Humboldt Arts Council Invites You to Arts Alive on August 4th
This is a press release from the Humboldt Arts Council:
Melvin Schuler Sculpture Garden
The Artsy Flea!
August 4th 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This market brings together contemporary and vintage art featuring a wide array of items-from the classic-such as home decor – to the abstract-including assemblages and sculpture, there’s bound to be a creative collectible waiting for you! All proceeds support the HAC Youth Art Education Programs including Art Banks & HAC on the Road. Admission is Free.
William Thonson Gallery
Towering: Art Inspired by the Redwoods
June 9 through August 5
The Humboldt Arts Council, Redwood Parks Conservancy and Redwood National and State Parks have teamed up to present a juried art exhibition celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Redwood National Park. This unique juried exhibition highlights an appreciation for the skills and creativity of artists and the essence of Redwood National Park. Artists were invited to submit work inspired by the redwoods that conveys their personal interpretation of the majestic beauty of the redwoods as well as environmental, ecological, cultural, and political ideas
Buzz Parker-Home Tree Home
June 23 through August 12
Home Tree Home explores Buzz Parker’s interests in both local Victorian houses and the beautiful California coastlines and treescapes. As a child living in rural Maryland, Parker built getaway hangout treeforts where he could escape, which inspires him now to create incredibly complicated treeforts on paper and canvas. Each treehouse has colorful Victorian architecture, hand carved skies, dreamy neighborhoods of towering homes and is a monument dedicated to all homes and the personal pride and seclusion we experience in owning and maintaining them.
June 16 through August 19
Mary Robinson’s exhibition, Confluence: Monoprints and Mixed Media Works on Paper, brings together different modes of working and contrary gestures. Robinson mixes and remixes printmaking matrices, and cuts and reconfigures paintings and collages, to see relationships freshly. This continual composing, decomposing, and recomposing reflects the way Robinson experiences the world, where circumstances can change quickly—technology is developing rapidly, political situations can suddenly flip, and the natural environment is breaking down at an alarming pace. Her cyclical process of breaking forms apart and layering or gluing them back together mirrors desires for both order and chaos.
Robinson created the monoprints in this exhibition from stencils and matrices, hand-cut from wood and other materials, and also printed from the leftover or negative cut shapes. These prints have gone through the press several times to build up translucent and opaque layers of color. Robinson’s method of printing with scraps coincides with parallel practices of collage and collage-like painting. There is a constant dialogue between the bodies of work: some of the collages contain cut-up prints, and often the collages and paintings become “sketches” or springboards for new prints.
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
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), military veterans, and students with ID; children 17 and under free; Families with an EBT Card and valid ID receive free admission through the Museums for All initiative, 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.