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 "We can all contribute to something greater than ourselves. Ceremony is bigger than the individuals and has its own spirit." Lyn Risling is a painter, illustrator, educator and author of the new book Coyote At The Big Time, which takes young readers to a Native California Big Time, with Coyote as their guide. Lyn Risling’s beautiful illustrations depict the diversity of traditions that continue to thrive throughout the state.


This week on Artwaves: Stock Schlueter, Elaine Benjamin and Michelle Murphy-Ferguson. All three are North Coast Open Studios charter artists.

They discuss their current work, influences and the importance of Open Studios to them individually and to the Humboldt County community as a whole. The 20th annual North Coast Open Studios continues this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit northcoastopenstudios.com for maps to studios. You can listen to the program in the iTunes or Google Play. 


The Tuesday, May 29 Artwaves program is now available in the KHSU Archives, iTunes or Google Play.
 

Featured: Arcata printmaker/silk painter/watercolorist Patricia Sennott, part of our series of interviews with North Coast Open Studios charter artists. The 20th annual Open Studios will be held this and next Saturday/Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. across Humboldt County. Visit northcoastopenstudios.com for information. Also on Artwaves, NCRT Managing Artistic Director Calder Johnson discusses the timely and powerful rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."

  

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Hupa multi-media artist and College of the Redwoods Art History educator, Brittany Britton talks about how living in Hoopa influences her art and how she addresses cross-sections of  gender and cultural identity. 


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Brenda Perez and Yojana Miraya discuss issues of identity, community and the power of artistic expression.

From gathering signatures for a local sanctuary law to experiencing the North Coast Repertory Theatre's performance of The Tenth Muse, Brenda and Yojana explore local efforts to strengthen community.

Charlando Con La Raza: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 7am,  Saturday at 1pm on RADIO BILINGUE.

SCRAP Humboldt is this week’s Artwaves. Wendy Butler’s guests are Director Malia Matsumoto and Arts Education Program Coordinator Jenna Catsos. Among the topics are upcoming events and workshops as well as “creative reuse,” in other words, breathing new life and imagination into what might normally be discarded. 


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This week on Artwaves, learn about Raven Project's two-year collaboration with Dell'Arte. They'll present Checked In: A Queer Cabaret, featuring poetry, songs, and theatrical performances by queer youth at Synapsis during Arts Alive, June 3 at 7pm.

Also on this week's show, enjoy a preview of North Coast Open Studios. Artists across Humboldt will open up their creative spaces for a countywide celebration of process and place. 


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The Arcata Arts Institute will present FLOW this Saturday at the Arcata Theater Lounge. This fashion showcase is the culminating event for Arcata Arts Institute’s fashion design students and will include 80 students modeling these very special clothing designs on the runway.


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Wendy Butler talks with members of the Humboldt County Teen Court about their upcoming art show.

Also on the program,  Natalie Craig and Marceau Verdiere talk about their show at Black Faun gallery (pictured).


Wendy Butler speaks with the director and two actors from Humboldt State's production of Real Women Have Curves. The show opens April 21st at the Gist Hall Theatre.

City of Eureka

Should Eureka have street pianos? What about sidewalk poetry?

"Not only is it a strategic plan, it's also a visual celebration of the arts," says Rob Holmlund with the City of Eureka. From street pianos to Star Wars festivals, Holmlund and Swan Asbury talk to Wendy Butler about Eureka's Strategic Arts Plan 2017 -2022, adopted last month.

Between the World and Me is College of the Redwoods' 2017 Book of the Year, and it's being celebrated by San Francisco-based installation artist Mary March. The installation, titled Between the Lines includes themes of identity, scales and tapestry. Between The Lines is at the CR Library through Friday, and March will give an artist talk on Thursday at 6pm at the CR Performing Arts theater.


Trinidad painter Kathrin Burleson joins Wendy Butler to talk about The Creation Series, her watercolor exhibit.

Inspired by the book of Genesis, she says ancient texts are often "pulling on archetypes. So often, those things touch us in a way that's almost irrational."


Join Humboldt State Lecturer Julia Alderson for a discussion of art during crisis.   

Throughout history, governments and political groups have looted and destroyed art to serve their propagandistic purposes - from the ancient Romans, to the Nazis under Adolph Hitler, to ISIS’s recent destruction of the ancient site of Palmyra.

For this episode of My Favorite Lecture, Julia Alderson delivers Looting and Destruction: The Politics of Art in Crisis.

Doors open at 6:30 for a Taste of Arcata reception courtesy Arcata Main Street. The lecture begins promptly at 7:00pm. 

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Hupa-Yurok artist George Blake received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, conferred by the California State University and Humboldt State University, on October 11, 2016.  Blake creates his art using wood, silver, bones and antlers.  He is recognized as one of the few living people skilled in the traditional art of dugout canoe building. A Yurok dugout canoe created by Blake is on display in the HSU Library. Other works of  Blake have been on display at the Smithsonian.

Blake was honored by HSU for his many contributions  in the world of art. George Blake's art will be on display through December 3, 2016 at Humboldt State University’s Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery.

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"It was like feast and famine," distinguished artist George Blake (Hupa-Yurok) tells Wendy Butler on Artwaves. His early years weren't easy, but today Blake will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, to be conferred by the California State University and Humboldt State University.

Blake was nominated for his role in the resurgence of Native California traditional cultural life since the 1970s.

His work has been exhibited widely nationally and internationally and is in the collections of major institutions, like the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum at UC Berkeley. 

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RED LIGHT IN BLUE LAKE: ADULT CABARET is Friday and Saturday night at 10:30 in Blue Lake (July 1 and 2), part of Dell'Arte International's Mad River Festival. "Lulu" aka Jenny Lamb spoke with the Homepage about the saucy, late-night cabaret full of burlesque, comedy and music.


New York resident Treacy Ziegler talks with Wendy Butler about how her recent artworks have been influenced by her suffering from a physical malady and a decision she made six years ago to reach out to an entirely new audience.

Among the locations at which she displays art now are high-security prisons.

So have you heard of this thing called a multigenerational center?  

Some towns have them, maybe even yours. It’s a community-based resource center inviting folks of all ages to come on down for various activities and classes, some grouped by age, some all together.

The idea is that it’s free fun for all, with an undercurrent of sharing across age groups that may expand all our horizons. More fun, less “they just don’t get us.” And it may be taking hold!

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HSU lecturer, Michele McCall-Wallace, discusses HSU's Goudi'ni Native American Arts Gallery. The Goudi'ni Gallery features contemporary and traditional Native American Art. 

The Goudi’ni Gallery is situated on the ground floor of the Humboldt State University Behavioral & Social Sciences building located near Union St. and 17th St. in Arcata.