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The Hoffman Center for the Arts Manzanita Film Series will screen the 2014 documentary film “A River Between Us” Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be $5.
Directed by Jeff Martin and produced by former Oregon State Senator Jason Atkinson, the film tells the story of the oldest and most bitterly disputed water war in the West today – Oregon’s Klamath River.
The documentary focuses on the century-old, sociopolitical battle over water rights and the historic coalition that rose to end it.
The struggle has pitted farmers, fishers, ranchers, native tribes, local and regional industry, environmental activists, state politicians, and the federal government against each other
“We created this film to be a cinematic call to action on behalf of the largest restoration project in American history,” said Atkinson.
The film lasts 90 minutes, and refreshments will be available.
View film trailer here
We haven’t seen a BLUE MOON since August 2012, but this year we’ll be celebrating ONCE IN A BLUE MOON on Friday, July 31st at Hoffman Center for the Arts.
SAVE THE DATE – JULY 31, 7PM
Join Sherrie Wolf, Trillium Blue, The Ferrets, The Rag Tag Singers, Rosa Erlebach and The Blue Moonies, for music and other moon inspired entertainment and art.
Some of the music you’ll hear:
Honky Tonk Moon
Moon Over Nehalem
Once in a Blue Moon
Musicians and Other Performers:
Would you like to sing Elvis’s “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again” or do you know how to Moonwalk?
Do you have an idea for a skit about the moon? No actual mooning.;)
We’d love to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
The Hoffman Center for the Arts will share their stage every 2nd Friday of the month in a new ongoing event titled: OPEN STAGE for MUSIC & WORD.
OPEN STAGE is an opportunity, forum and venue for local musicians, actors, storytellers and poets to share their arts. The family-friendly evening, for all ages, will be held in the Hoffman Center, beginning Friday July 10, 2015 from 7 to 8:30pm. Future dates include August 14 and Sept. 11.
Performers will sign up at the door for 10 minute slots. Donations: $3 individual; $5 family.
Bring friends ~ Enjoy local talent! We are an amazing diverse community!
The Hoffman Center for the Arts will present free concerts on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 2 p.m. this summer. Come enjoy a variety of musicians in the Hoffman Gardens at 595 Laneda Avenue.
Musicians interested in playing in the Hoffman Gardens on any of the open dates should contact Michael Maginnis at email@example.com.
||The Ferret Family: Eclectic mix of classic tunes with Michael Maginnis, Gary Seelig, Cliff Tuttle, Mickey Wagner and others as the spirit moves them.
||Rhythm Method: African drumming meets improvisational guitar, featuring Craig Mackie, Michael Maginnis, Gary Seelig, Anthony Stoppiello, and Mickey Wagner. With special guest musicians, Barb and Chuck McLaughlin.
||Sherrie Wolf and Sarah Wolf: Mom/Daughter harmony vocals with guitar. Traditional and contemporary folk interpretations.
||The Ferret Family
||Joe Wrabek: Guitar and original country vocals
||Sher Ireland: Acoustic guitar and vocals
||Jazzatitude: Jazz trio including Bob Brook on guitar, Doug Proctor on keyboards, and Clint Smith on bass.
||The Ferret Family
||Fine Line: Band members include Cindy Lindahl on vocals and mandolin, Craig Stokke (Crog) on cello, electric guitar and bass, and George Van Meter on vocals, electric and acoustic guitars. The band plays a variety of material including folk, blues, rock as well as some eclectic and popular songs.
||Rhythm Method: African drumming meets improvisational guitar, featuring Craig Mackie, Michael Maginnis, Gary Seelig, Anthony Stoppiello, and Mickey Wagner.
||Fred and Friends
The Hoffman Center in Manzanita will host a Beginning Encaustic Painting Workshop Friday and Saturday, June 19-20. Class hours will be 6:30 – 9 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The workshop will be led by Pam Nichols, and is designed for students age 14 and up.
Tuition will be $75, with an additional $125 materials and equipment fee.
Students will explore the ancient process, which uses pigmented beeswax and resin. They will learn the basic techniques of layering, scrapping, basic texture, collage, and incising. Students will go home with two or three pieces of finished art.
Nichols is a native Oregonian whose work has been shown through the Pacific Northwest, Arizona and Australia. She developed and produced several shows, served as president of Portland Open Studios, and is a member of the Three Rivers Artists Guild.
Interested persons can register here.
The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Botanical Drawing classes on four Tuesdays in August.
Led by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, the instruction is designed for students 18 and up, and all skill levels are welcome. Classes will be held Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Tuition will be $60 for the series, or $20 per session. Basic materials will be provided, or students may bring their favorite sketchbook, pencil, eraser, or color pencils.
Students will earn the fundamentals of botanical drawing using pencils, color pencils and other dry media to portray accurate shapes and master shading techniques to create three-dimensional effects.
Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, linguist and a forager with a passion for native plants. She lives in Seaside and is the author of two coloring/reading books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest” and “Native Berries of the Coastal Pacific Northwest.”
Her website is www.dorotahaberlehigh.com
Interested persons can register for the classes here
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.
The Hoffman Center for the Arts will offer an all-day Bookcraft workshop Wednesday, June 24.
Led by Eliza Holliday, the workshop run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is designed for students age 12 and up. Tuition will be $60. No previous experience is required, and all materials will be provided.
Students will learn a variety of book forms, including single signature stitching, Japanese binding, accordion books, single page or French fold books, burrito books, and flag books.
They will come away from the class with five to seven small book forms and instructions on how to complete future projects.
Holliday creates lettering, design and illustration for U.S. and international client. She also teaches calligraphy and book arts at retreats, conferences, guilds and community colleges, and libraries as well on-line lessons. Her website is www.letterist.com.
Click here to register for this class.
Susan St. John, PhD, has joined the board of the Hoffman Center for the Arts.
St. John retired from a career in music and education, as a university music professor and professional singer. “It is an honor for me to serve the community through the work of the Hoffman Center,” she said.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Susan’s breadth of experience and enthusiasm for the arts on our board,” said Center President Vera Wildauer.
St. John taught at the University of Portland, Portland State, Lewis & Clark, Willamette University and Linfield College. She performed as soloist with major opera companies and orchestras. She holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Oregon and is a national winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in New York City.
A life-long learner and educator, she challenged herself upon retirement by teaching Special Education in elementary schools and the Peace Corps.
Arriving in Manzanita in the winter of 2012, directly from the Peace Corps, she joined the staff of Neahkahnie School District for two years before finding her “ideal job” with Cloud & Leaf Bookstore in Manzanita.
St. John walks several miles each early morning along the beach, compiling photos for her publications of calligraphy and photography.