Summer Stories and Floating Worlds

Group shows at Redwood Arts Association and Brenda Tuxford Gallery

(July 4, 2019) Summer is the season for group exhibitions. The 61st annual open-call summer exhibition at Redwood Arts Association, held in honor of longtime member Julia Bednar, opens this month with an...

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Punk and the Working Stiff

Ian Carey's Blunder-Bus at the Morris Graves Museum of Art

(May 30, 2019) Ian Carey's solo show at the Morris Graves Museum of Art features large mixed-media figures with elements of collage. More painted figures than figure paintings, they've been clipped like paper...

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The Graduates

HSU art department graduates at the Reese Bullen Gallery

(May 9, 2019) The annual year-end exhibition of works by Humboldt State University art majors is up at the HSU Reese Bullen Gallery. Curated by the members of the museum and gallery practice...

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School Daze

Juried Student Exhibition at College of the Redwoods Creative Arts Gallery

(May 2, 2019) The juried student exhibition that just opened at College of the Redwoods Creative Arts Gallery brings together a range of student artworks produced in this year's classes, from fantasy...

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Source Materials

Group shows at Arcata Artisans and Upstairs Gallery

(April 11, 2019) More than three decades in, veteran glass artist and Arcata resident George Bucquet isn't done with his medium yet. Arcata Artisans Gallery hosts works by Bucquet and Jim Lowry...

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In Stitches

Nicole Havekost: Massed at Morris Graves Museum of Art

(April 4, 2019) Nicole Havekost's new exhibition at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, Massed, explores bodily experience through stitched three-dimensional forms and embroidered wall reliefs. Minnesota-based Havekost writes of one series of...

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'The Spirits There'

Lyn Risling at HSU's Gou'dini Native American Arts Gallery

(March 6, 2019) Lyn Risling's clear, inviting images celebrate the Native Northern California in her exhibition Reconnecting: A Cultural Journey. Contour lines and panels of vivid color illustrate a world drawn from indigenous...

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Trade Routes

Marilyn Andrew, Harry Blumenthal and Scott Mitchell at Piante

(February 28, 2019) Piante Gallery shows work by painter Harry Blumenthal, sculptor Marilyn Andrews and jewelry designer Scott Mitchell this month. Blumenthal's expressionist paintings are up front as you enter the gallery....

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Stem Rises

The first issue of an Arcata-based photography magazine

(February 7, 2019) Lack of dedicated exhibition space poses a challenge for area artists, particularly students and recent grads. In the case of Humboldt State University photography students Elijah Howe and Jake Langston,...

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Salt: Emily Silver and Holly Sepulveda

Painting and sculpture at Canvas + Clay

(January 31, 2019) Since it opened on F Street last year, the nonprofit gallery Canvas + Clay has been staging exhibitions that approach arts programming in novel ways. Canvas + Clay is affiliated...

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Art for the Commute

"Marvelous Mural of Marbled Murrelets" off Samoa Boulevard

(January 10, 2019) This time of year, as many of us migrate to or from our points of origin, it's time to consider Arcata's biggest, newest and most noteworthy piece of public art...

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Dazzling Camouflage

Benjamin Funke at Black Faun Gallery

(January 3, 2019) The new year at Black Faun Gallery in Eureka begins auspiciously with Dazzle Shjips, a solo exhibition featuring sculpture, film projections and two-dimensional works by North Coast artist Benjamin Funke....

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Our Town

All Things Arcata at the Upstairs Gallery at Umpqua Bank, Arts Arcata December 2018

(December 13, 2018) The plein-air paintings in the All Things Arcata exhibition hold up a mirror to the city of Arcata, and the city looks good in this light. There can't have been...

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The Basket and the Blade

Robert Benson at Piante Gallery

(November 29, 2018) I have reiterated tendencies, certain go-to forms," Robert Benson said. "It's like with any artist: You get caught up in your own style. With me, it's the tension between...

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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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