Friday, 30 October 2015

Celebrating the Oceans...

Bring your imagination, then "swim" through a kelp forest into a lively celebration of our oceans.  

Inspired by the Day of the Dead, the Celebration invites visitors to consider the life around us in our oceans.  

Tie on a memory to the Remembrance Web.

Explore altars to sea lions, sardines, and other sea life.  

Consider one rib of our Blue Whale... Immense, beautiful, curving.

Take a moment and consider our oceans...

Come join us Sunday November 1, 12-3:30 at Ft Bragg Town Hall ... and then meet at the south end park (enter through Cypress gate off highway 1) for the Processional Walk and Ocean Blessing on the South Coastal Trail.

Discovery through Science and Art...

Unleash imagination to gain new understanding of the world around us... 

A working collaboration of Noyo Center for Marine Science and Flockworks, fostering artful community.

Fast facts...

97% of the water on our earth is in our oceans...

71% of the earth's surface is covered by our ocean.

An estimated 50-80% of all life on earth is found under the ocean surface and the oceans contain 99% of the living space on the planet.

The blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, is the largest known animal ever to have lived on sea or land. Individuals can reach more than 110 feet and weigh nearly 200 tons, more than the weight of 50 adult elephants. The blue whale's blood vessels are so broad that a full-grown trout could swim through them, and the vessels serve a heart the size of a small car.

A group of herring is called a seige. A group of jelly fish is called a smack.

Life began in the seas 3.1 billion to 3.4 billion years ago. Land dwellers appeared 400 million years ago, a relatively recent point in the geologic time line."OCEAN PLANET" MARINE LIFE FACTS from the Smithsonian

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Artist Talks @ Noyo Printworks

Larry Thomas and Judy Detrick kick off the Artist Talk series on Thursday October 22 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the new Noyo Printworks in Ft BraggThey will discuss printmaking, calligraphy, and book arts and each plan to bring along many examples of their work to share during their talk. Thomas and Detrick are part of the Leadership Team in helping establish Noyo Printworks.    

Larry Thomas's work is represented in collections in Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of American Art in Washington DC and many public and private collections.  He is recipient of numerous Fellowships, Awards and Residencies. He retired in 2005 from the San Francisco Art Institute where he  served since 1981 including Chairman of the Printmaking, Dean of Academic Affairs and Interim President.  Larry continues to teach, going out to summer programs at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology in Oregon, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts at Deer Isle, Maine and other special situations.

Judy Detrick taught calligraphy and graphic design at College of the Redwoods on the Mendocino coast for more than 25 years, and developed the Graphic Arts Certificate Program there. Her work can be found in several anthologies of calligraphy and graphic design, and she is represented in the Harrison Collection of Calligraphy and Lettering at the San Francisco Public Library. A parallel interest of hers is letterpress printing, and under the imprint of the Attic Press, she has produced several limited edition books and a wide collection of ephemera. She teaches regularly at the San Francisco Center for the Book, for the Friends of Calligraphy, and at other venues throughout California. 
Noyo Printworks  is located at 215 Laurel St in Fort Bragg; this is a project of Flockworks, a local nonprofit building community through creativity.  

Monday, 5 October 2015

MAKING SPACE...Box Project

Come Celebrate Arts & Crafts Week with us! 

Spend Saturday afternoon, October 10 from 3-5pm, “MAKING SPACE”  in Mendocino with Ariela Marshall as she leads a creative afternoon with demonstrations, ideas and hands-on fun with the “Box Project”.  This mini-workshop will take place at Flockworks Studio, on Kasten Street in Mendocino, next door to the historic Odd Fellows.  This month, enjoy “Crafts in Mendocino” with beautiful work by 24 local artisan. 

The Making Space project invites participants to imagine and create their own small space, literally and symbolically, using a variety of mediums on hand. Participants are encouraged to bring some special elements, (photos, miniatures) to inspire and illustrate your ideas of creatively contained magic.  Meaningful, whimsical, reflective or surreal...come make your own space.  Participants can share their creations in the January Art@OddFellows Exhibit hosted by Flockworks.  

'Making space', says Marshall, “suggests a need for something missing in life. In our fast-paced society, opportunities to invest in our own internal and personal space are rare.  The simple act of 'creating a space' for ourselves is important.”  Marshall, an artist and teacher, makes this  same creative commitment with her students at Shelter Cove School in Ft. Bragg, with a Creative Markers Table prominent in her classroom.  

Making Space Box workshop offers a fun Hands-on hosted at Flockworks Studio 

Email to reserve a place or simply drop in for the fun.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Arts & Crafts Week in Mendocino


Visit the Odd Fellows Hall in the town of Mendocino during American Craft Week for American Craft in Mendocino. This show is a collaborative effort by two groups, Artists in Mendocino and Mendocino Coast Furniture Makers. Featured work includes contemporary quilt and fiber arts, fine woodworking, glass, ceramics, basketry, jewelry, encaustic, and wood block prints. The show will be open for through October.


Corner of Kasten & Ukiah St
 Hours: 10-6 Thursday– Sunday and Mondays 10-2
Many other events, exhibits and activities all around Mendocino County celebrate National Arts & Crafts Week.