Food days art show: These kids start early

By Triplicate Staff October 16, 2012 05:54 pm

 Jazaleigh Gerarden, 9, shows off work Saturday that will be part of the Food Days Art Show. Del Norte Triplicate / Richard Wiens
Jazaleigh Gerarden, 9, shows off work Saturday that will be part of the Food Days Art Show. Del Norte Triplicate / Richard Wiens
 Children take advantage of free art class to prepare for show

Eight budding artists got a jump Saturday on the upcoming Wild Rivers Coast Food Days Art Show set for Oct. 20-25 at the fairgrounds Arts and Crafts Building.

The show for artists ages 2–18 calls upon them to produce images of their favorite fruits or vegetables in pencils or pastels, Play Dough or papier mache, crayons or creative photography.

On Saturday, eight kids took advantage of a free art class taught by Laura Wiens at High Ground Gallery, 140-A Marine Way, in Crescent City Harbor.

 

They included Sam Seymour, 12; Mikaila Marlin, 9; Jazaleigh Gerarden, 9; Jaylon Gerarden, 7; Seth Peterson, 10; Zeb Carter, 13; Raimie Carter, 9; and Mason Altman, 10.

Art show participants are asked to bring their artwork to the Del Norte Triplicate at 3rd and H downtown from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday of this week, or drop it off at the Crescent City Farmers Market at the fairgrounds on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Crescent Harbor Art Gallery folks will hang the art in the Arts and Crafts Building.

Here are some of the other upcoming local events planned in conjunction with the National Food Day (see foodday.org). They are at the fairgrounds unless otherwise noted.  

Saturday, Oct. 20

• Crescent City Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Garden workshop with Jennifer Ewing, an expert from Port Orford, 10 a.m.-noon.

• Preserving/canning workshop with Deborah Giraud, noon-2 p.m.

• Kids gardening workshop at Crescent Elk with instructor Joe Gillespie and his class, 1-2 p.m.

• Presentation by Ann Vileisis, author of “Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Our Food Comes From,” 3-4 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21 

 Participants in a Saturday art class at High Ground Gallery. Del Norte Triplicate / Richard Wiens
Participants in a Saturday art class at High Ground Gallery. Del Norte Triplicate / Richard Wiens

• Community garden and farm tours, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

• Free Food Day Film Festival, featuring “Dirt” at 11 a.m., “Fresh” at 12:45 p.m., “Permaculture” at 2:30 p.m. and “Ingredients” at 3:45 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 22

• “Meatless Monday Cook-off” featuring chefs Justin Hall from Sutter Coast Hospital, Charlie Fore from Porcini restaurant and Triplicate columnist Anne Boulley from Brookings, 5-8 p.m. Includes free samples for tasting and judging of People’s Choice award. Music by Jon Parmentier. Rene Shanle Hutzell is emcee.

• Food Fair with local/regional vendors providing samples and products for sale, 5-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

• Author Karen Adler visits local classrooms during the school day.

• Presentations by authors Heirloom Tomatoes (“Locally Delicious” and “Lunch box Envy”) and Lierre 
Keith (“The Vegetarian Myth”).

• Food Fair with local/regional vendors providing samples and products for sale, 5-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

• Children’s programs with author Karen Adler at the Family Resource Center, 10 a.m.-noon.

• Downtown Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-noon, 3rd and I streets in Crescent City.

• Family Social Hour, 5-6 p.m., featuring healthy snacks and mingling.

• Program by author Karen Adler, 6-8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 25

• Teen Dinner Party with Halloween theme, 5-9 p.m. Free pasta, green salad, garlic bread and chocolate fountain with fresh fruits. Open to all teens ages 14-20. Live music by Joint Chiefs. Halloween costume contest and pumpkin carving.

The events are organized under the umbrella of the Community Food Council for Del Norte and Adjacent Tribal Lands. For more information, call Michele, 707-464-2141.