“We’re very excited to bring together these artists, many of them HSU alumni, during this holiday season,” says First Street Gallery Director Jack Bentley. “This exhibition will remind those of us who live here, how fortunate we are to live in a community that is also the home of so many wonderful artists.”
Participating artists will display ceramics, sculpture, and paintings. These prominent ceramics artists continue to place California’s North Coast as a center of innovation in ceramic art. Artists will include Nancy Frazier and Ted Okell, Kit Davenport, Peggy Loudon, Scott North, Clarissa Pezone, David Jordan and Mike Pearce.
Additional artists participating this winter will contribute a wide range of artistic styles that create an overall lighthearted tenor to this holiday exhibition. Many of the works freely use color and employ unique approaches to their subjects. These include works by Cija Bellis, Lush Newton, Malia Penhall, Clark Donovan, Jeremy Hara, Mimi LaPlant, Rachel Schlueter and Gwen Thoele.
There will be a gallery reception for the artists December 6 from 6-9 p.m. during Eureka’s Arts Alive program. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. and is located at 422 First Street, Eureka, California. Admission is free. Those planning group tours are encouraged to call ahead. For more information call (707)443-6363 or visit the gallery’s website at humboldt.edu/first.