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Time Event Title
Jun 30th

Young Alumni Exhibition at First Street Gallery

First Street Gallery
Humboldt State University (HSU) First Street Gallery presents, Young Alumni 2015, on exhibit from Tuesday, June 30 through Sunday, September 6. The exhibition features works by recent graduates from HSU’s Art Department.

Annually, HSU First Street Gallery mounts an exhibition to showcase the creative culmination of these aspiring artists and their transition from their art studies into their professional careers. The Young Alumni 2015 exhibition presents the work of 40 graduates whose art includes a wide variety of media. The works on display reflect the breadth of courses offered at the university including sculpture, jewelry, painting, graphic design, mixed media, photography, printmaking, new genre and ceramics.

“The alumni participating in this show have all developed to a point where their craft is at a professional level,” states First Street Gallery Director Jack Bentley. “These participants demonstrate real evidence of artistic success. Crucial to their success, however, are the less tangible qualities they all share—a dedication and commitment to making art as a way of life and a deep engagement with their work on poetic and intellectual levels.”

Upon entering the gallery, visitors will encounter a piece of interactive art, which immediately signals the ambition of these artists. Installation artist and Arcata Scrap and Salvage Award winner, Renée Calway, provokes her viewers to respond to societal issues that are occurring nation-wide while engaging them with her piece, Bored of Education. Calway invites gallery guests to interact with her large-scale map of the United States by using chalk provided to the audience to draw or write on her map. She states that, “This piece encourages community members to express their frustrations with the education system in the United States”.
12:00 pm Jul 1st

Japanese Tea Ceremony in the Fishbowl

Library Fishbowl
Enjoy a demonstration of the ancient and mysterious art of Cha-no-yu, the Japanese Tea Ceremony, and learn about the Eureka-Kamisu Sister City association. Presented by Harvey II and The Horai Center.

Cha-no-yu, is a cultural practice with roots in Zen Buddhism, involving the ceremonial preparation and consumption of powdered green tea, or matcha.

About the Horai Center:

The Horai Center is a DreamMaker program of the Ink People Center for the Arts of Eureka, Calif. Our mission is to to increase understanding, harmony and cultural exchange through the study and promotion of Japanese arts and culture, especially Cha-no-yu (the Tea Ceremony) and Chado (The Way of Tea).

Harvey II is an independent scholar in the field of experimental history. He has been a practitioner of Chado since 1984. He is an instructor of the Urasenke style of Japanese Tea Ceremony.

The Horai Center is also involved in promoting the Eureka-Kamisu Sister City association. This relationship was originally founded in 1991 with the port city of Kamisu on Japan's east coast and offers an opportunity for the two cities to gain valuable benefits through exchanges of art, culture, education, and commerce.
Jul 4th

4th of July Fireworks Paddle

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
Watch the fireworks display as it bursts in colorful magnificence above you from a kayak or canoe on the Humboldt Bay Waterfront. Get an epic view and patriotic memory to last a lifetime. Clear skies not guaranteed.
Jul 10th

Redwood Summer Arts Institute

HSU Campus
Two weekends of intensive artists’ workshops on the HSU campus in photography, jewelry making, acrylic portraiture, ceramics, body casting and more. For more information, email summerarts@humboldt.edu.

July 10-12, July 17-19
Jul 17th

Redwood Summer Arts Institute

HSU Campus
Two weekends of intensive artists’ workshops on the HSU campus in photography, jewelry making, acrylic portraiture, ceramics, body casting and more. For more information, email summerarts@humboldt.edu.

July 10-12, July 17-19
Jul 20th

Marine Science Summer Camps

Telonicher Marine Lab
The 5-day camp gives children ages 6 to 12 the opportunity to learn about and explore local marine habitats, organisms, and Trinidad history. Sessions run July 20-24 (6 to 9 years of age) and August 3-7 (10 to 12 years of age), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Classes are held in the “wet” classroom of HSU’s Marine Lab in Trinidad, and include games, crafts, and short field trips. Each session will also include a tide-pooling day where kids will explore local beaches and rocky intertidal zones.

The cost of attending an entire session is $175; single-day attendance is $50.

To register, visit humboldt.edu/marinelab. Completed registration forms can be e-mailed to marnat@humboldt.edu, mailed to P.O. Box 690, Trinidad, CA 95570 or faxed to (707) 826-3682. Forms can also be picked up at the Telonicher Marine Lab, 570 Ewing Street in Trinidad.
Jul 24th

Backpacking the Trinity Alps

Trinity Alps
Clear streams, grassy meadows, waterfalls, swimming holes, and alpine lakes await in the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area. This trip offers backcountry exploration experience and the opportunity to meet other backpackers. The trail will consist of moderate high country terrain and cover 10-12 miles round
trip. The specific trailhead and destination will be determined at the pre-trip meeting.
4:00 pm Jul 26th

Early Music Concert with "á 2" and Trumpet Consort von Humboldt

Off Campus - See Listing
"á 2" ("a due") from Eugene, OR, in an Early Music Concert with Trumpet Consort von Humboldt

Sunday, July 26 4 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, Eureka

We hope you can join us for the return of early music specialists from the University of Oregon. Those three musicians include two on solo lines, violin & trombone (those solo "lines" are the "á 2" focus) with continuo, keyboard, playing a base line with improvised chords. They'll be presenting works of Dario Castello, Biago Marini, and Giovanni Battista Fontana. Musicians include Holly Roberts, violin; Bodie Pfost, sackbut (trombone); and Margaret Gries, harpsichord.

Also on tap is Humboldt's own Trumpet Consort von Humboldt, in a short program of trumpet ensemble music ranging from the time of Sir Francis Drake and Elizabethan England, to baroque Germany and Prussia, then to early 19th-century France. TCvH is seven members: six on "real deal" natural trumpet copies without valves, plus drummer on a period-style rope tension drum -- all in costume! Musicians are Gil Cline, Chris Cox, Ryan Brown, Andrew Henderson, Molly Harvis, Audrey McCombs, & Kevin Amos (drum).

Christ Church - 15th & H streets, central Eureka
Admission Free -- donations accepted (to defray expenses)
8:00 pm Aug 11th

Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily's D+Evolution

Van Duzer Theater
Since her early years to her current success as a creative musician, Esperanza Spalding has charted her own course. The young bassist/vocalist/composer was one of the biggest breakout stars of 2011, garnering Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy® Awards. This is unprecedented by a jazz musician, and Spalding continues to make the unprecedented her norm. Spalding always strives to innovate her music, and has already reached numerous developments in her professional career. Her international debut recording, quickly topping Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart and becoming that year’s best selling jazz album worldwide. Numerous awards and appearances followed, including an invitation by President Barack Obama to appear at both the White House and the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, performing at the 84th Academy Awards, and an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman that found Letterman and bandleader Paul Shaffer proclaiming the young musician as the “coolest” guest in the program’s three-decade history.
Aug 15th

Early Arrival Move-In

HSU Campus
Early arrival move-in for EOP students, athletes, Klamath Connection, and international students.

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