‘Dare to dream’ offers whimsy


Eureka, California
Sept. 19, 2014

Arcata artist Annette Makino was inspired to paint “dare to dream” by her mother’s chicken Lucky, which was able to fly up into trees. This whimsical piece also reflects Makino’s own journey of pursuing a career as an artist and provides encouragement to others on an unconventional path.

Painted with sumi ink and Japanese watercolors, this 11-inch-by-14-inch piece is one of several paintings that will be on view at the Makino Studios booth at the North Country Fair this weekend. Makino will also be offering the complete collection of her popular greeting cards, art prints and 2015 calendars.

Held on the Arcata Plaza since 1974, the fair will feature some 200 craft and food booths as well as two parades and live music on two stages. Celebrating the fall equinox, the fair runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

The Makino Studios booth can be found near the corner of G and Ninth Streets by Hot Knots. For more information about Makino’s work, see www.makinostudios.com or call 362-6644. For more information about the North Country Fair, see www.sameoldpeople.org or call 822-5320.