Jessica Cejnar / Friday, April 23 @ 6 a.m. / Arts

Art Scene: New Exhibits, Classes for Veterans


A new exhibit featuring artist Carol Long will be featured at the Del Norte County Courthouse.

From the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness:

“Nature’s Magic”
Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) presents the work of artist Carol Long. Carol was recently featured in DNACA’s Juried Art Show, and her nature-themed exhibit is now on display at the Del Norte Courthouse through June 17, 2021. The courthouse is located at 450 H St. in Crescent City, and is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays, except for state holidays. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or office@dnaca.net. 

Creative Writing for Veterans
Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) presents Creative Writing with teaching artist Billie Ruth Furuichi. Classes take place Tuesdays and Thursdays April 20 - June 10, from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. via Zoom. Each week participants will discuss different writing styles, and share prompts and ideas for students as they create their own works. All levels, including beginners, are welcome! Classes are free-of-charge to Veterans, Active Military, and their family members, and family members can participate whether or not the Veteran does. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. For more information, please call DNACA at 707-464-1336, or email office@dnaca.net.

“Writing the Natural World”
Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) presents “Writing the Natural World” poetry classes with teaching artist and published author Terri Glass. Classes will take place Wednesdays May 5 - June 23, from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. via Zoom. Participants will discuss poetic writing techniques/topics, and create original works. All levels, including beginners, are welcome! Classes are free-of-charge to Veterans, Active Military, and their family members, and family members can participate whether or not the Veteran does. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please call DNACA at 707-464-1336, or email office@dnaca.net.

“Del Norte Scenes”
Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) presents the work of artist Edward Reidel, who recently won First Place in DNACA’s 29th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. His exhibit “Del Norte Scenes” is on display at the 2nd floor mezzanine of the CEC Airport at 1650 Dale Rupert Rd, March 5 - June 17 as part of DNACA’s Art in Public Places program. The airport terminal’s regular hours are 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. weekdays, 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sundays. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or office@dnaca.net.

Crescent City Art
Crescent City Art at 1228 2nd St., Crescent City, is now open to the public Wednesday - Saturday from 12 p.m. - 5p.m. The Gallery is offering Mother’s Day card making classes for children ages 4-16 on May 6, 2021 from Noon - 2 p.m. for $5 per person for supplies. The adult’s class is May 1, 2021 at 1 p.m. and cost is $15 per person for supplies. For information and to register for the class, call 707-460-1414.

“Colorful Critters of Del Norte County”
Spring activities are easy with the book “Colorful Critters of Del Norte County.” The book is made for meditative coloring and stress reduction for adults, and fun learning for children, with hand drawn illustrations by local artist Rosemary Garcia. Highlighting the “wild side” of Del Norte County with colorful critters, the book includes captions in English, Tolowa, and Yurok, and at the end of the book interesting facts about the featured animals are included. A LIMITED SUPPLY of “Colorful Critters of Del Norte County” is available at the Requa Inn at 451 Requa Rd, Klamath, and at Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings. For more information, contact DNACA at 707-464-1336 or office@dnaca.net.

Crescent Harbor Art Gallery
Crescent Harbor Art Gallery’s April Artist of the Month is Debbie Dean. Debbie has worked as an art docent and art teacher before moving to Crescent City, and she has a love for oil painting, and painting animal portraits. The Del Norte community at large is invited to become members of Crescent Harbor Art Gallery. If you are interested, text message 707-616-5637 or e-mail to CrescentHarborGallery1@gmail.com with your contact information. The Gallery is located at 140 Marine Way, Crescent City. For more information call 707-464-9133, or visit their website at www.crescentharborgallery.com.

Gallery of Arts and Culture
The Gallery of Arts & Culture at 175 H St., Crescent City, presents featured artist John Hewitt, with a display of his watercolor paintings. An award-winning artist, he has also been featured in national art magazines, including Plein Air. As a physician, he worked in our local hospital emergency room for years. Hewitt’s artistic works feature seascapes and beach scenes of our local area. The Gallery also features the works of many other artists in a variety of mediums including fine art bowls, sculpture, and jewelry. The Gallery is sanitized and freshened daily, and welcomes visitors Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more information, call 707-464-4745. 

Brian Scott Gallery
Brian Scott Gallery, located at 515 Chetco Ave. in Brookings, features April Artist of the Month Brian Gibbons. Gibbons paints acrylics that feature oceanscapes, underwater sea life, landscapes, and wooden assemblages of castles and neighborhoods, all with lighting which makes them handy as night lights. You may meet Brian every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The Gallery also features 32 other artists, displaying works in watercolors, oils, acrylics, sculpture, jewelry, and more. The Gallery’s hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please call 541-412-8687 or 541-469-1241 for information, or to schedule a private showing.

Fog and Fine Art Gallery
Located in Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supply, 810 Chetco Ave. Brookings, the Gallery features 36 local artists in a variety of mediums and features a classroom to inspire new and seasoned artists with workshops. The current Featured Artist is artist David Haynes. His works include digitally enhanced photography and mixed media application. The classroom Gallery holds the works of Frank Gustufsen and Jay Mosbey. The Gallery is open from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information on class offerings, painting demonstrations, and artists call 541-469-7900 or visit them on Facebook @WrightsCustomFraming.


Manley Art Center and Gallery
Manley Art Center and Gallery is located at 433 Oak St. in Brookings. Photographer Calvin Casey is the Gallery’s April featured artist with his exhibit “Famous Landmarks”, which features vivid colors and interesting local flavor subject matter. Recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Calvin uses photography to stay active and slow the progression of the disease. The Gallery is open 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with COVID-19 protocols in place. Please visit manleyartcenter.com to learn more about the Gallery, or call 541-469-1807.

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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