Jessica Cejnar / Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 @ 12:11 p.m.

Art Scene for Del Norte and Curry counties

From the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness:

Arts Notes for the Art Scene of Wednesday 10/9/19
Curry County
Second Saturday Art Walk
The 16th season of the Second Saturday Art Walk in Brookings continues on Saturday. Many galleries and shops in downtown Brookings as well as the Chetco Public Library will host live music, art demonstrations, and more with refreshments.
Manley Art Center and Gallery
The Manley Art Center and Gallery at 433 Oak St in Brookings is featuring work by guest artist Karen Staal through November 2. Join the Gallery at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday during Art Walk to hear from the artist herself while enjoying refreshments. The Gallery is open 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Children of all ages are invited to the Center on Saturdays to see work created by member artists and to work in the classroom. For more information, call 541-469-1807 or visit
Brian Scott Gallery
Brian Scott Gallery, located at 515 Chetco Ave in Brookings, is featuring watercolor landscapes and florals by Magda Druzdzel for the month of October. Join the Gallery for Second Saturday Art Walk from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturday to meet the featured artist while enjoying refreshments and live music by Tiger Lily. Alongside this work, the Gallery showcases more than 25 artists. The Gallery invites you to network while enjoying coffee, tea, and an ocean view on their patio in the Snug Studio for Brown Bag Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. each week with Pete Chasar discussing all things art as well as live music entertainment. The patio is always open with the Gallery, from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tomorrow’s music is provided by Tiger Lily. For more information, call 541-412-8687.
Friends of Music
Brookings Harbor Friends of Music continues their 35th season with ATOS Trio, acclaimed German piano trio on Sunday, November 3. The rest of their season will include: Michael Brown, pianist, composer, and Lincoln Center emerging artist on Sunday, January 5; St. Petersburg Piano Quartet, Grammy-nominated ensemble on Sunday, February 9; Jasper String Quartet, with violin, cello and viola on Sunday, March 15; Rastrelli Cello Quartet, between-the-genres Russian ensemble on Sunday, April 5; and Mayuko Kamio, returning favorite virtuoso violinist on Sunday, April 26. Tickets are available for purchase at Wright’s Custom Framing at 810 Chetco Ave in Brookings. Tickets are $20 per event or $110 for the full season. Children 18 and under receive free admission. The season concludes on May 17 with their annual, free-of-charge scholarship concert with Alexander Tutanov, professor of piano at Southern Oregon University, and will feature students selected as scholarship recipients. All performances take place at 3:00 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 102 Park Ave in Brookings. For more information, call 541-469-7625 or visit
Fog and Fine Art Gallery
Located in Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supply at 810 Chetco Ave in Brookings, the Fog and Fine Art Gallery displays many local artists showing a variety of media including jewelry, pottery, painting, and more. The Gallery also has a dedicated classroom that inspires new and seasoned artists with workshops. The Gallery is open from 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday. For more information on class listings, painting demonstrations, and featured artists, call 541-469-7900 or visit them on Facebook @WrightsCustomFraming. 
Del Norte County
Arts for Veterans
The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness is offering complimentary season tickets to the 37th Performance Series for veterans who self-identify as disabled and their family members.
The next course of guitar workshops with teaching artist Dale Morgan takes place in the Fireside Room of the VFW Hall at 810 H St in Crescent City. Beginning class is from 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. on Mondays, through November 18. Intermediate class is from 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, through November 19.
A Qi Gong and Tai Chi class will take place at Pacific Northwest Physical Therapy at 255 I St in Crescent City from 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 19. Participants will be led by teaching artists Andres and Kate Monreal in basic postures and eight Brocades. Wear comfortable clothes to stretch in and athletic shoes.
All workshops are free-of-charge to veterans and their family members. Families are eligible whether or not the veteran participates. DNACA’s Arts for Veterans program is funded in part by Veterans in the Arts, a program of the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at For more information, contact DNACA at or 707-464-1336.
Coast Redwoods Art Association
Coast Redwoods Art Association’s Crescent Harbor Gallery, located at 140 Marine Way in Crescent City, will display their Annual National Juried Show during October. October’s demo will be led by Rande Rothman at noon on October 24, preceded by a potluck. Saturdays from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at the gallery include a papier maché program. Sundays from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. include a still-life drawing group. Mondays from 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. offer a space and good company for artists and crafters. The Del Norte County Library at 190 Price Mall is also displaying work by member artists. For more information, call 707-464-9133.
Music in the Redwoods
Music in the Redwoods, presented by the Del Norte-Curry Community Concert Association, is celebrating 70 years of bringing quality live entertainment to our community. Their 2019-20 season will continue with Trio Confero at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25. The remainder of their season includes: The Maxwell Quartet at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, and Duo Aliada at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17. All concerts take place at Crescent Elk Auditorium at 994 G St in Crescent City. Season tickets are $50 per person, individual tickets are $20 per adult, and children under 18 receive free admission. For more information, call 707-951-3102 or visit
Art in Public Places
The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness’ Art in Public Places exhibit in the Del Norte Superior Court at 450 H St in Crescent City, is a collection of paintings by Susan Moore titled “Life Through My Eyes.” It will be on display through November 14. The courthouse is open from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. weekdays except for state holidays. DNACA’s Art in Public Places exhibit on the mezzanine of the CEC airport at 1650 Dale Rupert Rd is titled “Fly Away with Me: A Year of Travel Photography,” a collection by Catherine Balck; this exhibit will be available for viewing through November 7. The airport terminal’s regular hours are 6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. weekdays, 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Saturdays, and 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Sundays. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or
DNACA’s 37thSeason Tickets
Season tickets for the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness’ 2019-20 season will be available until the second concert on November 16. The remaining four concerts in the series are: California Guitar Trio, returning favorite fusion ensemble on Saturday, November 16; Barrio Manouche, Gypsy jazz and flamenco dance on Friday, February 21; Okaidja Afroso, Ghanaian music, dance and storytelling on Friday, April 3; and Sarah Hagen in her one-woman comedy, “Perk up, Pianist!” on Saturday, May 9. All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. and take place at Crescent Elk Auditorium at 994 G St in Crescent City. Season tickets still provide a discount to the remaining four individual performances and are transferable and replaceable if lost. They are in Crescent City at Del Norte Office Supply at 240 I St and in Brookings at Wright’s Custom Framing at 810 Chetco Ave. General season tickets are $70, Senior (65+) are $55, Student (K-College, Full-Time) are $45, and Group (4 people total) are $160. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door of the next concert, beginning at 6:15 p.m. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or
Gallery of Arts and Culture
The Gallery of Arts and Culture at 175 H St is featuring photography from artist Ronald Kusina. Kusina has been active in restorative fisheries work since 1984 and his interest in photography awakened while documenting that work. He won Grand Prize in photography at the 2016 Utah State Fair, a juried exhibition with over 100 entries. He is a published author and photographer with a current article appearing in the August 2019 issue of Landscape Photography magazine. The Gallery also has watercolor paintings by Nan Marie Wineinger on display at Redwood Urgent Care at 286 M S where the public is welcome to meet the staff and enjoy the art. The Gallery is open 11:00 a.m-6:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, call 707-464-4745. 
Coloring Book
DNACA’s first coloring book will be available for sale through the DNACA office at 501 H St, Suite 8 in Crescent City during office hours of 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, as well as through DNACA Board members, at the Visitors’ Center at 1001 Front St, and at the Mail Room at 900 Northcrest Dr. Hand drawn by local artist Rosemary Garcia, it highlights the “wild side” of Del Norte County with colorful critters. The coloring book includes captions in English, Tolowa, and Yurok and at the tail end of the book are factoids about each of the 17 featured creatures. For the promotional campaign, a box of 48 crayons are included with the coloring book purchase of $10. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or
California Redwoods Art Association
The California Redwoods Art Association’s 2nd St Gallery, located at 1228 2nd St in Crescent City, offers featured artists, a gift shop, and workshops in varying media available with prior registration. The Gallery is also displaying members’ collections throughout the community, including: Sutter Coast Hospital and their Infusion Center, Vita Cucina, and Wild Rivers Community Foundation. For more information or to register, call 707-460-1414.
For the community arts calendar, go to For inclusion, Arts Scene items should be sent to the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) at by Sunday afternoon. For more information, call 707-464-1336.


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