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Summer GUIDE #2

A Different Type of Summer for Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Healdsburg, CA. ~ Healdsburg Center for the Arts temporarily shut its brick and mor- tar doors, as all other organizations and busi- nesses have had to do during the statewide and countywide stay-ath- ome orders related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Center also can- celled the much beloved Healdsburg Earth Fes- tival in the spring, the Healdsburg Art Festival that was scheduled for this summer, and re- scheduled the spring fundraiser event as well as the annual fundrais- ing gala.

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“The past ten weeks have given us an opportunity to reflect on the benefits a community art center provides and we’ve had the oppor - tunity to re-think about the future of the


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ganiza - tion”, said Diana Jameson, Healds- burg Cen- ter for the Arts Board Member, “We have dis- covered there is great interest and enthusiasm in the community for Healdsburg Center for the Arts to con- tinue its creative en- deavors, even dur- ing this public health crisis.” Also cancelled due to the public health crisis were a num- ber of popular art classes for adults and children, and art exhibitions were moved to an online gallery format. “We know parents are anxious about the status of the Healdsburg Center for the Arts’ Summer Art Camp, and we are in discussions with City of Healdsburg officials,”, said Kelly Ebeling, Education Di- rector


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Center for the Arts, “but we have to wait and see what will be allowed by

the County Health Offi- cer’s plan.” The Center, eager to provide the community

Discovered Sonoma Art- ist Award, C.K.Itamura. The camps, which are di- vided in to separate ses- sions for kids (ages 5 thru 7), youths (ages 8 thru 12), teens (ages 13 thru 18), and adults offer stu- dents the opportunity to have fun explor- ing the art and craft of mak- ing books,

with meaningful oppor- tunities to connect with art during this time of uncertainty, is offering

while at home. “We place particular emphasis on teaching bookmaking projects in a way that the pro- cess can be repro- duced using materi- als and tools that are commonly found around the home and/or are reason- ably easy to obtain.”, said Itamura. “The online Bookmak- ing Summer Camp series for adults is included, because bookmaking can be stress-free and fun and we’re pretty cer- tain most adults can use a dose of that right about now.”

virtual, online Bookmak- ing Summer Camps (via Zoom) through a part- nership with the Santa Rosa, California based Book Arts Roadshow, cofounded by a past Healdsburg Center for the Arts board member and recipient of the 2019

While limited access to art supplies and art supply stores remains an issue for many peo- ple during the Covid-19 re-opening


Bookmaking materials for the kids, youths, and teen Summer Camp continued on page 16

I am unboreable in the great outdoors. ~ P. J. O’Rourke

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