Art Open­ings

Fort Bragg Advocate-News - - NEWS - Due to the Coro­n­avirus, and the con­tin­u­a­tion of the statewide shel­ter in place or­der, there will be no in-per­son Sec­ond Satur­day art open­ings in Men­do­cino on July 11, 2020.

Artists’ Col­lec­tive (Elk)

Rachel Lahn is the fea­tured artist at the Artists’ Col­lec­tive in Elk for the month of July.

“My paint­ings and di­men­sional con­struc­tions are about move­ment flow­ing into shapes of color and light. They are re­flec­tions of my feel­ings, trav­els and count­less tran­si­tions,” she said. “When I need shape and color in­spi­ra­tion for a piece, I go out­side and ab­sorb the life and light in the plants, Red­wood trees, moun­tains, ocean and sun­light that sur­round me. I paint and draw the en­er­gies and shapes of na­ture.”

Lahn’s work can also be seen at the Pren­tice Gallery in Men­do­cino, the Men­do­cino Art Cen­ter and her stu­dio ( by ap­point­ment) in An­der­son Val­ley. See more of Rachel’s work at ab­strac­tart­men­do­cino.com.

Artists’ Col­lec­tive (Elk) is lo­cated at 6031 S. High­way 1, Elk. They are open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 707-877-1128 or visit them at artists-col­lec­tive.net.

Artists Co-op of Men­do­cino

“Tues­days With Sev” by Shanti Benoit and Sev Ickes is the July Fea­tured Artist show at the Artists’ Co-op of Men­do­cino. Com­posed of hand-dec­o­rated pa­pers of ev­ery tex­ture, pat­tern and de­sign, the show is a play­land of imag­i­na­tive in­ven­tion.

The show can be seen through Aug. 3. It is also avail­able on­line as a Vir­tual Ex­hibit. The Gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kas­ten and Al­bion Streets in Men­do­cino. For in­for­ma­tion, call 707-937-2217 or visit art­coop­men­do­cino.com. Artists Co-op of Men­do­cino is lo­cated at 10400 Kas­ten St., Men­do­cino.

GoodLife fea­tures Tzu­tu­jil Mayan Paint­ings

Paint­ings by Tzu­tu­jil Mayan artists An­to­nio

Vásquez Yo­j­com, Juana Men­doza Cholo­tio, and their son, Fran­cisco Yo­j­com Men­doza, will be on dis­play at the GoodLife Café & Bak­ery in Men­do­cino through Sept.

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Sev­eral of the vivid paint­ings de­pict man­dala-like mar­ket or har­vest scenes us­ing an ojo de pá­jaro — a bird’s eye view. Others in­clude re­al­is­tic and ab­stract stud­ies of tra­di­tional themes. Although copies can now be seen in some mar­kets, the paint­ings on ex­hibit are orig­i­nals. All the de­li­ciously col­or­ful paint­ings are oil on can­vas mounted on luan ma­hogany. Pro­ceeds will di­rectly ben­e­fit the artists.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact An­nie Lee at (707) 964- 0321 or an­nielee@hot­mail.com.

High­light Gallery of Men­do­cino

High­light Gallery, a gallery of dec­o­ra­tive and fine art, show­cases the work of North­ern Cal­i­for­nia painters, wood­work­ers, sculp­tors and ar­ti­sans. A broad range of me­dia by over 200 artists are rep­re­sented in a beau­ti­fully re­stored build­ing on his­toric Main Street over­look­ing the Pa­cific. High­light Gallery is lo­cated at 45094 Main St., Men­do­cino. Visit them at the­high­light­gallery.com.

Men­do­cino Art Cen­ter on­line

Eight artists from the Mi­asa- Omachi area in Nagano Pre­fec­ture are ex­hibit­ing their art­work on­line as part of the sev­enth bi­en­nial Mi­asa Sis­ter City Art Ex­change Ex­hibit through Aug. 3. Works in­clude wood­work­ing, sculp­ture, ceram­ics, glass­works, tex­tiles and more.

Men­do­cino Art Cen­ter founder Bill Zacha and artist Toshi Yoshida for­mal­ized the sis­ter city re­la­tion­ship in 1980. In 1992 Mi­asa and Men­do­cino started an­nual youth visit ex­changes that have con­tin­ued through­out the years. Since 2009, Men­do­cino Coast artists have ex­hib­ited art­work ev­ery other year in Omachi, Ja­pan. Visit them on­line at men­do­ci­noart­cen­ter.org

MAC fea­tures Bay Area Bas­ket Mak­ers on­line through Aug. 3

The Bay Area Bas­ket Mak­ers (BABM) guild was founded in 1984 by Max­ine Kirmeyer and Jude Silva to sup­port and fur­ther in­ter­est in bas­ketry as a craft and art form. The guild serves as a source of in­for­ma­tion and as a means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion among bas­ket­mak­ers, pro­vid­ing in­spi­ra­tion and friend­ship. They wel­come bas­ket­mak­ers of all lev­els and ex­per­tise, from am­a­teurs to pro­fes­sion­als.

To cre­ate their bas­kets, mem­bers of the Bay Area Bas­ket Mak­ers use a wide va­ri­ety of ma­te­ri­als, from the tra­di­tional reed, splint, pine nee­dles, plants, kelp, pa­per, and gourds to more ex­otics like hog gut, fish skin and fish bones, horse­hair, fleece, wire and wire mesh, to re­us­able finds of plas­tic bags and yarns — em­ployed in tech­niques of coil­ing, plait­ing, twin­ing, knot­ting, loop­ing, felt­ing, rand­ing and more. Visit them on­line at men­do­ci­noart­cen­ter.org.

Cos­mic Cre­ations at MAC

Lynn Thomp­son’s ex­u­ber­ant Cos­mic Cre­ations will be ex­hib­ited on­line through Aug. 3. A trans­plant from Florida to Wil­lits she has brought the trop­i­cal col­ors with her. While her in­te­ri­ors evoke a world of com­fort and sta­bil­ity, her ab­stract work goes deeper to the com­plex and emo­tional world within. “Paint­ing is my pas­sion and I con­sider it a gift wait­ing to be opened,” she said. Visit them on­line at men­do­ci­noart­cen­ter.org.

CONTRIBUTE­D

Col­lab­o­ra­tions by Shanti Benoit and Sev Ickes are fea­tured at Artists’ Co-Op of Men­do­cino through Aug. 3.

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