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Vol. 34, #12

December 2013

Saturday, December 7, at the Brenda Tuxford Gallery

The Brenda Tuxford Gallery invites you to the opening night events of its December show, Open Heart Show #5 Take a journey with yourself as you experience our community’s submission of artworks relating to love, forgiveness, and the process of opening one’s heart. Performance work will be featured 6-9 pm on December 7, including spoken word from Gabrielle Zeitlin and Cicely Ames, contemporary and traditional music from Gamelan Sekar Sequoia, folktronic music from VaVa Blum, and mixmastering from DJ Gobi. Other participating artists include: Angie Valetutto & Scott Sween, Bethsheba Goldstein, Kristi Patterson Konkler & Trixie Galletti, Jen Prather Ontiveros, Megan May, Christy Mueller, MegBeam Workman DeAngelo, Mike Sargent, Miriam Holliman, and many more! Visit for bios, videos, interviews, images, and the performance line-up. Ready to open up? Top center is an illustration of DJ Gobi

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The Ink People incubates diverse programs and fledgling organizations. Watch this space for detailed descriptions of our many programs. Call Libby at 445-0700 for further information. normally disenfranchised people to share their perspectives and knowledge, learn from each other and gain job skills. This paper will cover aspects of homelessness and poverty with a lens towards issues of social justice. Topics will include personal stories and perspectives by those find themselves homeless or living on the edge of poverty. While local, national or international articles and columnists may be included, priority will be given to voices of the homeless and housing insecure. For more info or to get involved, contact Lorena Boswell at

What an inspiring board meeting we had in November! Three fabulous DreamMaker projects made presentations and were readily accepted by the Board of Directors. Devon’s Version: From the vision of Beth V. Stone, Speech Pathologist with the PALS program, and inspired by her work with one boy and his family – A ballet developed by Linda Kjesbu will bring the full emotional impact of living as an autistic child, and living with autistic children, through the telling of one boy’s story- his ‘version’, to the community at large. The ballet will be used as an educational vehicle from which to develop tools and programs for educators and parents. For more info or to get involved, contact Linda Kjesbu at

As new projects come in, others finish up. The Ban Longya project began in 2002 with a promise by John and Chansouk Mitchell to build a school for the children of Ban Longya, Laos. Located on the far northern border near China, it is Chansouk’s family home. The school was built by the local villagers and grew to include a medical clinic and library. It inspired two other villages close by to build their own (with financial help from relatives who had emigrated to the US). Another foreigner was inspired as well and started an NGO to build schools elsewhere in Laos and has completed two more. John and Souk have put the final finishing touches on their school in Ban Longya and closed down their DreamMaker having made their dream real. We are very proud of them and that we could help them realize their goals.

The Writing Well strives to foster personal growth, to enhance the emotional, social, and spiritual health of Humboldt County residents and to promote community integration through the development and sharing of creative writing. The vision is to create a community where residents may use writing and the creative arts to connect both to their inner voice and to the voices of others across the lines of age, gender, sexual orientation, culture and socioeconomic status. For more info or to get involved, contact Kendra Guimaraes at Humboldt Edge :The mission is to print the voices of homelessness and poverty that have no other platform to be heard. It is to honor the diverse perspectives and wisdom of people experiencing homelessness and poverty, educate about systematic oppressions and advocate for all of us to become agents of change. Finally it is to empower

Here’s wishing everyone a wondrous holiday season! Make it even more special by viewing the Open Heart Show at the Brenda Tuxford Gallery, 325 Second St., Ste. 203, above the Siren’s Song Tavern. (continued on bottom of page 3)


Classes & Workshops ONGOING CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS CLASSES ON-SITE (517 3rd Street, Suite 40, Eureka, 442-8413) Yoga with Ann White: Fridays, 9-10:15 a.m., $9 fee. Karuk Language Classes with Julian Lang: Tues. & Thurs., 5-6:30 p.m. Hand Knitting & Crocheting: Learn to make a winter hat and scarf in this new class for beginners. Thursdays, 6-7pm, Ink People, Suite 40. Classes begin Oct. 3rd. First class is $10 to cover materials, and then there’s a $5 class fee thereafter. Ages 8+ are welcome! Join instructor Chryl Omstead! For more info contact Chryl at 707-407-0171. Crafts Workshop: Learn to make a variety of crafts! A new craft each class will be made such as shell wind-chimes, ornaments, braided octopus dolls, linen sprays, games, wax hands, and toys. Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm, at the Ink People in suite 40. Classes begin Oct. 2nd. First class is $10 to cover materials and then there’s a $5 class fee thereafter. Ages 8+ are welcome! Join instructor Chryl Omstead. For more info contact Chryl at 707-407-0171. MEETINGS ON-SITE Writer’s Critique Group: Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Vortex Meet-Up group: This group will take the summer off and resume in the Fall. CLASSES OFF-SITE (other locations) Life Drawing Group with Clinton Alley: Thurs., 7-9 p.m. $5 fee. Models needed. For more information call 442-0309. North Coast Storytellers at Eureka Library: first Wednesday of every month. Redwood Coast Children’s Chorus is accepting new members! REGISTER NOW for the 2013-2014 Fall Semester. There will be a Training Chorus, a Concert Chorus, and an Adult Chorus. For Details please call: 499-3920 or visit: SunDance Ballet & The Dance Scene: Dance classes for ages 3-Adult in Creative Dance, Ballet, & Hip Hop. Mondays Sep. 9 - Dec. 1st at The Jefferson Community Project in Eureka. $40/month or there is No Cost if you live within 1/2 mile of the Jefferson Project in Eureka. YOUTH PROGRAMS Media & Arts Resource Zone (MARZ) project: Tuesdays through Fridays, 3-6 p.m. at The Ink People. We work with youth to develop leadership and job training skills and to deepen community connections by focusing on the core fields of video documentary making, music, art, creative writing and much more.

And if you’re looking for year end donation opportunities, please keep The Ink People in mind. Thank you to our generous community

for all the support you have given.

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Senior Artists 60 Years or Better It’s time to start thinking about your artistic submission to our 2nd Annual Being Here Now Senior Art Show to celebrate Older Americans Month, May 2014. This juried show will have space for approximately 20-25 artists with prizes awarded. Open to all artistic visual mediums. This event will coincide with Arts Alive! on May 3, 2014 and is co-sponsored by Area 1 Agency on Aging and The Ink People in support of the programs and services of both agencies. For more information, visit our web pages at or or drop by Ink People at 517 3rd Street, Suite 36, or A1AA 434 7th Street, both in Eureka, to pick up an application and more information. Call Ink People at  445-0700 or A1AA at 442-3763. 

programs. Show off your shortbread shanty to the Arts Alive! crowd starting at 6pm. Then at 8:30, we’ll eat the town! Visit the cookie cottages at 527 2nd St, Eureka.

Cookie Cottage Contest 2013! From gingerbread houses to meringue mansions, bakers of all ages are invited to enter their confectionary creations to the Cookie Cottage Contest on December 7, as a fundraiser for North Star Quest Camp for Girls, one of our DreamMaker

Drawing at a Table Near You An update from Universal Pictorial Language program leader Katy Warner Most invented languages are written by one person with a specific intention or ideology. But you and I will forgo that to create The Universal Pictorial Language, or UPL, which is a DreamMaker project of the Ink People Center for the Arts. An image-based language written from scratch. I am beginning a series of workshops in which I will sit down with as many

Bayside Grange Holiday Handmade/Makers Fair On December 14, 10am-5pm, find one-of-a-kind pieces, created and sold by the maker, at the Bayside Grange in Arcata. Great food, fine live music (including Kingfoot, HSU’s Music Academy Fiddlers, and Mirth First) big fun just in time for you last minute shoppers. Admission is either $1.00 per person or a shelf stable food item to be donated to Food for People. Check out their Facebook event for more information.


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Events/Miscellaneous people as I can and we will draw as many hieroglyphics as possible. Our collaboration will coalesce into a language understood across the region, the nation and potentially the world. If you want to join in on this communication experiment, I will be sitting with pen, paper and a list of vocabulary words at a table near you. All I ask is that you come ready to draw, ponder and debate with your fellow humans. Contact Katy Warner for upcoming sessions at Mills College Oakland, or find out more at The United States Mint and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) are pleased to announce a call for artists to participate in the Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP). Established in 2003, the AIP serves to enrich and invigorate the nation’s coins and medals by commissioning designs from a select pool of outstanding artists. Interested artists are invited to submit applications for consideration.   The Mint has partnered with the NEA to

manage a new application and review process that is open to all U.S. citizens who are established in the fields of professional art or illustration. As part of the new process, the NEA will convene a review panel to examine all applications and recommend artists to submit demonstration designs. The Mint will pay $1,500 to each applicant for their demonstration design of a current coin or medal program. The review panel will make recommendations to the Mint for final selections. Application guidelines are posted on the NEA website with an initial deadline of January 10, 2014.     The Mint expects to select up to 20 artists to participate in the AIP. Each of those artists will be awarded a contract for a one-year base period with options to extend up to five additional years. Contracted artists will be invited to submit designs for coins or medals in response to specific commissions from the Mint. Artists will be paid a fee for each commission as well as an additional $5,000 for each design ultimately selected for a coin or medal.

December Alternative Gallery Schedule Cicely Ames, paintings Rob Ash, painting Virginia Dexter, photography Allen Cassidy, painting Dance Scene, photography Lynne Curtis, paintings Cynthia Julian, mixed media Courtney Slider, photography Trixie Galletti, paintings Leslie Castellano, ink & watercolors

Arcata City Hall CSFECU #20 Eureka City Hall Mad River Hospital Cafe Mazzotti’s (Arcata) SHN Engineering Humboldt Area Foundation St. Joseph Hospital Rad./Oncology The Vision Center GHD (formerly Winzler & Kelly)

Pat Kanzler, painting

Humboldt-Del Norte Found. for for Med. Care Ind. Prac. Assoc. 5

and many wonderful volunteers!

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