Tuesday, 23 August 2011

REMEMBRANCE...Treasure Boxes

Transform a simple box into a powerful memory of someone or something special to you.
Then share it as part of a community installation SOULFUL REMEMBRANCE exhibit October at historic Odd Fellows in Mendocino.

Cigar boxes of all kinds are available at Racine's in Ft. Bragg, and the Little River Inn; FLOCKworks studio, next door to Odd Fellows, (open 10 to 4 Thurs & Fri) is also hosting boxes. $5 donation per box helps make this project possible.

This example "CAROL ON WINGS" was created by Kele Self. In remembrance of an Aunt who died when she was very young, Kele asked family members for ideas and memories that she incorporated into the piece. Each box becomes a unique work of artful remembering. If you'd like to participate, email us at flockworks1@gmail.com and we'll send you more details.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Open Studio Tour Exhibit @ Odd Fellows

August 11 - October 2, 11 am - 5 pm daily
Opening Reception:
August 13, 5 pm to 8 pm · Free
Odd Fellows Hall, Corner of Ukiah & Kasten Streets, Mendocino

In conjunction with the Mendocino Art Center's Artists Open Studio Tour and the North Coast Artists' Guild's Studio Discovery Tour, 75 of the participating artists will show their artwork in the Open Studio Tour exhibit, August 11 through October 2, at Odd Fellows Hall in Mendocino.

Artwork includes fused and stained glass; encaustics; printmaking; concrete, metal, wood and marble sculpture; jewelry; furniture; photography; fiber arts; woodblock prints; collage; ceramics; and paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel.

Mendocino Art Center's

Artists Open Studio Tour

September 17-18 & 24-25, 10 am - 5 pm

more information, features on participating artists and tour maps

North Coast Artists' Guild

19th Annual Studio Discovery Tour

September 3-5 & 10-11, 10 am - 5 pm

more information features on participating artists and tour maps

Friday, 5 August 2011


Honoring important memories is at the heart of the “Treasure Boxes of Remembrance” project kicking off this month. Hundreds of wooden cigar boxes are available to be transformed into a shrine, alter or memory box. Boxes will be shared in a community Remembrance installation during the October Exhibit at Odd Fellows; they can also be part of the Day of the Dead weekend in Fort Bragg. This Treasure Box, "FLY AWAY..." is by Inga Peterson

Boxes are available at Racine’s in Ft Bragg, and historic Odd Fellows in Mendocino; $5 contribution per box is requested.

Last year, about 150 boxes went out and over 65 Treasure Boxes became part of community “Remembrance” celebrations. Says organizer Self "We were amazed by the interest and even more, by the beautiful and personal Boxes people created and shared. Some were extraordinarily moving; they let someone come to grips with recent loss of a loved ones. Others created real family treasures, incorporating “heirlooms”, special photos and more, while other boxes were simply charming or playful memories. A set of beautiful Art Boxes that honored the exhibit’s theme were available for sale; most were very personal keepsakes. All in all, this Treasure box installation created a compelling experience for visitors and was a beautiful expression of our community.”
The Treasure Boxes of Remembrance will be a part of the SOULFUL REMEMBRANCE Exhibit, October Open Door Arts @ Odd Fellows and will be part of the Day of the Dead weekend at the end of October in Ft Bragg.

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