Monday, 27 September 2010

Treasure Boxes of Remembrance

Treasure Boxes of Remembrance are being crafted from wooden cigar boxes by people all over the community as part of the October exhibit at historic Odd Fellows in Mendocino Village. The Treasure Boxes draw inspiration from the Day of the Dead Altars which honor a loved one, but the idea is to open this to wider interpretation. Displayed together, the Boxes become a shared Community Remembering.

A simple box to hold special memories...From there, each person invests their own ideas and creativity. Says organizer Janet Self, "Ones I am making are simple and will be inspirations in my Studio to hold these special memories a little closer." Boxes will be returned to each person after the Exhibit as a lasting reminder.

Completed BOXES can be brought to Odd Fellows Hall on Saturday Oct 2 and Sunday Oct 3 from 11 to 3 pm.
They can also be brought in during the week (Oct 4 to Oct 7) as the Exhibit is set up. Additional Boxes will be on hand through out the Exhibit to add to the installation. Historic Odd Fellows is located at the corner of Kasten & Ukiah Streets in Mendocino Village (phone 937-2486).

SOULFUL ABUNDANCE will open on Friday Oct 8 with the Artist Celebration Party on Saturday Oct 9th (4pm to 8pm) as part of Mendocino 2nd Saturday.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

An Invitation!

ARTFULLY PARTICIPATE! Be part fo the October 2010 Exhibit at Odd Fellows, Mendocino

is the theme for this eclectic exhibit set for October. It will draw on diverse traditions of Harvest, Day of the Dead, All-Souls Day and more into a lively celebration! Work by 15 local artists will be complimented by open installations of
TREASURE BOX ALTARS & MASKS created by community members. YOU ARE INVITED to make one or more!

is sponsoring the exhibit and says organizer, Janet Self "The aim is to engage people in the creative process and honor that drive in all of us! We hope to see hundreds of people make somethings that can be included in this artful celebration.

Make a shrine or altar of remembrance honoring a special person or memory. Pick a beautiful cigar box, add your creative spark and share it in this large scale installation. A wealth of information is available on the web about DAY OF THE DEAD... Get Inspired!

200 cigar boxes are available..
.at Racine's in Ft Bragg and FLOCKworks Studio in Mendocino. $5 contribution per box helps under costs. Choose a box, sign up to participate and be part of the fun. FLOCKworks Studio is open Weds to Sat 12 to 4 and by arrangement. Call the studio at 937-2486 or email

figure in celebrations world-wide. Create an original mask--simple or elaborate--from paper, clay, fabric, recycled goods, natural elements or be inventive! "I'm cutting up old paintings for Masks" A $5 contribution per entry is requested.

Treasure Box Altars & Masks can be brought to Odd Fellows (corner of Kasten & Ukiah Sts in Mendocino) during the1st weekend in October. Sign up and we'll be sure to keep you posted on details...

SOULFUL ABUNDANCE exhibit will be open daily October 8 through November 2--with Artist Party on Saturday October 9th. Other special events are also planned... See you there!

Friday, 20 August 2010

Time Flies...

WOW! The year has flown! This BLOG has not stayed up but FLOCKworks has thrived. It has been a very busy time of creativity out & about the community. New creative alliances--Noyo Food Forest, Mendocino Coast Writer's Conference, Mendocino Film Festival, Mendocino Coast Children's Fund, Skunk Train, Leadership Mendocino, Redwood Elementary School, Ft Bragg Middle School, Albion School, Laytonville Healthy Start, AmeriCorp-- and more. Open Door Arts @ Odd Fellows is going strong--WineSong Artists showcase opened today-- the 48th exhibit in this special community Art series that continues into next year!

Beginning now... More info out and more invitations to join in creativity! Check it out!