Humboldt Arts Council Invites You to Arts Alive on October 6th
This is a press release from the Humboldt Arts Council:
William Thonson Gallery
23rd Annual Junque Arte Competition & Exhibition
October 6 to December 3
Designed to celebrate artistic creativity on the North Coast, and heighten the awareness of renewable resources in the art making process, each artwork in this juried exhibition is made from 100% recycled materials…reclaimed, reused, recovered, secondhand, salvaged, anything un-new! This year’s juror is Dan McCauley of Dan’s Custom Metals. Exhibition Sponsored by Recology Humboldt County and Linda Wise.
Tony Machado: El Maestro en Reposo
August 18 through October 28
Tony Machado impressed art enthusiasts for over 40 years with his unique style of composition and figurative oil paintings. Growing up in Oakland, California, Tony demonstrated early talent and received a scholarship to attend the Academy of Art in San Francisco from 1970 – 1973. He painted many murals in the Mission District and around the Bay Area until 1978. Tony ran his own sign painting business, worked in a foundry that produced statues for the 1984 Summer Olympics, and started “Heaven Smiles” silkscreen studios with Michael Rios that created many works including album covers for Carlos Santana. Tony then returned to the medium of oil paint and spent eight years in Humboldt County painting and showing his original art. In 2012 Tony relocated to Grass Valley, California, and continued to amaze with his many styles and talents with the brush. Anthony “Tony” Machado away in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 7, at the home of his daughter and grandchildren. He was 63.
William Ishmael-Wholeness and Fragmentation
August 25 to October 28
“…to some extent, it has always been both necessary and proper to man, in his thinking, to divide things up, and to separate them, so as to reduce his problems to manageable proportions … .. the notion that all these fragments are separately existent is evidently an illusion, and this illusion cannot do other than lead to endless conflict and confusion.” from David Bohm, physicist, in “Wholeness and the Implicate Order”
William Ishmael has been an artist for the last 30 years, beginning with watercolor landscapes and progressing to large abstract works and art installations utilizing latex paint, sand, active rusting on steel plates, organic materials, and the natural elements of the weather to achieve the weathered, multilayered effects on many of his works.
All of the works are an effort to convey that sense of the wholeness being broken up into fragments… fragments which are beautiful in their own right, but can readily be seen in a larger context, and have greater meaning as a result.
The steel plates, the mirrored surfaces, as well as the sets of smaller canvases constituting a larger picture all intended to raise the awareness of this thesis in the viewers mind.
William has exhibited widely including multiple shows in Sacramento, as well as galleries in Palm Springs and Lexington, Kentucky. William’s accomplishments include being named Sacramento Art and Business Council’s “Artist of the Year” for 2011 and, in 2014, having his 9 foot by 12 foot work “Wholeness and Fragmentation” accepted by SMAC for permanent installation in the Sacramento County Administration Building.
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.