Art Scene

Del Norte County

Coast Redwoods Art Association

 Coast Redwoods Art Association’s Crescent Harbor Gallery, 140 Marine Way, will display a collection of artwork by the artist of the month for August, Cathy Dean. August’s demo will be led by Arlene Krogstad in Conté pencils at noon tomorrow, preceded by a potluck. Saturdays 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the gallery include a papier maché program. Sundays 1 p.m.-4 p.m. include a still-life drawing group. Mondays 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. offer a space and good company for artists and crafters. The Del Norte County Library, 190 Price Mall, is displaying work by member artists. The prospectus for their 15th annual Juried Art Competition is now available, with entry forms and fees due by Aug. 24. For more information, call 707-464-9133.

California Redwoods Art Association

 California Redwoods Art Association’s 2nd St. Gallery, 1228 2nd St, will exhibit a collection from August’s artist of the month, Gillian Keir. The gallery is also displaying members’ collections throughout the community, including Sutter Coast Hospital and their Infusion Center, Vita Cucina, and Wild Rivers Community Foundation. There are always classes in varying media available with prior registration. For more information or to register, call 707-460-1414.

Maiah Wynne

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness will open its 2019-20 season with a concert by Maiah Wynne at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G St. in Crescent City. Wynne is a solo songwriter and vocalist who plays many instruments simultaneously, while using an electronic looper pedal to create unprecedented sound. Tickets for individual performances go on sale two weeks prior to the show at Del Norte Office Supply, 240 I St, in Crescent City, and Wright’s Custom Framing, 810 Chetco Ave. in Brookings. General tickets are $18, senior (65+) or transitional-aged youth (18-25 years old) are $15, and students (K-college, full-time) are $12. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door, which opens at 6:15 p.m. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or dnaca_cc@icloud.com.

Gallery of Arts and Culture  

The Gallery of Arts and Culture, 175 H St., is featuring artists Marianne Strehler and Daniel Desmond. Strehler has been drawing since she was a child and later began painting in oils and acrylics; her self-imposed challenge is to capture the essential beauty and uniqueness of an object. Desmond has been painting in oils for over 60 years and in watercolors and acrylics for 30 years; he focuses on landscapes and seascapes. The gallery also has watercolor paintings by Nan Marie Wineinger on display at Redwood Urgent Care, 286 M S, where the public is welcome to meet the staff and enjoy the art. The gallery is open 11 a.m-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, call 707-464-4745.

Art in Public Places  

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness’s Art in Public Places exhibit in Del Norte Superior Court, 450 H St. in Crescent City, is titled “Art by Veterans II,” a collection of artwork created in DNACA’s Arts for Veterans program. The exhibit will be available for viewing through Sept. 26. The courthouse is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays except for state holidays. The public is invited to celebrate the artists at a reception 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 26. Live music by participants in the Arts for Veterans guitar class, as well as refreshments, will be provided. Our Arts for Veterans program is funded, in part, by Veterans in the Arts, a program of the California Arts Council. DNACA’s Art in Public Places exhibit on the mezzanine of the CEC terminal, 1650 Dale Rupert Rd., is titled “Fly Away With Me: A Year of Travel Photography,” a collection by Catherine Balck. The exhibit will be available for viewing through Nov. 7. 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 5-8:00 p.m. Sundays. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or dnaca_cc@icloud.com.

Arts for Veterans

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness is offering complimentary season tickets to the 37th Performance Series for veterans, who self-identify as disabled, and their family members.

Touring professional artist Maiah Wynne will lead a songwriting workshop for veterans and their family members while she is in Crescent City to perform in DNACA’s season. The workshop is 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Del Norte Senior Center, 1765 Northcrest Dr. in Crescent City.

A Qi Gong and Tai Chi class will be introduced at Pacific Northwest Physical Therapy, 255 I St. in Crescent City, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Sept. 21. Participants will be led by teaching artists Andres and Kate Monreal in basic postures and eight Brocades. Wear comfortable clothes to stretch in, and athletic shoes.

The next visual arts class will be a woodcarving workshop led by teaching artist Dianne Renee Shilling at the Del Norte Senior Center, 1765 Northcrest Dr. in Crescent City. This introductory class will cover learning to carve with chisel and gouge. Each student will complete a project of their choice. It will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 28 through Nov. 2. Registration and a hold-harmless form are absolutely required for this class, to ensure we have enough safety supplies for everyone.

The next drum circle with Mombo Hernandez will be 4:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Howonquet Hall Community Center, 101 Indian Ct. in Smith River. Hand drums and percussion instruments are provided.

The next course of guitar workshops with teaching artist Dale Morgan will take place in the Fireside Room of the VFW Hall, 810 H St. in Crescent City. Beginning class takes place 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 30 through Nov. 18. Intermediate class takes place 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 1 through Nov. 19.

All workshops are free-of-charge to veterans and their family members; families are eligible whether or not the veteran participates. DNACA’s Arts for Veterans program is funded in part by Veterans in the Arts, a program of the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at arts.ca.gov. For more information, contact DNACA at dnaca_cc@icloud.com or 707-464-1336.

DNACA’s 37th Season Tickets

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness announces its 2019-20 season lineup: Maiah Wynne, solo multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Sept. 21; California Guitar Trio, returning favorite fusion ensemble, Nov. 16; Barrio Manouche, Gypsy jazz and flamenco dance, Feb. 21; Okaidja Afroso, Ghanaian music, dance and storytelling, April 3; and Sarah Hagen in her one-woman comedy, “Perk up, Pianist!” May 9. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and take place at Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G St. in Crescent City. Season tickets provide a discount to the five individual performances and are transferable and replaceable if lost. They are available through Nov. 16 in Crescent City at Del Norte Office Supply, 240 I St., and in Brookings at Wright’s Custom Framing, 810 Chetco Ave. General season tickets are $70, Senior (65+) are $55, Student (K-college, full-time) are $45, and Group (4 people total) are $160. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door of the first two concerts, beginning at 6:15 p.m. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or dnaca_cc@icloud.com.

For the community arts calendar, go to www.dnaca.net. For inclusion, Arts Scene items should be sent to the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness at dnaca_cc@icloud.com by Sunday afternoon. For more information, call 707-464-1336.

Curry County

Brian Scott Gallery

 Brian Scott Gallery, 515 Chetco Ave. in Brookings, is featuring the wood sculptures, agate boxes and acrylic works of Brian Gibbons for the month of August. Alongside this work, the gallery showcases more than 25 artists. The gallery invites you to network while enjoying coffee, tea and an ocean view on their patio in the Snug Studio for Brown Bag Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. each week. with Pete Chasar discussing all things art. Tomorrow’s music will be provided by Tiger Lily. The patio is always open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Artistic License has been rescheduled for September; further details will be announced later. For more information, call 541-412-8687.

Fog and Fine Art Gallery  

Located in Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supply. 810 Chetco Ave. in Brookings, Fog and Fine Art Gallery will feature the art of recently passed Jay Mosby for the month of August. Jay was a well-loved local watercolorist who could be seen at all the local art events painting free portraits. His claim to fame was being an illustrator for Disney. The 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 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. For more information on class listings, painting demonstrations and featured artists, call 541-469-7900, or visit on Facebook @WrightsCustomFraming.

Manley Art Center and Gallery

 The Manley Art Center and Gallery, 433 Oak St in Brooking,s is featuring the show “Forgeries for Sale” through Sept. 7. The gallery 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.pelicanbayartassociation.org.

Pistol River Concert Association  

The Pistol River Concert Association presents Jimmy Grant Ensemble, Gypsy guitar, at 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Pistol River Friendship Hall, 24252 Carpenterville Rd. in Pistol River. Tickets are $20 each and available at Wright’s Custom Framing, 810 Chetco Ave. in Brookings, Gold Beach Books, 29707 Ellensburg Ave. in Gold Beach. For more information, email pistolriver@pistolriver.com.

Friends of Music  

Brookings Harbor Friends of Music announces their 35th season: Hannah Penn and David Saffert, a special program of light cabaret music Oct. 6; ATOS Trio, acclaimed German piano trio, Nov. 3; Michael Brown, pianist, composer and Lincoln Center emerging artist, Jan. 5; St. Petersburg Piano Quartet, Grammy-nominated ensemble, Feb. 9; Jasper String Quartet, with violin, cello and viola, March 15; Rastrelli Cello Quartet, between-the-genres Russian ensemble, April 5; and Mayuko Kamio, returning favorite virtuoso violinist, April 26. Tickets are available for purchase at Wright’s Custom Framing, 810 Chetco Ave. in Brookings. Tickets are $20 per event or $110 for the full season. Children 18 and under receive free admission. The season concludes 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 are at 3 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 102 Park Ave. in Brookings. For more information, call 541-469-7625, or visit www.brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org.

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