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Summer 2019 Exhibits

Figures & Flowers at Westaven Center for the Arts: Deborah Kalish & Lotus Monahan

The new show at Westhaven Center for the Arts features drawings by Deborah Kallish and Lotus Monahan.  The opening reception is Sunday, July 7, from one to four. Deborah Kallish has lived and worked in Trinidad for twenty-five years and is a graduate of Humboldt State University with a major in Art.  She has participated in local figure drawing groups since 1963 in New York, Berkeley, Eureka’s Ink People and currently at StuArt in Arcata. Regarding her work, Kallish explains “ Most groups start with a few very short poses, 1 or 2 minutes, so to save paper I drew on classified pages.  After a while the print began to suggest interesting interactions with the poses and “Newspaper Nudes” took on a life of their own.”  She is  also showing flowers, some with words, symbols and ideas concurrent with blooming.  

 Deborah continued  “I am excited to introduce my student Lotus Monahan. Her  ceramics and drawings, express a wide range of emotions.  Lotus is currently a junior at Arcata High Arts Institute.”

This exhibition is partially underwritten by the Humboldt Arts Council/Faben Artists Fund.  Westhaven Center is located at 501 South Westhaven Drive.  Regular gallery hours are Friday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.  For more information, call 677-9493, visit on Facebook at Westhaven Center for the Arts, or the website westhavencenter.org.

2019 Annual Membership Show


The new show at Westhaven Center for the Arts, “Sunshine in the Rain,” presents drawings, paintings, and collages by students at Trinidad and Big Lagoon Schools. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, March 3, from 1 to 4.

“This biennial show of children’s art is always colorful and uplifting, especially after our recent cold weather,” says Exhibit Coordinator Ann Anderson. “We invite the community to come out on Sunday to enjoy the art. As always, there will be refreshments, punch and wine.”

Thao Le Khac, art instructor at Trinidad School, said students from Kindergarten-8th grade receive art instruction approximately one hour per week.“It is a wonderful opportunity for kids to learn hands-on art making techniques in a wide variety of art mediums along with a diverse multicultural art history awareness. Our Art program is made possible by TSEF (Trinidad School Education Foundation), the Trinidad School community and our hard working young artists.”

Westhaven Center for the Arts is located at 501 South Westhaven Drive. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from one to four. Visit our Facebook page, website “westhavencenter.org” or call 677-9493 for more information.


The new show at the Westhaven Center for the Arts, “A World in Color,” presents the photographs of Nancy Rae Burrow and Alan Samuel.  An opening reception will be held on Sunday, January 13, from one to four p.m.

Speaking of her art, Burrow says “My journey into the colorful world of creative photography has been a blessing. Each one of my photos are taken and shared on my Facebook page NANCY RAE DINA PHOTOGRAPHY with uplifting and positive messages. I do beautiful and fun photo shoots all over Humboldt County. Photography, creativity and meditation have been the best things to ever happen to me”.

Describing his works in this show, Samuel states “In 1995 I took a unique pilgrimage with a friend and teacher Lama Lodu Rimpoche to his homeland in West Sikkim, India and his home monastery, Rumtek.  Five weeks of seeing the culture of the Tibetan Buddhist-many monasteries, many people, many places and hundreds of pictures- The people, places, the sounds and visual experience were unsurpassed.”

Westhaven Center for the Arts  is located at 501 South Westhaven Drive in Trinidad.  Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday from 1 to 4. The current show runs until February 24.  Information on events can be found online on Facebook at “Westhaven Center for the Arts” and the website westhavencenter.org or by calling 677-9493