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Del Norte, Curry County Art Scene


The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness will host a drum circle for veterans at Howonquet Hall in Smith River on Saturday. Photo: Courtesy of DNACA

Here's what's going on in Del Norte and Curry County's arts world, courtesy of the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness:

Del Norte County

Arts for Veterans Drum Circle

Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) presents a Drum Circle with teaching artist Mombo Hernandez will be held Saturday, January 11th, from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., at Howonquet Hall Community Center, 101 Indian Ct in Smith River. Hand drums and percussion instruments are provided, or bring your own. 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 office@dnaca.net.

 

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, January 11 – 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. Registration is required. To register or for more information, please call DNACA at 707-464-1336, or email office@dnaca.net.

 

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, January 13 - March 2, in the Fireside Room at the VFW Hall, 810 H St in Crescent City. “Beginning" class takes place from 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 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. Registration is required. To register or for more information, please call DNACA at 707-464-1336, or email office@dnaca.net.
 

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 multimedia artwork from local artists as part of the recent 28th Annual Juried Art Show. The exhibit will be available for viewing through January 16, 2020. 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, 2020. 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. 

 

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, 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 10:30am - 4:30pm Mon-Sat, and Noon - 4:00pm on Sunday. 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.

 

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. 

 

Del Norte High School Dance

Del Norte High School Dance presents “The Greatest Show: A Winter Dance Concert” January 17 and 18, at 7pm, at Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G St., Crescent City. Ticket prices: Adults - $8 pre-sale/$10 at the door, Seniors and Students - $5, Children ages 6-12- $3, Children ages 5 and under are free. Pre-sale tickets are available at Del Norte Office Supply, 240 I St., Crescent City.

 

Gallery of Arts and Culture

The Gallery of Arts and Culture at 175 H St announces current featured artist Linda Ross. Her ceramics and mixed-media items are available throughout the month of January. The Gallery also features artists Ronald Kusina, Michael Tompkins, Alan Justice, 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 11:00 a.m-6:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, call 707-464-4745.

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 The Maxwell Quartet at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6. Their final concert of this season is 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. individual tickets are $20 per adult, and children under 18 receive free admission. For more information, call 707-951-3102 or visit musicintheredwoods.com. 

 

Curry County

Brian Scott Gallery

Brian Scott Gallery, located at 515 Chetco Ave in Brookings, hosts their “Winter Warmer Art Event” Saturday, January 11 from 4:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. Painter, sculptor, author, musician, Horst Wolf is the Gallery’s Artist of the Month and will be featured at this event. Horst is presenting new works in multi-media, combining painting and cartooning which he calls, “Howo Paintings.” Refreshments will be served, and Tiger Lily will provide musical entertainment. 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.

 

Friends of Music

Brookings Harbor Friends of Music continues their 35th season with the following performances: 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 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.

 

Manley Art Center and Gallery

The Manley Art Center and Gallery at 433 Oak St in Brookings 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 www.pelicanbayartassociation.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 office@dnaca.net by Wednesday of each week. For more information on submissions, call DNACA at 707-464-1336. 


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