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.