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Collaging about Life and Death, Fears & Revelations
Join us as we put tangible “art,” in the form of collage- making, into the Art of Aging and Dying conversations.
The Eclipse will have just passed. The light will have returned. We will continue our regular on-going conversations grappling with our own mortality and the inevitable passing away of those we love. Through the art of informal collaging we will each explore where we are in this on-going amazingly LIFE-enhancing process. Who knows what will be revealed. There will be time for sharing for those who want to.
Bring magazines for cutting up and special items to add to your own or others’ creations. We’ll have tag board to play on as well as scissors, glue and collage materials.
Fee is $5. We suggest an extra few dollars for materials.
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The Art of Aging/of Dying Series is a program of the Hoffman Center of the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Ave).
For more information contact Lane deMoll at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Word & Image Event
Saturday, August 26 | 7 pm
Hoffman Center for the Arts
Word & Image is a summer exhibit at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, which pairs artists and writers to create original work, each in response to the other’s.
Join us at 7pm Saturday, August 26 at the Hoffman Center for the Arts to view the results of this unique creative experience, one that co-organizers Emily Ransdell and Andy Barker call “silent collaboration.” Twelve artists and twelve writers drew names, and have created art and writing in response to each other’s creative work.
At the event, you’ll view original art, listen to original readings responding to art and have a chance to purchase broadsides of the collaborations along with a keepsake book of all the creative results. Suggested donation for the event is $5.
For those who cannot attend the launch evening, Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery will be open every Friday and Saturday, from 3 to 5pm, to view the broadsides. The gallery show will run through the end of September.
“We piloted this project two summers ago,” Ransdell explains. “Writing in response to art has been popular for centuries — we thought it would be fun for artists to have their turn as well, creating art in response to writing.”
“It turned out to be a great experience for the participants,” Ransdell adds, “Unlike a more typical themed show, the concept of response art and writing enabled each participant to both showcase their own personal style and to connect with others through interpreting each other’s work. People explored new mediums and methods with wonderful results.”
Participants were selected via a blind submission process, with judging by a group of past Word & Image participants as well as participants in Manzanita Writers’ weekly Writers’ Lounge. Judges for writing included Bob Balmer, Kathryn Stock and Phyllis Mannan. Judges for art included Karen Gale, Cathi Howell and Scott Wilson.
“By limiting participants to 12 writers and artists, we make sure we give all the participants the space and time for their work to be represented well,” Ransdell said. “And we want the community participation to be as broad and diverse as possible. There is so much talent in our area.”
The Hoffman’s Word and Image project is open to all artists and writers who live on the north Oregon coast or have a strong connection to the area.
Ransdell is a poet with an MFA in Creative Writing. She is a 2016 Pushcart Prize Nominee and was a finalist for the 2016 Rattle Poetry Prize. She serves as co-chair of the Manzanita PoetryFest and divides her time between Manzanita and Camas, Wa.
Barker taught creative writing as a high school English teacher for over 30 years before retiring two years ago. His stories have appeared in journals including the Oregon publications Rain Magazine and The North Coast Squid. He also serves as team leader for The North Coast Squid.
Word & Image is a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue.) For more information contact Emily Ransdell at email@example.com
Submissions for the sixth North Coast Squid literary magazine will be accepted from September 1 through October 31, 2017. Submissions are accepted for fiction, nonfiction (to include memoir), and poetry. We also have a Young Writers category (ages 18 and under).
All submissions are selected in a blind judging by authors/poets outside the coastal area. Submissions of art, photos and photos of sculptures will also be solicited for cover art and inside art, with final art chosen by a committee.
The North Coast Squid, a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts and the Manzanita Writers Series, showcases the work of writers and artists who live on the north Oregon coast or have a strong connection to the area. The next issue will be published in March 2018.
Arthur Bradford will judge fiction. He is an O Henry Award winning writer with four books, the latest being a collection of short stories, Turtle Face and Beyond. Bradford is also creator and director of the acclaimed “How’s Your News?” documentary series, and the Emmy- nominated film, “Six Days to Air,” documenting the creating of the TV show South Park.
Andrea Hollander will judge poetry. She is author of four full-length award-winning poetry collections and has been awarded many fellowships. For twenty-two years she served as the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College, where she was awarded the Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches workshops at the Attic Institute and Mountain Writers Series.
Diana Abu-Jaber will judge nonfiction. She is author of six award-winning books, her latest being Life Without a Recipe. Her books have been listed in top books of the year by NPR, the Washington Post, LA Times and others. She teaches at Portland State University and divides her time between Portland and South Florida.
April Henry will judge young writers’ work. She is a New York Times-bestselling author of 21 mysteries and thrillers for teens and adults. She lives in Portland and will make a special visit to Neah-Kah-Nie Middle School and High School in October 2017 as part of her partnership with the Squid.
All work must be submitted electronically via the ‘submit’ button on the North Coast Squid page of the hoffmanblog.org (http://hoffmanblog.org/north-coast-squid) and must arrive by midnight on October 31, 2017.
Writers are invited to submit one piece per prose (fiction and nonfiction) category and three pieces for the poetry category. Word length for fiction and narrative nonfiction (including memoir) is 1,500 words each. All work must be previously unpublished.
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.
Visiting California Artist Diana Crain will conduct a Monoprinting workshop where participants learn to create an image on a slab of clay through the use of slips, stenciling, and transfers. Colorants are applied and the image is then “printed” onto artist paper.
A spontaneous and approachable medium – anyone can create an exciting work and take it home with them after the workshop!
No experience is necessary for this class
The cost is $80 for 12 hours of instruction, clay and access to all the tools needed. A $15 materials fee will be due the instructor on the first day of class. Space is limited to 12 students.
Sign up online by using the Add To Cart button below or by mailing your $80 check for “Monoprinting” to P.O.Box 678, Manzanita, Oregon.
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The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a two-day workshop, Mosaic for the Garden, August 5 and 6, led by Jennifer Kuhns, a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists. Tuition will be $150, with a $35 materials fee. Registration deadline is July 28.
This workshop is great for the beginner as it will cover the basics for exterior and garden mosaics. It will include information on the entire mosaic process from substrates appropriate for exterior use, their preparation, fixatives, setting, grouting and sealing. Students will create a garden mosaic ornament using glass tiles on a stepping stone.
Kuhns creates original mosaic art panels and custom architectural installations for private, corporate and public space. She says her work celebrates nature and the human experience and that she is committed to environmental sustainability using reclaimed and recycled materials whenever possible. Her many workshops include teaching mosaic classes for the Seattle Mosaic Arts Association. Her work has been displayed throughout Washington and Oregon.
MINIMUM STUDENTS: 5 | MAXIMUM STUDENTS: 20
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Space is limited to 6
Sign up using the Add to Cart button below or by mailing your check for “Teapot” to Hoffman Center for the Arts, PO Box 678, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130.
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Layering colors of clay creates a unique and sought after design in ceramics. Learn how to make your own personalized marbleized clay. After a demonstration, you will make your own clay for future hand-building! Cost $35.
Space is limited to 12
Sign up via Paypal by using the Add to Cart button below or by mailing your check for “Marbleized” to Hoffman Center for the Arts, PO Box 678, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130.
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