Join us on St. Paddy’s Day for a fundraiser for the Neah-Kah-Nie Class of 2013 so they can celebrate graduation with a safe, alcohol-free trip. Enjoy (mostly) Celtic music by local band, Coaster. 3pm $12 a person ( under 12/over 65 only $8).
The show must go on and go on it will—the Trash Art Show that is. The Hoffman Center stepped up with an offer to collaborate with CARTM and host the show at their venue and share in the work of production and marketing of the show, and the proceeds. Both organizations see this as a win for both as well as a big win for the community.
The Trash Art Show which is scheduled for July 6, 7, and 8 will be the 14th annual show which was birthed in 1997 by Susan Walsh and Lorraine Ortiz. Through the ensuing years the show has produced a whole new cadre of local artists specializing in the making of this art-form which relies solely on recycled materials as its medium.
“The Hoffman Center sees this partnership as the perfect fit to let the show go on without impacting CARTM’s operations or current desire to focus its attention on its mission,” said John Freethy, Hoffman Center board member. “We are an art center so it was natural to have the show move to our venue to carry on this local tradition.”
The show will be a fundraiser for the two organizations and the plans for the event this year include a ticketed pre-opening night event for those wishing to support the organizations above and beyond purchasing the art. There will be a limited number of tickets sold to the pre-opening which are expected to go on sale in early May.
“All of us at CARTM are overjoyed at the partnership proposed by Hoffman Center,” said Jan Hamilton, CARTM Executive Director. “We all want to see trash art continue to thrive in our community because it is one of the ways our community expresses itself creatively, and as as art-form it inspires creative re-use of materials which is ultimately at the heart of everything we do at CARTM.”
Plans are also underway for a series of Trash Art workshops to be held in April and May in anticipation of the show. The organizers of the 14th Annual Trash Art Show encourage anyone who has ever wanted to enter something in the show to do it this year.
The Hoffman Center in Manzanita will host its third Community Talent Showcase Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. The event will feature a variety of acts put on by local citizens.
“Our previous two shows were so well received, we had to do another one,” said Center president David Dillon. “We’re looking for singers, musicians, actors, orators, or almost anything. We know there’s a lot talent in this community.”
Auditions will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Center to select 12-15 acts that show a particular skill or originality. The acts should be suitable for all ages and be no more than five minutes long.
Admission to the Jan. 21 show will be $10. All proceeds will go to support the Center’s general operating fund.
Print off the CTS Performer Registration form and bring it to the audition. Questions can be e-mailed to email@example.com or phoned to 503-368-3846.
Our first Hoffapalooza, held Saturday, July 23, 2011 was conceived as an opportunity to show off the wide variety of programs that go on at the Hoffman Center, and to show them off all at once. In a six-hour timespan we had hundreds of people come through the building. A frequent comment, even from full-locals, was, “I had no idea there was this much going on.” It was great to hear that. It meant we were successful.
Check the gallery for some photos of the big day.
The Hoffman Center in Manzanita host its first Hoffapalooza Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to highlight and celebrate the programs and activities that take place at north Tillamook County’s art, culture and education center.
“We’ve been making physical and program improvements to the Center over the past few months and felt the summertime would be a great opportunity to show off what we’re all about,” said event organizer and board member John Freethy. “Considering the scope of what goes on here, ‘Hoffapalooza’ seemed a great name for the event.”
Visitors will be invited to explore a number of family-friendly activities, including clay, drawing, writing, reading, drama, music, letterpress, and book and paper arts. Program volunteers will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss each activity.
“Hoffapalooza” will also feature performances throughout the day by local musicians, dramatic or comic presentations, and raffle prizes. Local artists and students of the center will also have their art on display and for sale. There’s no admission to the event, however proceeds of the raffle and art sales go to the Hoffman Center operating fund.
The Hoffman Center in Manzanita has been awarded a $23,000 grant by the Laird Norton Family Foundation to fund its “Outside the Box Arts” program at Nehalem Elementary School. The program is an expansion and extension of the “Art Moms” program run the past two years by parent volunteers Beth Basile and Angelle Soans, with assistance from other local artists.
The grant will fund supplies, instruction during weekly art sessions at the school, public showings and displays. At the end of the year, each student will also receive a portfolio of his or her work.
“The program challenges children to think ‘outside the box’ and to see their world in different and unexpected ways,” said Hoffman Center board member and program developer Annie Naranjo-Rivera. “Hands-on instruction is offered in a variety of media, including two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, performing arts and creative writing.”
”We were obviously very pleased to receive this grant. It will allow our community to provide more art experiences for local kids, offering them an early appreciation for creative activities that can last a lifetime,” said Center president David Dillon. “Now, in partnership with Laird Norton, we can do much more — help with oversight, communications with the school, volunteer training, evaluations, feedback and payroll,”
The Hoffman Center and the Eugene Schmuck Foundation helped buy supplies for the “Art Moms” in the past, and the Mudd-Nick Foundation funded the annual year-end art show/dinner for families, volunteers and Nehalem Elementary students. “Art for kids in our area would not be possible without the numerous supporters, dedicated parents and community volunteers,” added Dillon.
The grant will not cover the whole cost of the program, so additional financing will be sought from local organizations, businesses and individuals. “We will be approaching a number of these folks to see if they can help round out the ‘Outside the Box Arts’ experience with some additional resources, specifically money,” said Dillon.
Based in Seattle, the Laird Norton Family Foundation is a private family foundation that makes grants for charitable purposes in the U.S. in areas of Climate Change, Global Fundamentals, Arts in Education, and Watershed Stewardship.
The Hoffman Center is an Oregon nonprofit 501(c)3 organization which supports and encourages artistic, cultural and educational activities in north Tillamook County by providing facilities, funding, promotion and other assistance.
Is it time for a new look in your guest bedroom? Is there a bare spot above the dining table? Then, check out the second annual Transplant Your Art sale. The Hoffman Center will hold the Sale on Sunday, September 5, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main building on 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. Community members have donated their unwanted, but still wonderful, art pieces to the Center. All types of media will be for sale—original or reproduction–, including paintings, photography, posters, prints, textiles, and sculpture. Selected items will be sold via silent auction and the remainder will be available for outright sale. All of the sale’s proceeds will go to the Hoffman Center’s remodeling fund.