Early October News Update


Dear Community,

Oh, boy! Do we have some fun for you.  Please take a look at our offerings. Don’t miss the chance to explore and create. As always, our volunteers are constantly thinking about stimulating ways to engage you!

In person activities

Limber up for some fall pruning creativity with Aesthetic pruner Maryann Lewis. Maryann teaches the essential basics of bringing out the beauty of your trees and shrubs via Zoom on October 8 from 4-5:30. Click here She also teaches an in-person pruning class on October 10 from 10am to 4pm. Details about these Horticulture offerings? Click here

Visit the Hoffman Gallery to enjoy the written and visual creativity of twelve pairs of artists whose work responds to one another’s. The Word & Image show culminates in a beautiful  publication and original art on display. See Tara Spire’s delicate ceramics on the Potter’s Nook shelves. Show opens October 4 and gallery hours are Thursdays through Sundays 1-5pm. Click here for more info.

Get busy with clay and take advantage of our Clay Studio Kiln Firing service for potters. If you are interested in knowing more about this weekly service, please request information for Kiln Service via [email protected] Click here

Take a three-day beginning plein air painting workshop from artist and teacher Jef Gunn. This art form has been growing in popularity for good reasons: nature and fresh air.  On October 10-12, Jef will focus his class on painting the coastal landscape from direct observation in the open air. Click here for information about this Visual Arts class.

Online offerings

The Writing Lounge hosts a series of six peer-led sessions in the Craft of Writing starting Tuesday October 13. These are an excellent and affordable way to motivate yourself to get writing in a supportive environment.  Click Here

Looking ahead

Artists! ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT! We invite you to submit to show your work in the Hoffman Gallery during 2021. Submissions window is open until October 16. For more info. Click here

Announcing our fifth Color show, 2021. With Covid, politics, the awakening of attitudes about history, fairness, and equality, 2020 has been exceptionally challenging and a time of reflection. Thus, we chose a provocative two-color combination for 2021: Black and Blue. For more details and deadline at the end of December. Click here

On behalf of all of us at the Hoffman Center, we wish you well and that you keep on creating and exploring.

Mary Roberts
Board Chair
Hoffman Center for the Arts