Hoffman Gallery

Hoffman Gallery July 2022
June 30-July 31 | 1:00-5:00pm, Thursday through Sunday
Opening Reception July 2 | 3:00-5:00pm
Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita

Featuring the works of
Laura Ross Paul and Diana Crain

 

Laura Ross Paul – Beach World

Where does reality mold into fantasy without being prompted? Where do shy dogs and wild-eyed children turn into fast cheetahs within a moment’s notice? Having been a privileged summertime resident at town along a wide-open stretch of the publicly owned Oregon beach, I’ve seen where this can and does happen. Multiple times a day. I’ve seen young children behaving like playful monkeys. Wooly dogs acting like curious lions while bravely smelling a mysterious beached ocean creature. Solace seekers regularly deposit their care. Mystical treasures are found by youthful (and not so youthful) enchanted hands. Magical lighting can envelope and transfix, making changes so fast, what’s normal is forgotten. It’s hard to find a natural environment that can alter experience as satisfactorily and completely as the long, wide, open beach at Manzanita.

 


Diana Crain – Togetherness

The idea for these bottles started here at the Hoffman Art Center.  My friend, former student and member of the Art Center Barry Calvarese invited me to participate in an Anagama wood fired kiln at the East Creek Art Center.   I had never fired in an Anagama before and took him up on his offer.  Thank you Barry, Joe and Lew.

I  am inspired by the shape of the bottle.  To me bottles speak of strength, wisdom and grace.  The bottle has been a part of human cultures for centuries.  They were used mainly for storage.  They tell us our history.  As I started making them, I found myself looking at them as a family.   Just as we are individuals, these bottles are too, but I see strength in them as a group or small groupings thus the title togetherness.

These bottles represent my 50 years of firing in different types of kilns.  There are the wood fired pieces, salt kiln, regular gas kiln, and electric high fire kiln.  I have worked with colored porcelains for 50 years and there are bits and pieces of colored clays throughout.  This show is the first time I am showing this work.

 

 

 

 

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  • June 30, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 1, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 2, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Opening Reception
    July 2, 2022
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 3, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 7, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 8, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 9, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 10, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 14, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 15, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 16, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 17, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 21, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 22, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 23, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 24, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 28, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 29, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 30, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • July 31, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

July Gallery Show

Venue:  

Address:
594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130

Description:

Situated on the main street in Manzanita just a few blocks west of Highway 101, the Hoffman Center Art Gallery is located across the street from the North Tillamook Library.