Trinidad Art Gallery is a Hot Spot for
North Coast Open Studios Art Night:
Friday, June 2nd, 6 - 9 pm
Ranjith Jim Box (photography): June Featured Artist
Kurt Hellmich (woodworking): June Featured Artist
Arlene Broyles (monoprints)
Patricia Sundgren Smith (linocuts and drawings)
Laura Rose (ceramics)
Patty Demant (fiber art)
Annie Reid (gouache; pigment pastel;
digital and traditional painting)
Barbara Wright (mosaics): Barbara will also be present
Sun. June 11, 10 am - 1:30 pm
Demonstrations at Trinidad Art Gallery:
Saturday, June 3rd
10:00 am - 1:30 pm: Laura Rose (ceramics)
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Patty Demant (fiber art)
Sunday, June 4th
10:00 am - 1:30 pm: Amanita Mollier (silkpainting)
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Annie Reid (gouache; pigment pastel; digital and traditional painting)*
Saturday, June 10th
10:00 am - 1:30 pm: Colleen Clifford (stained glass)*
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Laura Rose (ceramics)
Sunday, June 11th
10:00 am - 1:30 pm: Arlene Broyles (monoprints)
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Patricia Sundgren Smith
(linocuts and drawings)
Amy Ellis Taylor (stained glass): open both weekends
*Annie Reid (painting and prints): open weekend 2
*Colleen Clifford (stained glass): open weekend 1
Kathy O'Leary (oil painting): open both weekends
Lida Penkova (linocuts): open both weekends (Sun only of weekend 1)
Tom Kingshill (woodturning): open weekend 1
Kurt Hellmich & Ranjith Jim Box
Friday, June 2nd
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
This also North Coast Open Studios Art Night with more members present with their work!
Colleen Clifford and Oceana Madrone
Colleen Clifford: "Glass is a fragile yet sensuous material, and I enjoy making art that can play off these elements. Designing a piece takes the creativity, concentration, and dedication that any art medium demands, and I am both challenged and inspired during this process. When the piece moves to the construction phase, I love to feel the creative force of art bonding with the traditional, mechanical craft of stained glass production. I strive to balance a piece with pleasing composition, color, and texture."
Patricia Sundgren Smith and Tom Kingshill
Kathy O'Leary and Patty Demant
Kathy O'Leary: "My new work shows a selection of en plein air (on location) and studio pieces painted from my photographs. While I continue to paint our local scenery I am expanding my focus to include the oak woodland areas of our local hills and ranch lands as well as other areas of Northern California. During this coming year I will be traveling extensively to paint and photograph this wonderful iconic tree of our state."
Patty was introduced to the method of Eco Printing by fiber artist India Flint. She fell in love with the process and will never look at another leaf again without wondering how it will print.
Diane Sonderegger and Donvieve
In the words of Diane Sonderegger: "Most people know me for my humorous animal figures and there are plenty of those in the gallery. But I wanted to show that I have done other more serious and complex pieces and some of those are featured this month. I hope you all enjoy looking at my work as much as I enjoy making it. Every day in the studio is a privilege and a pleasure."
"Multi-dimensional artist/educator' creates masks that reach across our personal barriers and speak to the landscape of our beings. Each piece tenderly touches areas of inner strength, introspection, and that secret place of dreams that lies within each of us.
Susan Mayclin Stephenson
Susan’s first book, The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three, has been translated into Portuguese, Japanese, and Vietnamese, and more translations are in progress. It has been used as the text for an online parenting course in Japan and has reached parents in hundreds of villages in Vietnam where families who live in poverty are learning, even with no material support, to support the best development of their children. The Arabic translation, still in progress, is already helping children in orphanages in Morocco.
Oil paintings and prints by Susan Mayclin Stephenson hang in homes all over the world, from Bhutan to Australia, from Holland to Japan. She has exhibited at the Morris Graves Museum, has been awarded Best of Show for the Redwood Art Association and has had two solo shows at the Westhaven Center for the Arts.
"Holidays in Trinidad"
Trinidad Art Gallery is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. to share in the holiday festivities in our quaint seaside village.
'Tis the season to shop locally and support your community artists! Come visit our cooperatively-run gallery to see the variety, skill and beauty crafted by all our members.
Saturday, November 26th
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Music by: Fred Neighbors and Bruce Johnson, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Opening Music by JD Jeffries and Howard Emerson
Thanks to Friends of the Dunes for pouring wine for this event! Come support our local art and their coastal education and conservation programs.
Drew Forsell describes himself as an accidental jeweler. When he moved to Seattle in 1990 his only friend in that city worked in a bead store. When the manager encouraged him to take a part-time job, he learned how to make all kinds of jewelry. At the time, Forsell was working in photography, especially making macro-photographs of the blooms in his garden. As a Washington State Master Gardener he had something blooming every day of the year, and he was delighting in documenting his flowers through semi-abstract images.
Then he joined an art gallery that had a greater need for jewelry than for photographs, so he began to work in fine beads, silver and gold. He now makes a wide array of jewelry, using aura quartz infused with gold vapor, pearls, garnets, peridot, amethyst, citrine, labradorite, moonstone, aquamarine, and other precious and semi-precious gems. The Trinidad Art Gallery has also benefitted from his experience in gardening and landscape design, as he has added immeasurably to the gallery's beautiful exterior.
She does work in traditional oil on canvas, but increasingly she is developing techniques of combining her painting skills with digital art and digital printing. Her digital work is still oil on canvas, but it is created with a state-of-the-art program where colors and other effects can be done with a computer screen. Her work often gives the impression of meditation set to canvas.
Reid’s previous Northern California exhibits have included 'California Species: Biological Art and Illustration', Oakland Museum of Natural History; 'Yosemite Renaissance National Exhibit', Yosemite National Park; and was awarded 'Best of Show' at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, Redwood Art Association exhibit.
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.
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.
Amy Ellis Taylor
Elaine Y. Shore
Patricia Sundgren Smith
Ranjith Jim Box
Susan Mayclin Stephenson