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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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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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Emmaly Crimmel Debuts at RAA and Linda Zeb Hang's Book Arts at Booklegger

A threaded discussion

(April 5, 2018) In Emmaly Crimmel's drawings, people and things are always both wired and isolated. The artwork in Crimmel's debut solo drawing show at Redwood Arts Association depict a space defined by...

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The Long Goodbye

Haig Patigian's McKinley and Erich Ragsdale's small pleasures

(March 8, 2018) Now that the Arcata City Council has voted 4-1 to remove the statue of William McKinley from the Arcata Plaza, sculptor Haig Patigian's larger than life bronze portrait will...

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Laura Corsiglia's Interior Landscapes

Nesting Materials at Black Faun Gallery

(March 1, 2018) Where do pictures come from? Laura Corsiglia's paintings proceed as directly as possible from the subconscious — the part of the mind that exists outside the grasp of the self...

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Ceramicist Joel Diepenbrock pours tea at the Sanctuary

(February 8, 2018) Arcata-based ceramicist Joel Diepenbrock's exhibition this month at the Sanctuary is part traditional display, part interactive rite. Diepenbrock's vessels are completed in the act of use. When he presents his...

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