SCRAP Humboldt is proud to feature four Re:Boutique artists who creatively reuse materials in their artwork, during North Coast Open Studios. Learn tips and tricks of how to (Re)Work fabric, wood, metal, and yarn and even, participate in the art making.
Open studios will be hosted in SCRAP Humboldt’s new education space, The (Re)Workshop, which will have it’s official opening ceremony on June 13.
Saturday, May 31
Local actor, artist and member of the Coast Guard, Dmitry Tokarsky of Castaway Creations will bring his industrial and functional art pieces, like lamps, coat racks, and even cutting boards made from the former Eureka High School Gym floor.
Sunday June 1
Athena of Ruin & Redemption, and Mari and Cara of Almond Blossom Arts & Crafts will host a demonstration and trunk show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Athena’s creativity and resourcefulness is evidenced by her treatment of such fascinating materials like zippers, bicycle tubes and other found objects. You can see her creations adorning a number of the volunteer community at SCRAP Humboldt. Inspired by the organic family farms of Northern California, Almond Blossom Arts & Craft’s, Mari and her sister, Annie (who runs her own farm in Guinda, and used to work for Neukom family farm), hand draw all of their graphics, that adorn their organic and repurposed line of silk screened goods. The designers will be hosting a trunk show, a repurposed jewelry demonstration, and if you bring a stained shirt, you can silk screen one of their graphics over it.
Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8
Local artist Malia Matsumoto will be facilitating a yarn-based workshop, where participants can aid in the creation of her future C street Sculpture in Eureka. Learn to make pom-poms, weave and wrap forms, and hear about her previous yarn-based installation in the Creamery district. The installation of SCRAP Humboldt’s “yarn bomb” by local artist, Sierra Leash of Crafty Gigs, will be installed during that weekend as well.