The Hoffman Center Adult Clay Studio has expanded its hours. We are now open on the ‘SECOND SATURDAY’ of each month from 10:00am-2:00pm. As you probably know, we are also open on all Tuesdays from 10:00am-4:00pm and all Thursdays from 5:00-8:00pm. We hope to see you soon!
Join us for the next Film Series event on Saturday, April 28th at 7:30 pm. We will be screening Freakonomics (2010).
Freakonomics is a collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics. From the directors of Super Size Me, Jesus Camp, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Why We Fight, and The King of Kong. Running time is 93 minutes.
Admission is $7, refreshments will be available and a discussion follows the film.
Do you love working with kids? Do you have a background in the arts? Are you fun and creative? Do you want to make an impact on children’s lives this summer?
Hoffman Center Art Camps provide youth with an opportunity to sample a range of artistic mediums, including painting, ceramics, print making, mixed media, writing, music and drama. For the summer of 2012, the Hoffman Center is looking for energetic, creative, and fun Art Instructors to lead its summer art camps. We are seeking applications from individuals to teach morning and afternoon art camps from July 30-August 3 and a three week drama camp from Aug 6-24.
New this year: Morning and afternoon sessions will be offered during week 1 of the camp (July 30-Aug3), from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm.
Interested individuals should submit an application and class description/proposal. Previous experience in art instruction is desired.
Completed applications should be sent to Lynn Thomas. Application deadline is Friday, May 11th at 4pm.
Join us for “GuitArt” at the Hoffman Center , an evening of auditory and visual pleasure.
On Friday, April 27, the Hoffman Center will host musicians Jason Okamoto and Dmitri Swain, with new works of art on display from John Freethy and Dmitri Swain.
Jason Okamoto plays classical guitar with a Latin American flavor. His musical projects are a variety of solo guitar performances, gigging with gypsy jazz bands, and teaching guitar lessons. Over the past few years, he’s concentrated mostly on solo guitar, building up a diverse repertoire of Spanish, Brazilian Bossa Nova, and other Latin American guitar styles. Jason has also been involved recently with some amazing dance projects such as Body Vox’s “Smoke Soup” production, and performed at the Portland Art Museum. Okamoto, who is self-taught musically, is still his own teacher, and jokes that “Somehow I haven’t fired myself yet.”
Dmitri Swain is a North Coast artist. He specializes in mixed media work, predominantly on paper and wood panels. Dmitri attended Portland State University, from which he holds a degree in drawing, painting and printmaking. In his artists statement, Dmitri explains; The core of my art is surreal and atmospheric. I am primarily inspired by dreams, nature and weather patterns at the moment. I create works with surreal and expressive qualities. Though I am seeing natural things in the world, the bulk of my work is shaped by my own perceptions. I am bringing to the surface my own vision. In this way I make up a unique narrative. The viewer can look into these constructed places or windows, see the characters and the world, then they start to ask questions. The end result is the experience. Swain’s music has a “very unique jazzy feel and sound, accompanied by his alluring vocals” says event promoter John Freethy.
John Freethy dabbles in many art mediums, including photography, printmaking, painting, paper/book arts and mixed media. When asked about the interplay between his art and nature, John answered “I have always felt a deep connection with nature. There’s nothing more beautiful than when you stand outside in a spot and all that you can see is still unchanged by the human hand. These are the kind of places that I am drawn to, and therefore what I am inspired to create and portray in my artwork.”
The art opening begins at 5:30 p.m., with the concert starting at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $8 for the evening. The Hoffman Center is located at 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, across from the public library.