The Watercolors of Carolyn Gates
Artists’ Reception August 4 | 3-5
Show continues Fridays & Saturdays | 3-5 through August 27
Hoffman Gallery | 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita
The Hoffman Center for the Arts will present the watercolors of Eugene artist Carolyn Gates during the month of August.
Gates, a frequent watercolor teacher at the Hoffman Center, studied watercolor with Satoko Matouji at Lane Community College in Eugene as well as with premier watercolorists Carol Carter and Judy Morris.
The work in this show was inspired by her travels in Hawaii, California, and Oregon. In these paintings of tropical flowers and Oregon sea life, she distills the relationship of shapes, colors and patterns into visually pleasing abstractions of her subjects.
Carolyn says of her work “I investigate beauty, shape and color and in doing so, hope to uncover the interplay between the ordinary and the extraordinary.”
She has won numerous commissions to paint in watercolor and colored pencil. Gates has had several shows around Oregon. Gates lives with her husband and their cat, Nibbles, in Eugene.
Three north coast artists who have reinvented themselves through creative endeavors later in life will be featured at the Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery in Manzanita during the month of August.
The artists — L. Levering Thomas, T. J. Morris, and Barry Calvarese – will be on hand for an Artists’ Reception Friday, Aug. 4, from 3 to 5 p.m.
The show, formally entitled “Re:Invent,” will remain up for viewing during regular Gallery Hours – Fridays and Saturdays, from 3 to 5 p.m., — through August 26, plus times the Center is open for other events.
“Some of us dream of a future that’s very different from our present,” said the trio in their show description. “All three artists in this show began to seriously voice their art mediums at an age when friends are spending more time with grandchildren or traveling. We believe we are all seeking to discover what really matters to us through our art.”
Levering went back to get her BA in art, graduating at age 55 from Marylhurst University. Morris began to explore portrait painting after a medical setback. Calvarese is developing a property locally where he can create.
“All three of us are passionate about expressing our creative voice and sharing our journeys of becoming better artists with friends, family, colleagues, and the public,” they said.
Levering works with fluid acrylics on wood, and mixed media. Morris works in oil. Calvarese creates ceramics, mixed media, and encaustics.
The second Quilt and Fiber Art Show opens on July 14 with an Artist Reception from 3 to 5 pm at the Hoffman Center for the Arts. Artists who live full or part time in the three Villages (Manzanita, Nehalem, and Wheeler), have contributed their creations. Come see the wide variety of pieces during extended Gallery Hours (Fridays and Saturdays 3-5 pm
, Sundays 1-4 pm
) on July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23.
There are special demonstrations scheduled as well:
Saturday, July 15 3:00 pm: Quilted Postcards, Bonnie Sabel-Welte
Sunday, July 16 3:00 pm: Expressive Needle Felting, Jeanine Rumble
Friday, July 21 3:00 pm: Creating Feathers, Aina Tonjes
Saturday, July 22 3:00 pm: Hand Applique’, Janet Surbrook
At last year’s well-attended show in August, visitors asked for more of the works to be offered for sale. Participants this year were given more time to create and were encouraged to offer at least one of the two items per person for sale. As a result, at this year’s show two thirds of the 45 works will be offered for sale with 30 percent of the price going to the Hoffman Center.
June 2 — June 24
Friday and Saturday from 3 to 5pm
We are very pleased to announce that the colorful and evocative ceramic sculpture of Sher Davidson will be featured and available for purchase during June in the Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery.
An artists’ reception will be held on June 2 from 3pm to 5pm and will continue through June 24 on every Friday and Saturday from 3 to 5pm.
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Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda Ave | Manzanita, OR 97130
OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY
JUNE 2, 2017 | 3-5:00 pm
Experience a birds eye view of the Nehalem River Valley to Neahkahnie Mountain, along with a series of stunning and evocative paintings of the North Oregon Coast that combine Christa’s images with the poetry of Sufi mystic, Carol Bialock.
OPEN GALLERY HOURS ARE 3-5:00 pm
FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS THROUGH JULY 8
CHRISTA’S ARTWORKS CAN ALSO BE VIEWED DURING
ANY EVENT SCHEDULED AT THE CENTER THROUGH JULY 9
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. Since 2009, Howell 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.