Friday, 2 January 2015

CREATIVE SPACE...Opens January 8

The first exhibit of the 2015 Odd Fellows series "Creative Space", opens January 8...with opening events on 2nd Saturday, January 10.  Children and families will be hosted from 3:00 to 4:30, while Opening Artist Party is set for 5 to 8pm.

Creative Space is  a celebration of the imagination and freedom that fosters creativity.  

Featured is work by James Maxwell that offers a year’s study out his window onto Pudding Creek, in all seasons, light and time of day.  Paintings on canvas are presented as ‘skins’, unframed and simply hung on the walls as they were completed. The work is powerful and inspiring.  

Other elements in the show include imaginative assemblage works by Hans Bruhner, Painted Bones by Marie Jones (better known as the Director of Community Development for City of Fort Bragg), Windows and Doors by Ariela Marshall, Paintings by Spencer O’Karma and mixed media works by Tibisay Geis.  

Youthful energies come full force from 250 paper mache creations by students of Mendocino k-8 School, masks from AVID students of Ft. Bragg Middle School and a special project from Noyo & Light House Schools in Ft. Bragg.   Blue Whale Bones from the Noyo Center for Marine Science will also be on display as well as a Flockworks installation exploring creative spaces.  

Creative Space also celebrates the historic Odd Fellows Hall itself, as we kick-off the 9 year of our Art@ Odd Fellow community series hosted in this amazing gallery space.  Since 2007, over 2,500 adults and 4,000 children have been part of this special project.  Historic Odd Fellows is located at the corner of Kasten & Ukiah Streets in Mendocino. Exhibit is open January 8 to January 26, Thursday to Sunday from 11-5pm


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