Local artist Grant Skoglund will exhibit his collages during Arts Alive!. Skoglund was motivated to construct collages as a form of music in a visual arrangement. “Being drawn more toward music than visual arts, the notion of composing is a more familiar territory to me,” Skoglund stated. He uses images from books to render the art. “When I tried my hand at making collages it was creatively liberating.” The melody of the collections is mid-twentieth century. Skoglund will be at the store on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. The show will run through July.
On May 3rd celebrate your local independent bookstore with the first California Bookstore Day. Books published exclusively for this event will be available only at participating bookstores. Eureka Books will have select titles for this occasion, including The Sleeper and the Spindle by famed science fiction author Neil Gaiman, whose contribution to California Bookstore Day is an illustrated edition of a short story inspired by Sleeping Beauty.
Local author and columnist, Barry Evans will celebrate the publication of his new book Bride of Field Notes during the November 2nd Arts Alive at Eureka Books. The book is the third compendium of essays published in his Field Notes series. Topics range from science, nature, linguistics, and philosophy.
“I’m often told that what people like about the essays is the surprise factor – they never know what’s coming. Bride of Field Notes reflects this with lots of variety in 500 word chunks,” Evans said.
Evans has been writing articles and essays on scientific topics since 1986 when he wrote about the return of Hailey’s Comet, resulting in the publication of The Wrong-Way Comet and Other Mysteries of Our Solar System. His second book, Everyday Wonders: Encounters with the Astonishing World Around Us netted him a four-year position as a commentator on National Public Radio.
Through his writings, Evans is able to explain complex topics in a manner that is approachable to the general public. His eclectic topics range from the big bang theory, the periodic table, and the arrival of the first people to the Americas.
Evans, who lives in Eureka, continues to share his admiration and wonder of the world through journal articles and essays. Evans will be signing and answering questions about his books at Eureka Books on Saturday, November 2nd from 6-9 p.m.
Benjamin Moore, the paint company (available locally at Shafer’s), has just announced a contest in which 20 winning towns will have their Main Streets painted for free! And Eureka is one of the towns in the running.
You can vote for Eureka once a day, every day, between now and June 30 at PaintWhatMatters.com.
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More information on the City of Eureka web site
Benjamin Moore has not said what counts as “Main Street” in Eureka, so let’s all pull together and win this thing for the good of the community.
Michael Kauffman, author of the hiking guide, Conifer Country, has a new book coming out–a field guide to all 65 species of conifers on the West Coast: Conifers of the Pacific Slope. Conifers are some of the oldest plants on the plant and include a number of world-record holders (and right here in California):
1. The largest living thing: the giant sequoia
2. The tallest living thing: the redwood
3. The oldest living thing: the bristlecone pine
Michael will be at Eureka Books on June 1, from 6 to 9 pm, during Arts Alive. He’ll sign books and answer all your conifer questions.
Local Eureka author Peter Hannaford, will be signing his new book, Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went and Why They Went There, during Arts Alive on Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 6 to 9 p.m. He will give a lecture at Old Town Coffee and Chocolates (on F Street, near Second) on Sunday, December 2, at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Hannaford, who married into the prominent Russ family (early settlers of Humboldt County), served as an aide to Ronald Reagan for many years. This book grew out of his interest in the presidency.