Raku Firing

Raku Firing 
June 30, Friday, 10-4
Organizers: Sharon and Steven Gibson
 
This is a special event for firing Raku outdoors at the clay studio. Pieces for raku should be fired at Cone 08 bisque and glazed at least 24 hours beforehand. There is a special shelf in the kiln room for your raku items.
 

For this session on June 21, the glaze firings are scheduled for morning or afternoon with sign up forms available in the Clay Studio during open hours.  Forms are due no later than June 20 in order to plan the firing. The firing will be rescheduled if it rains.

You must have pottery experience to participate in the Raku firing and you must be willing to “dive in!”
 Fee is $10.  Space is limited to 12
 
Sign up by using the Add to Cart button below or by mailing your check for “Raku Firing” to Hoffman Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 678, Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130.

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Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Teapot Class

Hoffman Clay Studio Teapot Class
June 14, Wednesday, 1-3pm

Instructor: Barbara Temple Ayres

Learn to make a tea pot by focusing on how to make the spout, lid, and handle. The class fee of $35 includes clay, glazes, and instruction. Must have experience with throwing or hand-building.

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.

Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

 

Clay Studio: Glazing Show & Tell

Monthly Glazing Show & Tell – 3rd Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Next Sessions: June 15 and July 20, 2017  |  11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fee:  $2
Come get in on our next discussion session and learn from others how to increase your glazing and surface treatment confidence.
Glaze Captain, Pam Jacobson, will be on hand to facilitate. You are invited to bring a pot to show–either successful or not–but you must have a record of the clay body and all applied materials. No guessing! This is also a great chance to bring an unglazed pot to explore ideas.

Ceramic sculpture of Sher Davidson

June 2 — June 24
Friday and Saturday from 3 to 5pm

We are very pleased to announce that the colorful and evocative ceramic sculpture of Sher Davidson will be featured and available for purchase during June in the Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery.

An artists’ reception will be held on June 2 from 3pm to 5pm and will continue through June 24 on every Friday and Saturday from 3 to 5pm.

Los Samaritanos: A Presentation on June 14, 2017

Los Samaritanos
A healing presence along the border, presentation by Gail Frank

Wednesday, June 14, 7 pm, Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita

Free of Charge

Gail B. Frank

Gail Frank is a long time resident of the Oregon Coast. For over ten years, she wrote a monthly column for the North Coast Citizen on the joys of life in a small town. She often presents writing workshops in Manzanita for aspiring writers and was a director of stage plays for the Coaster Theatre Playhouse in Cannon Beach for many years.

When Gail began spending winters in Green Valley, Arizona, forty miles from the U.S./Mexico border, she became intrigued by the Green Valley/Sahuarita Samaritans, a group whose mission is to “save human lives in the Southern Arizona desert.”

When I attended my first Samaritan meeting, I expected to find seven people in a small room talking about how to help migrants. Instead I found 75 people, almost all of them over 60 years of age who were searching the desert to give water, food and first aid to people who were fleeing violence in their homeland, looking for a better life or trying to reunite with their families in the United States.  Imagine, little old ladies in tennis shoes tromping around the desert in 100-degree heat calling out “hola, somos amigos,´¿necessita ayuda.”

Established in 2005 to be a complement to the Tucson Samaritans, the Green Valley/Sahuarita Samaritans engage in desert searches and water drops. They also help with the Kino Border Initiative aid station, El Comedor, which serves deported migrants two meals a day in Nogales, Sonora for a few weeks until they decide what to do next. Samaritans serve as witnesses at Operation Streamline court proceedings which take place every weekday afternoon in Tucson. The fast track court system was originally designed to serve as a deterrent with a goal of zero tolerance for illegal entry. Multiple studies show it is a program that does not achieve its goal and instead splits up families and costs taxpayers enormous amounts of money to keep migrants in mostly private prison systems.

Gail will share experiences of her work at El Comidor as well as her observations of Operation Streamline. In her efforts to put a “human face” on the complex issue of immigration, Gail will use photographs, her own writings and that of others, and found objects from migrant trails. She will provide resources on where to learn more and what one can do to help in this humanitarian effort.  Books on Borderland Issues will be available for purchase.

Financial contributions for the Samaritans will be accepted and appreciated. Samaritans is run by volunteers and funded entirely by donations. Any money raised will be used to provide water, food, blankets, clothing and first aid for migrants as well as gasoline and maintenance for search and water vehicles.  Gail’s belief is that “they” are not coming to save us; it is up to us. We are they, the ones we’ve been waiting for.

 

Center to Screen Comedy/Drama “Calvin Marshall”

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will screen the 2009 feature comedy/drama “Calvin Marshall”) Friday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be $5.

The film tells the story of college student who is determined to become a Major League Baseball player, but finds his true calling instead.

Written and directed by Gary Lundgren (“Redwood Highway” and “Black Road”) the 93-minute film was shot in Ashland and Medford.

It stars Alex Frost, Michelle Lombardo, and Steve Zahn, and includes appearances by Diedrich Bader and Abraham Benrubi.

Understanding Hospice Care

Understanding Hospice Care
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 3pm-5pm
Hoffman Center for the Arts

The Art of Aging/Art of Dying series will host featured speaker Barb Hansen,
CEO of the Oregon Hospice and Palliative Care Association Admission for the event is $5.

End-of-life care decisions can be difficult to discuss. Gathering information ahead of time can reduce stress and help us make informed decisions. Waiting until you need services like hospice adds extreme stress to already stressful times.

  • What exactly is hospice care?
  • Do all hospices provide identical services?
  • How do I choose a hospice that is right for me, a family member or a friend

Come learn about the ins and outs of hospice care and have your questions answered by an expert in the field.

Barb Hansen has over 30 years of experience in Hospice, Home Health, Palliative Care and Hospice House operations. She was the 2014 recipient of the Oregon Hospice Association’s Elizabeth Wessinger Award, which honors excellence in hospice and palliative care in the state. In her current role, Barb works to support Hospice and Palliative Care providers in Oregon and Washington and serves as a resource to residents of both states who seek information about end-of-life care options.

The Art of Aging/Art 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 Paula Sansum, psansum@gmail.com

 

 

 

Paintings by CHRISTA GRIMM

 

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CHRISTA GRIMM
HOFFMAN GALLERY
Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda Ave | Manzanita, OR 97130

OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY
JUNE 2, 2017 | 3-5:00 pm

 

Experience a birds eye view of the Nehalem River Valley to Neahkahnie Mountain, along with a series of stunning and evocative paintings of the North Oregon Coast that combine Christa’s images with the poetry of Sufi mystic, Carol Bialock.

OPEN GALLERY HOURS ARE 3-5:00 pm
FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS THROUGH JULY 8
CHRISTA’S ARTWORKS CAN ALSO BE VIEWED DURING
ANY EVENT SCHEDULED AT THE CENTER THROUGH JULY 9

Three Winning One-Act Plays to be Performed as Reader’s Theater Friday June 9

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a Reader’s Theater performance of the three winning one-act plays selected in a new competition this year. The performance will be at 7pm on Friday June 9, 2017.  Fee for the performance is $7.

Thirty-three plays were submitted for the competition. The plays were judged by Anne Osborne Coopersmith of Nehalem, George Dzundza of Tillamook, and Gail B. Frank of Nehalem and Arizona to determine the top three to be performed.

Submissions came from around the country and overseas even though the original press release announcements were all local to the coast and Northwest. The response likely says something about how much playwrights want to see their work performed.

The winning plays are Gertrude and Alice Go to War by Douglas Rees, from the bay area; A Man’s Home by Donna Hopkins, from CA; and Human Refuse, by Dorianne Emerson, a Canadian.

The winners were chosen in blind judging. Each judged considered eleven plays. By coincidence each of the winning plays have a lesbian experience theme. In fact they happen to reflect society’s historical acceptance of lesbians: Gertrude and Alice reflecting attitudes during WWI, (no tolerance or understanding); A Man’s Home, a grudging partial acceptance but maybe not understanding, in the 1950’s: and Human Refuse, current tentative acceptance characterized by close scrutiny. Because of the subject matter, we chose to present these plays at the same time as Astoria’s Gay Pride Week.

Sue Jelineo, who has been active in local Reader’s Theater and the theater at NCRD, championed this first play competition at the Hoffman Center for the Arts. She will be directing the reader’s theater. She has a number of readers lined up but could use a few more men to read. Contact her atsjelineo@nehalemtel.net if you are interested in reading.