‘Water & Earth’ depicts local landscapes

 “Water and stone” by Annette Makino shows a scene from Luffenholtz Beach near Trinidad and includes one of the artist’s original haiku. © 2015 Annette Makino

“Water and stone” by Annette Makino shows a scene from Luffenholtz Beach near Trinidad and includes one of the artist’s original haiku. © 2015 Annette Makino

Times-Standard
Eureka, California
Aug. 13, 2015

EUREKA –The untamed beauty of Humboldt County’s diverse natural places inspired Annette Makino’s solo art show, “Water & Earth,” on view at Libation in Arcata through the end of August.

Acoustic guitarist and vocalist Duncan Burgess will perform at Libation during Arts! Arcata tonight from 6 to 9 p.m.

“This show takes its name from the fact that all the pieces depict local Humboldt landscapes of water and/or earth, such as Luffenholtz Beach, the Klamath River or the Kneeland hills,” said Makino. “Also, because sumi ink is made of pine soot and watercolors are traditionally made with earth pigments, I am literally working with water and earth to create these images.

“In the paintings for this show, I hope to convey the vibrant beauty and meaning we can find by deeply observing the natural world.”

The Arcata-based artist often combines her images with original haiku or other words. Her extensive collection of art cards can be found in local stores, and her prints and cards will also be available at Libation during the course of the show. Although Makino has been exhibiting her work locally since 2011, this will be her first show in Arcata.

Libation is located at 761 Eighth St. on the Arcata Plaza. The specialty wine store and wine bar is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.