|OLD FRIENDS, NEW WORKS AND A LITTLE MERMAID|
|April 15, 2005 11:00 pm|
Pilot story and photos
by Marjorie Woodfin
The Second Saturday Art Walk keeps adding new attractions, and Saturday April 9 was no exception.
April's attractions included demonstrations, a bit of theater, reading, music, a display of abstract expressionism delivered to Brookings by a Reno artist, and a grouping billed as, "Old Friends, New Works," plus refreshments.
At the Manley Art Center, Brookings artist Pete Chasar demonstrated his painting technique to the music of the Carl Rovainen Trio minus Rovainen, who was at a fiddle contest with his banjo.
Refreshments were provided by members of the Pelican Bay Arts Association.
Down the road at Words and Pictures, the featured works by Reno, Nev., artist Ron Oden included several media and styles, from abstract expressionism to realism.
Goodies to snack on were available for people viewing Oden's work plus that of local and regional artists. Entertainment was provided on the piano by Nina Paulsen.
An added attraction was Robert Scheppler's reading of selections from Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" while sitting on the floor beneath Oden's painting of a mermaid in an open shell.
In the Brian Scott Gallery dungeon, Gold Beach artist Jim Coffee was available to answer questions about his new art form of digital photography. Lon Goddard entertained with guitar and vocal renditions.
A new attraction was a performance by Victoria Weller, Michael Fox and Adam VanCleave of a short selection from an "Othello" skit included in "The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)."
On to the Chetco Community Public Library where the "Old Friends, New Works" included works of four artists well-known in Brookings: Liz James, Jay Mosby, Buzz Stewart and Peggy Mory.
All of the artists, except Mory who currently lives in Phoenix, Ariz., attended the show to chat with friends and acquaintances.
Entertainment included the demonstration of painting techniques by Sara Broderick, and the keyboard music of Tom Broderick's easy-listening selections and Horst Wolf's chamber jazz.