Zen humor and insights


Eureka, California
Sept. 20, 2013

Arcata artist Annette Makino will be showing several new paintings at her booth at the North Country Fair this weekend, including the piece shown here, “in meditation.”

Painted with sumi ink and Japanese watercolors on textured paper, Makino’s work combines images with haiku and other phrases to express Zen humor and insights. Her unique art cards are currently available in 16 stores around Humboldt County, as well as retailers in Washington, D.C., New York, Oregon and elsewhere in California.

The fair is an opportunity to meet the artist, view her original pieces and shop her entire card line. Held on the Arcata Plaza, the two-day North Country Fair features some 200 craft, food and information booths as well as two parades and two stages for live music. The fair runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission is free.

The Makino Studios booth can be found near the corner of Ninth and G streets by Hot Knots.

For more examples of Makino’s art, see www.makinostudios.com.