Gallery to Feature Artist Cathi Howell

Works by Manzanita artist Cathi Howell will be featured at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita beginning Friday, Apr. 28 and running through the month of May in the Center’s Gallery.

The show will include pastel drawings, samples from her fabric designing years, and figurative works in mixed media, in addition to a portfolio of samples from other works, including watercolors and drawings.

Howell is a retired arts educator, arts entrepreneur, and studio artist. She specializes in mixed media/brush, pen and ink/drawing, printmaking and other surface design techniques and collage.

Howell has taught arts in the public schools as well as part-time in community colleges both in Portland and Bend. For over 20 years she owned and operated retail ventures that specialized in clothing, gifts, and accessories with a strong focus on handcrafted Oregon original designs.

Upon retiring from the “arts related” business, Howell returned to studio work full time and began “Fine Art Textiles,” creating one of a kind hand designed and produced fabrics selling to specialized galleries.

She and her family have been part-time residents of Manzanita since 1994. Howell was one of the original board members of the Hoffman Center for the Arts. Since 2009, she has served as a community advocate volunteer teaching art at both alternative and underserved schools.

Hoffman Center Offers Digital Art Workshop

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer an “Expand Your Digital Creativity” workshop Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wes Cropper, who taught a digital arts class at the Center in 2014, will lead the workshop. He lives in Portland. Fellow artists Jim Hockenhull, of Salem, and Lorraine Richey, of Portland, will accompany him.

Tuition will be $55, with a $25 materials fee. The class is designed for students 12 and up, and is limited to 20 participants. The registration deadline is Sunday, Apr. 30.

“Expand Your Digital Creativity” will cover the basic parameters of digital arts, hardware and software needed for different approaches, starting concepts, narrative content, specific images and goals, and flow of process.

Participants will be encouraged to bring examples of work they have done, even if it’s little more than an enhanced photograph. Suggestions will be offered on ways to take things further, using whatever devices and apps are available. Group discussion will be encouraged at every stage of class.

Interested persons can register for “Expand Your Digital Creativity” on-line at http://hoffmanblog.org/ongoing-classes/register-for-workshops.

Questions about the class can be referred to cropper at wes@provenmedia.net.

Sculpting in Clay with Sher Davidson

June 2, 2017 | 1-3pm
Instructor: Sher Davidson

A visual artist for over 30 years, Sher worked as a metal smith to design and create custom jewelry. In the past thirteen years, she returned to painting and sculpting. She makes her part time home in Nehalem Oregon and in San Miguel de Allende Mexico. Her work was recently presented along side the painter who inspired them, Ruben Morales.

Sher will demonstrate the step by step process of creating sculpture from clay, starting with a sketch or photo to fully formed and ready for firing. This is not a hands-on workshop but Sher’s upbeat conversation style will make this demo very informative.  All levels of skill are welcome.  Cost is $30.

Space is limited to 20

Sign up using the Add to Cart button below or by mailing your check for “Sculpting in Clay” to Hoffman Center for the Arts, PO Box 678, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130.

Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

 

Three Potters ~Three Perspectives

 

The ceramic art of North Coast Potters

Kathleen Kanas
Kathleen Larson
Pam Jacobson

Will be featured and available for purchase during the month of May
Hoffman Gallery, 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita
Show opens with an artists’ reception
April 28 |3-5 and continues every
Friday & Saturday from 3-5 until May 21

Raven ~ Kathleen Larson

Quilling Class Set for April 22, 2017

View Kim’s work in the Hoffman Gallery
April 7-20

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a one-day “Paper Gone Wild” quilling class in April for students 8 to 80.

Led by award-winning quilling artist Kim Nickens, the class will meet on Saturday, Apr. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuition will be $30, with a $25 materials fee. The class is limited to 12 students.

Students will use quilling tools and paper to create delicate, intricate and unique artwork. The class will teach basic techniques and information on the history of the art form. Each student will leave with a completed project, card, ornament, or hairpiece.

The term “quilling” is thought to come from the origin of the art in which bird feathers or quills were used to coil strips of paper around. The art is thought to have originated in ancient Egypt or China. In later years, quilling was practiced throughout Europe as a leisure activity for the affluent.

Nickens is an award winning quilling artist from Portland with work represented by several venues, including The Real Mother Goose Gallery in downtown Portland, and Portland International Airport.

Interested persons can register for “Paper Gone Wild” using the “add to cart” button below. The deadline for registration will be Thursday, Apr. 20.

Questions about the class can be referred to Nickens at papercutkim@aol.com. Her website is www.papercutkim.com.

Shaping Your Watercolors ~ Carolyn Gates

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a two-day “Shaping Your Watercolors : Composition, Color & Concepts for Beginners” class Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Led by artist Carolyn Gates of Eugene, students will learn basic concepts of creating compositions, color and color mixing, and painting techniques.

The concepts will be applied to painting from life and painting from photographs. The class is designed for adults 18 and older, beginning level. Some drawing skills are preferred, but not necessary.

Gates studied watercolor with Satoko Matouji at Lane Community College in Eugene as well as with premier watercolorists Carol Carter and Judy Morris.

She has won numerous commissions to paint in watercolor and colored pencil. Gates has had several shows around Oregon and has taught a beginning watercolor class at The Hoffman before. She says she enjoys helping people find their own voice of expression by sharing concepts that are fundamental to producing strong paintings.

“I investigate beauty, shape and color and in doing so, hope to uncover the interplay between the ordinary and the extraordinary.”

Gates lives with her husband and their cat, Nibbles. She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. For more information and to view her work, go to her website at www.cmgates.com.

Tuition will be $100, with an additional $4 materials fee for paper.
Students must bring materials from the materials list below.
Register using the Add to Cart button below.

Materials List
Any of these materials are easy to find online at either Jerry’s Artarama (www.jerrysartarama.com) or Dick Blick (www.dickblick.com)

 Paper
140# Arches Cold Press paper will be provided for all class projects. (Materials fee)

Sketch book
Bring your favorite sketchbook, to use for thumb nail sketches and planning ideas

Brushes
Bring any watercolor brushes you already have. Synthetic brushes are the least expensive, and you should get the best you can afford. I recommend Winsor Newton Sceptre Gold II for a Sable/Synthetic blend.   Pure sable brushes are the best, but are the most expensive.

No 12 round, No 8 round, No 4 round, 1″ flat (optional), 1/2″ flat (optional)

Paint
Bring any transparent watercolor paints that you have (NOT Gouache or Acrylic). The minimum suggested palette would consist of the following (options in parentheses):
1 Yellow (Aureolin, Cadmium Yellow or New Gamboge)
1-2 Reds (Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red)
1 Blue (French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue)
1 Green (Winsor Green, Pthalo Green, Sap Green)
1 Brown (Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Sepia)

If you want to buy new watercolors, I recommend using “Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour” My suggested palette for the beginner is:
French Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Sienna
Aureolin (Yellow)
Cadmium Red
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)

This palette of colors will allow you to mix some nice oranges, greens, purples, and grays. It has a nice mix of warm and cool tones.

Other Supplies
Palette: to put your paint on, and mix colors

HB Pencil
Kneaded eraser
2 plastic water containers (for example: Nancy’s yogurt containers)
Paper towels
Masking tape

Small spray bottle (optional)

For Day Two:
Photographs
On day two we will be painting from photographs. Please bring 2-3 photographs that you would like to work from. If possible, please bring the photos in black and white as well as color.

The subject matter should be something that you are inspired by, but also somewhat simple, perhaps a photo with one main subject matter, i.e. a flower, a bird, your pet, a still life, a vignette of a few objects.

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Features Mark Cavatorta Ceramics

Ceramic works by Mark Cavatorta will be featured and available for purchase during April in the Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery in Manzanita. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, Apr. 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. and the show will continue every Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., plus all other times the Center is open for programs throughout the month

Cavatorta’s ceramic art builds upon the sense of design and incremental building demonstrated in nature, from the cellular level to nests and hives and massive stratified geologic formations. His studio is located along a salmon-spawning, year-round creek, which flows into the Nestucca River and he lives a short drive from the beach. The cycles of ocean, creek, and salmon are important images in his work as he works to convey a sense of place.

Cavatorta started his medical technology career with a degree in Biology from the University of Illinois. Soon after moving to Portland in 1977, he took a class in ceramic arts and pursued advanced art and teaching classes while continuing to work in the medical field. By 1994, Cavatorta earned a master’s in teaching and began teaching art at Nestucca Junior/Senior High School. Since 1995, he and his wife Kim, in conjunction with the non-profit Community Arts Project, have conducted a summer art camp for kids (Slug Soup), and in 2002 initiated an art literacy program at Nestucca Elementary School which expanded to Garibaldi Elementary School in 2005.

The gallery is part of the Hoffman Center for the Arts located across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue. Further information is available at hoffmanblog.org online or contact hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com.

Another Story Time for Grownups with Liz Cole

Another Story Time for Grownups with Liz Cole
Hoffman Center for the Arts
Apr. 5

Liz Cole will again perform readings at the Hoffman Center on Wednesday, April 5 at 7p.m.  In “You’ll Understand When You’re Older”, she will share stories from our childhoods–both traditional and unfamiliar – to see what we take away from these “simple” tales all these years later.  Children’s stories aren’t just for children!

Audience members can look forward to an evening of beautiful readings followed by thoughtful conversation.

Liz Cole has had a long acting career on the professional stage, and has also made TV guest-star appearances on Seinfeld, ER, Star Trek, The Practice, Judging Amy, Las Vegas, and many others.

She originated the leading role in Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Wit in 1995, for which she received the L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Outstanding Performance. She also tours with “The Wisdom of Wit,” her solo version of the play.

Liz has performed locally for various benefit events (Lower Nehalem Land Trust, Rinehart Clinic, Nehalem Valley Historical Society).  She appeared in the original solo play Lost Pioneer, which she developed with Mark Beach and Portland playwright Ellen West.  The play, presented seven times in this area, is based on the lives of three women who homesteaded in Tillamook County in the 1890s, and blends biographical data with historical imagination.

To find out more about Liz Cole’s career and watch a demo reel of selected TV appearances go to megancole.net.

There is a suggested donation of $10 and all proceeds will go to support the Hoffman Center’s programs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Come early, seating is limited. Refreshments will be served.

The event will be held at the Hoffman Center for the Arts (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue.) (Further information is available at hoffmanblog.org <http://hoffmanblog.org> online or email hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net.)

 

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Altered Reality: Textures and Colors

CLASS IS FULL
Friday, April 7, 10-2:30
Lunch break 12-12:30
(Bring your own brown bag)
Instructor: Mark CavatortaMark Cavatorta, who has taught ceramics for more than 20 years, will be our guest instructor for this unique workshop. He will guide you to transform textures and alter clays colors to create a colorful, dynamic work of art.  At the end of the 4 hour workshop you will have a vessel of your own and lots of experience using these new techniques.

PLEASE NOTE: Workshop for experienced potters only.

Cost is $40 which covers clay, mason stains, glazesoxides, firing, and use of tools. Follow-up work in the clay studio is $2 per hour.

Space is limited to 12

Sign up using the Add to Cart button below or by mailing your check for “Altered Reality” to Hoffman Center for the Arts, PO Box 678, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130.

Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Call for Art for the April Member Show

 

Get in on the Paper Bag Challenge!!

The Hoffman Center for the Arts will host a brunch party for its members on Sunday, April 23from 11 am to 1 pm. Please save the date; you will get an invitation to that event soon!

We plan to feature art by some of our members at the event and would like to include a piece of your artwork in the show. This year’s show features a Paper Bag Challenge. Paper bags can be cut, pleated, rolled, fringed, folded, painted, glued, stuffed . . . and so much more! Follow your playful muse as you create something unique to share with others! Feel free to incorporate other objects or media–the bag is just the beginning.

The Paper Bag Challenge will be on display in our Gallery through April 23.  For more ideas, click here:  http://savedbylovecreations.com/2012/10/50-things-to-make-from-paper-bags.html

All artwork should arrive at the Hoffman Center on Monday, April 3 from 2 to 4 pm and be ready to hang. We ask that you pick up your artwork on Monday, April 24 from 2 to 4 pm.  Questions, email us at hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net.

If you’re not yet a member, it’s easy to become one.  Simply donate $25 or more and help us bring the arts to life in our community.  It’s easy to do online here or send in a check to PO Box 678, Manzanita, OR 97130.

Photo:  BagLite, (obsolete Ikea lamp base, small Unfurl shopping bag), Vera Wildauer