Reception during Trinidad Art Night
Friday, October 7th
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Music by: Howdy Emerson and J.D. Jeffries
The Trinidad Art Gallery features two of its artist/musicians at the final Trinidad Art Night of the summer season. The public is invited to come and enjoy music, food, and a gallery full of art from some of Humboldt County's fine artists, craftspeople and musicians. The entire town of Trinidad will also be open to the public with a great variety of family-friendly activities, music and art displays at every venue.
Howdy Emerson wears two hats at the Trinidad Art Gallery, musician and painter. He creates landscape paintings in oil and fine-line brush paintings in ink, working on location or in his studio. He also plays a beautiful Celtic harp and has CD's available. He is a Certified Music Practitioner and has worked as a hospital staff therapeutic musician.
Emerson calls the sea his inspiration, "Finding her mystical essence is my goal. I explore the sacred narrow line where the land and sea interact. I wish to honor the subtle and nuanced – the misty grey day of muted colors. In our busy lives my endeavor is to create works that allow the viewer to stop a moment and find a breath of calm." Emerson's person connection to the sea, his art and his music is clearly reflected in all his work. There is no doubt that he is "seeking and finding a sense of being stopped by the mystery and discovering in that stillness its underlying spiritual truth.
Musician J.D. Jeffries has been heard in a wide variety of musical formats throughout Humboldt County for many years. His styles have included rock, folk, blues, country, bluegrass, Motown, and a program of John Denver’s hits. Some of the many well-known musicians he has played with include Boz Skaggs, Jerry Garcia, Elvin Bishop, bluesman Roy Rogers, Al Rossert of the Moody Blues, Youngbloods, Buddy Reed, Stoneground, and the legendary Rose Maddox.
J.D. Jeffries started his solo career in 2006, and has released several CDs, including “Mixed Classics” and “Through the Years.” Anyone who loves classic folk and country music enjoys J.D.'s performances, where he is always happy to respond to a favored request.