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Back by popular demand — Artists Kralj, McFadden return to Freed Gallery

Modified: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- While artists Dusanka Kralj and Katy McFadden work in significantly different mediums, their work comes together harmoniously.
Kralj's paintings, done in a non-objective style, will join earthy sculptures done by McFadden in a joint show at the Freed Gallery.
The show will open with a reception from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 2. Visitors
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Toledo celebrates ‘Sunbeams’

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
Toledo's First Weekend featured artist for August is Caroll Loomis.
Loomis will be opening her studio with the theme "Sunbeams," referring to this seasonal time in the sun, August.
The long-time artist and native of Lincoln County will be showing some of her first baskets in her earlier career as a basket weaver. Loomis will also have gourds and wax paintings
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‘Blackbeard the Pirate’ sails to Lincoln City

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
A swashbuckling new play is headed to the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
Directors are looking for young actors to fill up to 60 roles in the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "Blackbeard the Pirate." Auditions are set for 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4.
Auditions, which are open to children entering first through 12th grades, will be held in the
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Textile Art by High Fiber Diet

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
"Simply Red," an exhibit of textile art by fiber artists in the High Fiber Diet group, affiliated with the Portland-based Columbia FiberArts Guild, is on display in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center through Sept. 28.
The public is invited to an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today (Friday).
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Local woodcarver to speak

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
Local wildlife woodcarver Frank Stout will be the featured speaker at this month's Coastal Arts Guild Luncheon, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 7.
The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. in the second floor meeting room at the Newport Visual Arts Center.
Stout began carving simple birds with hand tools in the 1980s and before long he elevated his abilities
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‘Visions En Plein Air’ opens today

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
"Visions En Plein Air," a new exhibit, opens today (Friday) at Canyon Way Restaurant and Bookstore.
Artists and friends Anita Sue Andrews, Carolyn Hitchman and Carol Phillips will be sharing the space and exhibiting their latest works painted en plein air. The show runs through Aug. 31.
"It is an exciting way of painting," said Andrews, "because of the constant
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The Urban Monroes in Lincoln City

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
The Urban Monroes bring their contemporary bluegrass style to the Lincoln City Cultural Center this Saturday. Showtime is 7 p.m.
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Chessman Gallery welcomes ‘The Casbah’

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
This month, the Chessman Gallery in the Lincoln City Cultural Center will host a very special exhibition of the renowned art group called "The Casbah."
This group of artists and writers have been putting on shows for the last few decades. They have a unique combination of visual arts mixed with spoken arts.
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‘Fresh Fish’ at the VAC

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts will present new works by Lincoln City artist Ben Soeby in the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC) Upstairs Gallery through Sept. 27.
Titled "Fresh Fish… And the Other Side of the Story," the show highlights Soeby's sculptural multimedia pieces covered with Prismacolor colored pencil patterns and drawings on wood. The public is invited
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A tribute to ABBA

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
Tickets are on sale for The Concert, A Tribute to ABBA at Chinook Winds Casino Resort.
Travel to a time when "Dancing Queen" and "Mama Mia" were playing on your radio. This dynamic show is coming for one night only this Saturday at 8 p.m.
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Summer celebration set for Aug. 9

Posted: Friday, Aug 1st, 2014
Due to a schedule change, fans of the monthly summer-long Nye Beach Second Saturday Summer Celebration in Newport's historic oceanfront neighborhood can enjoy the musical presentation at lunchtime next Saturday, Aug. 9, from noon to 3 p.m.
The fourth annual community celebration is hosted by the Thunder and Lightness flute and percussion duo, along with musical guests, on the outdoor
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Art and science together

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
OTIS -- The connection between art and science is perhaps so simple that humans can often overthink it.
Artist Deb DeWit acknowledged that connection at a kickoff event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Cascade Head Scenic Research Act on Monday, July 21.
"It's a no brainer," she said.
DeWit sat on a panel of speakers at the kickoff event
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Sweet Adelines present ‘ballgame’ songs

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
The Oregon Coast Chorus will again be hosting the Sea Breeze Harmony Chorus in their annual summertime show, presenting barbershop singing with a baseball theme.
Come see and enjoy the fun rivalry between these two choruses. The show will include songs presented by both choruses, Pure Vocal Quartet of Coos Bay, and High Tide NW Quartet of Newport.
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Drum Circle turns seven

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
During August, the nonprofit Newport Community Drum Circle will celebrate the start of its seventh year of providing free, year-round and family friendly rhythm events in Lincoln County.
The group's regularly scheduled, all-ages, drug- and alcohol-free drum circles in the enclosed gazebo at Don Davis Park, across from the Newport Performing Arts Center, are held twice each month, on first
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Maritime art exhibit continues at Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Usually oil and water don't mix, but the oil paintings and other magnificent works of art that comprise the "Maritime Heritage: Impressions in Art" group exhibition at Newport's Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center serve a decidedly watery purpose: proceeds from their sale will benefit the PMHC, helping to keep the still-new facility on the Bayfront ship-shape and supporting
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Artists awards announced

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
Awards have been announced for the annual Itty Bitty Show at For Artsake Gallery.
Artist Bonnie Powell's piece entitled, "Memories," a mixed media work incorporating collage and photo transfer elements, won this year's Judge's Choice award in the show.
Judge Jean Cloe was drawn to the colors and mystery contained within the image.
Florence artist Julie Streker won
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Local authors release new works

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
Dancing Moon Press will be hosting a book release party and live readings by three local authors at Café Mundo next Saturday, Aug. 2, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Café Mundo is located at 209 NW Coast St. in Newport's Nye Beach district. Books will be available for sale and autographing.
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Art workshop for kids

Modified: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
Let There Be Arts, a kids' art nonprofit organization, is planning a two-day art workshop in the large meeting room at the Newport Visual Arts Center.
Let There Be Arts is excited to be working with the VAC and also to be using the space. The workshop is scheduled for Aug. 2-3.
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Spend an evening in the park

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
Once again the Toledo Public Library will present "An Evening in the Park."
This event celebrates poetry and music and will be held (weather permitting) outside on the lawn of the amphitheater at the library, located at 173 NE 7th St. in Toledo.
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Spotlight show opens at YAA

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
Photographers Christian Flores-Munoz and Ted Crego will be featured in an exhibit at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery opening this Saturday.
The show runs through Aug. 8. The gallery is located at 789 NW Beach Drive and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
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