Artist’s Reception to Feature Botanical Drawings

1414128The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host an artist’s reception at 3 p.m., Saturday, July 18 to feature the works of Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

Haber-Lehigh will lead a four-week sequence of botanical drawing classes at the Center in August. Weather permitting the students will work in the Hoffman Gardens.

Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, linguist and a forager with a passion for native plants. She lives in Seaside and is the author of two coloring/reading books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest” and “Native Berries of the Coastal Pacific Northwest.”

Her website is www.dorotahaberlehigh.com

Information about the botanical drawing classes can be found here.

Film Series Presents “A River Between Us”

arbuThe Hoffman Center for the Arts Manzanita Film Series will screen the 2014 documentary film “A River Between Us” Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be $5.

Directed by Jeff Martin and produced by former Oregon State Senator Jason Atkinson, the film tells the story of the oldest and most bitterly disputed water war in the West today – Oregon’s Klamath River.

The documentary focuses on the century-old, sociopolitical battle over water rights and the historic coalition that rose to end it.

The struggle has pitted farmers, fishers, ranchers, native tribes, local and regional industry, environmental activists, state politicians, and the federal government against each other

“We created this film to be a cinematic call to action on behalf of the largest restoration project in American history,” said Atkinson.

The film lasts 90 minutes, and refreshments will be available.

View film trailer here

Hoffman Center Offers Botanical Drawing

HuckleberryThe Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Botanical Drawing classes on four Tuesdays in August.

Led by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, the instruction is designed for students 18 and up, and all skill levels are welcome. Classes will be held Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Tuition will be $60 for the series, or $20 per session. Basic materials will be provided, or students may bring their favorite sketchbook, pencil, eraser, or color pencils.

Students will earn 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-Lehigh is an artist, educator, linguist and a forager with a passion for native plants. She lives in Seaside and is the author of two coloring/reading books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest” and “Native Berries of the Coastal Pacific Northwest.”

Her website is www.dorotahaberlehigh.com

Interested persons can register for the classes here