Events Calendar

JULY EVENTS

TRINIDAD ARTS NIGHT: SATURDAY, JULY 30th @ 6-9 PM

 Featuring Canary and the Vamp:…Summoning forgotten ditties, ballads, and musical numbers from the jazz age, at Saunders Plaza East.

Venues throughout Trinidad will feature a variety of art and music; activities include a skate park, games, face painting & more!

At the end of the evening, hear some hoppin’ jazz with RLA trio and Francis Vanek, saxophone, at Trinidad Town Hall, 8-10 pm. Dance floor /refreshments available. (Sliding Scale $5-20)  Masks recommended. For info, call 707-834-2479.

Hosted by Westhaven Center for the Arts and Community Arts Trinidad. Presented by Forbes & Associates Sarah Corliss Info at www.trinidadarts.com.

Full schedule is included at the bottom of page.

WCA EXHIBIT @ Trinidad Art Center, 426 Trinity St., Trinidad 

Ocean Sky, Acrylic Painting by Rueben Mayes. 
“Hello All My Friends: My name is Reuben Mayes. I live in McKinleyville. I am an artist and my style is named Abstract Expressionism. I feel excited and happy and proud and silly and crazy when I am painting.” -Reuben T. Mayes,

Artist  Reuben uses acrylic on canvas because it dries faster than oils and acrylic is easy for him to apply with his high-energy brush strokes on any size canvas, representative of Abstract Expressionism, a painting style in which an artist applies paint rapidly and with force onto a small to huge canvas in an effort to show feelings and emotions, painting gestural, non-geometrically, sometimes applying paint with large brushes, sometimes dripping or even throwing it onto canvas.

Abstract Expressionism is characterized by a strong dependence on what appears to be accident and chance but which may be highly planned. Sometimes an Abstract Expressionist is concerned with adopting a peaceful and mystical approach to a purely abstract image. Usually there is no effort to represent subject matter. All of Reuben’s work is abstract and expressive with the spontaneity of Reuben’s approach to his work drawing from and releasing the creativity of his unconscious mind. The expressive method of his painting is considered as important as the painting itself. Reuben insists on painting in his work boots so he named his website “art in my work boots”. World-famous Abstract Expressionist Artist Jackson Pollack also insisted on wearing heavy leather boots when he painted commenting it made him feel grounded and connected to the earth.  

Continuing Exhibit:
Wheat Weaving by Kathy Reid
(Reids’ Weeds) 7pm  Demonstration
Weed Weaving by Kathy Reid: Learn and practice wheat weaving skills!

 “Welsh Border Fan” by Kathy Reid Kathy bases her work on traditional designs. She explains that wheat weaving or straw art as it is now called, dates back to the beginning of agriculture. The last sheaf of grain was tied or woven to provide a home for the spirit of the grain and kept safe in the home until spring. This art developed with the spread of farming.

Westhaven Center for the Arts presents our “Jazz Night”

FORBES AND ASSOCIATES – SARAH CORLISS343 Main St., Trinidad 
Featured Artist: Photography by Jimmy Callian.

THE LIGHTHOUSE GRILL, 355 Main St., Trinidad   
Featured Artist: Susan Mayclin Stephenson, Trinidad Artist and Author; Oil on Canvas, Prints and Notecards. Also Prints, and Note Cards, by Jeff Stanley.

SAUNDERS PLAZA: Fire Spinning 9 pm

SAUNDERS PLAZA EAST: (Parking lot by Murphy’s Market)
Music: Canary and the Vamp! Summoning forgotten ditties, ballads, and musical numbers from the jazz age. *Music sponsored by merchants at Saunder’s Plaza and the Lighthouse Grill – Thanks!

Face Painting: Jade Bamboo

HEADIES PIZZA AND POUR, 359 Main St., Trinidad
Featured Exhibit: “What did we learn from the pachyderm?” Acrylic Paintings by Matt Brody. 

TRINIDAD COASTAL LAND TRUST:

SIMMONS GALLERY380 Janis Court, Trinidad  
Featured Artists: Paul and Nancy Rickard, watercolor and pastel paintings. These two artists capture the beauty of the Humboldt coast, forests, and landscapes. 

TRINIDAD MUSEUM, 400 Janis Court, Trinidad 
Exhibit: TBA
Music: Howdy Emerson, harp. 

TRINIDAD SCHOOL PARKING LOT, 300 Trinity St., Trinidad 

Skate Park/ Games

TRINIDAD TOWN HALL, 409 Trinity St., Trinidad 
Featured Artist: Come meet artist Sol Hoyos and enjoy her exhibit of Macrame Art. View their work @ Solcean Designs on Instagram/Facebook.

8 – 10 pm: RLA with Francis Vanek, saxophone. ($5-20 sliding scale)

TRINIDAD ART CENTER, 426 Trinity St., Trinidad  
Featured Artists: Paintings by Reuben Mayes and Wheat Weaving by Kathy Reid (Reids’ Weeds). 

7pm:  Demonstration of Weed Weaving by Kathy Reid. Attendees will have a chance to try it themselves too!

TRINIDAD ART GALLERY, 490 Trinity St., Trinidad 
Artists Reception: for featured artists Tom Kingshill and Jim Lowry. Kingshill is a wood turner driven by the unknown qualities of the wood, while Lowry is a photographer focusing on our local diverse and fabulous beauty. trinidadartgallery.com

TRINIDAD EATERY, 607 Parker Road, Trinidad 
Featuring: Jeffrey Schwartz, photographer, aluminum metal and photographic paper prints. Jeff captures the pure beauty of our beaches and regions and prints on metal. A true show stopper for any space! Also find Local Artisan Jewelry and Crafts.

Music:  Local Singer Songwriter Bruce Taylor will be performing live on the patio

Massage: Therapist Rebecca will be offering Chair Massage for $10

MOONSTONE CROSSING529 Trinity St., Trinidad  
Featuring: Paintings by Barbara Caldwell.

With Many thanks, Trinidad Arts Night 2022 is presented by Forbes & Associates Sarah Corliss. Sponsors include Atlas Engineering  Lighthouse Grill, Moonstone Crossing Winery, Adrianna and Edward Smeloff, Trinidad Art Gallery, Trinidad Chamber, Trinidad Coastal Land Trust (Simmons Gallery), Trinidad Eatery, Trinidad Museum, Trinidad Retreats, Trinidad Trading Company and Windansea.

JUNE EVENTS

Trinidad Arts Nights
Saturday, June 25, 2022, 6-9 PM

Join us for a community-wide celebration of arts, music & fun, family-friendly events w/ fire spinning @ 9 PM! Trinidad Arts Night continues every last Saturday of the month through September. Activities will vary. See schedule below. 

Trinidad Arts Night will feature Absynth (Indie Grass), at Saunders Plaza East. Venues through town will feature a variety of art and music; activities include a skate park, games and face painting. At the end of the evening, Westhaven Center for the Arts presents blues from 8-10 p.m. with Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band at Trinidad Town Hall. Dance floor /refreshments available. (Sliding Scale $5-20)  Masks strongly recommended. For info, call 707-834-2479.

Hosted by Westhaven Center for the Arts and Community Arts Trinidad. Presented by Forbes & Associates Sarah Corliss. Info at www.trinidadarts.com. * Masked area will be available in Town Hall.

“Wheat Weaving” by Kathy Reid

Kathy bases her work on traditional designs. She explains that wheat weaving, or straw art as it is now called, dates back to the beginning of agriculture. The last sheaf of grain was tied or woven to provide a home for the spirit of the grain and kept safe in the home until spring. This art developed with the spread of farming.

Continuing Exhibit

Westhaven Center for the Arts continues its exhibit at the Trinidad Art Center with a retrospective of paintings by Ann Anderson, including framed and unframed pieces!” Meet Ann, as well as Cal Poly Humboldt artists.

“Forty Years of Watercolor” is made up of paintings that as Ann says “need homes”

Emerging Artists Showcase

Continuing at the same location is our “Emerging Artists Showcase: Icons of the Future”. This show features works by both current students and recent graduates of CalPoly Humboldt, including cast bronze sculptures by Sheala Dunlap, and drawings and paintings by Kaitlin Mottershead, Katalina Prince and Karley Rojas Viennneau.

Westhaven Center for the Arts presents our “Blues Night”!

Participating venues and activities for Trinidad Arts Night June include:

HEADIES PIZZA AND POUR – 359 Main St., Trinidad
Exhibit: Photography by Michael Armas

THE LIGHTHOUSE GRILL –  355 Main St., Trinidad
Featuring Susan Mayclin Stephenson, Trinidad Artist and Author; Oil on Canvas, Prints and Notecards. Also Prints, and Note Cards, by Jeff Stanley.

MOONSTONE CROSSING – 529 Trinity St., Trinidad
Featuring paintings by Barbara Caldwell.

SAUNDERS PLAZA EAST
Music by Absynth, (Indie Grass). Face Painting by Jade Bamboo.

TRINIDAD ART CENTER – 426 Trinity St., Trinidad
Exhibit; Westhaven Center for the Arts presents Kathy Reid’s Wheat Weaving and continues the retrospective of paintings by Ann Anderson: “Forty Years of Watercolor”. Music: Guitar Playing by Bruce Taylor

TRINIDAD ART GALLERY – 490 Trinity St., Trinidad
Featuring: Elaine Y Shore, ceramicist; and Alan Liles, photographer. Music: JD Jeffries, guitar on mixed classics and originals with a flare and Howdy Emerson, harp.  trinidadgallery@gmail.com

TRINIDAD SCHOOL PARKING LOT – 300 Trinity St., Trinidad
Skate park and Boffer ring (Styrofoam sword play)

TRINIDAD EATERY – 607 Parker Rd., Trinidad
Featuring: Photographer Jeff Schwartz; metal and photographic paper. Also local artisan jewelry and crafts. 

TRINIDAD MUSEUM – 400 Janis Court, Trinidad
Enjoy “Notable Trinidad Sculptors: Groth & Gilkerson”  

TRINIDAD TOWN HALL – 409 Trinity St., Trinidad
6 – 10 pm By invitation of the Trinidad Civic Club, artist Matt Dodge will be displaying a sampling of works. This one-night-only exhibition will showcase a festive selection of his unique “Sculpted Photographs”.  Rabia O’Loren will offer Strawberry Pie, Carrot Cake, Mexican Wedding Cakes (cookies) and Bruschetta for sale, raising money for Ukraine.

8-10 p.m. Westhaven Center for the Arts presents blues with Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band. Dance floor/refreshments available. ($5-$20 sliding scale).

Sponsors: Atlas Engineering  Lighthouse Grill, Moonstone Crossing Winery, Adrianna and Edward Smeloff, Trinidad Art Gallery, Trinidad Chamber, Trinidad Coastal Land Trust (Simmons Gallery), Trinidad Eatery, Trinidad Museum, Trinidad Retreats, Trinidad Trading Company and Windansea.