Ultra Marine

Jessie Vala's exhibition Object ^ Time ^ Conduit at Reese Bullen Gallery

(November 8, 2018) Multimedia artist Jessie Vala transformed Humboldt State University's Reese Bullen Gallery for her new exhibition, turning the white cube into a blue sculpture grotto. The Eugene, Oregon-based Vala replaced the...

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Joan Gold's Dark Materials

Gratitude at Black Faun Gallery

(November 1, 2018) Approaching Joan Gold's installation of paintings at Black Faun Gallery is like walking into an animated conversation. The walls seem to dissolve into vibrating pattern. Fifty-eight tall, modular paintings on...

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Room for the Missing

Sing Our Rivers Red at Gou'dini Gallery

(October 11, 2018) This month Humboldt State University's Gou'dini Gallery hosts Sing Our Rivers Red, a traveling exhibition that seeks to call attention to the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women across...

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El Maestro en Reposo

Tony Machado at the Morris Graves Museum of Art

(October 4, 2018) In paintings by Anthony "Tony" Machado, people, objects and images from global cultures collide. A young African woman dressed in traditional robes and jewelry stands expressionless in the foreground of...

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Back to Reese Bullen

HSU's annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition

(September 13, 2018) Maybe geography is destiny. At any rate, the natural world remains a touchstone for Humboldt State University artists: Natural places and their wild inhabitants figure repeatedly in HSU's new faculty...

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The Figure in Balance

Steven Vander Meer seeks equilibrium at Piante

(August 30, 2018) Balance has got a couple of meanings," Steven Vander Meer remarked, regarding the drawings he had made. "Bodies balance. Stones balance. And there's another kind of balance in these compositions."...

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Hot off the Press

Bug Press brings Amplifier Foundation's We the People project to the streets

(August 9, 2018) Photographs and video from the Families Belong Together march held in downtown Eureka on July 30 stand out for the snappy graphics of the homemade signs marchers carried from "Zero...

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Living Walls

Eureka Street Art Festival preview

(August 2, 2018) One of my favorite things about it is the way I am going to be able to use the inherent features of the wall to my advantage," said Ashland-based street...

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Ebb and Flow

(July 12, 2018) A small show of photographs by Matt Filar, on view at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, reveals another side to an active and versatile local photographer who you might...

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Authentic Threads

Rachael Leal, Christine Bietz and Teresa Stanley at Canvas + Clay Gallery

(July 5, 2018) Old Town Eureka's newest artspace Canvas + Clay opens this month in the handsomely renovated Buhne Building. The space boasts lofty ceilings, track lighting and pristine white walls, not to...

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Peeking Inside North Coast Open Studios

(June 7, 2018) It's the 20th anniversary of North Coast Open Studios and Monica Topping, the event's hardworking organizer, is in a hurry. NCOS has 17 first-time participants this year, she says, as...

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Project Muse: 'Duets' at Piante Gallery

(May 31, 2018) "Duets," opening this month at Piante Gallery, presents some memorable examples of the way words and pictures can brush against each other to strike sparks. For the show, gallery...

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A New Generation and a Legacy

The Art Graduates' Exhibition at HSU's Reese Bullen Gallery

(May 10, 2018) This month the Humboldt State University graduating class takes over the Reese Bullen gallery space on campus for the annual grad exhibition, curated by the HSU Museum and Gallery Practices...

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Fooling the Eye

Keith Schneider's Selected Works at HSU's Third Street Gallery

(May 3, 2018) As director of the ceramics program at Humboldt State University for more than 20 years, Keith Schneider has introduced multiple generations of students to techniques of shaping, throwing and firing...

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Face/Off

College of the Redwoods alumni at the Sanctuary

(April 12, 2018) In Dominique Birdsong's painting "Temporality," a young African-American woman appears from the neckline up against a luminous backdrop of 1980s teal. A mandala in a deeper shade of teal blooms...

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