Tuesday, October 2nd

Time Event Title
All day-Nov 4th

Bread & Butter: Sculpture and Installation by Lush Newton

First Street Gallery
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, Bread & Butter: Mixed Media Sculpture and Installation by Lush Newton, on exhibit from October 2nd through November 4th, 2012.

Lush Newton, a popular figure in California’s North Coast artistic scene, hails originally from Missouri. She studied at the Kansas City Art Institute with subsequent employment stints at Hallmark Cards and the Walt Disney Company where she worked as a character artist. In 2001, she settled on California’s North Coast where she melds her experience at those two giant forces of popular culture with her over-the-top cartoon-sculptural inventions—informed by affectionate send-ups of the "Hillbilly Culture" of her native Ozark home and references to the tradition of boisterous cartoons, circa mid-Twentieth Century America.

Newton uses found, recycled and humble materials, which reflect her approach to life and art. While her cartoon-like aesthetic disarmingly threads its way through her work, it belies a sincere, authentic and sensitive affection, supported by her expert craft, which the artist generously casts over her subjects who dwell at the margins of culture.

Newton has previously shown work at HSU First Street Gallery, when in Winter 2011, she collaborated with artist David White on a show called Step Into the Back Room. She’s back again and as with her last show, Newton has big plans for HSU First Street Gallery. Mounting the walls, floor and ceilings of the gallery with sculpture, installations, wall mounts, stage curtains, and 2-D art, all made out of recycled materials, she is creating a large-scale tableau bursting with color and life.

There will be a gallery reception for the artist, which will take place at HSU First Street Gallery on October 6, 2012 from 6 to 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 www.humboldt.edu/first
All day-Nov 4th

My Heart’s a Little Fast: Paintings by Susanna Bluhm

First Street Gallery
Humboldt State University First Street Gallery presents, My Heart’s a Little Fast, but Otherwise, Everything’s Fine: New paintings by Susanna Bluhm. Her paintings blend abstraction and representation to create landscape environments that engage the viewer’s imagination and emotions. The exhibition will run from October 2nd to November 4th, 2012.

Bluhm, a 1998 alumna of Humboldt State University resides with her family in Seattle. She has exhibited her art nationally and internationally, including exhibitions in Berlin, Dublin and New York.

Susanna Bluhm will present a Slide Lecture about her art on October 5th at Humboldt State University’s main campus in Arcata, California. The lecture is free to the public and will be presented in Room 102 in the Art Building, HSU campus at 5 p.m.

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.
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Introduction to Wine Tasting

Ever wonder what swirling wine in the glass was about? What do the "legs" really mean? This two hour class will show you how to understand and appreciate wine. To be held at Libation on the plaza in Arcata. This is the first class of their four class wine appreciation series. This class can be used as a credit for that series.
7:00 pm

Jean Michel Cousteau: The Great Ocean Adventure

Van Duzer Theater
*This event has sold out*

Since first being “thrown overboard” by his father at the age of seven with newly invented SCUBA gear on his back, Jean-Michel has been exploring the ocean realm. The son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel has investigated the world’s oceans aboard Calypso and Alcyone for much of his life. Honoring his heritage, Jean-Michel founded Ocean Futures Society in 1999 to carry on this pioneering work.

For more than four decades, Cousteau has dedicated himself and his vast experience to communicate to people of all nations and generations his love and concern for our water planet.

Photo: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Aug 20th-Dec 31st

Six Rivers Planned Parenthood Medical Outreach Clinic

HSU Campus
Aug 28th-Oct 9th

Beginning Guitar

Nelson Hall East
Sep 10th-Nov 8th

Core Attack

Fitness Studio B
Sep 10th-Nov 8th

Power Hour

West Gym
Sep 10th-Nov 8th

Circuit of Resistance

Student Recreation Center - West
Sep 12th-Dec 12th

Private Pilot Ground School

Nelson Hall East
Sep 13th-Oct 4th

Art Department Faculty and Staff Exhibition

HSU Art Building
Sep 13th-Oct 6th

Coastal Naturalist Training

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center
Sep 22nd-Oct 13th

Graduate Record Exam Test Prep

HSU Campus
Sep 23rd-Nov 18th

Wherever There's a Fight Civil Rights Exhibit

HSU Library
Sep 27th-Dec 1st

Down the Hill Home: Art by Rick Bartow

Native American Arts Gallery

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