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Sensi Magazine September 2019 - Emerald Triangle Digital Edition

Sep 01, 2019 08:05AM ● By Nora Mounce


In our September issue, we took a deep dive into the culture of the Emerald Triangle, exploring how art can capture people and place. While explorations this far north are typically set against foggy coastline and soaring redwoods, we headed indoors to uncover the living culture on display in our region’s museums, art studios, and homes. 

Flip through history with archivist Steve Lazar’s incredible collection of historic postcards. A Humboldt County planner and vice president of the Humboldt County Historical Society, Lazar has found that collecting and studying postcards—the science of deltiology—is a meaningful way to deepen the experience of living behind the redwood curtain. His story focuses on the charming insights of postcards transcriptions that early 20th century visitors dashed off to friends and family across the country. 

Don’t miss Thomas Oliver’s story on Ferndale artist Shawn Griggs, a Humboldt native and big wave surfer. Inspired to paint between the lines of life and death, many of Griggs’s paintings are inspired by Dia de los Muertos and the ocean waves that continually shape our coast. Then, we head east to meet Hayfork photographer Brian Gossman, whom has been shooting the life and times of rural Trinity County for 15 years. 

Heard of Project Trellis? Tax revenue from the legal cannabis industry has baked up a big green pie and local officials are working hard to make sure it’s equitably served. Melissa Hutsell spoke with the Humboldt County Office of Economic Development to learn what’s in store in 2020 with the rollout of marketing, social equity, and micro-grant programs with Project Trellis. 

Did you miss Northern Nights this summer? Without blowing up a unicorn floatie, enjoy snaps from the Emerald Triangle’s famous festival. Still working on your river bod in September? Don’t worry (so are we!), it’s only the beginning of the Emerald Triangle’s legendary Indian summer. Check out fitness diva Liz Wilson’s educational piece, reminding us that weightlifting can be healthy and holistic for everyone. 

With love + luck,


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