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The Willits Center for the arts presents Gail Rushmore and Daphne Alexander in Confabulations, a mix of made up memories. The Willits Center for the Arts is located at 71 E. Commercial St., (Next to the Noyo Theater). Partners Gallery Reopening in the Heart of Mendocino. Partners artists are going...
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Ukiah, CAUkiah Daily Journal

Call for art entries for ‘Prologue’ exhibition in Ukiah

From the rolling green hills of Mendocino County emerged a group of creatives determined to share their gifts with the world and bring beauty and connection to the place they call home. Through determination and hope, the group grew and blossomed. They called themselves the Deep Valley Arts Collective. Artist...
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On Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, the Temple of Kwan Tai in downtown Mendocino invites all families to a free Scavenger Hunt for Kids. Listen to the free docent tour then have the kids do the Scavenger Hunt for a reward. The Temple of Kwan Tai, California Historical Landmark #927, is located at 45160 Albion St. They offer free docent tours May to October, Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Elk/Mendocino gallery openings

When visiting galleries, please observe the current mandated public health precautions. Artists’ Collective (Elk) The Artists Collective in Elk will feature Anne Kessler and Craig Hathaway for the month of June. There will be an Artists’ reception in the gallery garden on Second Saturday, June 12 from noon to 3 p.m., with food and drink. Masks and social distancing will be required. Come meet the artists and see their work at the Elk Gallery.
Mendocino County, CAThe Mendocino Voice

Round Valley High senior makes movie with PBS internship — watch the student showcase discussion on June 3

MENDOCINO Co., 6/1/21 — This January, Round Valley High senior Gerald “Bam” Britton was awarded an internship via KEET TV in Eureka and the Public Broadcasting Service, and on June 3, Britton will discuss making of his movie From Ridge to River and From Fish to Fire in the Student Media Showcase. The student showcase event will be broadcast on KEET, but will also be available via Zoom for those not in the broadcast area, and will include a discussion with Britton about his experience during the internship, which included talking to forestry experts and tribal elders throughout northern Mendocino County with support from the Eel River Recovery Project (ERRP) to create his film.
Willits, CAWillits News

“Spoon River Anthology” available for streaming at Willits Community Theatre

The Spoon River Anthology, written by Edgar Lee Masters in 1914 and directed and produced by Phaedra Swearengin in 2021, is available for streaming at the Willits Community Theatre’s website: As originally published, The Spoon River Anthology is a collection of 212 free verse poems, each an autobiographical epitaph...
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The 46th Anniversary and 16th consecutive Revival of the Mendocino Spring Poetry Celebration will be held on KZYX&Z, Mendocino County Public Broadcasting, beginning Sunday, June 6. Use a smartphone to record up to four minutes of poetry, and email it by the deadline of Sunday, May 23. For details, Or phone Gordon at 707-937-4107.
Ukiah, CAThe Mendocino Voice

Community groups begin painting mural honoring Khadijah Britton and highlighting MMIW in Ukiah

Editor’s note: Friends and family members of Britton’s who would like to contribute a handprint to the mural are invited to visit on Wednesday, May 26 from 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. and Thursday, May 27 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. or at an arranged time. Community members are also invited to contribute or volunteer. For more information please contact Amalia Abrojena at [email protected]
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History sings through local luthier’s ‘Smugglers Bridge’ guitars

History sings with local luthier’s ‘Smugglers Bridge’ guitars. “It was a tree for a thousand years, a bridge for a hundred — and now, it’s a guitar.”. Cheerfully recited by Barry Grzebik of Petaluma’s Grez Guitars, that 18-word tagline succinctly describes how weathered timber from an old bridge with a piratical nickname — Mendocino County’s historic “Smuggler’s Bridge” — began its life in an ancient redwood forest and will now spend the rest of it as a series of 22, attention-grabbing electric guitars. The bridge, as bridges tend to be, was simply the passage from one spot to another.

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The Willits Center for the Arts presents Sandy Strong, watercolors and photographs and Robert Rhoades’ paper constructions through May 23. The Willits Photography Club is also presenting new work in their upstairs gallery. The gallery is located at 71 E. Commercial St. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday to Sunday. For more information, contact Gary Martin at or 707-972-3326.