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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Flash Fiction Season is Here

Submissions close Monday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m.

Posted By on Wed, Oct 6, 2021 at 10:18 AM

Well, that went by fast. It’s already time again for the annual North Coast Journal Flash Fiction Contest, so get typing. Make your original stories 99 words or fewer (like this announcement), not including the title, for a chance to see your work of genius and brevity in the Journal. Email up to three entries as attachments or in the body of your email (no PDFs, please) to fiction@northcoastjournal.com with your full name and contact information (sorry, we don’t do pen names) by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8. The judges’ favorites will be published in December. Don’t procrastinate.

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Photos: Migrations and Shoes

Posted By on Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 5:06 PM

Described by organizer Laura Muñoz of Playhouse Arts as an ensemble-created multi-disciplinary, multicultural performance event, Migrations: Walking Together proved a fun and fascinating walk in the parks and other locations of Arcata on Saturday. It began in the Creamery District with a lovely dance performance and shoes — lots of shoes — and ended with a parade entering Carlson Park from Giuntoli Lane. An unexpected change in route due to construction blocking the way added an authentic touch to the “migration” experience for participants. (See the slideshow below for highlights.)

Dancers from Centro del Pueblo carrying pineapples used in their performance awaited the start of their dance in the garden at the Jardin Santuario. - PHOTO BY MARK LARSON
  • Photo by Mark Larson
  • Dancers from Centro del Pueblo carrying pineapples used in their performance awaited the start of their dance in the garden at the Jardin Santuario.

"The procession provided a way for all participants to walk together, sharing the experience of time, space and the different cultures that find themselves in Goudi’ni,” said Muñoz. “Walking together grows our solidarity. Walking is traveling in human time; it connects us to the ground and to those who came before us. As we walk, we create new paths into the future." (Goudi'ni is the Wiyot word for the region now known as Arcata, meaning "over in the woods.")

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Humboldt Quilters Dress Capitol Christmas Trees

Posted By on Sat, Sep 18, 2021 at 6:10 AM

It's not even officially fall and Humboldt quilters have already finished their holiday decorations. Well, for the nations's Capitol, anyway. Since the Capitol Christmas tree (named Sugar Bear, by the way) and dozens of other smaller trees for congressional offices were selected from the Six Rivers National Forest, the quilted tree skirts are coming from our neck of the literal and proverbial woods, too.

Jeanne O'Neale's panel "Pacific Dogwood." - PHOTO BY YARA HAILEY, COURTESY OF REDWOOD EMPIRE QUILTERS GUILD
  • Photo by Yara Hailey, courtesy of Redwood Empire Quilters Guild
  • Jeanne O'Neale's panel "Pacific Dogwood."
In June, retired U.S. Forest Service worker Linda West reached out to Susie Freese of the Redwood Empire Quilters Guild and asked for a pair of tree skirts. Freese contacted fellow guild member Maggie Stimson and soon they were joining forces with the Moonstone Quilt Guild and Eel River Valley Quilt Guild. All together, some 30 women designed, sewed and assembled a pair of tree skirts — the 12-foot "Essence of Humboldt" and the 15-foot "Smokey, Woodsy and the Quilter's Trail" — that will adorn indoor Christmas trees at the entrances of the U.S. Forest Service office and the USDA office in Washington, D.C., respectively.

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Artists Hit the Streets in Eureka (Slideshow)

Posted By on Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 11:55 AM

Artist Tony Diaz, right, continues work on “Tortured Beauty” with assistance from Danielle Nutt, left. - ALEXANDER WOODARD
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  • Artist Tony Diaz, right, continues work on “Tortured Beauty” with assistance from Danielle Nutt, left.

Arts Alive may have been canceled due to COVID-19 but artists have been hitting the streets in droves as a part of the Eureka Street Art Festival. If you haven't had a chance to take a stroll and check on their progress — or just aren't heading out much right now — fret not, local photographer Alexander Woodard has you covered. Take a moment and enjoy.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Local Events Postponed or Canceled Due to COVID Safety Concerns

Posted By on Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 3:38 PM

Due to the sharp rise in local cases and hospitalizations associated with the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, a number of organizations are announcing the cancelation or postponement of their events in the interest of public safety. Eureka's Friday Night Market on Aug. 6 is postponed until further notice (see press release below), as is the Buddy Brown Music Festival on Aug. 7 (see press release below). The Morris Graves Museum of Art is canceling its participation in Arts Alive this Saturday, Aug. 7, as well as its Wine & Jazz program for this month (see statement below).
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The Journal's own Best of Humboldt party, scheduled for Friday, Aug. 6, is also postponed. We will do our very best to keep you informed of further cancelations. Check the online calendar for event changes and contact information.

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Dell'Arte International Baduwa't Festival July 14-18

Posted By on Mon, Jul 12, 2021 at 1:00 AM

PHOTO COURTESY OF CIRCUS NONSENSE
  • Photo courtesy of Circus Nonsense
The Dell'Arte Inaugural Guild presents Dell’Arte International’s five-day-and-night outdoor Baduwa't Festival: A Gathering of the People (formerly the Mad River Festival), July 14-18 at Dell'Arte. The festival, featuring live theater, films, a circus, live music and and the popular Red Light Cabaret, is a collaboration between Dell’Arte, the Wiyot Tribe, Circus Nonsense and local organizations and artists. The festival opens with a celebration that honors and acknowledges the ancestral lands of the Wiyot Tribe. Visit www.dellarte.com for more information, to view COVID-19 safety protocols and to get tickets.
BADUAT FESTIVAL IMAGE BY LISSIE RYDZ
  • Baduat Festival Image by Lissie Rydz
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Friday, June 18, 2021

Summer Arts Faire This Weekend at the Mateel

Posted By on Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 4:00 AM

ARMY & 7TH STREET BAND, PHOTO BY LEE ABEL
  • Army & 7th Street Band, Photo by Lee Abel
The Mateel Community Center presents the 44th Summer Arts Faire Saturday and Sunday, June 19 and 20 with indoor and outdoor stages packed with music to make up for all you've missed this past year and a half. The family friendly event features a mix of regional bands and DJs, over 50 craft and food vendors, local beer and wine and kids activities. Gates open at 10 a.m. each day, music starts at noon and the good times go until late in the evening both nights.

Mainstage performers for Saturday:

Object Heavy, DJ Just One, Special Guest Family, DJ Feral Selector, Blue Luke & the Elements, Hill Honey & the Wildcats, Kings Range, Seed 707.
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... and Sunday:

Army & 7th Street Band, DJ J Riggs, Irie Rockerz , Latin Peppers, DJ RunDat, Stealhead, Eclectic Coyotes, Intergalactic Trash, Jammies by 9.
DJ MICHELLE RUNDAT
  • DJ Michelle RunDat
Outside Stage on Saturday:

Funnicators, Gypsy Band, Anna Hamilton, Zach Gravender, Belly Dancing with Desert Lilies, Christina Seraphina & Rockin Rubies, Mihael Kavanaugh.

... and Sunday:

Chris McCurdy & Peter Childs, Gypsy Band, SoHum Girls, Terry Sisters & the Rolling Papers, Belly Dancing with Desert Lilies, Christina Seraphina & Rockin Rubies, Bud Rogers.

Tickets are available online at www.Mateel.org or at the gate for $20 per day, free for kids 12 and under with paid adult, $10 discount each day for MCC members Parking is $20 a car or free with carpools of four or more.
State and local COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect for all attendees.
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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Take in the Trinidad Art and Otter Walk this Sunday

Posted By on Sat, Jun 12, 2021 at 6:00 AM

Jeff Black and Michelle Kunst standing by Maureen McGarrys North Coast Otter sculture at the Simmons Gallery. - TRINIDAD COASTAL LAND TRUST
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  • Jeff Black and Michelle Kunst standing by Maureen McGarrys North Coast Otter sculture at the Simmons Gallery.
You otter have art. And Trinidad does! Discover it at the Trinidad Art and Otter Walk on Sunday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Trinidad. Check out five of those adorable otter art statues from the North Coast Otters Public Arts Initiative at spots throughout town. Start at Trinidad Art Gallery to view Donvieve's otter and see featured work by Donvieve and Annie Reid (and pick up a map for finding all the local otters). At Simmons Gallery/Trinidad Coastal Land Trust, view artist Maureen McGarry's otter sculpture and watercolors. Masks and social distancing will be in place at indoor exhibits.
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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Photos: Redwood Sky Walk Grand Opening

Posted By on Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 11:17 AM

Beginning with a traditional Wiyot blessing by former Tribal Chair Cheryl Seidner and ending with the red ribbon cutting by Eureka Mayor Susan Seaman, the weekend-long grand opening of the Redwood Sky Walk began last Friday morning under the redwoods on the newly paved path at the Sequoia Park Zoo.

Three yoga instructors from the Pali Yoga Studio interspersed themselves among participants on the suspended walkways and tree platforms of the Redwood Sky Walk. - PHOTO BY MARK LARSON
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  • Three yoga instructors from the Pali Yoga Studio interspersed themselves among participants on the suspended walkways and tree platforms of the Redwood Sky Walk.

Over a decade long in planning and construction, the Redwood Sky Walk is owned and operated by the City of Eureka. Its grand opening ceremony featured speeches by the Eureka city manager and representatives from the Sequoia Park Zoo and the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation, followed by recognition of donors, several community partners, vendors and contractors. The Forest Four, a local string quartet, provided live classical music. (See a slideshow of the ceremony and weekend events below.)


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Friday, May 28, 2021

Kinetic Sculpture in Place Gears up this Saturday

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2021 at 6:00 AM

PHOTO BY MARK MCKENNA
  • Photo by Mark McKenna
We’re getting closer to the day we can all cram onto the plaza for Memorial Day weekend glory. But this year, we celebrate the spirit of Kinetics while staying safe at home. Grab your favorite beverage and tune in for Kinetic Sculpture in Place, happening Saturday, May 29 at noon on the Kinetic Universe YouTube channel. Teams are there in all their glory, sharing videos of Kinetic challenges. Find them at YouTube.com, channel Kinetic GC.
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