Here Are Some Things You Can Look Forward to at June’s Arts Alive
This is a press release from the Humboldt Arts Council:
William Thonson Gallery
27th Annual Images of Water Photography Competition & Exhibition
April 28 to June 3
Celebrating years of creative visions of water, this revived annual competition highlights the inspiring beauty of water. From images of lakes and streams to ice-cube trays and snow, Images of Water is a fun, theme-based show to take part in or to just take a look at. Exhibition Sponsored by the Faben Artist Fund.
May 5 to June 18
Claudia Lima was born in San Diego and grew up in the small town of Julian, California. She is the oldest of nine children. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Animal Science. After graduation she went to work in the family lumber business in San Diego. In 1982 she moved to Ukiah, California and opened her own wholesale lumber brokerage business. In 1992 she married her husband, John, a logging contractor and moved to Humboldt County. Claudia was always drawing as a child. When she moved to Humboldt County, she started taking Art Classes at Humboldt State University. She took a break from painting after the birth of their son, Christopher, but went back in painting in earnest in 2007. She has had exhibitions at the Humboldt State University First Street Gallery, Art Center Alturas, Strawberry Rock Gallery, Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale, San Luis Obispo Cattlemen’s Western Art Show and Sale. She also exhibits frequently at the Redwood Arts Association Gallery. The works in the exhibition are impressionistic oil paintings of logging and ranching and historic landscape symbols of the timber industry in Humboldt County. Exhibition Sponsored by Floyd Bettiga.
Justin L’Amie: The Beautiful Night
April 21 to June 10
We live in a world that I am told is guided by scientific rules and principles. There are reasons why each plant grows the way it does. There are reasons that a frog doesn’t give birth to a bird. There are reasons things feel different at night. I am sure there are reasons why. Traveling to new places I see that everything looks familiar, yet different. The same or similar shapes, colours and textures. Variation and combination, repetition without repeating. Rare new life. They are new flowers to me. Insects with green eyes.
Museum Store/Permanent Collection Gallery
Visit the Museum Store for a selection of gifts and merchandise inspired by the artwork on view by Morris Graves, Glenn Berry, Melvin Schuler and Romano Gabriel. The Museum Store carries a wide selection of posters, contemporary art books, cards, exhibition catalogs, children’s books, note pads, tote bags, jewelry, wine glasses, and coffee mugs. Humboldt Arts Council Members receive a 10% discount on all merchandise in the store.
Homer Balabanis Gallery
Humboldt Artist Gallery- Featured Artist Vicki Barry
Venture into the Humboldt Artist Gallery in the Morris Graves Museum of Art—the perfect place to find that unique, original gift. The gallery features many exceptional Humboldt County artists currently working in our region. Designed as an artist cooperative, the gallery features local artists working in a variety of media from representational and abstract paintings, prints, jewelry, photographs, and ceramics.
The Morris Graves Museum of Art, located at 636 F Street, Eureka is open to the public noon-5p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for seniors (age 65 and over) and students with ID; children 17 and under free; Museum members are free. Admission is always free for everyone on the first Saturday of every month, including First Saturday Night Arts Alive!, 6-9 p.m. and Mini Masters at the MGMA.