Amanita Mollier, Sarah Magnuson, and JD Jeffries
Featured Artists for May 2019
Trinidad Art Gallery Reception: Friday, May 3rd, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Snacks and libations will be available. Wine pour will benefit E.P.I.C.
Music by JD Jeffries, Chris Volas, and Howdy Emerson.
Amanita Mollier is a silkpainter. Although she does create silk scarves with a simple flowing design, the main focus of her art is in wall hangings that are complete landscape paintings. She is especially fond of mountains and streams, or oceans and cliffs. Her egrets are a tribute both to Mother Nature and to her brush skills.
Amanita has entered a new and exciting part of her life, and her art greatly enriches it. “With my children now adults living on their own, I have energy to focus on my interests: my art, hiking and biking, and enjoying wonderful trips inland to my family home near Orleans."
Sarah Magnuson’s art is constantly evolving. She began with the creation of a myriad of hanging fantasies, from fairies to dragons. Then her imagination went wild and she added all kinds of enrichment. Shells, beads, acorns, dried seed pods were just the start. Soon there were tiny vessels of handblown glass and larger shells.
This year Sarah has experimented with trailing plants that need no water. Some of her pieces have grown so intricate and of a size that uses the support of a stand or a wall hanger rather than the simple wire that has been her trademark.
J.D. Jeffries is a founding member of Trinidad Art Gallery, and his music will add to the festivities this Art Night. J.D. Recently stepped away from performance to reset his music focus. His music at the gallery will be the first chance to hear his new sound as he appears with his new guitarist Chris Volas, a seasoned musician in his own right. He’ll be singing along with J.D.in sets that focus on vocals. As J.D. says, “I love harmony. Good band have good vocals.” J.D. has been singing pretty much all his life, and has several CDs with covers as well as his own songs, all on sale at the Trinidad Art Gallery. J.D. is hoping for some great Humboldt County spring weather so he can perform outside on the front patio.
Arlene Broyles & Sarah Magnuson
Featured Artists for October 2017
Friday, October 6th
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Music by Howdy Emerson & JD Jeffries
"Monotype has been my primary medium over the last few years. Monotypes are one of a kind, hand-pulled prints and are the most painterly of all printing processes. One of the things that attracts me to monotype is how it allows for creative expression and spontaneity. Sometimes I work from a drawing and other times I work spontaneously. It all depends on the subject matter and what I am trying to express.
"The image is created on a plate using printing ink and is transferred to paper with an etching process. There are always unexpected surprises and I have to be willing to let go of the final outcome."
"Since 1994 I have been working under the name Fantasy Lane Copper Fairies creating copper sculptures for the home and garden. Wild native plants, insects, hummingbirds, and mermaids are a fascination to me.
"Many of the sculptures I create integrate obsidian wind chimes, crystals, and blown glass bottles for holding seedpods, essential oils, and air plants. I love the organic natural shapes and textures the plants bring to my work bench. I love working in my Northern California Studio creating each piece by hand."