Get your art submitted to the 2012 Trash Art Show which runs July 5 through July 8 at the Hoffman Center. There are two submission dates: June 29th and 30th. Read the flyer linked below for all the specific details. Okay, did that, and now better get back to work on your project!
Award-winning designer Susan Webb-Rebecchi will give a presentation on textile design and manufacturing at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m.
The talk should be of particular interest to fabric artists and designers, quilters, and all other involved with fabrics.
The event will be a fundraiser for the Center. Admission will be $7.00.
With 35 years of experience in the field, Webb-Rebecchi will detail the processes she follows, including a display of initial sketches, painted artwork, and the finished textiles. She will also share the sources of her design inspiration, insights about the manufacture of couture home furnishings sold through interior designers, and a brief history of international textile design.
A graduate of Taft High School in Lincoln City and Oregon State University, Webb-Rebecchi completed her education at the Chicago Art Institute. After realizing that fine art and a stable career could be combined in the textile industry, she moved to New York City, where she worked in the studio of the prestigious French firm Brunschwig and Fils.
Ten years later she decided to work independently and to license her own designs. Webb-Rebecchi has led field trips to Italy and India in search of design inspiration.
Local artist Kathleen Larson is a master at turning trash (recycled and reclaimed materials) into art. Her whimsical mosaics regularly sell at the annual Trash Art Show and in local galleries. Migrating from pottery shards to scraps of paper, Kathleen has perfected the paper mosaic technique and she is offering to teach others in her upcoming workshop: “Paper Mosaics” on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hoffman Center.
Kathleen will teach the basics of paper mosaic and participants will leave with a picture frame or decorated box. She will provide all of the materials and encourages participants to also bring their own. Participants can either choose to retain their works of art or enter them in the upcoming 14th Annual Trash Art Show—a fundraiser for CARTM and Hoffman Center.
The workshop is limited to 10 and tuition is $25 which includes materials. All proceeds from the workshop benefit CARTM and Hoffman Center. To save a space, call 503-368-4772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three Hoffman House Studio artists are showing recent work at Harrison’s Cafe through the month of May. The exhibit will be open starting May 4th and will end with a Closing Party, 3:30 to 5:00 on May 31. Harrison’s Cafe is located at 495 Nehalem Blvd. (Hwy. 101) in Wheeler.
Peggy Biskar will show photo collages, abstractions from travel photos. Gary Seelig will show paintings based on an exploration of pattern. Tela Skinner’s recent work is the result of meditation followed by free painting.
Get out your cool junk—it’s time to make trash art. The Trash Art Show is all about working with that irresistibly interesting stuff you’ve been collecting just waiting to be made into art!
All the rules are made to be broken when creating trash art. From breaking dishes into shards and reforming them into beautiful mosaics, to using broken lawn mower parts to make a kinetic sculpture—everything is fair game.
The 14th annual Trash Art Show is a unique local tradition and creative fundraiser. This year’s show will benefit CARTM and Hoffman Center.
Two dates and times have been scheduled to deliver Trash Art for the show. Friday, June 29, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 30, from 10:00 a.m. until Noon. No late entries will be accepted.
Artists may submit up to three pieces of work for the show, which this year will be held at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. There is no entry fee and the only stipulation is that all artwork must be made with recycled, repurposed or reused materials and must fit through a standard size door. The work must be for sale with the split being 50 percent to the artist and 50 percent donated to CARTM and Hoffman Center.
Each submitted piece must have a title and be ready with appropriate hardware for hanging or display.
For more information contact Lorraine Ortiz at 503-368-7160 or email@example.com.
CARTM, www.cartm.org, and Hoffman Center, hoffmanblog.org, are both 501c(3) non-profit organizations and are both registered partners with the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Join us for “GuitArt” at the Hoffman Center , an evening of auditory and visual pleasure.
On Friday, April 27, the Hoffman Center will host musicians Jason Okamoto and Dmitri Swain, with new works of art on display from John Freethy and Dmitri Swain.
Jason Okamoto plays classical guitar with a Latin American flavor. His musical projects are a variety of solo guitar performances, gigging with gypsy jazz bands, and teaching guitar lessons. Over the past few years, he’s concentrated mostly on solo guitar, building up a diverse repertoire of Spanish, Brazilian Bossa Nova, and other Latin American guitar styles. Jason has also been involved recently with some amazing dance projects such as Body Vox’s “Smoke Soup” production, and performed at the Portland Art Museum. Okamoto, who is self-taught musically, is still his own teacher, and jokes that “Somehow I haven’t fired myself yet.”
Dmitri Swain is a North Coast artist. He specializes in mixed media work, predominantly on paper and wood panels. Dmitri attended Portland State University, from which he holds a degree in drawing, painting and printmaking. In his artists statement, Dmitri explains; The core of my art is surreal and atmospheric. I am primarily inspired by dreams, nature and weather patterns at the moment. I create works with surreal and expressive qualities. Though I am seeing natural things in the world, the bulk of my work is shaped by my own perceptions. I am bringing to the surface my own vision. In this way I make up a unique narrative. The viewer can look into these constructed places or windows, see the characters and the world, then they start to ask questions. The end result is the experience. Swain’s music has a “very unique jazzy feel and sound, accompanied by his alluring vocals” says event promoter John Freethy.
John Freethy dabbles in many art mediums, including photography, printmaking, painting, paper/book arts and mixed media. When asked about the interplay between his art and nature, John answered “I have always felt a deep connection with nature. There’s nothing more beautiful than when you stand outside in a spot and all that you can see is still unchanged by the human hand. These are the kind of places that I am drawn to, and therefore what I am inspired to create and portray in my artwork.”
The art opening begins at 5:30 p.m., with the concert starting at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $8 for the evening. The Hoffman Center is located at 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, across from the public library.
Our first Introduction to Clay Studio Class on March 28th filled up fast, so we’re adding another one on April 11th from 1pm to 3 pm.
This introductory class, led by Dee Koscheski and Kathleen Ryan, will familiarize you with the Hoffman Center clay studio and what is possible to create within it. A studio tour will be given, including an overview of the equipment, tools and guidelines. Dee and Kathleen will be giving demonstration of hand-building and wheel throwing.
Students will also have a chance to experiment with clay and learn how it behaves with the guidance of the two instructors.
Cost: $10, which includes 2 pounds of clay.
To register for the class, limited to 6 people, contact Dee at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave message at 503-368-3846.
Join Glenna Gray on Wednesday, March 21st from 1:00-3:00 pm in a fun introduction to the ancient art of ceramic mask making. After the introduction and demonstration, each participant will make their own mask which will be fired when dry. Mask makers then have the option of glazing their piece and having it fired in the kiln again, or taking it home to paint with acrylics. Absolutely no art experience of any kind is needed to take this workshop! Glenna has taught art in public schools at the junior high level, and facilitates art activities locally whenever possible. Masks are one of her favorites!
Class tuition is $20, which includes all materials, glazes and firing. Only 6 spaces are available. Email Glenna to register: email@example.com or call the Hoffman Center at 503 368 3846 and leave a message. Class tuition must be paid in advance. Make checks out to Glenna Gray and mail to Hoffman Center, PO Box 678, Manzanita 97130.
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.
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