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Meet Robin Friedman of Robin’s Mosaics

Robin Friedman of Robin's Mosaics. Photos and profile by Ryan Filgas.
Robin Friedman of Robin’s Mosaics. Photos and profile by Ryan Filgas.

Robin Friedman is a mosaic artist who started creating Mosaics about 12 years ago while her son was still in junior high. She visited Arcata mosaic artist Laurel Skye during North Coast Open Studios and was taken away by the work she saw. After that she started making art and taking workshops, going to places like Mexico, Chicago, The Institute of Mosaic Arts, and Italy. Through these different places she’s drawn cultural influence and inspiration, especially from her visit to Italy where she visited the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, full of alabaster windows, cobalt blues, and 24k gold smalti.

Robin Friedman 3During Open Studios, Robin enjoys meeting a lot of people, and talking with other artists. It’s always fun to reconnect with return visitors each year, who sometimes walk in wearing her earrings and glass jewelry. This is her third year at Open Studios, and she’ll be located in Beth Kabat’s Thimbleberry Threads studio in Dows Prairie during weekend 1 (June 4th & 5th) along with Linda Parkinson.

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2016 Visitor BINGO & Survey


NCOS2014_BINGO teaserIf you haven’t gotten the full color guidebook for this year’s event, but you don’t want to miss out on the BINGO game, worry not! Here’s the BINGO link (PDF) for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Art Center. For a bonus chance to win a gift card to Wildberries Marketplace, fill out our 2016 Attendee Survey (PDF) and send both in to get in the drawings!

Thanks to the Art Center and Wildberries for sponsoring North Coast Open Studios 2016!

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Lemonade Day 2016 This Saturday, June 4th

This Saturday, June 4th, is Lemonade Day all over Humboldt County. Local youth participate in this much anticipated annual community event, earning money and contributing to local causes that are important to them. Lucky for us, Lemonade Day overlaps with North Coast Open Studios! Here is a list of artists we’re told are hosting youth lemonade stands on Saturday.

3. Lynn M. Jones

66. Christina Anastasia

91. Succulent Bliss


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