Art Walk strolls through First Saturday | Arts | – The Trinity Journal


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The Art Walk, from 5 to 8 p.m. the first Saturday of every month in historic downtown Weaverville, provides art galleries, specialty shops, and eateries an opportunity to invite the community in “after hours” to enjoy unique hand-crafted art and jewelry, meet the artists, while enjoying refreshments. The Aug. 7 event includes music at four locations and several pop-up artists!

Participating galleries and businesses, from south to north, include:

HIGHLAND ART CENTER: “Works on Paper, Canvas or Board.” Featuring member’s creative expressions on three mediums – including paintings, drawings, collage, montage, and mixed media options. This is the seventh invitational show in the center’s 2021 “Artist’s Journey” lineup; the works are impressive! Come experience great art from the hearts of local artists.

Stop by and listen to the music of Buddy Hazard and Don Hall, plus snacks and drinks for your enjoyment. As always, there are lots of beautiful treasures at the Highland.

GOLD RUSH JEWELERS: Featuring the birthstone for August; Known as the stone of compassion, peridot is believed to bring good health, restful sleep and peace to relationships by balancing emotions and mind. This friendly bright green stone also has the uncanny ability to inspire eloquence and creativity, it also brings delight and good cheer.   

TRINITY COUNTY VISITOR & INFORMATION CENTER: Featuring Jennifer Aho and acrylic paintings in “Fluid Art.”

OLSON STONEWARE: Featuring new designs in wheel-thrown pottery by Greg Olson including personalized stoneware pottery, jewelry, cottage and lodge décor, children’s toys, and fine gifts.

MAIN STREET GALLERY: New Visions 2021 continues in August at Main Street Gallery. Local artists Debee Holland-Olson and Michael Hopko present new works. Although their mediums of artistic expression are quite different both are inspired by our beautiful surroundings.

Debee Holland-Olson’s paintings in oil and pastel center on the beauty of the Trinity Alps Wilderness in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, along with other areas of Trinity County and beyond.

“The Alps have long been my favorite place. With its towering granite peaks, roaring creeks, alpine lakes, dramatic canyons, and abundant wildflowers, the Trinity Alps are one of the most spectacular areas in California,” Olson shares. “My early years of exploration and discovery with my family in the ’60s and ’70s drew me to locate here permanently in 1976. As I begin my 50th year as a professional artist, I am creating a series of work celebrating the beauty of the county that we live in.”

Michael Hopko, of Hopko Art Glass, has been blowing glass for 30 years. He started off at age 19 at Shasta College. Michael is an avid outdoorsman and fisherman, and this inspiration shows in his work.  He has been attracted to the water and fishing ever since he was just a little boy. Michael is well known for his glass aquatic sculptures including octopus, salmon, trout, tuna, sea turtles and much more. He grew up in Trinity County and has spent most of his adult life blowing glass right here, in Northern California.

UP NORTH CONFECTIONERY & MERCANTILE: Featuring the unique Earrings from Hazy Rae Designs and spectacular treats of the Culinary Arts variety.  

MOUNTAIN GOAT KIDS: Showcasing clothing and more for children. Look for artwork from local “kids.”  Located between Angela’s Bead Art and Tammie’s Books.

EARTHDANCE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: Presenting an expanded show for August with three local artists. John Garrett, Susan Alexander and Juanita Gonzalez-Garrett create a variety of pieces in many mediums of visual art, including drawing, painting, ceramics, metalwork and glass.

John is adding more ceramics to the show, Susan is adding more paintings and some sculptures. In addition, Pam Yearout’s matting and framing equipment has arrived and she is in the process of setting up her studio, to be open and functioning soon. Each person who comes to the Art Walk in August will receive a 10 percent off coupon for custom matting and framing.  Enjoy music by Trinity Peace (Mary Jo Fiermonte and Ann Lagorio) from 5: 30 on.  

Elizabeth Watson will be baking. Come and see what she has to offer in the way of culinary delights.  EarthDance is located at 140 S. Miner St., Weaverville, corner of Oregon and Miner, one block off Main, just down from the Red House. Parking available. Find them on their website, EarthDance Arts.  

RED HOUSE COFFEE: Showcasing original acrylic paintings from Jennifer Aho, and other intriguing artwork. Red House Coffee will provide refreshments during the Art Walk.

TRINITY COUNTY BREWING COMPANY: Showcasing the paintings of Jessica Willis, whose work is created while immersing herself in nature and translating her experiences into colorful, expressive paintings. Through a unique layering technique developed by exploring many paint mediums, the work shows the movement and energy of the subject, usually landscapes in a particular moment in time. Willis was first introduced to plein air painting when she moved to Shasta County in 2015 and studied under local artist Chuck Prudhomme, Howard ‘Luke’ Lucas and Susan Graves.

She puts her own twist on plein air painting by attempting to capture natural elements in acrylic paint. The light of the sun and moon, the subtle movements of plants blowing in the wind, and the flow of a river become the subject during camping and fishing trips. Willis graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University in 2013 before moving to Shasta County in 2015. She now resides in Southern Humboldt where she teaches art classes, farms and paints and designs gear for adventures with original patterns.


Music and Art at Olson Stoneware: Robin Montgomery and friends.

George and Cindy Andrews will be at Barking Mad Studio. Cindy will be demonstrating watercolor painting and showcasing both paintings and fabric art including wall hangings and home décor. George may bring wood products and will display his acrylic paintings.

Ted and Laura Dawson from Nom Sus WIntu Products will have a booth at the Highland Art Center. Stop by and see how many plants, flowers and seeds, gathered in the North State you can identify in the unique handmade gifts. A variety of different gifts from unique writing pens, letter openers, crochet hooks along with decorative Manzanita Burl Bowls.

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MUSIC, 5: 15 to 7 p.m.

ANGELA’S DECK: “Sunshine & Rain” (Valori and Christian Farrell duo). Playing acoustic singer-songwriter originals and cover tunes ranging from pop, folk, blues, rock and everything in between.

HIGHLAND ART CENTER: Buddy Hazard and Don Hall are excited to be out playing music again and look forward to seeing old friends as well as new ones at the August Art Walk. Don and Buddy will be sharing some of their old favorites, and adding some new tunes.

EARTHDANCE ART STUDIOS & GALLERY:  Trinity Peace. Mary Jo Fiermonte and Anne Lagorio have been playing music together since 1997. In 2009 the group Trinity Peace was formed playing beautiful peaceful music full of heart-warming harmonies, and many beautiful instrumentals. Anne Lagorio is a guitarist and vocalist. Mary Jo Fiermonte is a guitarist, vocalist, and also plays a variety of instruments.

THE WATER BAR: Sadie Elizabeth. Sadie was born in Central California and has lived in Trinity County for the past seven years.

Her unique, ever-changing, music style is honest and pure, with raw emotional vocals.

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