Rob Decker encouraged a couple of Brookings' artists to attend John Hewitt's free watercolor class in Yosemite National Park, California. Rob Decker and Verna Pooler drove down from Brookings, Oregon and attended every day. I drove from Sacramento and attended the Saturday workshop.
What a treat to plein air paint in the Yosemite valley with a large group of artists from all over.
The weather could not have been any better for October.
It just shows you how far a plein air artist will travel for a free class and an opportunity to paint with kindred spirits.
Eva Tanner Klaas
Photography by Gerald Klaas
Raffle Basket Items
Jerry's Jet Boat Ride Certificate for 2 Adults
60 Mile Trip ($90 value)
2 Bottles of Wine
2 Wine Glasses
2012 Membership to Pelican Bay Arts Association
Reversible Shoulder Shawl by Marie
Cacochon Blue Agate Necklace by Marge
Santa Christmas Ornament by Violet
Tin of Lemon Drops
Art Alley Grill Gift Certificate
Hand Woven Scarf by Jane
Cards and Postcards
Manley Art Center T-Shirt
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Get your tickets at Manley Art Center
433 Oak Street
Open Tues - Sun, 11 am - 4 pm
Artists of The Month at Manley for November are The Tuesday Painters. The group meets every Tuesday at Manley Art Center to paint in the media of their choice and enjoy the camaraderie of other artists. During Art Walk they painted a still life of a piece of cake on a stemmed serving platter - painters from left to right, Rob Decker, Kathy Huxley, and Eva Marie Klass.
During Art Walk Lorelei Hanna put the finishing touches on Manley's Christmas Raffle Basket. This year's basket includes two bottles of wine, a gift certificate for $10 toward dinner at Art Alley Grille, a hand loomed scarf by Jane Opiat, and dozens of other great gifts. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. If you win this basket you won't need to do much Christmas shopping - it includes something for everyone. Tickets are now available at Manley Art Center, Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm.
Also showing at Signatures: Drew Struzan (personal and movie art), Jan Kunz (watercolors), Karon Wilstad (sculpture), Ken Auster (paintings of surfer Greg Noll), Duncan Regehr (limited editions), Spencer Reynolds (mixed media), and Sandy Bonney (pastels).
Currently showing at Brian Scott Gallery: Pete Chasar, Lorraine Filippone, Kathleen Kresa, Christina Olsen, Horst Wolf, Elio Camacho, Randall Tillery, Magda Druzdel, Dale Wells, Donna Goss, Manuel Lopez, Nancy Tuttle, Jewell Johnson, Jane Opiat, and Dan Sawyer.
Lorna Rodriguez joined Shirley Hyatt for "Duets for Flute and Violin".
Also showing in the Wright's Gallery: Photography by Warren Dowler, Sammy Hernandez, Vi Burton, and Steve Tadin. Woodwork by Mike Tompkins and Gary Vickerman. Ceramics by Gwen Childs, pencil by Bill O'Conner, prints of Len Burton's oils, watercolors and mixed media by Dale Wells and Sara Broderick, acrylics by Gordon Marsters, pen/ink by Wayne Bricco, hand loomed scarves by Jane Opiat.
Twenty award winning watercolors will be on exhibit at Manley Art Gallery in January. Winners from the 46th Annual Transparent Watercolor Exhibition of the Watercolor Society of Oregon are touring Oregon. Manley Art Center and Gallery is one of five Oregon galleries on the tour. Other venues include Sunriver Lodge (October), Port Orford Library (November and December), Emerald Art Center in Springfield (February), and Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center in Bandon (March).
The paintings cover the style gamut from photo realism to impressionism to abstract with several stops in between. All of the paintings are transparent watercolors. The subjects include figures, wildlife, landscape, floral and other still life paintings. Unless they are sold at a previous venue on the tour, all paintings are available for purchase. The artists are Oregon residents, and several are nationally known professionals. The paintings are tastefully framed and prices range from $400 to $2500.
The show will hang at Manley Art Gallery from January 3, 2012 until January 29, 2012. Gallery hours are 11am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. The gallery is closed on Mondays.
Manley Art Center and Gallery
433 Oak Street
Brookings, OR 97415
Audi Stanton will resume teaching watercolor classes the first week of January 2012 at her home studio in Brookings. Classes will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am until noon and from 1:00 until 4, for 8 consecutive weeks. The class for beginners meets on Monday afternoons. All skill levels are invited. Please contact her for more information and to register. (541 412 7948) Classes are $125.00 for the 8 weeks, supplies are NOT included. Class size is limited to 8 students, so sign up now! Private classes are available. Thank you.
Beginning Drawing Class
F R E E
Nationally recognized Artist Rob Decker will be giving a
“Beginning Drawing Class”
December 4, 1-4 PM Crescent Harbor Gallery, Crescent City
December 11, 1-4 PM Manley Art Center, Brookings
But.............I can't even draw a straight line!
If you've ever said or thought this, then this class is perfect for you.
Have you ever wanted to draw or paint but felt intimidated or not talented enough? I have a few proven exercises and tips that could get your drawing skills “up to speed” relatively quickly.
In fact, if you practice just one of the exercises I give you 1 hour a day for 1 month.....
I guarantee you will be able to draw better than 90% of the other people on the planet!!!
( 1 hour a day for 1 month...30 hours...less than a 40 hour work week! )
You will be able to draw anything...anywhere.
With this power and foundation in drawing where you go from there will be up to you. From therapeutic meditative drawing sessions to nationally recognized artist in 5 years.......
or somewhere in-between.
All students who take the class will receive:
2 drawing aides...2 drawing tools...and a free gift to display your art.
Call MAC 541-469-1807 Sign up sheet will be posted.
Call CHG 707-464-9133 Sign up sheet will be posted.
There will be a requested $5 per student donation to MAC or CHG
to help support a vibrant art culture in your town.
..…..Class size limited to 20 people so sign up early to secure a spot.......
The 41st Annual Brookings Harbor Community Bazaar is being held on Saturday, November 12, from 9am to 5pm. Again this year, over 100 vendors of quality handcrafted items will jump start your holiday season. No admission charge at the venue, which includes Azalea School Gym and the High School cafeteria. Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity!
An Afternoon of Opera and Musical Theater Sunday, Nov 13, 2011, 3:00 pm - Calvary Assembly of God Church
Featuring the talents of baritone Eugene Brancoveanu, tenor Thomas Glenn, soprano Ronit Widmann-Levy, and pianist Peter Gruenberg, a wonderful array of music from both the opera house and the Broadway stage will delight the audience. Something for everyone!
Eugene Brancoveanu's virile voice and superior stagecraft have earned him critical
In the 2010-11 season Eugene Brancoveanu appears with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, in Michael-Tilson Thomas' The Thomashevskys conducted by the composer. He also returns to the Santa Cruz County Orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, and sings as soloist in Carmina Burana with Spokane Symphony Orchestra. He continues his extensive recital career in 2011-12, performing with Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music.
Mr. Brancoveanu does not
Thomas Glenn (tenor) began his solo career singing the Evangelist roles in the St. Matthew and St. John Passions of J.S. Bach and continues to sing concert engagements with institutions like The Cleveland Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, Colorado Symphony, Berkeley Symphony and Marin Symphony. He is a graduate of the Adler Fellowship program at the San Francisco Opera. He created the role of the Physicist, Robert Wilson, in the World Premiere of John Adams’ Doctor Atomic at the San Francisco Opera. Since then, he reprised this role at the Netherlands Opera in 2007, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2007-2008, at the Metropolitan Opera of New York in 2008 and the English National Opera in 2009.
Ronit Widmann-Levy has received accolades for her operatic and concert performances throughout the world. A versatile artist equally at home on both concert and opera stages. Ronit has sung
Ms. Widmann-Levy’s interpretation of Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire