Lynn Carlin continues her exploration of movement and pattern in watery worlds with a show of original acrylics on paper at Old Town Antique Lighting. Lynn's impromptu spirit is well suited to her subject matter. "I try to work fast, intuitively choosing colors and creating an overall look that feels right in the moment," she says. Four of Carlin's works share the bill with Thao Le Khac's always charming watercolors and, for Arts Alive!, music by Josephine Johnson, winner of this years' North Coast Journal's Best Solo Performer Award.
Tina Gleave's Fall 2011 Silk Art Collection at Plaza Design features hand-painted designs on an assortment of luxurious silk scarves, pillowcases, and wall hangings. Tina brings her skills and exploration of many media to this new love of silk painting. The vibrant colors and floral forms are obviously inspired by her pleasure in garden walks, nursery visits and the study of botany. "I fell blessed to be living in such beautiful country, where every scene should be on canvas," she says. "The colors and landscape here on the North Coast are any artist's dream." Tina's works will be on display at all three Plaza Design stores beginning Nov 1.
The Works has a group show for Arts Alive!: Poultry Party, featuring artworks by Erin Cearley, Joel Gibson and Jesse Wiedel accompanied by live music from The Tweeners and Radios In Caves. Once again Wiedel comes through with devastating high humor and low sarcasm to give us his hilarious take on the horse at 5th Street and Myrtle in Eureka. You must see this painting.
The Creative Arts Gallery at Collage of the Redwoods presents examples of the work and artifacts of Laurie Herrick (1908-1995) in an exhibition, Weaving Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow that reintroduces this important mid-century weaver/designer to us now that many of her techniques (open warp pieces, loom-controlled garments) are again surfacing in current practices. Show runs from Nov. 3 to Dec. 8. Check the CR website for related activities.
The Redwood Art Association presents "From Redwoods to Rembrandt: A Celebration of Humboldt County Art" with work in all media by 87 local artists. The show will be open for Arts Alive! at its new 603 F St. gallery location near the Graves Museum and runs until Nov. 18. Be sure to vote in the "People's Choice" poll, winner receives a free one year RAA membership.