WRO Staff / Wednesday, April 15 @ 11:33 a.m. / Arts, Community

Most Concerts Have Been Postponed, But Art in Del Norte and Curry Counties Lives On


Mombo Hernandez is expected to lead a drum circle on May 30 in Klamath as part of DNACA's Arts for Veterans program. Photo courtesy of DNACA.

There have been changes in the local art world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the details, courtesy of the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness:

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 final concert of this season with Duo Aliada on April 17 has been postponed due to mandates restricting large public gatherings. No new date has been determined at this time. For more information visit musicintheredwoods.com.

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 from artist Pauline Holmes entitled “Local Scenes Plus a Llama.” The exhibit will be available for viewing through April 23. 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 an exhibition of works by Pauline Lodolini entitled “Art Inspired from Animals and Traveling”. This show will be available for viewing through June 18. 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 office@dnaca.net.

Friends of Music Concert Changes

Due to restrictions placed on artists’ travel, Brookings Harbor Friends of Music has been forced to cancel or postpone their remaining 2020 concerts. The concert for Mayuko Kamio on Sunday, April 26 has been canceled. The May 17 annual scholarship concert with Alexander Tutanov, professor of piano at Southern Oregon University, has been postponed, with new date to be announced. For more information, call 541-469-7625 or visit brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org.

Brian Scott Gallery

Brian Scott Gallery, located at 515 Chetco Ave in Brookings, showcases more than 25 artists. The current Artist of the Month is Marjo Wilson. Due to State of Oregon mandates, the Gallery will be open by appointment only during April. Stay tuned, stay well and safe, and hope to see you again soon. For more information, call 541-412-8687.

Sarah Hagen Concert Rescheduled

Due to mandates regarding large gatherings, DNACA announces the Sarah Hagen performance originally scheduled for May 9, has been rescheduled for a future date in 2021. At that time, DNACA will present Sarah Hagen’s original project “Perk Up Pianist,” a critically acclaimed one-woman comedy that incorporates her award-winning piano skills. For more information, please DNACA at 464-1336 or office@dnaca.net.

Arts for Veterans Drum Circle

Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) presents a Drum Circle with teaching artist Mombo Hernandez, Saturday May 30 at 4pm. The Drum Circle will take place at the overlook across the street from the Requa Inn at 451 Requa Road in Klamath. This event is part of DNACA’s Art for Veterans program, and is free for Veterans, active military, and their families. The Veteran does not need to attend for family members to participate. Drums and percussion instruments provided, or bring your own drum. For more information, please contact DNACA at 464-1336 or office@dnaca.net

California Redwoods Art Association

In light of the recent California Department of Public Health mandates, the California Redwoods Art Association is closing the Gallery and canceling classes and events for the remainder of April. They will keep the public apprised about reopening as the information warrants. For more information, call 707-460-1414.

Manley Art Center and Gallery

To comply with Oregon State mandates, the Manley Art Center and Gallery at 433 Oak St in Brookings is closed until further notice. For more information, call 541-469-1807 or visit www.pelicanbayartsassociation.org.

Coast Redwoods Art Association

Coast Redwoods Art Association’s Crescent Harbor Art Gallery, located at 140 Marine Way in Crescent City. The Artist of the Month is Bettie Belitz, who has created art works in clay, watercolor, pen and ink, acrylics, and oils. The Del Norte County Library at 190 Price Mall is also displaying work by Eva-Marie Tanner-Klaas through May. For more information, call 707-464-9133

Coloring Book

DNACA’s first coloring book “Colorful Critters of Del Norte County” is a great gift for any special occasion! This book is hand drawn by local artist Rosemary Garcia, highlighting the “wild side” of Del Norte County with colorful critters. The coloring book includes captions in English, Tolowa, and Yurok, and at the end of the book are interesting facts about each of the 17 featured creatures. “Colorful Critters of Del Norte County” is available at these local outlets: Chamber of Commerce Visitors’ Center at 1001 Front St, Crescent Harbor Gallery at 140 Marine Way, Del Norte Office Supply at 240 I St, the Mail Room at 900 Northcrest Dr, and the Yurok Country Visitor Center at 101 Klamath Blvd in Klamath. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or office@dnaca.net. 

Gallery of Arts and Culture

The Gallery of Arts and Culture at 175 H St features artists Ronald Kusina, Michael Tompkins, Daniel Desmond, Marianne Strehler, Nan Marie Wineinger, Michael Jackson, Rive Nestor, John Hewitt, David LaBrier, Stephen Sable, Laura Wiens, W. Allan Armstrong, Richard “Dickie” Dabbs, and many other favorites. For more information, call 707-464-4745.

For community arts calendar listings, please visit www.dnaca.net. For inclusion in Arts Scene listings, items should be sent to the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) at office@dnaca.net by Tuesday of each week.


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