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Local artist to share insight

Modified: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Art Deco style is all around us in Newport, including in the design of buildings in the downtown Deco District and in the iconic Yaquina Bay Bridge.
Born in the 1920s, the popularity of this ornamental style has waxed and waned, but local artist Stephan's fascination with it hasn't. He has studied its history and its global
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‘A Moving Sound’ hails from Taipei

Modified: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
Sheng Dong, or A Moving Sound in English, has created a new musical expression that fuses Taiwanese and Chinese musical ideas into inspired and engaging modern song compositions.
They play songs on Chinese instruments, such as the vertically held and bowed erhu and the Chinese guitar known as zhong ruan, as well as Western instruments. Transcendent vocals and dance by
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‘Medea’ shows at PAC

Modified: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
National Theatre Live in HD's presentation of "Medea" is scheduled for 7 p.m. today (Friday) at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC), located at 777 W. Olive St.
The event is hosted locally by Catherine Rickbone.
Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she has left her home and borne two sons in
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New exhibitions come to VAC

Modified: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is pleased to present new works by Ashland artist Ryan Burns in the Runyan Gallery, by Astoria artist Kathleen Paino in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artists Showcase and by Portland artist Amy Ruppel in the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC).
Burns' exhibit, "Tree Studies," which includes large-scale tree
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Artober Brewfest offers up family fun

Modified: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
The fourth annual Artober Brewfest returns to Lincoln City on Saturday, Oct. 4.
The festival, hosted by the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The chamber of commerce is also pleased to announce that Krista Eddy is the winner of its fourth annual Artober Brewfest poster
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Christian concert Saturday in Newport

Modified: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
The Newport Church of the Nazarene will host a concert by Brian Wight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Wight's groundbreaking music has been described as pop, singer/songwriter, folk, R & B, and even hip-hop, but it is truly hard to put him in a creative box. Fusing singer/songwriter-folk with R & B vocal stylings, as well as bringing
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Peter Sears visits library

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears will visit Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City for a set of events this weekend.
Sears, who became the state's new poet laureate in April, will lead a poetry workshop on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the community room of the library. On Sunday, he will give a reading
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Cascadia Concert Opera returns

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
This Saturday, the traveling Cascadia Concert Opera ensemble will offer an evening of notable arias and ensembles, as well as their distinctive take on Gian Carlo Menotti's "The Old Maid and the Thief."
The fun will start at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, located at 540 NE Highway 101.
"The Old Maid and the Thief" is
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Call for entries

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
The Yaquina Art Association is putting out a call to artists for the 13th annual Juried Art Exhibit.
The show will run from Oct. 1 through Nov. 2 at the YAA Gallery, located at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport.
An opening reception is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 3. Refreshments will be served.
Award winners
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An evening of ‘Art Deco Delights’

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) presents an evening of "Art Deco Delights" on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Alice Silverman Theatre at the Newport Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are $10 general admission and can be purchased at the PAC box office or online at www.coastarts.org
This program, sponsored by Toby Murry and Northwest
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Bend poet to present Saturday

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Suzanne Burns will be the featured speaker at the Nye Beach Writers' Series this Saturday.
Burns will present at 7 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC). Burns a poet and fiction writer. Her new book, "Siblings," is a series of linked poems re-telling the story of Hansel and Gretel. It won the 2013 Diagram Innovative Fiction Prize by
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Walk the labyrinth in Lincoln City

Modified: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
The quarterly labyrinth walks at the Lincoln City Cultural Center are always something special. Volunteer labyrinth leader Darlene Muller creates a peaceful space around this painted canvas, complete with light refreshments, soft music and flowers, and invites the community to walk and meditate.
But this fall Labyrinth, set for Monday, Sept. 22, has even more to offer. It will
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Coast chapter offers free workshop

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
This Sunday, Eric Witchey will teach a two-hour workshop about character-based plotting.
The Willamette Writers Coast Chapter will offer the workshop at the Newport Public Library starting at 2 p.m. The workshop is free and open to the public.
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Register for art workshops

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Instructors for the Artists' Studio Association (ASA) in Lincoln City will offer painting, mosaics, floral arranging, fiber clay and writing workshops and classes for artists of all levels of experience beginning Sunday.
Classes will run for eight weeks; workshops are a full day or part of the day. Enrollment is $70 for non-ASA members and $55 for members. Workshop fees
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Toledo Clayworks holds class

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
This fall, Chasse Davidson will be offering an eight-week wheel throwing class for all skill levels at Toledo Clayworks on Main Street in Toledo.
Class will be held Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 23. Classes will run through Nov. 11.
Those who are new to wheel throwing will start with the fundamentals of clay and centering
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St. James offers string classes

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
A second registration date for fall string classes at St. James/Santiago Episcopal Church in Lincoln City is scheduled for this Saturday.
Registration will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
The classes will be taught by Kathy Follett, assistant concert master of the Newport Symphony.
"Adults and children are welcome," said Follett. "We will have two sections,
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Newport Symphony season begins

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
The Newport Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will begin its 2014-15 season of music this weekend with symphonic masterworks by Brahms, Mozart and Paul Hindemith.
The NSO will feature four soloists for these performances, including Pablo Izquierdo, Carolyn Arnquist, Scott King and Chad Alexander.
These four musicians, on oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon, play regularly as members of the Newport Symphony Orchestra.
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Wind ensemble seeks new members

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
The first rehearsals of the 2014-15 season for the Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble are fast approaching, and this community band is actively recruiting new members.
If you've ever played a wind or percussion instrument and can read music, PCWE would like to meet you.
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