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Art Scene published Saturday, September 22, 2012


Monday, Sept. 24

“Creative Mondays” take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crescent Harbor Gallery, 140 Marine Way, Crescent City. Attendees may come for only part of the day if wished; a 3 p.m. critique is encouraged. This is not limited to painters, but for any artwork a person wants to work on. For more information, call 707-464-9133.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Reni Schaeffer, who enjoys combining collage with water media, will give the monthly art demonstration at noon preceded by a potluck at Crescent Harbor Art Gallery, 140 Marine Way, Crescent City. For more information, call 707-464-9133.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Chetco Grange 765 will sponsor a free Fifth Saturday Hoedown featuring District 5 Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Assoc GOLD BEACH – During the Curry Health Foundation’s 18th annual Jet Boat Cruise and Dinner last Sunday, Board President Steve Denney presented a check for $4,720 from the foundation, Gold Beach Rotary and St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church to Cecilee Shull, program manager for Ready to Smile.

The check was presented during the dinner at Singing Springs Resort in Agness.  

The funds are to be used in Central Curry County for dental screening, education and sealants as well as urgent dental needs of students in the schools.  

The Ready to Smile program was one of the 10 regional recipients of the first annual HUD Secretary and Council on Foundations Award for “exemplary public-philanthropic partnership which has transformed the relationships among the partners, lead to measurable benefits for residents and communities and served as worthy models for other communities.” It was given for focusing on the prevention of childhood dental disease.  

After accepting the grant, Shull told a little of her history, about serving Curry County children and the benefits they receive.

According to Alice Sandusky, board chair, many in attendance have requested advance notice for next year’s trip. 

The day began with a bon voyage party at Happy Days Malt Shop with members of the foundation acting as hosts. Champagne was served, accompanied by hors d’oeuvres prepared by the board members.  

Before starting the trip up river, two raffle tickets were drawn. The winners of the bags stuffed with Oregon products and pictures, donated by board members, were Linda Young and Margo Ivey.

Piloting the Rogue Queen was Jim Sorber, whose years of experience on the river provided many stories and information about the scenery.

A buffet dinner was waiting at Singing Springs Resort. 

The Curry Health Foundation has granted more than $500,000 in grants given in support of local healthcare. The grants are made possible because of donations, large and small, made by people in the community.  

Curry Health Foundation expresses thanks to all donors and event sponsors as well as corporate sponsors. iation at the Chetco Grange Community Center, 97895 Shopping Center Ave., Harbor. The fiddlers will be on stage from noon to 2 p.m. followed by an acoustic jam from 2:15 to 4. All ages are welcome. People may stop by for a while or attend the entire program. For information, call 541-469-6787.

Sunday, Sept. 30

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) begins its 32nd annual performance series  with the Eugene Ballet Company in “All You Need is Love” at 7:30 p.m. at Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G St., Crescent City. Tickets are $18 general, $15 for seniors 65 and older, and $12 for students. Tickets are available at Del Norte Office Supply in Crescent City, Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings and at the door. Season tickets, for five concerts, cost $65 for general, $50 for seniors, $45 for students and $150 for a family pass.  They are available at the above outlets, via mail at P.O. Box 1480, Crescent City, CA 95531, or at the door of the first two performances.  For more information, call DNACA at 707-464-1336.


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Art Exhibits

A Wild Bird and Backyard General Store, 1109 Chetco Ave., Brookings:  Tod Steele, acrylics. For information, call 541-412-9453.

•Art Walk Alley Antiques, 519 Chetco Ave., Brookings: Tony Farcello, stained glass. For information, call 541-469-4466.

Brian Scott Gallery, 515 Chetco Ave., Brookings: The featured art is “Sea Stacks at Sunset,” an oil painting by Shawnie Wells. Also on display are the works of Pete Chasar, Lorraine Filippone, Kathleen Kresa, Christina Olsen, Horst Wolf, Elio Camacho, Randall Tillery, Dale Wells, Donna Goss, Manuel Lopez, Nancy Tuttle, Jewell Johnson, Jane Opiat, Dan Sawyer and Craig Barnes. For information, call 541-412-8687.

Brookings City Hall, 898 Elk Drive, Brookings: Pete Chasar, acrylics.

Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings: Various artists. For information, call 541-469-6822.

Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings:  Gallery – “Cherish the Chetco,” sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service and the South Coast Watershed Council; showcase – “Art by Alex,” custom handmade cards.    For information, call 541-469-7738.

Chetco Pharmacy and Gifts, 890 Chetco Ave., Brookings:  Spencer Reynolds displays his eclectic surf art. For more information, call 541-469-2616.

Crescent Harbor Gallery, 140 Marine Way, Crescent City: Annual juried art show. For information, call 707-464-9133.

Democrats of Curry County headquarters, 619 Chetco Ave., Brookings: 70 small, framed reproduction of posters created in the 1930s and ’40s for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Art Project. For information, call 541-412-DEMS (3367).

Del Norte County Courthouse, 450 H St., Crescent City: “Play As an Art Form,” a variety of media by Crescent City artist BJ Clausen.  For information, call DNACA at 707-464-1336.

Del Norte County Library, 190 Price Mall, Crescent City: Paintings by Nancy Chernak and Muriel Northrip. For information, call 707-464-9793.

Dottie’s Corner, 703 Chetco Ave., Brookings: Joyce Costille, handmade fairies with clothing made from vintage material.

Dr. William McDougall’s office, 648 Chetco Ave., Brookings: Digital art and photography of Bob Pope.

Evermore Gallery, 330 H St., Crescent City: The works of 20 local artists and crafters. For information, call 707-465-6000.

Feather Your Nest, 703 Chetco Ave., Brookings: Marge Norvelle, beaded jewelry designer. For information, call 541-469-4300.

Hawthorne Gallery, 518 Jefferson St., Port Orford: Danny White, glass sculptures. For information, call 541-366-2266.

Manley Art Center and Gallery, 433 Oak St., Brookings: Nancy Moore, watercolors. The gallery theme is “Dream Memories.” Classroom panels include the works of Don Christiano, Heike Domel, Mudslingers pottery group, Ralph Wolfe, Christina Olsen and Richard Leathers. For information, call 541-469-1807.

Salon Dolce, 509 Chetco Ave., Brookings: The classic black and white photography of David Twining, who was trained in the Ansel Adams Zone System of exposure. For information, call 541-661-3825. 

Signatures Gallery and JTo Prints, 515 Chetco Ave., Brookings: The featured art is “Portrait of Jeannie,” a colored pencil and acrylic portrait by Kevin Roeckl. Also on display are the works of Drew Struzan, limited editions; Karon Walstad, sculpture; Thomas Sheets (assemblage), Duncan Regehr (mixed media), Sandy Bonney, pastels; Jan Kunz, watercolor; and Albert Handell, pastels. For information, call 541-469-1085 .

The Gallery of Arts and Culture, 175 H St., Crescent City: Student Art Show displayed through May 25. The show will feature art in various media from students in preschool through high school. For information, call 707-464-4745.

Wright’s Custom Frame Shop, 810 Chetco Ave., Brookings: Featured are the works of Barbara Edmiston, watercolor, in the large gallery and Audi Stanton, collages, in the small gallery. Also on display are the works of Warren Dowler, Vi Burton, Steve Tadin, Mike Tompkins, Gary Vickerman, Gwen Childs, Len Burton, Dale Wells, Sara Broderick, Sharon Guinn, Gordon Marsters, Wayne Bricco and Jane Opiat. For information, call 541-469-7900.



Singing telegrams by Georgia Blank are being offered to lift spirits at no charge. To schedule a singing telegram, call 541-469-5625.


Live theatrical, entertainment and musical events, and art exhibits happening in Curry and Del Norte counties may be sent to Bill Schlichting, features editor at the Curry Coastal Pilot, at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it For information, call 541-469-3123.



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