Art Scene published Sept. 5, 2013

By Holly O. Austin September 06, 2013 02:37 pm

Movie screening set for Saturday

There will be a gala showing of “Love in the Time of Monsters” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Crescent City Cinemas. The movie was filmed in Del Norte County and features several local residents, including Pam Wilder, Alex Gastineau, Travis Molina, John Pritchett, Jenny and Jaclyn Young, Todd Sattig, Meng Lo, Eliza Murphy and Mary Ann Hague.

A social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session with the director and writer, and the screening of the film at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 each; all proceeds above expenses go to benefit Lighthouse Repertory Theatre and Del Norte Search and Rescue.

Tickets are available at Del Norte Office Supply and the Crescent City-Del Norte Chamber of Commerce and at the door. There will be an after-movie party at Tomasini’s Enoteca for a $3 cover charge; the band Disturbing the Peace will play.  For more information, contact Young at 954-8773. 

Juried photography show announced

The Coast Redwoods Art Association’s annual Juried Photography Show is accepting entry forms and fees until 5 p.m. Sept. 23. Artists 18 years or older may submit up to three photographs created within the last two years, and $1,400 in prize money will be given out. All film or digital photography is welcome; awards will be given out at the reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 5.

For a prospectus or more information, contact Lee Beising at 458-9528, or Crescent Harbor Gallery at 464-9133.

Still time to join Children’s Choir

The new Crescent City Children’s Choir for kids ages 9–12 years old is accepting sign-ups, with rehearsals beginning at 6 p.m. Monday.  Forms are currently available at Del Norte Office Supply, or those interested can attend one of three registration nights.

The first one will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. today in the Crescent Elk School band room. Two others will be held at the United Methodist Church, 664 H St.: 6–8 p.m. Friday and 5–6 p.m. Monday, just before the first rehearsal begins. For registration fees or more information, call director Greg Goode at (707) 218-1620.

Harbor Gallery’s activities upcoming

Crescent Harbor Gallery’s show for the month of September is its 2013 annual National Juried Art Competition, which hangs through Sept. 30.

The gallery’s annual Salmon Feed fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, with salmon cooked the traditional Yurok way prepared by Sammy Gensaw and his family. The menu will include salmon, coleslaw, baked beans and bread; cost is $12.50 per person.

The gallery’s “fourth Thursday” art demo will be held at noon Sept. 26 preceded by a potluck at 11:15 a.m. Featured will be Arlene Krogstad, who will demonstrate her “travel sketch” techniques.

Summer gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.  For more information, visit the gallery at 140 Marine Way, or call 464-9133.

Art exhibit up at the courthouse

The current Art in Public Places exhibit up in the Del Norte County Courthouse is “California, the World and Beyond,” a one-person show by Crescent City artist Muriel Northrip featuring eleven acrylic paintings.

The courthouse is located at 450 H St. in Crescent City, and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends except for state holidays. For more information, contact the artist at 465-6420, or call the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness at 464-1336.

Pistol River concert scheduled Sept. 14

The Pistol River Concert Association presents al Andulus at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Pistol River Friendship Hall. This band performs north African, Spanish, classical and contemporary music.

Tickets are $15 each and are available at Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings, Gold Beach Books and the door. A $5 student discount or refund is also available at the door. For ticket reservations or more information, call (541) 247-2848 or visit 

Writers’ Conference set for Sept. 20 and 21

The 13th annual North Coast Redwoods Writers’ Conference will be held from 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the College of the Redwoods, Del Norte campus. Part of the college’s Community Education Program, the conference gives attendees the opportunity to learn from and network with published writers, as well as an editor/publisher. 

Events include an introductory panel on “Collaboration and Community,” concurrent workshops, readings, and an open mic. The panel and readings on Friday evening are free to the public. Featured readers are Becca Lawton (fiction/nonfiction), Zara Raab (poetry) and Jim Dodge (fiction). Saturday’s keynote speaker is Jean Hegland, a novelist (“Into the Forest”) and creative nonfiction writer. Other presenters are Julie Crabtree (young adult fiction) and Kim Wyatt, editor and publisher at Bona Fide Books in South Lake Tahoe.

The $95 registration fee includes all events, a continental breakfast, and a hot lunch catered by Fabulous Foods by Julie. For more information or to receive a brochure, contact (707) 465-2303, visit or attend the free events at 6 p.m. Friday in the college library.  

Concert association plans concert Sept. 17

The Del Norte-Curry Community Concert Association will hols the Dallas Brass for a concert Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the  Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G St., Crescent City

Adult tickets $15, children and students with ID are admitted free. A 2013-14 season membership costs $45 for four concerts.

For more information, call 707-951-3102 or 541-661-3390.

LRT Gala is set at month’s end

Lighthouse Repertory Theatre’s seventh annual Gala will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 810 H St.  Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner catered by Northwoods at 7 p.m. and a show at 8 p.m.

LRT actors will perform numbers from favorite shows, and there will be dancing to Tsunami Swing and a silent auction. All proceeds go to the LRT Building Fund.

Tickets cost $65 per person, $120 per couple and are available at Del Norte Office Supply.

Free bluegrass concert Sept. 15 in Brookings

After five years of touring, recording four albums and performing at multiple national and international festivals, Water Tower will bring its roots and rock-fueled bluegrass music to Azalea Park in Brookings on Sunday, Sept. 15.

The free outdoor concert starts at 1 p.m at the bandshell. It is the final show of the summer music series presented by Rogue Federal Credit Union and the American Music Festival. 

Seating for the concert is on the lawn in front of the bandshell and the audience is welcome to bring chairs and blankets along with a picnic lunch. No alcohol is permitted in the park. Dogs are welcome on a leash. 

Water Tower’s music is loosely based in the traditions of  bluegrass, punk rock, blues, cajun, folk and country. The band’s songs feature tight three-part harmonies and powerful instrumentals. 

For more information about the American Music Festival, contact Les Cohen at 541-661-3033.

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