Tom Kingshill and Annie Reid
Featured Artists for February 2019
Due to the snow and power outage of Feb. 10, this event has been rescheduled for Sun. Feb. 17th.
Join us for an afternoon of wine, port, cheese and chocolate.
Trinidad Art Night Reception: Sunday, February 17th, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Libations pour will benefit Trinidad Coastal Land Trust.
Music from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. by harpist Howdy Emerson.
Tom Kingshill is a local artist inspired by the natural wood of the Northcoast landscape that surrounds him. Using the wood lathe, Tom shapes foraged tree wood into artistic vessels and sculptural wall art. He specializes in natural-edge bowls, pieces that challenge the artist to practice a fine-tuned discernment of formal design qualities while leaving the edge of the piece wild. The juxtaposition of smooth, fine craftsman precision and the natural, raw undulations of untamed tree surface, are Tom's signature style.
Kingshill was born into a family of carpenters and has become passionate about woodturning. He was gifted his father's old lathe in 2007 and finds there are few other techniques in woodworking that embellish the inherent beauty of the natural wood of the tree. As Tom works he is driven by the unknown qualities of the wood. Beginning with a simple block he enjoys that there is no way for him to know exactly what the piece will look like when it's done, each a gift for us all to enjoy.
Annie Reid is exhibiting pieces from her new series, "Migrants, Monarchs & Immigrants". Her current works represent stages of the Monarch butterfly's migration. The titles are "Nurture", "Shelter", "Transformation" and "Listening to the Whispers of the Ancestors". The Monarch butterflies migration, the greatest return migration of any insect, is an evolved and somewhat miraculous example of a species' adaption to migrate for survival. At 3:20 pm Annie will give a short presentation on Monarch butterflies, their life cycle and migration. She will share how our observation can aid in their survival.
Annie earned her Certified Interpretive Guide designation to volunteer as an ambassador for the California Coastal National Monument and the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust.
Annie is a lifelong Northern California painter. Her work is inspired by the natural world and conveys a deep connection to the spirit of that realm. Also on exhibit will be "Lotus emerging into its Light Body", a pigment and gouache piece from Reid's stay at the Morris Graves Foundation.