Welcome to The Studio Online

The Studio is a fine arts program for visionary artists.

The Studio is a place filled with light and color, where over fifty artists come to

freely express their creativity through art.

We provide a supportive and stimulating environment where our artists can express themselves using a variety of media.

The goals of The Studio are to help each person reach their highest level of artistic achievement and to encourage personal growth, self-reliance and self-esteem

through the creative process.

By professionally exhibiting and marketing

the artwork that is produced at The Studio, the program instills feelings of pride and

self-worth.

The art made at The Studio is never  censored or criticized, and freedom of ideas, techniques and mediums is strongly encouraged.

The freedom at The Studio is what makes

the work created here inspiring, original and exciting.

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Contact The Studio

We are located at 272 C Street in Eureka, California. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm.

We welcome visitors during our open hours.

We are funded by Redwood Coast Regional Center, sales of artwork, and community grants and donations.

The Studio is a program of Humboldt Community Access and Resource Center.

For more information, please call

707-443-1428 or send us an e-mail.

 

Current Art Exhibitions:                                                                         

Please Join us for Arts Alive! Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 (6-9pm)

 

Chris Johnson

The Hidden Treasures of California

                       

 

Flamenco Dancers at the Mission in Santa Barbara        1906 Earthquake

Acrylic on Paper, 2017, 9" x 12"                                 Ceramic Sculpture, 2016, 10" Height  

 

The Studio and Cheri Blackerby Gallery are pleased to present The Hidden Treasures of California, a solo exhibition by Chris Johnson.

California defines the western coast of North America, stretching along the Pacific Ocean for nearly 900 miles. As an artistic subject, it is diverse and vast.

The Hidden Treasures of California explores the history, culture, wildlife, and landscape of California. From cool, misty redwood rainforests of the north to hot, arid southern deserts; from rugged snow-capped mountains to the sparkling sand of sun-kissed beaches, the Golden State has many enchanting treasures to be discovered.

One of California’s most iconic cities, San Francisco, is a constant source of inspiration for Chris. San Francisco is famous for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, vibrantly-colored Victorian architecture, and the historic cable car trolley system. Hidden gems throughout the Bay area pop up in Chris’s work and research.

The viewer’s wanderlust for treasured California includes “Sausalito – The House Boats”, a colorful acrylic painting of the community of picturesque house boats of Sausalito, just north of San Francisco.

The Hidden Treasures of California creates a unique visual narrative about place and identity, where the artist assumes multiple roles as tourist, traveler, resident, and historian. Born in Inglewood, California, Chris Johnson explores California as an artistic subject with the double-consciousness of observer and participant, figuratively oscillating between being on stage and watching from the audience.

Through painting and ceramic sculpture, Chris Johnson invites the viewer to explore narratives of place: memory, time, absence and representation. He reminds us of the numerous reasons why so many have flocked to California, much like the forty-niners of the gold rush, for mild weather, long hours of sunlight, and variety of natural scenery and open landscapes.

“1906 Earthquake” is a ceramic diorama of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The title refers to the great earthquake of 1906, where over eighty percent of San Francisco was destroyed by earthquake and fire. The ceramic sculpture represents a historical narrative between past and present, and personal and national memory.

Please join us for the opening reception of The Hidden Treasures of California during Arts Alive! Saturday, August 5th from 6 - 9pm. Chris Johnson will be present, creating a live painting in the Cheri Blackerby Gallery. As requested by the artist, we will be serving coffee refreshments in Chris Johnson’s unique handmade ceramic mugs, available for purchase. 

                               

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