Comment Archives: stories: Arts + Scene

Posted by Opinionator on 05/30/2019 at 1:13 AM

Re: “In Transition

Oh, never mind, there are only about 9 tickets left, for the whole show! I guess you missed it!

Posted by Jeff Schmitt on 05/24/2019 at 8:45 PM

Re: “In Transition

Seriously? Not even a full sentence about Frendale Rep? They have been supplying great entertainment for years, and you give them less than a full sentence? Mamma Mia is great, you should go watch it!

Posted by Jeff Schmitt on 05/24/2019 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Raggedy Rainbow

Loved this one. A lot of meaning packed into the brevity. Like its rhythm and pace, too.'

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Posted by jakable on 05/23/2019 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Nominate Your Favorites for the Best of Humboldt 2019

Good local!

Posted by Brian Frasher on 05/12/2019 at 7:45 PM

Re: “The Graduates

Dinh Le isn't a painter.

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Posted by DS on 05/10/2019 at 3:33 PM

Re: “The Graduates

My name is Naomi Doherty and I really would like to clarify some things about my painting titled Red Scare: US Involvement in the Indonesian Genocide of 1965. I would like to add that the two figures are not children, they are not standing in rags or in trash. These two figures are the remembrance of the people who died in the genocide and they are standing on the many islands that Indonesia is comprised of. The flower motif in the background is done in wax with the use of a batik stamp. The red fan symbolizes the red scare that swept through Asia as the US tried to stamp out communism by backing militant like leaders.

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Posted by naomirosedoherty on 05/09/2019 at 6:31 PM

Re: “The Strings of Summer

How beautiful! Got to get this!

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Posted by Gloria Picchetti on 05/02/2019 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Music Tonight: Monday, April 1

No wonder I've read this blog only one time.

Posted by Tricia Shortridge on 04/20/2019 at 12:34 AM

Re: “Source Materials

Thank you Gabrielle for the wonderful write up in Art Beat, the North Coast Journal, regarding our show at the Upstairs Gallery. Your writing style is always so perceptive, educated and well informed. Our group of artists greatly appreciates the time and effort you put into keeping the North Coast informed of art events in our area. I agree with Mary Ann....again, thank you! Bosha Struve

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Posted by Bosha on 04/17/2019 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Source Materials

Thank you Gabrielle for an insightful write up regarding our show at the Upstairs Gallery. Your writing style is always so perceptive, educated and well informed. All of the artists in our group greatly appreciate the Art Beat publicity and your remarks regarding the artwork.

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Posted by Bosha on 04/17/2019 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Source Materials

Thank you Gabrielle Gopinath for this in depth article. As a member of the D'Artists of Humboldt group it was especially great to read about our group show at Umpqua Bank. Your comments on my image "At the Waterline #1" captured exactly my intentions when creating this piece. It's really fun to seek out other images for this series that evoke the same sense and feel. Again, thank you! Mary Ann Machi

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Posted by Mary Ann M. on 04/12/2019 at 8:24 PM

Re: “Music Tonight: Monday, April 1

Is this real or an April Fools joke?

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Posted by Traci McPherron Deleon on 04/01/2019 at 10:01 AM

Re: “After They Lifted the Statue Up,

Great poem. Love that ending.

Posted by jakable on 03/22/2019 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Music Tonight: Thursday, March 21

I need to make a correction. In the description of the band The Bandage, I made a typo. The sentence was supposed to read "blender genre" not "blander genre."
I apologize for the error and regret the mistake.

Posted by Collin Yeo on 03/21/2019 at 4:29 PM

Re: “A Sad Surprise

Nice Jenny. Rest in peace Mary.

Posted by Gloria Picchetti on 03/14/2019 at 12:16 PM

Re: “A Sad Surprise

Terrific poem full of genuine emotion.

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Posted by jakable on 03/14/2019 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Lost Marbles: Photos from Humboldt Marble Weekend

The cover photo is of Marbles by Brian Bethea.

Thanks for the great write up!

Posted by Seth Bickis on 02/16/2019 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Local Beefcake: Photos from the Mr. Humboldt Pageant

rlbw: Good eye on the retro use of "beefcake" and thanks for using my preferred title of Ms. Though I'm not sure, if you root through vintage Playgirl magazines, that you'll find any sneering, nor in my approach the fellas in this slideshow, who clearly gave it their all.

It's interesting that it takes so little a handful of men actively and consensually sending up beauty pageants and stereotypes about masculinity for laughs and charity for you to abandon support, if ever you gave it, for nonprofits that feed the hungry, aid families in need and give shelter and comfort to victims of sexual assault.

Likewise the ease with which you dismiss the #MeToo movement and its support of victims of sexual assault and harassment based on, what, looking at men who've taken the stage to be looked at? Consent is the name of the game, rlbw. And as long as nobody engaged with the contestants without it, I don't see the harm in a little striptease from Mr. Queer.

There's a nuanced discussion to be had about male objectification in the context of the patriarchy but the idea that women and femmes must walk a tightrope of chaste, humorless perfection in order to qualify to ask for fair treatment and freedom from violence is just silly.

I suppose we'll all have to carry on without your support. We've done all right without it thus far.

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Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 02/15/2019 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Local Beefcake: Photos from the Mr. Humboldt Pageant

"Beefcake"? Oh, how very 1970s Playgirl-esque sneering that is, Ms. Cahill.
Humboldt County people, females specifically, many of you are sick.

Why take the #MeToo movement seriously or women's issues in general seriously when so many women have no qualms about engaging in this festival of male body...
> Comparing
> Shaming
> Humiliation
> Stereotyping

Ladies, your protests about misogyny, paternalism and such ring completely hollow when you enthusiastically go for this local gutter depravity.

As for Food for People, I no longer support you. As for North Coast Rape Crisis, the Arcata Family Resource Center, and Planned Parenthood, thanks for reminding me to ignore you.

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Posted by rlbw on 02/14/2019 at 8:17 PM

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