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Current Exhibits

“UNDER HUMBOLDT SKIES II”
AT WESTHAVEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

“Under Humboldt Skies II – Humboldt Open Air Landscape Painters and Friends” is the September –  October show at the Westhaven Center for the Arts.  There will be an opening reception on Sunday, September 10, from 1 to 4.  Many of the participating artists will be painting on the grounds of the Center beginning at 10 a.m.

“We paint most every day – together, alone, in the studio, in the fog, wind, cold, with humor, frustration and determination,” said painter Paul Rickard. “Drawn together in friendship, we inspire one another to push, probe and ponder the often chaotic and spontaneous avocation of outdoor painting. For us, this is an open-ended journey of exploration, to be shared and savored together.”

The group is composed of artists of every level, from beginners to masters of the craft.  They meet weekly for a “Sunday Paintout” to which all are invited. Check Paul’s Facebook post on Saturday for that week’s time and location.

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.

“CREATED IMAGES IV” AT
WESTHAVEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

“Created Images IV”, the July-August show at Westhaven Center for the Arts, features work by Annie Reid, Bosha Struve, Diane Williams,  George Ventura, Hal Work and Pam Cone. The opening reception is Sunday, July 2, from one to four.

“Our work is often a combination of compositing, painting, photography, and light diffraction”,  the Created Images group states. Previous Created Images Group exhibits have shown at the F St. Gallery, Eureka, and Upstairs Gallery, Arcata.

This group of artists meets each month to share and discuss the emerging techniques of creating digital images. Though each artist is unique in their own process,  the group’s combination of digital paint and diffraction tools, state of the art software programs, and archival pigment printers, results in a fine art printmaking process only recently recognized in the art world.

Westhaven Center for the Arts 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, or follow the Center on Facebook and at westhavencenter.org.

ELIZABETH BERRIEN AT WESTHAVEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

elizabeth-berrien
Westhaven Center for the Arts Is proud to announce that internationally famous wire sculptor and local artist Elizabeth Berrien is showing at the Center during March and April.  “Wire Wavelengths: Earth, Fire and Water” features some of her newest work. The opening reception is Sunday, March 5, from 1 to 4.

In discussing this show Berrien says “As I approach my fiftieth year as a wire sculptor I am often asked to create something new…something outside my normal familiar range. I love animals and I love wire so in the Sixties and Seventies I specialized in what I knew best and loved most: horses and cats.

 

 

People at fairs slowly drew me out, requesting dragons, unicorns, deer, bears, even tigers! Learning to translate new forms into wire sculpture is always a challenge, albeit a very rewarding one.  Over the decades I’ve taken on new challenges: birds, insects, dinosaurs, humans, trees, flowers, ferns.  Lately, I’m following the abstract forms within the overall forms of animals, people and things. Cellular division… diatoms… waves of water… earthen forms, fire… all the elements seem to be a part of everything else.  In the interest of keeping this show fun, I’ve brought horses and cats and other long-term favorites… also some of the new direction beyond, as I follow the wires to see where they take me next.”  To see more of her work, visit wirelady.com and wirezoo.com.  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.

WESTHAVEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS
TRINIDAD SCHOOLS EXHIBIT

                             

The January exhibit at Westhaven Center for the Arts presents the work of students at Trinidad School. Titled “MARE, Matisse, and More” it combines the paper cutout techniques of Henri Matisse with content from the Marine Activities, Resource and Education program. The school’s K-8th grade students created a series of 16, 3’ x 5’ vertical mural panels. These beautifully hand painted color paper collages using marine themed abstract shapes, honor Henri Matisse’s ground breaking paper cut-out methods and culminate the school’s MARE (Marine Activities, Resource and Education) month.

Trinidad Elementary & Middle School teachers use MARE curriculum developed by Lawrence Hall of Science to teach and celebrate ocean
sciences education throughout the month of May. Students conducted tidepool surveys, collaborated with the HSU marine lab on student led science investigations, and participated in marine related field trips. The MARE month culminated with a Samba parade through the town and a community open house where student shared projects.

Each grade focused on a different marine habitat:

Kindergarten: Fresh Water Pond
1st grade: Rocky Seashore
2nd grade: Sandy Beach
3rd grade: Wetlands
4th grade: Kelp Forest
5th grade: Open Ocean
6th grade: Islands Habitats
7th and 8th grade: Polar Seas

Art is an essential component to MARE. Each grade explored a different medium and art project along with their habitat. For example, first grade
made ceramic rocky seashore animals, fifth grade created jellyfish with colorful chalk pastel, and sixth grade constructed paper mache birds for their island habitat. Westhaven Center is proud to share the results of their work with the community.

There will be an opening reception on Sunday, January 15, from 1 to 4. The 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.

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