"More painters are painting today than in the whole history of art. Done well, art has lots of ploys, feels good, makes you proud, is so frustratingly difficult it makes grown men cry, and it's not golf."
Brookings celebrity, star of stage and Chetco Avenue, Ira Tozer, will speak at the January 13 meeting of PBAA at Manley Art Center. Everyone is welcome to attend the General Meeting at 11 am, and/or the potluck at noon and Ira's talk at 12:30.
Ira made his stage debut this past fall, playing the Persian peddler, Ali Hakim, in the Brookings Harbor Community Theater's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma. If Ira hadn't admitted that this was his first role since a college drama class, we would have all thought he was a seasoned pro.
Even if you don't know Ira's name, you know he isn't shy. You regularly see him walking Chetco Avenue with a big smile, waving enthusiastically at every passing vehicle, and giving a thumbs up to everyone who waves in return. Did you know he is also a computer instructor?
Come meet this many faceted personality at Manley Art Center on Thursday, January 13.
Manley Art Center
433 Oak Street
Brookings, OR 97415
For all of you who keep reminding me that this site does not include a picture of the webmaster... Merry Christmas - Here it is! Christina Olsen accepted a commission from my husband to create this bit of whimsey as a surprise Christmas present. Thank you Christina. Thank you Ken. It's perfect!
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Sara Dee Broderick is the January Artist of the Month at Manley Art Center and Gallery in Brookings. Sara is well known for her yearly themed artwork. She will be exhibiting pieces from these themes:
2008 Beach Walk
2009 Larger than Life
2010 Figures in Motion.
The Lions Club 2011 Community Calender marks the dates of all of Brookings' popular community activities - along with the dates of holidays. Each month features a beautiful photograph taken in the Brookings area by a local photographer. The 12 winning photographs were taken by 10 different photographers.
Harris Beach Sunset by Jack Sheid is one of the photos included in the Lions 2011 Community Calendar.
Happy Holidays from the Brookings-Harbor Lions Club! As of December 16th, 2010 (108 days-on-market ) Lions sold 686 scholarship calendars. On December 11th, the Lions had a surprise raffle during Fred Meyer calendar sales that featured two home improvement packages. Lions Design Team delivered the two "Home Improvement Packages" that were raffled during the Lions Christmas Party on Dec 15th at the Smugglers Landing: winners were Gwin Halley of Crescent City and Lindsey Belleque of Brookings.
Lions will be selling the calendars at Fred Meyer on Tue, Dec 28th between 10am - 4pm.
The Lions are also sponsoring a "Free Christmas Movie" (The Polar Express) on Tue, Dec 28th at Redwood Theatre. Doors open at 1:30pm and the movie starts at 2pm.
At the end of the Lions December calendar sales, the top seller locations will receive a New Year gift. The community can help their favorite business to win by buying the limited edition 2011 Community Calendar for only $10 each available at the following:
* A Wild Bird and Backyard General Store
* Boardwalk Mail Services, LLC
* Book Dock
* Brian Scott Gallery
* Brookings Liquor Store
* Feather Your Nest
* Flora Pacifica
* Kathy's Corner Market
* Manley Art Center and Gallery
* Precision Eye Care
* Salty Dog Coffee Bar
* Smith River Visitor Center
* Sweet Pea Confections and Collectibles
* Village Express Mail Center
* Winchuck Gardens Nursery and Gatherings
* Words and Pictures
* Wright's Custom Framing and Art
Video of the Stout Mountain Railway Club's " Holiday Station" in the Brookings Harbor Shopping Center.
Open daily noon till 6pm thru December 23rd. They also have a "Thomas the Tank Engine" and "Percy" as raffle prizes. Raffle Tickets: $1 each or 6 for $5.
Need a place to take the kids on a rainy day? Bring your camera.
Live music brings "life" and joy to the Art Walk, even on a dark winter evening. Giraffes on a Raft were a treat to listen to at Manley Art Center.
Mary Jane Carlson was demonstrating her new pottery techniques in the Manley Classroom. Since August she has been creating uniquely shaped pieces using coiled clay.
Mary Jane invited us into the inner sanctum of Manley's pottery workshop where she showed us a completed piece on the right and a piece in progress on the left. She is experimenting with several different finishes for these exciting new pieces.
Looking for a last minute gift, and/or a gift for yourself? There's a great raffle going on at Manley Art Center through December 19. These gift baskets are stuffed with goodies, including a bottle of wine, two wine glasses stuffed with kisses, wine lovers chocolates in a tin, dried chanterelle mushrooms, tree ornaments, kelp magnets, cards, picture frame, bag of lavender and lovely jewelry items and knitted wool hats... but that's not all...
Basket #1 includes a Certificate for Frank Gustafson's Oil Workshop in March !
Basket #2 includes a Certificate for a Class from Audi Stanton !
Basket #3 includes a one year membership in PBAA !
Tickets are $1/each or 6 for $5 and you may purchase tickets specifically for one, two or all three of the baskets. Did we get tickets? YES! You have one more week to get yours!
Marshall Thompson was a hit at Wright's Custom Framing, where the crowd also enjoyed the art, the classroom activities, the motorcycle bears, and another look at Kelly Aldrich's magnificent, life size, painted cow.
Art Instructor, Sara Broderick, loves to discuss her students work with guests at Wright's. In January Sara will also teach a drawing class in the Wright's classroom.
Wright's classroom was the site of a "paint party" during the Art Walk.
Former students of Janeen Vick demonstrated what they have learned and had lots of fun. In January Janeen will teach a Kids' after-school art class in the Wright's classroom.
Tonight's special -- Lon Goddard and Aura Wright on Isle 3...
Ruth Stoner (Silver and Glass Arts) helped Art Walk guests to create glass art pieces at A Wild Bird and Backyard General Store.
Rapp Brush and Cousin Elmo at Deweys Digs. All available wall space was filled with the intriguing photography of Renee Schwartz.
Nina Paulsen in the Christmas spirit on the keyboard at Words and Pictures Gallery.
This dynamic duo, Dale Wells and Horst Wolf, the founders of the Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk, were sharing Christmas spirits with guests at Brian Scott Gallery.
Kandi Legg, artist and cosmetologist, and Connie Twinning, massage therapist, now offer a "total experience" salon in Brookings. Kandi uses exclusively environmentally (and people) friendly Aveda beauty products and Connie uses raindrop therapy oils. The new salon is tastefully decorated and has a relaxing, upscale atmosphere. Welcome Salon Dolce to the Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk. If you missed the Art Walk, stop in soon to see the wonderful prints made by David Twining. The salon is at 509 Chetco Avenue, next door to the Pilot.
See the work of eleven highly accomplished artists in one place!
Nancy Becker, Nancy Ehorn, Susan Frisch, Monte Gennai, John Hedding, Lloyd Kirkpatrick, Connie Lind, Chip Moore, Christine Ricketts, Karen Reyman, and Amber Weir are showing at The Gallery of Arts and Culture in Crescent City, CA. You're invited to the reception on Friday, December 10 from 6 to 9 pm.
The Gallery of Arts and Culture
175 H Street
Crescent City, CA
Audi Stanton will hold two classes at Manley Art Center in January and February
A “How to Draw” class based on Betty Edward’s book: The New Drawing on the Right side of the Brain, will begin on Monday, January 10, 2011 from 9 to noon at Manley Art Center in Brookings. The class meets once a week for 8 weeks and is $125.00.
A “Beginning Watercolor” class will start Monday, January 10, 2011 from 1 to 4 pm at Manley Art Center. The class meets once a week for 8 weeks and is $125.00.
Tuition does not include supplies. A supply list will be sent to you upon receipt of your check. Wright’s Custom Framing will have the supplies you need. Contact Audi at 541-412-7948 for a complete list.
Intermediate and Advanced classes in watercolor are available as well as private classes.Tuesday and Wednesday am classes will meet from 9 am until noon, and the afternoon classes will meet from 1 to 4. If you are interested in these classes, please telephone me at 541 412 7948.
Checks are now being accepted to hold your space in class. Please send your check to: Audi Stanton, 17315 Holmes Dr, Brookings, OR 97415. Call 541-412-7948 to be sure there is room for you in the class you wish to take. Checks are held and will be cashed after the session begins.