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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Art Share April Activities with CNPS

Posted By on Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 6:30 AM

The Little Gallery
  • The Little Gallery
The North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society’s 2021 Wildflower
Show goes virtual this year, hosting creative, interactive and informational opportunities to appreciate wildflowers all month long during April. On now, enjoy activities such as viewing Little Free Wildflower Art Galleries that will pop up at businesses and homes around the county, leaving miniature works of your own art in any of the Take-One- Leave-One galleries (map and details online) or Zooming into online wildflower presentations every Friday night in April. Find out more about all of these fun activities at www.northcoastcnps.org.
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Last Look at Outer Space's BIPOC Art Show

Posted By on Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 11:03 AM

If you're in Old Town today, swing by Studio 424 and peer through the windows for a last look at the Outer Space Arcata' Phantom Gallery Exhibit "All Colors Are Beautiful," an assemblage of work by 18 local BIPOC artists curated by Taylor Snowberger and Julio Cesar Torres. The window gallery space was donated for the show by photographer and Journal contributor Mark McKenna.

Holly Sepulveda's ceramic "Face Planters." - COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
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  • Holly Sepulveda's ceramic "Face Planters."
The show features graffiti art, sculpture, fiber art, drawing and painting from Sebastian Taylor, Cassidy Jensen, Kassandra Rice, Blue Baldwin, Couri Jamison, Sabina Gallier, Francis Mann, Sarahminda Czajka, Annabelle Tsung, Josie Licavoli, Holly Sepulveda, Abraham McDaniel,  Ana Le'a Mathis, Dev Garcia, Saul Pedroza, Julio Cesar Gutierrez-Torres and Lee Bueno. To learn more about the artists and their work, or to connect and buy a piece or two, you can contact outerspacearcata@gmail.com.
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Saturday, March 6, 2021

Zero to Fierce Womxn's Festival

Posted By on Sat, Mar 6, 2021 at 11:17 AM

Playhouse Arts presents the 5th annual Zero to Fierce Womxn's Festival 2021, happening Monday, March 8 - Sunday, March 14. The festival is chock full of (mostly) Zoom events showcasing local and out of the area performing and visual artists, scholars, chefs, faith leaders, and social activists.
Abby Abinanti - SUBMITTED
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As with years past, the festival will break down into five daily series:

Morning Movement
The Lunch Box Series
Family Time
Afternoon Adventure
After Five

The festival kicks off with a sunrise marsh walk, Monday, March 8 at 6:30 a.m. and culminates with an afternoon discussion on Love and Spirituality in Activism, and Get your Phyllo On, a cooking class/dinner with Lauren and Mariah Sarabia — with all sorts of inspiring and empowering events woven throughout the week. Get a full schedule and tickets online at www.zerotofierce.org.
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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Artists Dismantling Capitalism Moves Online

Posted By on Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 6:30 AM

Shambe Jones (Cooperation Jackson), Leslie Castellano (Synapsis), David Cobb (Cooperation Humboldt) explore the intersection of art, political education and electoral politics.
  • Shambe Jones (Cooperation Jackson), Leslie Castellano (Synapsis), David Cobb (Cooperation Humboldt) explore the intersection of art, political education and electoral politics.
Cooperation Humboldt and The Ink People have partnered this year to bring you the fourth Artists Dismantling Capitalism Symposium, taking place online from Feb. 26-28.

The symposium features 17 sessions covering a variety of topics from theater to music cooperatives to solidarity economics, spirituality and more. It also marks the virtual launch of the public art show Just Imagine.

While the event is free, $5-$100 donations are encouraged to help cover costs and pay artists. A food drive will gather non-perishable items for Cooperation Humboldt’s Little Free Pantry network.

Head to www.cooperationhumboldt.com/dismantle-capitalism for more on the symposium’s complete schedule and how to link up.
For the symposium, Mo Desir discusses non-mainstream Black artists and Black liberation, and leads participants in a writing workshop.
  • For the symposium, Mo Desir discusses non-mainstream Black artists and Black liberation, and leads participants in a writing workshop.
Explore identity, colonial capitalism and personal accountability through expressive arts with Samantha Williams-Gray.
  • Explore identity, colonial capitalism and personal accountability through expressive arts with Samantha Williams-Gray.
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Friday, January 29, 2021

Another Kinetic Cancelation

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 3:41 PM

In an open letter, the folks behind the annual Kinetic Grand Championship, the three-day wild and wooly wheeled adventure across the land and sea of our county, have announced the canceling of this year's in-person Memorial Day weekend event. "The threat of harm from COVID-19 is all too clear," the statement reads, and organizers are heeding the advice of the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services' warning that not enough of the community will have been vaccinated by then.
Pilot Peter Wagner Bouncing for Glory in 2019. - FILE
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  • Pilot Peter Wagner Bouncing for Glory in 2019.

But before you put your wrenches and costumes away, the organizers are looking at going for virtual Glory again, as they did last year with online events and solo journeys.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Ink People's Annual Color Show: Metallic

Posted By on Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Robot Adams, Cry Me a River. Wood, acrylic, aerosol, hardware. 18 x 25, 2021.
  • Robot Adams, Cry Me a River. Wood, acrylic, aerosol, hardware. 18 x 25, 2021.

Blingity bling. Don’t miss the newest online exhibit at www.InkPeople.org: The Ink People's Annual Color Show: Metallic, now through Jan. 30, online. And by metallic, they mean, "Copper and pewter. Steel and chrome. Traps and grills. Silver and gold. The bling and the mirage. The platinum level. The shiny crayons. It’s industry and androids. It’s the future and the past. It’s the color of your skin." View all the creative designs at the virtual iteration of the Brenda Tuxford Gallery
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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Art & Music - A Weekend Thing

Posted By on Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 10:45 AM

Local musician James Zeller and local artist Emily Reinhart have been keeping the
arts alive while hunkering down going all the way back to March when the lockdown went into effect. He’s at the Sanctuary making music and she’s at home in her studio creating art. Together they present Art & Music - A Weekend Thing on Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m. online. Join them as she creates live art and he performs covers and original songs. In lieu of tips or donations, they ask viewers to consider a donation to Food for People, as many in our community — artists especially — have been hit hard by the pandemic. Find their Saturday show on YouTube under “EmRart" or at www.facebook.com/EmRArt.
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Monday, October 5, 2020

UPDATE: Caltrans: Copyright Contract Grants Rights to Artists

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2020 at 5:39 PM

UPDATE:

The Journal has received clarification from Caltrans spokesperson Myles Cochran on the language and intent of the contract it sent to artists who painted Caltrans utility boxes as part of the Eureka Box Art program in 2018, stating that it in fact grants all control and ownership of the artwork to the artists.

While page 4 of the document reads, with bracketed text by the Journal, “ASSIGNOR [the artist] hereby conveys, transfers and irrevocably assigns to ASSIGNEE [Caltrans] all of ASSIGNOR’s Copyright Ownership rights, title and interests in the Final Artwork,” those rights appear to return to the artist on page 6. There it reads, “ASSIGNEE [Caltrans] grants to ASSIGNOR [the artist], pursuant to this Agreement, a perpetual, exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, sub-licensable, royalty-free license to use and exploit the Final Artwork, including in its Preliminary Works and final Material Object form.”

As to why the contract is necessary, Cochran further explained that aside from the need to repair and maintain the boxes, “the agreement also protects taxpayers from liability costs in cases such as a collision ruining a utility box, or, say Caltrans wants to post a picture regarding upcoming road work and there's some beautiful art in the picture, we can do that.” He also added that concerned artists can contact Caltrans for a detailed explanation of the contract and its purpose.

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A number of artists who painted utility boxes along Broadway, Fourth and Fifth streets in Eureka as part of a the Eureka Box Art program in 2018 have received emails from Caltrans asking them to sign over the copyright to their work. The request includes no further compensation and no clear explanation of why Caltrans wants copyright ownership. For some artists that offers little motivation to sign.
Blake Reagan's utility box painting on Fourth and F streets. - FILE
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  • Blake Reagan's utility box painting on Fourth and F streets.
Blake Reagan, whose floral design sits at the corner of Fourth and F streets, was paid a $500 stipend for labor and materials two years ago when he spent four days painting the box. Not that he was in it for the money. “It was definitely not a profitable job. It was an opportunity to do some live public art,” he says. At that time there was no mention of a copyright agreement. He received the email through the city of Eureka a couple days ago and is still looking it over.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

HSU Lecturer's Photo on NYT Magazine Cover

Posted By on Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 12:46 PM

If you were clutching the pages of the New York Times Magazine's education issue this week or racking up screen time reading it online to learn about what's going on in schools and homes amid the pandemic across the U.S., you might have seen some local photography. The deceptively soothing cover image of a child at a backyard desk, as well as a few inside photos, is by Humboldt State University art department's lecturer Dave Woody. The department's Instagram shared the image yesterday.


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Friday, September 4, 2020

Record Your Music at the Morris Graves Museum

Posted By on Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 4:08 PM

If a small studio seems dodgy for recording with your band right now, the Morris Graves Museum of Art has another option for you: the free use of its beautiful rotunda, where you and your bandmates can spread out and enjoy the acoustics. And you can use your recording to do a little virtual busking with the Journal.
Mr. Moonbeam at the MGMA. - COURTESY OF THE MORRIS GRAVES MUSEUM OF ART
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  • Mr. Moonbeam at the MGMA.

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