FOAM WELCOMES artists JODY BRYAN and PAUL RICKARD as August artists of the month. Their watercolors of the Arcata Marsh and Humboldt Bay will be on display at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center throughout the month of August. The public is invited to a free reception on Sunday, August 16, from 1 to 3 p.m.

“We paint almost every day: together, alone, in the studio, on the precipice, in the fog, wind, and cold, with humor, frustration, and determination. On any day, the vistas at Arcata Marsh are both mundane and magnificent. We have attempted to capture its beauty and mystery,” they wrote in an artists’ statement.

FOAM sponsors free monthly art/photography shows at the Interpretive Center, located at 569 South G Street. The center is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday between 1 and 5 p.m. For more information, call (707) 826-2359.

Green-winged Teal, by Jody Bryan

Green-winged Teal, by Jody Bryan

Hazy Morning at the Marsh, by Paul Rickard

Hazy Morning at the Marsh, by Paul Rickard