WRO Staff / Thursday, Feb. 13 @ 10:44 a.m. / Community, Our Culture
Del Norte, Curry County Art Scene
Here is what's happening in the world of art and music in Del Norte and Curry counties, courtesy of the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness:
Curry County Search and Rescue Fundraiser Dance
“The Cowboy Rides Away” fundraiser dance for Curry County Search and Rescue will be held Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight, at Ellensburg Theater, 94196 W. Moore St, Gold Beach. No host bar, silent auction, and lots of dancing! Proceeds will be used to purchase hand held GPS units for searchers looking for a missing person. Tickets are $15/single, $25/couple, and are available at Coos-Curry Electric offices in Brookings, Gold Beach, and Port Orford, or at the door. For more information visit facebook.com/ellensburgtheatercompany.
Arts for Veterans Creative Writing
Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) presents a course of Creative Writing with teaching artist Billie Ruth Furuichi, Saturdays through February 29, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Del Norte Senior Center, 1765 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City. Class will cover poetry, sensory walks, short stories, memoir writing, dream journals, and more. Notebooks and writing utensils provided. All workshops are free-of-charge to Veterans, Active Military, and their family members. Families are eligible whether or not the Veteran participates. For more information, please call DNACA at 707-464-1336, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts for Veterans Guitar Lessons
Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) presents a course of Guitar Workshops with teaching artist Dale Morgan will take place Mondays through March 2, in the Fireside Room at the VFW Hall, 810 H St in Crescent City. “Beginning" class takes place from 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. “Beyond Beginning" class takes place from 6:15 p.m.- 7:15 p.m. All workshops are free-of-charge to Veterans, Active Military, and their family members. Families are eligible whether or not the Veteran participates. For more information, please call DNACA at 707-464-1336, or email email@example.com.
Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) continues its 37th Performance Series Season with a concert by Barrio Manouche on Friday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. This international acoustic ensemble creates original compositions influenced by Gypsy Jazz and Swing, and includes Flamenco and Brazilian dancers. Tickets are available at Del Norte Office Supply at 240 I St in Crescent City, and at Wright’s Custom Framing at 810 Chetco Ave in Brookings. Tickets are also available online at barriomanouche.eventbrite.com. General tickets are $18, senior (65+) and transitional-aged youth (18-25) are $15, and students (k-college, full-time) are $12. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door, which opens at 6:15 p.m. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Music
Brookings Harbor Friends of Music continues their 35th season with the 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 and 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, 102 Park Ave in Brookings. For more information, call 541-469-7625 or visit brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org.
Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers “Brookings Jamboree”
The Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers present their annual “Brookings Jamboree” March 28, at the Chetco Grange in Brookings. Doors open at 9 a.m. for an open circle jam. Young musicians play from 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. A “Fiddle Jamboree” starts at Noon, and a wide variety of performers will play until 2 p.m., at which time the circle jam will continue until 4 p.m.. All are welcome to join the jam or come to listen if you do not play. During the event, the Chetco Grange will be offering a spaghetti lunch for $10 for adults, $6.00 for children 12 and under. A box lunch of egg salad sandwich, chips, and drink will also be available for $6. Meals include dessert. The event is free, donations are always appreciated. The Chetco Grange is located at the corner of Hwy 101 and Shopping Center Avenue in Brookings/Harbor. This event is hosted by District 5, the south/central coast district of the Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers. For more Information call Kriss at 541-260-6756 or Dawn at 541-347-4561.
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 is Duo Aliada at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 17. All concerts take place at Crescent Elk Auditorium at 994 G St in Crescent City. individual tickets are $20 per adult, and children under 18 receive free admission. For more information, call 707-951-3102 or 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 of artwork from artist Jonell Covault entitled “The Power of Nature.” The exhibit will be available for viewing through March 5. 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 “West Coast Splendor,” a collection of pastels by Les Cornish. This show will be available for viewing through March 5. 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 email@example.com.
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 also displays members’ collections throughout the community, including: Sutter Coast Hospital and their Infusion Center, and Wild Rivers Community Foundation. For more information or to register for workshops, call 707-460-1414.
Coast Redwoods Art Association
Coast Redwoods Art Association’s Crescent Harbor Gallery is located at 140 Marine Way in Crescent City. The Gallery is open 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon-Sat, and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday. On February 27 there will be a pot luck at 11:30 a.m. Then at noon, artist Mary Baker will give a demonstration on felting pictures. Mary is a retired, disabled Army Veteran who uses both wet and needle felting to create Floral, Mountain, and Seascape artworks. Everyone is welcome, and there is no charge. The Del Norte County Library at 190 Price Mall is also displaying work by member artists Nancy Chernak and Muriel Northrip. For more information, call 707-464-9133.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The Gallery is open 11 a.m-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, call 707-464-4745.
Brian Scott Gallery
Brian Scott Gallery, located at 515 Chetco Ave in Brookings, showcases more than 25 artists. The Artists of the Month for February are Judy and Dave Howell. The Gallery also 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 live music. Musicians include: Feb. 20, Lon Goddard; and Feb. 27 TBD. Thursdays at 12:30pm artist and author Pete Chasar gives a talk about all things art. The patio is open during regular Gallery hours, 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 541-412-8687.
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.
Manley Art Center and Gallery
The Manley Art Center and Gallery at 433 Oak St in Brookings is open 11 a.m.-4 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 www.pelicanbayartsassociation.org.
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 email@example.com by Tuesday of each week.