From Kiln Shed to Skate Park

From Kiln Shed to Skate Park

Conrad Calimpong at Piante Gallery, skate art downtown

(June 29, 2017) One person throws a pot, one rides a board. Yet the subcultures that have grown up around ceramics and skateboarding center around membership in a group or tribe. This month's...

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Movies to watch on Fourth of July weekend

(June 29, 2017) Reviews What makes a movie "American"? Is it patriotic or critical? Is it about identity, individualism, team spirit or oppression? Is it set in the Wild West or a modern...

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This Land Belongs To ... Whom?

Dell'Arte's State of Jefferson Picnic

(June 22, 2017) It's coming up on the Fourth of July and the MacBurn family has checked into KOALA (Kampground Of American Liberty for All) for their annual State of Jefferson Picnic, courtesy...

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Break Through

(June 22, 2017) Isn't it interesting that lately Out of the corner of my mind I sometimes glimpse Our grey cat of thirty no forty No fifty years ago When I start to...

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Girl Trouble

Female bonding goes to hell

(June 22, 2017) Reviews 47 METERS DOWN. I may have let out an audible groan when the title screen appeared: Johannes Roberts' 47 Meters Down. If you've heard of Johannes Roberts, then you...

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The shadows of ravens

(June 15, 2017)  Over and over                 Again Colliding         colliding with reality with desires,         with ires Colliding with demands with dreams, with needs Colliding with rages and appeases With limits        ...

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House of Horrors

A dark horse and a classic blunder

(June 15, 2017) Reviews IT COMES AT NIGHT. As the recent tidal wave of smaller, independent horror movies seems to have receded a bit, we have the opportunity to consider their merits and...

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Sculpture Garden Variety

Subjective Realities at the Sanctuary Arcata

(June 8, 2017) Viewing Subjective Realities at the Sanctuary Arcata feels like passing through a wind tunnel time machine. All major 20th-century sculptural tropes come at you at once, revenants with their wires...

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Who Run the World?

Wonder Woman shows how it's done

(June 8, 2017) Reviews WONDER WOMAN. As much as we shouldn't have to be talking about gender or gender inequality anymore, recent events support the notion that we do. Plodding progress continues to...

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Old Books

(June 8, 2017) My Shakespeare has no spine — O, 'twas a brave old book, but too many times hefted, crack'd open, it tore away,    nor is it back today. My Iliad has no face...

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Open Season

Planning your tour of North Coast Open Studios

(June 1, 2017) When you visit a studio or a shared exhibition space, you're often able to interact directly with the artist. The resultant possibilities abound. You might meet an established artist you've...

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Art Walks + Festivals

Arts Alive!

Saturday July 1, 6-9 p.m.

(June 29, 2017) Presented by Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and performances are held the first Saturday of each month. For more information, call 442-9054 or go to ADORNI...

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Arts! Arcata

Friday, June 9, 6-9 p.m.

(June 8, 2017) Arts! Arcata is Arcata Main Street's monthly celebration of visual and performing arts, held at locations in Arcata. Visit for more information or call 822-4500. ARCATA ARTISANS 883 H...

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First Saturday Night Arts Alive!

Saturday June 3, 2017

(June 1, 2017) Presented by Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and performances are held the first Saturday of each month, 6-9 p.m.. For more information, phone Eureka Main Street at...

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in our blogs...

Putting a Bird Back On It

(June 23, 2017) You may recall that on Dec. 3, 2015, some damn fool(s) wrenched one of the 5 1/2-foot-long aluminum birds off Jack Sewell's "Following Current Events," kinetic sculpture at the C...

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Contest Countdown!

(June 16, 2017) Hey, Shutterbugs, time is running out! The deadline to enter the Journal’s 2017 reader photo contest is fast approaching. So, between now and midnight on June 19, grab your camera...

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