001. She currently teaches piano and voice in McKinleyville.

Admission for the recital is on a sliding scale. The church is located at 664 H St. For more information call (707) 464-3710.

Activities at Harbor Gallery

The Crescent Harbor Gallery artist of the month is Sharon Tanner, who works primarily in acrylic. A sampling of her work is on display through today, along with pieces by other gallery members.

“Creative Mondays” are currently being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday.  For more information, visit 140 Marine Way, or call 464-9133.

Art exhibit at courthouse

The Art in Public Places exhibit up in the Del Norte County Courthouse is a solo show of paintings by Crescent City artist Philip Wadsworth.

Titled “Abstracts & Landscapes,” this show consists of nine large works in oil.  For more information, contact 464-1336 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

DNACA raffle winners announced

The four winners of the “Staycation” raffle held this season by the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness were drawn at the Pure Prairie League performance on May 20.

Winners are Lisé Hamilton, Bill Herold, Bridget Holland and Troy Wilson. Prizes donated include a night’s stay at the Requa Inn, Battery Point Lighthouse, Whaleshead Beach Resort and Chateau at the Oregon Caves.  

‘Grease’ concludes this weekend

Brookings Harbor Community Theater’s production of the musical “Grease” concludes this weekend in the Harbor Performing Arts Center.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.  In addition, an understudy performance will be held Friday at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices range from $7 to $10 and can be purchased at Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings, New Wave Video in Harbor, and at the door.

For more information call (541) 469-4700, (541) 661-2473 or visit www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com.

Pistol River concert Saturday

The Pistol River Concert Association presents Houston Jones playing high energy Americana music at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Pistol River Friendship Hall.

Tickets are $15 each and are available at The Book Dock in Harbor, Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings, and Gold Beach Books.

A $5 student discount or refund is available at the door.  For ticket reservations or more information, call (541) 247-2848 or visit www.pistolriver.com.

Art Scene items should be sent to the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) at P.O. Box 1480, Crescent City, CA 95531 or e-mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it They can also be sent directly to the Triplicate at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it For more information, call 464-1336.



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