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Thursday Oil Painting Class to Continue Starting January 7th

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Students from the inaugural oil painting class show off their work.

Have you wanted to try your hand at oil painting? Do you want to build on your knowledge of the art form? Then this ongoing oil painting class is for you.

Local artist Karen Gale (peasehouseart.com) will continue teaching Oil Painting.  This is an ongoing oil painting class that takes participants from where they are to the next level. Karen has been teaching art for eight years and is experienced in teaching beginning students as well as those who have been painting for years.

Class participants will learn the elements of art and design, classic painting techniques, and color theory through the process of creating their own paintings. Each session is three hours long.

After a 16 year career in education, Karen studied in the Department of Art and Design at Southern Utah University.  Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, she has created Pike Road Painters artist group in Yamhill, Oregon as an art teacher, joined Currents Gallery in McMinnville as an artist and art teacher, and founded Pease House Art in Oregon City. She now lives in Bay City with her husband, teaches art locally, paints, and is illustrating a children’s book.

Students who already work in the medium are asked to bring their own supplies. A complete list will be provided at registration. Students new to oil painting can use provided materials for an additional $20.

Tuition:  Students pay $165 for 4 sessions at a time.  There is an additional $20 supply fee per period if students don’t have their own.  If students know they will miss one of the sessions there will be make-up session on Thursday, March 31st.

Time:  Thursdays, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location:  Hoffman Center for the Arts, 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita

A minimum of 4 students is required for the class to go forward.  Please register no later than Monday, January 4 to ensure the class will proceed.

To register, go to http://hoffmanblog.org/ongoing-classes/register-for-workshops. For questions about the class, contact Karen at peasehouseart@gmail.com.


Mystery & Magic Art Show: Artists Opening November 21 from 3 to 5 pm

The Mysterious CatAs part of the Mystery Weekend co-sponsored by the North Tillamook Library, CARTM, and NCRD, the Hoffman Center for the Arts is hosting an art show.  Local artists submitted work in keeping with the theme “Mystery & Magic”.  The work will be up for Hoffman events starting  Friday, November 20.  Meet the artists at the opening on Saturday November 21 from 3 to 5 pm, or come view the show during special hours coinciding with the mystery book sale at the library on Sunday from 11 to 3 p.m.

You’ll see Lori Dillon’s The Mysterious Cat (pictured here), along with some 20 other pieces exploring the mystery and magic in our lives.

Rene Denfeld will read from her book The Enchanted on Saturday, November 21

R.Denfeld-61Rene Denfeld will read from her book The Enchanted at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita at 7pm on Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Denfeld’s first novel has garnered many awards and rave reviews to include: #1 Book of the Year, the Oregonian; One of the Top #5 Books of the Year, Powell’s Books; an Indie Next Pic;, and winner for Best Foreign Novel 2014 for the French Prix Award.

“Filled with themes of pain and suffering and still a pleasure to read, this impressive debut… is set in a decaying, dark, corrupt prison, but as the opening line reveals, it ‘is an enchanted place.’ …Read this magical book, and prepare to be spellbound.”  — Library Journal

“Rene Denfeld is a genius. In The Enchanted she has imagined one of the grimmest settings in the world—a dank and filthy death row in a corrupt prison—and given us one of the most beautiful, heartrending, and riveting novels I have ever read.” – Donald Ray Pollock, author of The Devil All the Time

Denfeld has written for many publications including The New York Times MagazineThe Oregonian, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She has published three non-fiction books. In addition to her writing career, Denfeld is a death penalty investigator who works with men and women facing execution. She calls herself “the happy mother” of three children she adopted from state foster care.

Following Denfeld’s reading and Q&A, we’ll have our popular Open Mic where up to nine local writers will read 5 minutes of their original work. The suggested (not required) theme for the evening’s Open Mic is “Magic.”
Admission for the evening is $7.

This evening’s reading is just one of the events of the Mystery Weekend put on by the North Tillamook County Library, the Hoffman Center for the Arts, CART’M, and NCRD. For a complete listing of events, click here.

Film Series Presents “Cold Weather” Mystery

The Hoffman Center for the Arts will screen the 2011 feature film “Cold Weather” Friday, Nov. 20, as the opening event of the Mystery Weekend in Manzanita. The film will start at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be $5.

Written and directed by Aaron Katz, “Cold Weather” tells the story of a forensic science student who returns to Portland after dropping out of college. When his ex-girlfriend materializes and subsequently disappears, he investigates with a co-worker, and the two men put their love of detective novels to use.

Film critic Roger Eibert said the film, “is good in so many subtle ways, I despair of doing them justice. It’s a thriller involving the personalities of its characters, who we get to know surprisingly well. It remains low-key even during its final big chase scene, which only involves one car.”

“Cold Weather” was shot in Portland, with additional scenes in Cannon Beach, and The Dalles. It stars Cris Lankenau, Triest Kelly Dunn, Robyn Rikoon, and Raul Castillo.

The feature lasts 96 minutes, and refreshments will be available.

Cold Weather GraphicA film trailer can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EJEEIYHfYk


Deborah Reed leads writing workshop on the Elements of Suspense – Saturday, November 21

DeborahReedSaturday, November 21, from 10 a.m. to 1230, Deborah Reed will teach a writing workshop on the Elements of Suspense. 

Learn techniques to keep your reader turning the page. Students will read examples illustrating various ways to build suspense and should bring examples of work they aspire to. Everyone should also bring a piece of their own writing, which Deborah will critique in the class.

Deborah Reed is author of the recently released novel Olivay. Her novel Things We Set On Fire sold over 100,000 copies in the first six months, and Carry Yourself Back to Me was a Best Book of 2011 Amazon Editors’ Pick. She wrote the bestselling thriller A Small Fortune and its sequel, Fortune’s Deadly Descent, under her pen name, Audrey Braun. All of her novels have been translated or are forthcoming in German.

“If you’ve read any of Deborah’s books, you know she is a master at making her reader turn the page,” says Kathie Hightower, local writer.

Reed’s nonfiction has appeared in publications such as Poets & Writers, and the Literarian. Deborah holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (fiction) and teaches at UCLA’s Extension Writing Program, the Black Forest Writing Seminar at the University of Freiburg, Germany, as well as workshops and conferences around the United States and in Europe.

Held at the Hoffman Center, the workshop is $30. Register and get more information here.

This workshop is just one of the events of the Mystery Weekend put on by the North Tillamook County Library, the Hoffman Center for the Arts, CARTM, and NCRD. For a complete listing of events, click here.

Magic & Mystery Art Show – Call for Art

mystery and magic art show header imageIn conjunction with the Mystery Weekend in Manzanita, a collaboration with the North Tillamook Library, the Hoffman Center for the Arts is featuring an art show celebrating the mysterious and magical. Artists are invited to submit up to three works on the theme, in any medium.

Submissions are due by Friday, the 13th of November. Drop off between 10 and noon or 3 and 5 pm, at the Hoffman Center for the Arts at 594 Laneda Ave, in Manzanita.

The show will be up from November 20 through December 14.

  • Artists Opening on Saturday,November 21 from 3 to 5 pm
  • Special viewing on Sunday, November 22 from 11 am to 3 pm, during the Library’s Mystery Book Sale

Otherwise viewing is possible during regularly scheduled events at the Hoffman Center for the Arts. Check out the show when you attend these fun, mystery-themed events:

  • Friday Night Flicks, screening of Cold Weather: 11/20, doors open at 7 pm, film at 7:30
  • Manzanita Writers’ Series reading by Rene’ Denfeld: 11/21, doors open at 6:30, starts 7pm

See calendar for more events.

Guidelines for Submissions:

New or existing art

2-D, ready to hang or 3-D

3 pieces per artist

25% of any sales to the Hoffman

Please complete the attached form for the submissions

Floyd Skloot to read at Cloud & Leaf

winterJoin Cloud & Leaf in welcoming prizewinning author, Floyd Skloot, who will be reading from his latest book of poetry, Approaching Winter.  The event will be held on Friday, November 20th at 7:00 pm.

Skloot’s eight poetry collection evokes the fluid and dynamic nature of memory as it ebbs and floods through our daily lives.  Here the real and the imagined intermingle freely.

Floyd and his wife Beverly have recently moved to Manzanita part-time.  Please help us welcome them to our community.  Cloud & Leaf Bookstore is located at 148 Laneda Avenue.

New Wheel Throwing Workshop Announced

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This class is now full.

The Hoffman Center Clay Studio in Manzanita will present another Wheel Throwing workshop Friday, October 23, 2015, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. J S Hauer will lead the class.

This workshop will cover basic clay art and throwing principles, Introduction to the the studio’s throwing equipment will be included and there will be plenty of hands-on practice time.

The cost is $35 which includes three pounds of clay and three hours of instruction, plus use of all tools needed. The fee also includes glazes and kiln firing of your work. The cost for follow-up work time at the studio following the class is only $2 per hour.

Space is limited, so sign up by delivering payment to the Studio, located at the corner of Laneda and Division Streets in Manzanita or Register online here.
Studio hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 – 4; Saturdays 10 – 2.

Questions? Contact us at: hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Film Series Sets Special Combined Event

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will combine film, art and a discussion of an historic pilgrimage across Spain Friday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

The film will be “Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago.” Directed by Lydia B. Smith of Portland, the 2013 documentary tells the story of six people attempting the famed 500-mile trek to Santiago de Compostela across northern Spain.

The pilgrims followed in the footsteps of similar sojourners over the past 1,200 years who have undertaken the physical, emotional and spiritual experience as a personal journey into themselves.

Smith will attend the screening to facilitate the discussion.

At least four residents of North Tillamook County – Mike and Sally Vanebo, Robin Lieberman, and Julianne Johnson — who completed the trip, will also be on hand to talk about their own experiences.

Lieberman created a series of art works following the trek and will have several of them on display at the Center. The works will remain up through Nov. 8.

“I’ve wanted to show this film since I first heard about it two years ago,” said Center film program leader David Dillon. “I knew we could combine it with local people who completed the walk and make this a very special evening.”

Admission to the event will be $5. The documentary lasts 84 minutes, and refreshments will be available.

A film trailer can be viewed at http://caminodocumentary.orgWalking Germans 6072