Live Music Enhances Arts Alive! Event at Morris Graves Museum

Published February 23, 2024

The vibrant Arts Alive! tradition continues at the Morris Graves Museum of Art on March 2nd, providing patrons an opportunity to enjoy an evening filled with visual and auditory delights. From 6 to 9 p.m., the museum, located at 636 F Street in Eureka, will come alive with the sounds of local musicians Paula Jones, Sari Baker, and Jeff Smoller. Guests are invited to immerse themselves in the performances at no cost.

Spotlight on Paula Jones

Paula Jones' musical journey began in her father’s church, where her family's voices blended in harmony. With an early start in musical theater and a history of leading her own band, Jones has not only contributed original work to the film 'Rumble Fish' but has also graced PBS audiences with her vocal talent. Her unique style weaves elements of gospel, jazz, and rhythm & blues into a rich tapestry of sound.

Sari Baker's Musical Melange

Sari Baker is well-versed in the Humboldt County music scene and has been a recognizable voice across several genres. As the former lead singer of Dr. Squid and a frequent collaborator at the Humboldt Folklife Festival, Baker's repertoire spans from soulful blues and rock to heartfelt folk and country.

Jeff Smoller's String Sensibility

Jeff Smoller's background as a seasoned guitarist has taken him from the Los Angeles circuit to Humboldt's local stages. Whether he's enhancing the ambiance at weddings or performing alongside vocalists, Smoller's expertise with the guitar shines through in every chord. His diverse experience includes rock, swing, and jazz performances.

Don't Miss The Exhibitions

In addition to the musical entertainment, visitors can experience the latest exhibitions. 'The Youth Arts Festival' showcases the creativity of young artists, while 'Drops and Tints,' a collaborative installation by Sondra Schwetman and Patrick Williams, adds a thought-provoking visual element to the evening.

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