small trainWhen Robert Pinoli first approached the ACMC with the idea for this 2009-2010 project, the ACMC’s response was ABSOLUTELY! ACMC is dedicated to showcasing our arts and creating opportunities for our member artists. This project also appealed because it matches our countywide focus — the Skunk Train is countywide – bridging the divide between coastal and inland Mendocino County.

Initially, the Arts Council put out a Call to Artists to our membership and beyond. We received an impressive response, but ultimately were drawn to Janet Self’s whimsical expression and use of color and appreciated Casey Koerner’s experience with large-scale murals and depiction of the animals and landscapes of our North Coast region. We liked their work so much, we couldn’t decide….so we offered them one side and one end each which resulted in a collaborative project.

 

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Thanks to Larry Wagner for capturing the project on film, from start to finish.

Thanks to Zay Creative for taping the unveiling celebration.

Thanks to Chris Stanley and Kelly-Moore Paints for their generous donation of paint and materials.

Thanks to the project’s lodging sponsors:

  • the Atrium
  • Beachcomber Motel
  • Country Inn
  • Harbor Lite Lodge
  • Weller House Inn

 

Thanks to the Arts Council board of directors for their support of this project, but especially Hal Wagenet and Bob Rhoades.

Thanks to Robert Pinoli, the “Chief Skunk,” for taking a chance and being open to the possibilities.

Thanks to Janet and Casey, for pouring their heart into this project and for sharing their talent with us and with future riders of the Skunk Train for years to come.

More about the Skunk Train at www.skunktrain.com

Program Spotlight

 

Draw Til You Drop 2018

at Bartlett Hall, Ukiah, April 21st

 

 

Artist in the Spotlight

Event Spotlight

 

 

2nd Annual Almost Fringe Festival

throughout the county in April

 

 

 

 

 

OUR PARTNERS

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