The Lasses and Kathryn Claire

April 9th, 2017 | 7pm | $12
Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita, OR
Portland Oregon based musician, Kathryn Claire, met Margot Merah and Sophie Janna (Amsterdam based folk-duo, The Lasses) at a singing session in Amsterdam in 2013. Sharing a love for harmony singing and story-telling through music, they soon realized that together they could deliver both heartfelt ballads and foot-stomping songs with equal measures of joy and musicality. After playing several concerts together in The Netherlands and Germany in 2014, Kathryn offered to help bring The Lasses to the Pacific Northwest for their first US tour in the Spring of 2015.  It was a huge success and the three realized they had begun not only a strong musical collaboration, but also a network of touring between the US and Europe.  The following fall The Lasses booked a tour of concerts in churches and folk venues across The Netherlands.  
By 2016, the Pacific Northwest tour and the European tour had established fans not only for the co-bill of The Lasses and Kathryn Claire but for the music they created as a trio.  After being asked frequently when they were going to make an album together, they decided to finish their European tour in 2016 with a sold out live album recording at De Parel van Zuilen” in Utrecht.  The result is a deeply personal and heartfelt album featuring original and traditional songs.  The album highlights each woman’s unique style of songwriting and singing while weaving in the trio’s highly acclaimed three part harmonies and engaging performances on guitar, fiddle and bohdran.  They are thrilled to be releasing this new album during their Pacific Northwest tour this spring.  Expect an evening of stories, songs and harmonies straight from the heart. 
 
Come see them and hear them in the intimate living room setting of Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita.

Concert: Swing Cats on March 4th

Swing Cats
at the Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita
Saturday, March 4th, 7:00
$10 admission
The Swing Cats are a four piece jazz group from Astoria.
They play a variety of music from the swing era, jazz standards, bossa nova, blues, and even a rock and roll song or two.
With two hot guitarists and a tight rhythm section this small combo can really swing.
Come listen or dance in the intimate setting of the Hoffman Center for the Arts.
No big drive, no big lines, no big price – enjoy great music in your local house concert setting.

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

Help Us Bring the Arts to Life: Donate Today!

More than ever, the arts play an important role in our community!

“I often tell my friends and former colleagues—from all over the country—that one of the best reasons to visit or live in Manzanita and the surrounding villages, is the fact that there’s a community art center here that is integral to the very spirit of the North OR Coast. The Hoffman Center is an ideal place to explore one’s creativity and make deep connections with others.”
~ Kathryn Stock, Nike Retiree & Manzanita resident

All of us at the Hoffman Center for the Arts are committed to providing an inspiring and welcoming place to explore, create, and connect with others.  Along with the many dedicated volunteers, we need your help to make that happen. 

More Programming than Ever
This year we’ve grown our programs, adding more classes and opportunities for people to participate in the arts. We are delighted to reach locals who enjoy frequent working sessions in the Clay Studio, as well visitors who come to the area for a writing or art retreat as a creative respite from their busy lives. Here are some notable accomplishments this year:

·     Added Clay Studio classes in techniques for beginners and experts; increasing the number of visitors along with the volume of visits per person and collaborative work on projects such as the totem installation in the Hoffman Garden

·     Increased visual arts classes in sketching and drawing, watercolor, encaustic, and more

·     Added more workshops as part of the Manzanita Writers’ Series and increased the size of our North Coast Squid literary journal

·     Introduced a new community-driven discussion series:  The Art of Aging & The Art of Dying

·     Expanded our art shows—including a new Quilt & Fiber Arts Show and the Kathleen Ryan Art Retrospective Exhibit—and began offering Open Gallery hours on Fridays

Continuing the Momentum:  2017 & Beyond
With your help
, we’ll continue to develop valuable programming that meets the interests of our community. We’ll also continue to strengthen the organization by adding talent to our board and operating committees, further improving processes, and managing our finances with a goal to accelerate paying down our mortgage.

To be successful going forward, we need you to be a part of this important work.. Whether it’s a yearly membership of $25 or more, a sustaining donation of $50 or more per month or a one-time donation, every contribution ensures our continued high-quality programming and gets us closer to our long-term goals.

Please contact us at hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net or 503-368-3846 if you have any questions or would like to discuss your donation with a member of our Board.

Coastal Soul Presents “A Soulful Christmas” Concert on December 23

Coastal Soul presents “A Soulful Christmas”
Featuring LaNicia Williams and Gwendolyn Phillips Coates

Tis the season of holly and jolly! Come join LaNicia and her mom Gwendolyn as they share the joy of the holiday spirit through music on Friday, December 23rd from 7 – 9 pm at the Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130. $15 at the door ages 12 and older and $5 ages 11 and younger. Light refreshments will be served.

LaNicia Williams grew up singing in her grandfather’s church. She remembers doing her first solo concert for her seventh birthday. Since moving to the coast in September of 2014, LaNicia has been sharing her love through food as owner of Coastal Soul and her love of music singing Motown favorites with local bands. LaNicia was raised in Redondo Beach, CA and comes from generations of singers and ministers.

Our guest vocalist is Gwendolyn Phillips Coates from Long Beach, CA. It is a special treat to have her on the north Coast singing with her daughter LaNicia. Gwendolyn is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her Christmas CD, “It’s Christmas, Rejoice!” The CD will be available for purchase for $10 at the concert and can also be purchased on amazon.com. She also has a contemporary gospel jazz CD, “Grateful”. Gwendolyn is an author (Waiting on My Lunch Date: A journey Through Grief and a Path to Joy), pastor, actress, mother of three (Faundsworth, LaNicia and Philip) and grandmother of 4.

Summer Sunday Concerts in the Hoffman Gardens

guitar in garden 1The Hoffman Center for the Arts will again host free concerts on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 3 pm in the Gardens.

Musicians who would like to get on a waiting list to perform should contact Michael Maginnis mmaginnis007@gmail.com

June 5 Joe Wrabek
June 12  CANCELLED
June 19  Peter Hinsbeeck and Scott Warren:  Jazz Standards
June 26  Stay Tuned
July 3  Fred Lackaff
July 10 Frank and the Ferrets
July 17  Dona Miller CANCELLED
July 24  Manzanita Music Festival (various artists)
July 31  Rhythm Method
August 7  Sherrie Wolf and Sarah Wolf
August 14  Tsunami Drummers
August 21  Stay Tuned
August 28  Sedona Fire Band
September 4 Trillium Blue

 

 

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.

Manzanita Music Festival Schedule

If you’re in town on July 23rd-24th, be sure to stop by the Hoffman Gardens.  We’re one of three venues for the inaugural Manzanita Music Festival. Just about every style of music will be on offer, along with .  And it’s FREE!

Here’s the schedule for two of the Stages.  There will also be activities in the Cascade Sotheby’s parking lot (where the Farmer’s Market is held on Fridays).

Saturday, July 23rd

Time Full Spectrum Stage at the Hoffman Gardens Lostrum Stage at 3rd & Laneda
1 pm The Thomasian Trio w/ Maggie Kitson
(Jazz and Blues)
Kate Morrison, Solo
2 pm Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
(Country Roots)
Blue Jug
3 pm The Junebugs
(Americana/Bluegrass)
Kelsey Mousley
4 pm Maggie and the Kats
(Blues/Pop)
Woodknot
5 pm Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories
(Folk)
Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
6 pm Terry Robb
(Acoustic Blues)
Julie Amici

 

7 pm- 9 pm Kate and the Crocodiles
(“Eclectic, Eccentric” Jazz/Pop)
The Sextones

 

 

Sunday, July 24th

Time Full Spectrum Stage at the Hoffman Gardens Lostrum Stage at 3rd & Laneda
1 pm The Sextones
(Electric Jazz/Funk)
Mystery Ride
2 pm Boomer and the Millennials
(Rock/Pop/Blues)
The Junebugs
3 pm Sol Seed
(Reggae & Fusion)
Terry Robb
4 pm Sol Seed Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories

 

Amplify the Hoff Campaign is a Success!

amplify the hoff logoWe’re happy to announce that we surpassed our goal for the “Amplify the Hoff” Campaign, raising $3,200.  We kicked off the campaign with Liz Cole’s Story Time for Grown-ups in May, which generated $500 in proceeds.  Thank you to Werner Wildauer who pledged the $3,000 matching grant to help us raise funds from our community. We will now be able to purchase and install a new, reliable, and easier-to-use audio-visual system. We anticipate the new system will be in place in early August.

A huge thank you for all the generous donors who made this possible!

Tom Ayers
Karen Babbitt
Dale Cramer Burr
Mike and Linda Cook
Elizabeth Cole
David and Lori Dillon
Kenneth Elmy
Greg and Kathie Hightower
Cecilia Lauerman
Madeline Olson
Emily Ransdell and Steve Jones
Paula Real
Lyle and Jan Remington
Mary Ruhl
Martha Schechtel
Gary and Melinda Seelig
Dick and Kris Sinner
Tela Skinner and Michael Maginnis
Bruce and Judith Thompson
Dr. Reed and Christina Wilson
Mickey Wagner and Vera Wildauer
Werner Wildauer

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!