June 11 is World Wide Knit in Public Day and Dots Yarnden will be returning to the Second Saturday Art Walk and participating in the international knitting event.

Saturday’s monthly Art Walk will be from 3 to 6 p.m. at six venues within walking distance of Chetco Avenue between Oak and Center streets. Refreshments will be served at most venues. Live musical entertainment is also planned.

World Wide Knit in Public Day is a coordinated effort between yarn shops and knitting groups around the world to get outside and knit and crochet. 

“It’s a fun day that builds on knit and crochet communities and also offers an opportunity to introduce and educate others about the yarn arts,” said Marie Chambers, owner of Dots Yarnden, a mail-order yarn warehouse in Brookings. “I’m offering an open invitation to anyone interested in joining the public knitting and crochet group for the day.”

Information about the venue’s participation in the international event is available online at www.wwkipday.com/knit-in-public-dots-yarn-den.

In addition, the venue will display new crochet mandala art. Dots Yarnden  is at 537 Hemlock St. Snacks and refreshments will be served. For information, visit www.dotsyarnden.com.

Across the street at Ambiance by the Sea, Gail Arceneaux will display her colored pencil drawings. Arceneaux, from Port Orford, is known in Brookings for leading art workshops. She will be present to answer questions. Music will be performed by Lon Goddard. Refreshments will be served. The venue is at 530 Hemlock St.

The artist of the month at Brian Scott Gallery, 515 Chetco Ave., is Harold Fox. 

“His oil paintings conjure up a world of identifiable reality with surreal undertones,” according to gallery volunteer Dorothy Marshall. “He designs and constructs his own frames to cleverly showcase each painting's theme.”

An interview with the artist is at 4:30 p.m. Music will be provided by John Aughinbaugh, also known as Tiger Lily. Refreshments will be served. 

The gallery offers three floors of art displays of several artist and includes Signatures, a gallery within the gallery, on the main floor. For more information about the galleries, visit brianscottgallery.com or call 541-412-8687.

Manley Art Center will have its monthly opening reception for its June Art Exhibit. The artist of the month is Linda Elesiya Evans, who displays landscape and seascape paintings. She will be interviewed at 3:30 p.m.

“Linda’s work portrays nature’s beauty and showcases her appreciation for nature, its light, color, and recurring cycles,” according to Stacey Reynolds, gallery publicist. “She promotes beauty and harmony for humans, animals, and all creatures living on our planet.”

“Painting for me is a way of life, through inspiration and opportunity. Whenever I look at nature, I'm painting in my head,” Evans said, who enjoys painting on site. “Pastel, oil, and mixed media with watercolor are all a joy to work with. Each one suits a different time and place. My art gear is always packed.”

The rest of the gallery includes a variety of art created by Pelican Bay Arts Association members. Music will be performed and refreshments served. Manley Art Center is at 433 Oak St. For information about the association and activities at the center, visit www.manleyartcenter.com or call 541-469-1807.

The  featured artist at Forecastle Books continues to be Matte Hanna, a landscape photographer and filmmaker living on the Oregon Coast. His current show titled “Into the Mystic” is inspired by nature, natural beauty, mood, music, writing, daydreaming, color and composition. He will be present to discuss his work and answer any questions.

Music will be provided by Randy Pearson on keyboard featuring jazz and pop.  Smoked salmon, prepared by store owner Mark Gattreaux, along with wine and coffee will be provided. The bookstore is at 553 Chetco Ave. 

For more information, call 541-813-2665.

Semi Aquatic Gallery owner Spencer Reynolds will be live painting a panoramic. The gallery is at 654 Chetco Ave. The gallery features prints, cards, and clothing, as well as, a curated collection of hand-crafted and locally-made gifts and home goods. For more information about Semi Aquatic, visit artandsurf.com or call 503-451-3775.


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