Nine years ago in March, led by Founding Manager Barbara Fast, a group of like-minded artists joined together and opened the doors of the Coast Highway Art Collective in Point Arena. On Friday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., an “opening”.
The members of the Collective invite the public to join them for an opening reception of a retrospective show, honoring, remembering and celebrating past and current members.
The Collective has an average of 20-25 members at any time. Some are founding members who have helped guide the group over the past nine years. While other members have come and gone, the constant among the group is a feeling of “family.” As with all families, the group has welcomed new members, celebrated their achievements, and watched valued members leave for other pursuits. They have mourned the deaths of two of the founding members, Arna Means and Jane Reichhold. Several pieces from both Arna and Jane will be featured during this exhibit.
Current CHAC manager, Ling-Yen Jones, says “I enjoy and love seeing the new pieces of art that artists bring into the gallery. The artists have given the CHAC the unique creativity that it needed and the fun, beautiful, and joyful art the community wants to see. During the past year of social isolation, many artists have found it uninspiring and tough to continue to create. However, many collective members have found that inspiration from being part of the gallery, preparing for an exhibit of their work, and still being active in our group.”
The show will also pay tribute to founding member and first CHAC manager, Barbara Fast. Artists exhibiting in this exhibit include Bea Acosta, pine needle baskets; Andrea Allen, Chinese brush paintings and ceramics; Phil Clark, wood furniture; Colette Coad, glass; Babara Fast, felting and basket making; Chris Grassano, oil painting, Rozann Grunig, photography; Vicki Hodge, jewelry; Geraldine LiaBraaten, photography; Ling-Yen Jones, Jewelry; Arna Means, etchings and paintings, Jack O’Rourke, watercolor; Amanda Pence Hopkins, painting; Brenda Phillips, ceramics; Jane Reichhold, ceramics, and beadwork; Deborah Threlkel, abalone jewelry.
The exhibit runs from April 1 – 25. The Coast Highway Art Collective is regularly open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gallery is located at 284 Main St., Point Arena, next door to the Redwood Credit Union. More information is available at www.coast-highway-artists.com
2021/04/01 - 2021/04/25
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Note the opening is on Friday, April 2, 2021 from 12 noon to 5 pm.We are using COVID protocol masks, using hand sanitizer, and a social distance of 4 to 6 people allowed in at a time. Thank you.