Art Walk of 12 July 2008 - report by Horst, photos by Steve
Under a perfect blue sky Artist
Pete Chasar started his Guided Tour of the Art Walk
at the Manley Art Center, where the theme of the month was
the 4th of July. Taste O Honey provided
the entertainment. This was their first appearance at Manley.
We want them back again next month, was the
unanimous opinion of the Manley governing board.
Next tour stop was at Signatures
Gallery. The artist of the month was Lihua Zhao who showed
her large colorful oils of, what I would call Contemporary
Chinese art, although you have to see for yourself
to appreciate her own personal style. Sandy Bonnie, the
gallery owner gave a brief talk entitled what is GOOD
art? If I can summarize in a sentence: good art is
what YOU like. She gave some tips on how to start collecting.
Next door at Eyes for Art
Gold Beach artist Lorraine Filippone showed her abstract
expressionist art. There wasnt enough space for more
than one of her giant canvasses, but Steve Combs, our Art
Walk photographer, caught her in front of it.
At the next stop Susie and Dennis,
the owner of Wrights Custom Framing in
Crescent City, proudly showed their brand new Brookings
store to the Art Walkers. Sara Broderick, artist and art
teacher at the local colleges, exhibited her art and did
a continuous demo. Some of the artists coming through were
happy to see Susie and Dennis in Brookings. Now we
dont have to drive all the way to Crescent City to
get our stuff framed.
At Words and Pictures tour guide
Pete took a brake, changed coats, and gave a brief, highly
interesting talk about Advertising and Art.
Pete should know, he spent a career in advertising. He was
followed by Audi Stanton, the other featured artist, who
talked briefly about her work. As usual, at 5:30, one of
the local writers presented his poetry. This
time it was Clif Siple from Nesica Beach, who wore a Scottish
Kilt to emphasize what he had to say.
The last tour stop was the library,
at present our largest exhibit hall. The show there featured
artists who will participate in the upcoming Festival
of the Arts on the Boardwalk by the harbor. The high
point for the art-walking children was one of librarian-artist
Dori Blodgets Paint Along for Kids. Although
I saw several adults around her table swinging brushes,
among them Wilhelm Schlichting, feature editor and Ragged
Edge writer of our PILOT. He showed me the result.
Im not sure Id call it art.
Thats all for today. Apologies
to those venues, artists, and musician I didnt mention
for lack of space. Although, you may find yourself pictured
on one of Steves photos below. Also look at Nolas
web site www.wildriverscoastart.com and see the shots