Quilt and Fiber Arts Show Opens July 14th

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.

Mid-Winter Blues Concert on Friday, January 20, 2017

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a concert featuring the blues played by a variety of local musicians. The concert is Friday, January 20th at 7 p.m. and admission is $10 at the door.

Do you want to ward off those mid-winter blues? Come hear local musicians playing the blues in an intimate setting at Hoffman Center in Manzanita.

This concert will feature North Tillamook County bands Sedona Fire, the Ferrets, and The Gospel Trio with Joe Wrabek. Individual performers Fred Lackaff, George Van Meter, Mark Balmer, Bob LaTorre, Scott Warren, and others will round out the bill.

Some of these performers will also serve as “utility musicians” ready to sit in and jam with bands and individuals. The idea is to encourage musical cross-fertilization and synergistic energy among local musicians; assuring the audience an entertaining evening full of spirit and spontaneity.

Doors open at 6:30. The Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue. All proceeds will benefit the Hoffman in its mission to bring arts, culture, and education to North Tillamook County.

If you have questions please contact:

Gary Seelig
garys@nehalemtel.net
cell: 360-620-2685
hm: 503-368-7633

Bid on Creative Experiences at Hoffapalooza

washboard for webCome to Hoffapalooza on September 3rd from 1 to 4 pm and bid on a Creative Experience for yourself and three friends.

These generous instructors are donating their time to allow you and your friends to have a fun, creative experience together.  Your choices are either an Intro to the Wheel or Handbuilding class in the Clay Studio, Botanical Drawing, or Assembling and Learning to Play your own Washboard.  This will be a fun way to bring the arts to life for you and your friends.

Proceeds from these workshops will go toward operations at the Hoffman Center for the Arts.  See details below.

 

 

Intro To Clay

INSTRUCTOR:  TBD

DESCRIPTION:
Together your group may choose ONE of the classes listed below.

BEGINNING HAND BUILDING:
Learn basic clay art principles, including slab building, an introduction to the studio’s equipment, how to shape and join clay, and create textures. There is plenty of hands-on practice time to build your cylindrical hand-formed vessel in this class.

INTRO TO WHEEL ONE:
This introduction to the the studio’s throwing equipment will cover basic clay art and throwing principles. You will learn how to center clay, pull a cylinder and a bowl, and receive enough instruction to set you on your way for practicing, as well as plenty of hands-on time.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
These workshops include three pounds of clay and two hours of instruction, plus use of all tools needed. The fee also includes up to two hours (in one session only) for glazing and kiln firing of your work.  If additional work is needed, or you are already hooked, the cost for follow-up work time at the studio is only $2 per hour and additional clay is available for $1.50 per pound.

CLASS DATE:  To be arranged with instructor

MINIMUM BID:  $140

FOR FOUR (4) STUDENTS

 

Botanical Drawing

INSTRUCTOR:         DOROTA HABER-LEHIGH

DESCRIPTION:
You and your friends will learn the fundamentals of botanical drawing using pencils, color pencils and other dry media to portray accurate shapes and master shading techniques to create  three-dimensional effects.

Haber-Legigh is an artist, educator, linguist and forager with a passion for native plants who finds infinite inspiration in nature. She lives in Seaside and is a member of the Oregon Botanical Artists, American Society of Botanical Artists and Oregon Native Plant Society.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
In addition to the 2-hour long session with your three friends, the purchaser of this item will receive copies of Haber-Lehigh’s two coloring/reading books:  Native Berries of the Coastal Pacific Northwest and Haystack Rock

CLASS DATE:  To be arranged with instructor

MINIMUM BID:  $140

FOR FOUR (4) STUDENTS

 

Intro To Washboard

INSTRUCTOR:                   MICKEY WAGNER

DESCRIPTION:
Have you ever wanted to put together your own washboard and then learn how to play it? Well, here’s your opportunity!

In this unique workshop you’ll assemble your own washboard to your preference and personalize it with various found objects. Then you’ll learn the basic principles of how to play the washboard.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
This two-hour workshop includes assembly and decoration of your washboard in the first hour and learning to play it in the second.

Materials provided include: a small Dubl-Handi washboard, a cowbell, a desk bell and a wooden block. Found objects to decorate your washboard will also be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

CLASS DATE:   To be arranged with instructor

MINIMUM BID:  $140

FOR FOUR (4) STUDENTS

Hoffapalooza set for Saturday, September 3rd

hoffa poster final final vw Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will celebrate its 12th anniversary with an open house on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, from 1 to 4 at the Center.

Come out for a tour, talk to volunteers involved in the various activities, both long-running and new. Representatives will be available at information displays to answer questions you have about programs: Film Series, Manzanita Writers’ Series, the North Coast Squid Literary Journal, Clay Studio, Music Events, and The Art of Aging, Art of Dying Series.

Hoffapalooza will include an art show by Clay Studio Artists, and displays from the Word & Image event, Film Series, and art by students who have taken visual arts classes held at the Center during the past year. You’ll also get to watch artists demonstrate their craft.

Step into the Clay Studio for more demonstrations. In the Writing Lounge area, try your hand at “On-the-Spot-Poetry,” magnetic poetry, to be published. All magnetic poetry will be photographed and included in a book for sale as a fundraiser.

Refreshments and cold beverages will be served at the open house.

Leading up to September 3, raffle tickets for a variety of prizes will be on sale every Friday from 5 to 8, in front of Polaris Art Gallery, on Laneda near the Farmer’s Market, as well as at HCA events. Raffle tickets will be available throughout the day on September 3d as well.

Prizes include:

•   2 entrees at Blackbird  ($60 value)
•   Inn at Manzanita – one night’s stay
•   Spindrift Motel – one night’s stay
•   Cloud and Leaf – gift certificate for $50
•   El Trio Loco – gift certificate for $ 30
•   Admission for the “Season” of Manzanita Writers’ Series ($42 value)
•   Silk Scarf from Syzygy
•   Souvenir Book from Manzanita News & Espresso
•   Handmade Vase from Finnestere ($495 value)
• $50 Gift Certificate to San Dune Pub (x2)
• $25 Gift Certificate to Bread & Ocean (x2)
• $30 Gift Certificate at Manzanita Lumber
• $50 Gift Certificate at Angelina
• $50 Gift Certificate at Spa Manzanita (x2)
• Allan Olson’s bowl ($40 value)
• Gift Bag of items from T-Spot

and more prizes are added every week! Check out the Silent Auction September 3rd. You’ll have a chance to bid on a fun creativity experience for you and a group of friends, from a wheel/handbuilding class in the Clay Studio to a Writing Workshop to a Botanical Drawing Art Workshop, to a Washboard Music Class.

The raffle drawing and silent auction winners will be announced throughout the Hoffapalooza event. You do not need to be present to win.

Save the date! Stop by and find out what’s new at HCA: Sat. Sept 3rd, 1 to 4PM for Hoffapalooza.

Fundraising Raffle

raffle tix picWe’re selling tickets for some fabulous prizes to raise funds in advance of Hoffapalooza, our annual celebration of the arts and open house on September 3rd.

Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and are for sale every Friday from now until September 3rd from 5 to 8 pm, on the Polaris Gallery’s deck.

Check out the fabulous prizes below. Most have been donated from our generous local businesses and we are grateful for their support.  There is bound to be something to tempt you and more prizes are being added every week. Winners will be drawn at 4 pm on September 3rd and you need not be present to win.

Prizes include:

· One Night’s Stay at the Inn at Manzanita
· One Night’s Stay at the Spindrift
· Entrées for 2 at Blackbird
· $50 Gift Certificate at Cloud & Leaf Book Store
· $30 Gift Certificate at El Trio Loco
· $50 Gift Certificate at San Dune Pub (x2)
· Silk Scarf from Syzygy
· Souvenir Book from Manzanita News & Espresso
· Handblown and Etched Vase from Finnesterre
· $25 Gift Certificate at Bread & Ocean (x2)
· Manzanita Writers’ Series Season Tickets
· Clay Studio Intro to the Wheel Class

and more added every week!

All proceeds from the raffle go to fund operating expenses for the Hoffman Center for the Arts.

 

Amplify the Hoff Fundraising Campaign

amplify the hoff logoWe’re launching our ‘Amplify the Hoff’ fundraising campaign today. You may have noticed our new stage lights, funded by the Tillamook PUD.  Now we want to complement that new lighting with upgraded audio-visual equipment.

Our current audio system is a hodge-podge of used and donated equipment:  the sound board has several channels missing, the small speakers we use for author presentations crackle, the large JBLs we use for our film and musical events are extremely unwieldy for our volunteers to set up.

This year’s Community Talent Showcase provided the initial funds for that project, as will the proceeds from Liz Cole’s Story-Time for Grown-ups  on May 5th (Thank you Liz!!).

We’re delighted to report that if we raise $3,000 by June 18th, a generous donor will match that amount, and we’ll be able to buy and install a new audio-visual system that can meet our needs for years to come.

It’s easy to donate online here:  http://hoffmanblog.org/donate using either your Paypal account or a credit card.  If you prefer, simply mail a check to PO Box 678, Manzanita, OR 97130 and write “amplify” in the memo line.

Do it soon, we only have until June 18th to raise $3,000.  Thank you in advance for helping us bring the arts to life!

Story Time for Grown Ups Returns on May 5th

liz-cole-pic-crpd-261x300Liz Cole will again perform readings at the Hoffman Center on Thursday, May 5th at 7 p.m.  Called “One Never Knows, Do One?”, she will share stories and poems about surprise, wonder and the unexpected.  As always, the material will be rich in both humor and poignancy.  Audience members can look forward to an evening of beautiful readings followed by thoughtful conversation.

The Hoffman Center has presented Liz Cole’s Story Time for Grown Ups three times before to enthusiastic audiences.

Liz Cole has had a long acting career on the professional stage, and has also made TV guest-star appearances on Seinfeld, ER, Star Trek, The Practice, Judging Amy, Las Vegas,  and many others.

She originated the leading role in Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Wit in 1995, for which she received the L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Outstanding Performance.  She also tours with “The Wisdom of Wit,” her solo version of the play.

Liz has performed locally for various benefit events (Lower Nehalem Land Trust, Rinehart Clinic, Nehalem Valley Historical Society).  She appeared in the original solo play Lost Pioneer, which she developed with Mark Beach and Portland playwright Ellen West.  The play, presented seven times in this area, is based on the lives of three women who homesteaded in Tillamook County in the 1890s, and blends biographical data with historical imagination.

To find out more about Liz Cole’s career and watch a demo reel of selected TV appearances go to megancole.net.

There is a suggested donation of $10 and all proceeds will go to support the Hoffman Center’s programs.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Come early, seating is limited. Refreshments will be served.

 

Night of Live Jazz/Swing/Dancing Set for Manzanita

beyond the sea musicians imageVortex Productions will present “Beyond the Sea,” an evening of live jazz/swing, dancing and cocktails, Saturday, May 7 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita. The event will be a benefit the first Manzanita Music Festival, which will be held July 23-24 at three local venues.

Performing that evening will be Kate Morrison of Kate and the Crocodiles, Gavin Bondy of Pink Martini and Kate and the Crocodiles, plus Michael Correy, of Michael’s Music in Cannon Beach, Chris Freesman, Peter Hinsbeeck, and Josh Correy.

Tickets are $20 each or $35 per couple, and are available by contacting manzanitamusicfestival@gmail.com.

Sound and staging will be provided by Full Spectrum Media. A cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be available.

The Manzanita Music Festival will be an annual celebration that presents a multi genre — Americana, Folk, Pop, Reggae, Bluegrass — collection of local, regional, and national musicians.

The festival will take place Saturday, Jul. 23 and Sunday Jul. 24. It will kick off at the beach immediately after the 26th Annual Manzanita Beach Walk and Run. The second venue will be at the corner of 3rd and Laneda Ave. The main stage will be set up at the Hoffman Gardens next to the library. Local and regional craft brews, plus wine, and food will be available at the various venues.

“The Manzanita Music Festival is partnering with the Hoffman Center for the Arts and the North County Recreation District. These partners promote the educational, recreational, social, and physical well being of residents of Tillamook County,” said festival co-organizer Beth Carter-Boyer. “Proceeds from the event will support other like-minded organizations in the community.”

Clay Studio to Hold Ceramics Sale May 7

clay sale in the garden (2)The Hoffman Center Clay Studio in Manzanita will hold a Ceramics Sale on Saturday, May 7, the day before Mother’s Day,  from 10 am to 3 pm in the Hoffman Gardens.

Buy something special for mom (or yourself) and feel great about supporting a good cause! Proceeds benefit the Clay Studio at the not-for-profit Hoffman Center for the Arts where the entire community—both residents and visitors—can enjoy and explore arts and culture.

Sale will be held in the Hoffman Gardens on the corner of Division and Laneda, across the street from the Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon.

For more information email hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com.