In October of this year, Curry Arts, Inc. formed an Arts Outreach Committee with several specific goals:
- Support artists of all levels and increase the presence of and appreciation for art within our community
- Expand on and develop inclusive opportunities for community members to engage with many types of art and craft mediums
- Develop and implement art-focused activities and events as a means for community learning, social interaction, and wellness
During the past couple of months, we have arranged for weekly painting meet-ups and have begun to coordinate monthly art events.
The weekly meet-ups happen every Thursday from 4-6 p.m. in the Gold Beach High School art room and welcome artists of all levels who want to gather with the purpose of creating and sharing art and crafts.
Please park in the back of the high school and use the rear entrance to reach the art classroom. We will lock the exterior door at 4:15pm so if you arrive late, just text us. Click here for a map to the location: Gold Beach High School map
The sessions are generally unstructured, although we may set up a still-life or provide a theme for inspiration, and are intended to simply provide a time, a place, and the motivation to be creative. Bring your own materials and join us!
Our next monthly event will happen on December 8th from 10am to noon in the large downstairs meeting hall at the Curry Public Library in Gold Beach. The focus of this workshop will be “Painting on Nontraditional Surfaces” and will feature painting demonstrations using Yupo (a synthetic, waterproof paper), ceramic tiles, and a variety of printed materials. We will learn how to make our own alcohol inks and talk about ways to prep surfaces for paint applications. We love learning from and being inspired by other artists so if you have artwork or a technique to share, we would love to see it! A limited supply of materials will be available to experiment with but feel free to bring your own supplies to work with while you are there. We only ask that you are respectful of the space (bring drop cloths if you need them) and to others.
To keep everyone informed, we have set up Facebook pages for both Curry Arts and for our affiliated group, Gold Beach Art Enthusiasts. Find and Like Us to keep up with our events and activities at https://www.facebook.com/groups/325076734710812/.
You may contact Julie Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org or Janee Lensing email@example.com for more information and keep an eye on this website ongoing news and membership information.
Hope to see you at an art event soon!