“Dancers” by Donvieve. (Courtesy of the artist)

Masks and paintings by multi-dimensional artist/educator Donviéve are on display this month at Stokes, Hamer, Kirk & Eads, LLP, 381 Bayside Road, Arcata. An Arts! Arcata reception is set for tonight from 6 to 9 p.m.

Donviéve creates masks that gently challenge people’s personal barriers and speaks to their inner places.

For the past 21 years, Donviéve has been invited back again and again to instruct teachers and art therapists in the use of mask making as an art therapy tool at Marylhurst University in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She has facilitated workshops in mask making around the world, including with the Jucee Japan Educational Exchange Program and at the Southern Illinois University Mask Conference.

She has also received numerous grants to facilitate art project with youth at risk and was a recipient of the California Artist in the School Program as well as the coordinator of art education for 15 years at the Ink People Center for the Arts.

During Arts! Arcata, an eclectic mix of folk, soft pop covers and original tunes will be played by Dessert First. This duo from Humboldt County features Tracy Smith on lead vocal, guitar and mandolin and Steve Smith on vocals and upright bass.


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