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Valentine’s day Exhibition at the Coast Highway Art Collective
February 4 @ 11:00 am - February 27 @ 2:00 pm
‘Poetry on the Spot’ returning to Point Arena
By Rozann Grunig
The members of the Coast Highway Art Collective are hosting their first opening reception of 2021 on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This Valentine’s Day-themed exhibit posed questions to the members of the Collective; “What does Valentine’s day mean to you, your friends and family in the time of COVID 19? Is love complicated, tumultuous or simple? How do you express it in your art?” Our members took this challenge to heart, so to speak, and this exciting and creative exhibit is the result.
The exhibit inside the gallery will feature works by new member, Phil Clark, woodworker; as well as pieces by Bea Acosta, pine needle baskets; Andrea Allen, Chinese Brush painting; Lena Bullamore, drawing and painting; Colette Coad, art glass; Ling-Yen Jones, jewelry; Rozann Grunig, photography; Kersten & Ants, jewelry; Tamar Lenzi, lapidary & wire wrapped Jewelry; Geraldine LiaBraaten, photography; Jack O’Rourke, watercolor; Brenda Phillips, Ceramics; Scott Sewell, photography; Deborah Threlkel Abalone Queen jewelry; Kathryn Weiss, glass beads and jewelry.
On the patio, local poets Blake More and Lauren Sinnott will write a poem for visitors for their special Valentine. They are excited to revive “Poems on the Spot,” the beloved tradition started by Caroline Cooke and Stephen Kessler back in the day of CityArt. “Lauren and Blake will be on our outdoor patio, socially distanced, while they talk with you and compose your poem, either on a computer or written by hand,” says gallery manager, Ling-Yen Jones. “When your poem is finished, they will email it or send it to you. There will be a small fee requested of $10 to $50.”
Lauren, Blake and Ling-Yen will be interviewed on KGUA on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. to discuss the show and their approach to poetry and art.