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.
The ceramic art of North Coast Potters
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
View Kim’s work in the Hoffman Gallery
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Her website is www.papercutkim.com.
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 email@example.com.
Get in on the Paper Bag Challenge!!
The Hoffman Center for the Arts will host a brunch party for its members on Sunday, April 23, from 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will feature the works of five artists in its Gallery during the month of March. The pieces will be on display every Friday, from 2 to 4 p.m., beginning Mar. 3, and all other times the Center is open for programs.
The show is built around the theme “How We Create” and highlights the processes the artists follow in creating their work.
The five are Lloyd Lindley II, painter (ink, gouauche, and oil glazing); Susan Webb-Rebecchi, textiles; Kathleen Kanas, basket weaver; Sol Neelman, photographer; and Corinne Beuchet, ceramics.
Photo: Lloyd Lindley II is one of the artists featured at the Hoffman Center during March.
Photo Credit: Artist’s Photo
The Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery in Manzanita will feature the works of local artists Pat Laird and Linda Petersen during the month of February. The show will also include an exhibit of ceramic containers created by artists in the Hoffman Clay Studio.
The exhibit will kick off with an artists’ reception Friday, Feb. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit will be on display in the Hoffman Center Gallery Fridays, Feb. 10, 17, and 24, also from 2 to 4 p.m., plus during times the Center is open for other activities.
Laird and Petersen are recent transplants to the coast. Laird moved to Cannon Beach from Battle Ground, Wash., and Petersen to Manzanita from Bend, Ore., after living several years in Hillsboro.
“Throughout the years I have worked with pottery, jewelry making, stained glass, quilting, woodworking and collage art,” said Laird. “However, it was not until after retirement that I began to seriously explore different methods of creating art through painting.”
“Creating artwork is all I have ever wanted to do from the time I could hold a paintbrush in my hand,” said Petersen. “Private or school lessons were not financially possible when I was growing up, so I relied on my eyes, my imagination and the DNA that ran through me, as my mother and grandmother were both artists.”
Laird is a past member of the Ridgefield Art Association and a former Juried member of the Alcove Art Gallery in Ridgefield. She has shown her pieces at the annual Holland America Tulip festival art show, winning in 2008.
Petersen’s works have appeared in various venues over the decades. “Art is everywhere, in everything and within everyone,” she said. “Discovering the art within us is one of the joys of life.”
“We are so pleased to have all these talented artists showing during February,” said Sharon Borgford, Gallery Manager for the Hoffman Center.
Vessels pictured here are among those included in the exhibit of ceramic containers created by artists in the Hoffman Clay Studio.
The Hoffman Clay Studio invites you to submit a ceramic-lidded container of your making for a February 2017 group show in the Hoffman Gallery.
Nothing takes care of the winter blues, like the blues. That’s why we’re putting on the blue show during January. Artists, bring your predominantly blue works, ready to hang. All mediums welcome, including 3-D work. Works do not have to be for sale, but if they are, there is a 30% commission.
Art Accepted: Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(contact us at email@example.com to make other arrangements)
Pick up unsold art: Sunday, January 29th from 2 to 4 p.m.
The show will open on Friday, January 6th, from 2 to 4 pm, with a reception for the artists. The Hoffman Gallery will be open 2 to 4 pm on Fridays, January 13, 20, 27. You can also view the show during regularly scheduled events at the Hoffman Center for the Arts. Check our calendar of events at hoffmanblog.org.