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Clay Studio Offers “Monsterism” Class on Sept 4th

0The Hoffman Clay Studio is proud to present an exclusive workshop with Portland ceramic monster-maker James DeRosso on Sunday, September 4th from 2 to 4pm.  James is known for his incredibly creative ceramic work and engaging teaching style.  He has been featured on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat and at the Oregon Potter’s Association Ceramic Showcase.  To see his work check out: Monster8all.com

James provides step-by-step instructions in “monsterism” in this fast-paced, hands-on clay workshop.  The price is $25 per person which includes the 2 hours of instruction, and the firing, staining and glazing of the clay monsters.  All materials and tools are provided and all ages are welcome.

Space is limited, so sign up via Pay Pal or with your credit card here:  http://hoffmanblog.org/ongoing-classes/register-for-workshops or by delivering payment to the Hoffman Clay Studio, located at the corner of Laneda and Division Streets in Manzanita.

Studio hours:  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Quilt and Fiber Show Set for Manzanita

Quilt 2 6072The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will launch a 10-day quilt and fiber arts show, with a special artists’ reception Friday, Aug. 5, from 2 to 5 p.m.

“The quilt makers and the fiber artists come from our three village communities,” said organizer Doris Bash, owner of Creative Fabrics in Wheeler. “They put their love of color, pattern, design and personality into the mix and the creativity is born.”

“Quilting has become an international pastime and phenomenon, and has exploded into the art world,” she added. “People won’t want to miss this diverse exhibit.”

The works will remain up for viewing at the Center on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 12 from 2 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Manzanita Music Festival Schedule

If you’re in town on July 23rd-24th, be sure to stop by the Hoffman Gardens.  We’re one of three venues for the inaugural Manzanita Music Festival. Just about every style of music will be on offer, along with .  And it’s FREE!

Here’s the schedule for two of the Stages.  There will also be activities in the Cascade Sotheby’s parking lot (where the Farmer’s Market is held on Fridays).

Saturday, July 23rd

Time Full Spectrum Stage at the Hoffman Gardens Lostrum Stage at 3rd & Laneda
1 pm The Thomasian Trio w/ Maggie Kitson
(Jazz and Blues)
Kate Morrison, Solo
2 pm Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
(Country Roots)
Blue Jug
3 pm The Junebugs
Kelsey Mousley
4 pm Maggie and the Kats
5 pm Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories
Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
6 pm Terry Robb
(Acoustic Blues)
Julie Amici


7 pm- 9 pm Kate and the Crocodiles
(“Eclectic, Eccentric” Jazz/Pop)
The Sextones



Sunday, July 24th

Time Full Spectrum Stage at the Hoffman Gardens Lostrum Stage at 3rd & Laneda
1 pm The Sextones
(Electric Jazz/Funk)
Mystery Ride
2 pm Boomer and the Millennials
The Junebugs
3 pm Sol Seed
(Reggae & Fusion)
Terry Robb
4 pm Sol Seed Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories


Presentation on Memorials on August 9th

butterfliesMEMORIALS – Unpacking the Mysteries and the Management

There was an old TV series called Naked City —the following line was spoken at the end of each show: “there are 8 million stories in the naked city, this has been one of them”.

On August 9th, 2016, from 3 to 5 pm, Claudia Johnson will share some of the stories of Memorials she has officiated over the last 40 years. Stories of Services and rituals for the dead and for those left behind.

AND in the process of storytelling she’ll as you questions about what you—yes, YOU—might want for your service.
Come prepared to answer this question: What music would you want played? Or What poem read?

Simple questions like this will allow us to engage with our deaths-our own Service as well as address the legacy we will leave for the living.
Feel free to write to Claudia prior to the gathering at claudiaejohnson@gmail.com

Suggested donation: $5

If you’d like to be on an email list for the Art of Aging and Art of Dying announcements, email telaskinner@gmail.com

Clay Studio Offers Intro to the Wheel Two on August 12

raku vaseThis workshop follows Intro to the Wheel One and covers basic clay art and throwing principles but assumes you are familiar with the wheel.  We will introduce the next step for the beginner to shape, trim, and alter basic shapes.  The class will be held on Friday, August 12, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  J S Hauer will teach the class.

Workshops cost $35 which includes all materials and two-hours of instruction, plus use of all tools needed.  The cost for follow-up work time at the studio is only $2 per hour.

Space is limited to four students, sign up by delivering payment to the Studio, located at the corner of Laneda and Division Streets in Manzanita  or via Pay Pal here.

Studio hours are:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 – 4 and Saturdays 10 – 4.

Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Clay Studio Offers ‘Glorious Glazing’ on August 3rd

glazed bowlThe Hoffman Center Clay Studio in Manzanita presents a Glazing workshop on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 1-3 pm with Barbara Temple Ayres, Instructor.

This hands-on workshop introduces glazing techniques: underglazes and glazes, glaze pencils, and use of wax resist. You are encouraged to bring your own pieces to work on! For students who do not bring their own pottery,  we will provide bisqueware pottery that after glazing will be kept for the annual fund raising sale.

The cost is $35 which includes all glaze materials and two-hours of instruction, plus use of all tools needed.  The cost for follow-up work time at the studio is only $2 per hour.

Space is limited to eight students, sign up by delivering payment to the Studio, located at the corner of Laneda and Division Streets in Manzanita  or via Pay Pal here: http://hoffmanblog.org/ongoing-classes/register-for-workshops

Studio hours are:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 – 4 and Saturdays 10 – 4.

Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Film Series Sets Double Feature

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Searching for Yellow

The Hoffman Center for the Arts Manzanita Film Series will screen two independent features by Portland-based writer/director Ian Clark on Friday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be $5.

“Searching for Yellow “ (2012) tells the story of a young landscape painter navigating a fleeting relationship. It stars Robert Beam, Emily Galash, and Erick Jensen, and lasts 25 minutes.

The Oregonian called the film, “A delicate end-of-romance story combining a true feel for the pain of young love with gorgeous, sometimes arresting digital cinematography.”

“Country Story” (2011) chronicles the life a small-town slacker, content with idle days and easy living, whose forgetful nature creates tension at home and forces him to set off with Country Story Graphic 6072his pals seeking redemption. It stars Chris Lambert, Austin Will, Audrey Kovár, Dusty Decker, Erik Jensen, and Mandy Treanor.

“Country Story” has been described as “a tender and loving homage to small-towns and quieter landscapes.” It lasts 64 minutes.

Ian Clark wrote and directed the sci-fi thriller “A Morning Light” which was screened at the Hoffman Center in June 2016. Clark will attend the July 15 screening to discuss his works.

Trailers for the films are at: https://vimeo.com/34579408 and https://vimeo.com/30579812

Sharon Gibson Joins Hoffman Board

Sharon Gibson 4072Sharon M. Gibson, a resident of Neahkahnie, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita.

Gibson holds a BS in Education/Music from Wesleyan College, and an MS in Business from The Johns Hopkins University.

Gibson has volunteered for three years in the Hoffman Center Clay Studio. She has also served two years on the board of the Tillamook County Cultural Coalition, and is its current chair.

“As the only open studio within 100 miles, the Hoffman Clay Studio is a unique environment for experienced and new clay artists to work side-by-side,” she said. “I look forward to working closely with the other members of the Hoffman Board to help continue to grow the arts on the North Coast.”

She served 15 years as a healthcare executive, including three as Senior VP for hospital operations. She also spent 12 years with a Fortune 100 company as healthcare operations and technology consultant. Gibson served multiple years as a board member and officer on work-related healthcare boards and councils.

In the non-profit world, she served five years on the board of non-profit children’s healthcare charity, including two years as PR Director and two more as its board president, in addition to two years on a community arts council.



Art of Aging Session: From Basic Independence to Optimal Wellness

pallette clockThe next session in the Art of Aging series will be Tuesday, July 12th, from 3-5 pm, at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita.

Physical Aging: From Basic Independence to Optimal Wellness, What’s Possible?

We’ll be looking at the full range: from what it takes for the continued ability to perform the daily tasks of living to what’s possible in very active aging. Kathie will share the research on the physical aspects of longevity, of staying vital and active with a sense of wellbeing late into life. Think of this as your Reader’s Digest summary from over 20 books and numerous longterm studies on the physical aspects of aging. You’ll have the chance to take some self tests to see where you stand now, and to develop your own plan to make improvements. You get to decide…what of this speaks to me? What do I want to keep doing and what might I want to change?

This is an interactive workshop format rather than discussion group.

Prior to “retiring,” Kathie spent 26 years doing workshops in the corporate and government world, traveling the world the past 20+ years presenting workshops for military spouses, focused on happiness, possibilities, and stress/energy management. Now she’s focusing all her research on the topic of Second Adulthood, how to stay active, engaged, healthy and purposeful after 60.

Kathie will have an extensive handout so please RSVP to her at kathiejhightower@gmail.com so she knows how many copies to bring.

Suggested Donation $5.

The Art of Aging and Art of Dying Series is a program of Hoffman Center of the Arts. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 3 to 5PM.

If you want to be added to the email list for all Art of Aging and Art of Dying announcements, email telaskinner@gmail.com.

Amplify the Hoff Campaign is a Success!

amplify the hoff logoWe’re happy to announce that we surpassed our goal for the “Amplify the Hoff” Campaign, raising $3,200.  We kicked off the campaign with Liz Cole’s Story Time for Grown-ups in May, which generated $500 in proceeds.  Thank you to Werner Wildauer who pledged the $3,000 matching grant to help us raise funds from our community. We will now be able to purchase and install a new, reliable, and easier-to-use audio-visual system. We anticipate the new system will be in place in early August.

A huge thank you for all the generous donors who made this possible!

Tom Ayers
Karen Babbitt
Dale Cramer Burr
Mike and Linda Cook
Elizabeth Cole
David and Lori Dillon
Kenneth Elmy
Greg and Kathie Hightower
Cecilia Lauerman
Madeline Olson
Emily Ransdell and Steve Jones
Paula Real
Lyle and Jan Remington
Mary Ruhl
Martha Schechtel
Gary and Melinda Seelig
Dick and Kris Sinner
Tela Skinner and Michael Maginnis
Bruce and Judith Thompson
Dr. Reed and Christina Wilson
Mickey Wagner and Vera Wildauer
Werner Wildauer