Art Scene

Curry County

Azalea Festival Art Show 2020

The Azalea Festival Art Show sponsored by Pelican Bay Arts Association, will be held May 23-27, at the Brookings-Harbor High School Gym. Applications are available at Manley Art Center, Wright’s Custom Framing, and Crescent Harbor Gallery. A PDF version is available online at pelicanbayartsassociation.org or wildriverscoastart.com. Please see the application for specific details. An in-person registration will be held at the Manley Arts Center April 24 and 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deadline for all entries April 25 at 4 p.m. Prize money will be awarded. Thanks to our award donors, Wright’s Custom Framing, Linda and Robert Beaudry, and donation in memory of Pat Stewart. For more information, call 541-469-1807 or email pbaart@frontier.com.

Brian Scott Gallery

Brian Scott Gallery, located at 515 Chetco Ave. in Brookings, hosts their “Winter Warmer Art Event” Saturday, March 14 from 4-6 p.m. Painter and sculptor Linda Ross is the Gallery’s Artist of the Month and will be featured at this event. Refreshments will be served, and there will be musical entertainment. For more information, call 541-412-8687.

Brian Scott Gallery

Brian Scott Gallery, located at 515 Chetco Ave. in Brookings, showcases more than 25 artists. Their artist for the month of March is Linda Ross, featuring her ceramics and abstract art. 

The Gallery also invites you to network while enjoying coffee, tea, and an ocean view on their patio in the Snug Studio for Brown Bag Thursdays, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. each week with live music: March 12, Tiger Lily; March 19, Lon Goddard. Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. artist and author Pete Chasar gives a talk about all things art. The patio is open during regular Gallery hours, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 541-412-8687.

Ellensburg Theater Company Auditions

Ellensburg Theater Company is holding auditions for the play Just the Ticket by Peter Quilter (author of The Actress). This comedy has a cast of six women, who all play the same character throughout the play. Auditions will be held March 6 from 6-7 p.m. and March 7 from 12-2 p.m. If you are unable to attend auditions, call 541-373-0869 to set up a time. All auditions are held at The Rogue Playhouse, 94916 Moore St., Gold Beach. For more information, visit facebook.com/EllensburgTheaterCompany.

Fog and Fine Art Gallery

Located in Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supply at 810 Chetco Ave. in Brookings, the Fog and Fine Art Gallery displays many local artists showing a variety of media including jewelry, pottery, painting, and more. The Gallery also has a dedicated classroom that inspires new and seasoned artists with workshops. The Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday. For more information on class listings, painting demonstrations, and featured artists, call 541-469-7900 or visit them on Facebook @WrightsCustomFraming. 

 Friends of Music

Brookings Harbor Friends of Music continues their 35th season with the Jasper String Quartet, with violin, cello, and viola on Sunday, March 15; Rastrelli Cello Quartet, between-the-genres Russian ensemble on Sunday, April 5; and Mayuko Kamio, returning favorite virtuoso violinist on Sunday, April 26. Tickets are available for purchase at Wright’s Custom Framing at 810 Chetco Ave. in Brookings. Tickets are $20 per event and children 18 and under receive free admission. The season concludes on May 17 with their annual, free-of-charge scholarship concert with Alexander Tutanov, professor of piano at Southern Oregon University, and will feature students selected as scholarship recipients. All performances take place at 3 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 102 Park Ave. in Brookings. For more information, call 541-469-7625 or visit brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org.

Manley Art Center and Gallery

The Manley Art Center and Gallery at 433 Oak St. in Brookings is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Children of all ages are invited to the Center on Saturdays to see work created by member artists and to work in the classroom. For more information, call 541-469-1807 or visit www.pelicanbayartsassociation.org.

Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers “Brookings Jamboree”

The Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers present their annual “Brookings Jamboree” March 28, at the Chetco Grange in Brookings. Doors open at 9 a.m. for an open circle jam. Young musicians play from 11-11:30 a.m. A “Fiddle Jamboree” starts at noon, and a wide variety of performers will play until 2 p.m., at which time the circle jam will continue until 4 p.m. All are welcome to join the jam or come to listen if you do not play. During the event, the Chetco Grange will be offering a spaghetti lunch for $10 for adults, $6 for children 12-and-under. A box lunch of egg salad sandwich, chips, and drink will also be available for $6. Meals include dessert. The event is free, donations are always appreciated. The Chetco Grange is located at the corner of Highway 101 and Shopping Center Avenue in Brookings-Harbor. This event is hosted by District 5, the south/central coast district of the Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers. For more Information, call Kriss at 541-260-6756 or Dawn at 541-347-4561.

For community arts calendar listings, please visit www.dnaca.net. For inclusion in Arts Scene listings, items should be sent to the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) at office@dnaca.net by Tuesday of each week.

Del Norte County

Art in Public Places

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness’ Art in Public Places exhibit in the Del Norte Superior Court at 450 H St. in Crescent City is a collection from artist Pauline Holmes entitled “Crescent City Seascapes and Treescapes.” The exhibit will be available for viewing through April 23. The courthouse is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays except for state holidays. DNACA’s Art in Public Places exhibit on the mezzanine of the CEC airport at 1650 Dale Rupert Rd. is a solo exhibition of works by Pauline Lodolini. This show will be available for viewing through June 18. The airport terminal’s regular hours are 6 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 6-10 a.m. and 5-8 p.m. Saturdays, and 6 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Sundays. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or office@dnaca.net.

Arts for Veterans Drum Circle

Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) presents a Drum Circle with teaching artist Mombo Hernandez Saturday, March 21, from 4-5 p.m., at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 810 H St., Crescent City. Hand drums and percussion instruments are provided, or bring your own. All workshops are free-of-charge to veterans, active military, and their family members. Families are eligible whether or not the veteran participates. For more information, call DNACA at 707-464-1336, or email office@dnaca.net.

Arts for Veterans Guitar Lessons

Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) presents a course of Guitar Workshops with teaching artist Dale Morgan, Tuesdays, April 7-June 9, in the Fireside Room at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 810 H St., Crescent City. “Beginning" class takes place from 5-6 p.m. “Beyond Beginning" class takes place from 6:15-7:15 p.m. All workshops are free-of-charge to veterans, active military, and their family members. Families are eligible whether or not the veteran participates. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call DNACA at 707-464-1336, or email office@dnaca.net.

DNACA Volunteer Mixer

Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) will be holding a mixer on Thursday March 19, from 5-7 p.m.to meet potential new volunteers. The mixer will be held at 1228 2nd St., Crescent City (2nd Street Gallery). Stop by the mixer to meet DNACA’s Board of Directors and Executive Director, learn more about this non-profit, and find out how you might be able to help DNACA’s mission to provide support and excitement for all the creative arts in our County, (in order) to inspire community vitality and harmony. For more information, please email office@dnaca.net.

California Redwoods Art Association

The California Redwoods Art Association’s 2nd Street Gallery, located at 1228 2nd St. in Crescent City, presents art classes for March: Wednesdays from 12–2 p.m. Carol Long teaches oil painting. Acrylic painters are welcome. Tuition is free. Students must provide their own supplies. Open to students 16-and-older. Also on Wednesdays, from 2-3 p.m. Jenny Rosa teaches Ukulele classes. Tuition is free, and ukuleles are available for use or purchase. Open to students 8-and-older. Separate classes for kids and adults. Every Saturday from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Cynthia Swain teaches watercolor painting classes. Tuition is free, students must supply their own materials. Open to students 16-and-older. Students must pre-register. Classes on Japanese Flower Arrangements with Akio Yamada are available. The class has a $15 fee, and you must call to register. Thursday, March 19 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. is a Scrapbooking Class with Alexis. Basic picture placement, how to add greeting cards, and produce creative pages. Tuition is $2 per person. Open to students age 8-adult. Supplies provided for a two-page layout. Students should bring photos to use. To sign up for a class, or for more information, call 707-460-1414.

Coast Redwoods Art Association

Coast Redwoods Art Association’s Crescent Harbor Art Gallery, located at 140 Marine Way in Crescent City, is open 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 12-4 p.m. on Sunday. The Artist of the Month is Bettie Belitz, who has created art works in clay, watercolor, pen and ink, acrylics, and oils. The Del Norte County Library at 190 Price Mall is also displaying work by member artists Nancy Chernak and Muriel Northrip. For more information, call 707-464-9133.

Coloring Book

DNACA’s first coloring book “Colorful Critters of Del Norte County” is a great gift for any special occasion! This book is hand drawn by local artist Rosemary Garcia, highlighting the “wild side” of Del Norte County with colorful critters. The coloring book includes captions in English, Tolowa, and Yurok, and at the end of the book are interesting facts about each of the 17 featured creatures. “Colorful Critters of Del Norte County” is available at these local outlets: Chamber of Commerce Visitors’ Center at 1001 Front St., Crescent Harbor Gallery at 140 Marine Way, Del Norte Office Supply at 240 I St., the Mail Room at 900 Northcrest Dr., and the Yurok Country Visitor Center at 101 Klamath Blvd. in Klamath. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or office@dnaca.net

Found Agate Theatre Presents Autobahn by Neil LaBute

The Play Autobahn by Neil LaBute plays at Pacific Northwest Physical Therapy (please use back entrance) March 6-7 and 13-15. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at Del Norte Office Supply and at the door. The play is composed of six scenes that tell stories of relationships between people in cars. There are significant adult themes and language, and the stories range from hilarious to dark and challenging. Directed by Howard Patterson and Ruth Rhodes.

Gallery of Arts and Culture

The Gallery of Arts and Culture at 175 H St. features artists Ronald Kusina, Michael Tompkins, Daniel Desmond, Marianne Strehler, Nan Marie Wineinger, Michael Jackson, Rive Nestor, John Hewitt, David LaBrier, Stephen Sable, Laura Wiens, W. Allan Armstrong, Richard “Dickie” Dabbs, and many other favorites. The Gallery is open 11 a.m-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, call 707-464-4745.

Music in the Redwoods

Music in the Redwoods, presented by the Del Norte-Curry Community Concert Association, is celebrating 70 years of bringing quality live entertainment to our community. Their final concert of this season is Duo Aliada at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 17. All concerts take place at Crescent Elk Auditorium at 994 G St. in Crescent City. Individual tickets are $20 per adult, and children under 18 receive free admission. For more information, call 707-951-3102 or visit musicintheredwoods.com.

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