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The art of laughter

Modified: Friday, Jul 31st, 2015
NEWPORT -- There are no molds. Just a man, a bucket of water, a potter's wheel and pile of clay. For more than 40 years, it's been all Jac Genovese has needed in spinning his trademark grinning, clay mugs.
Genovese's creative credo comes from a deep desire to make humorous, affordable folk art.
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Newport Drum Circle celebrates eighth birthday

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
During August, the nonprofit Newport Community Drum Circle will celebrate the start of its eighth year of providing free, year-round, family friendly rhythm events in Lincoln County.
The group's regularly scheduled, all-ages drug and alcohol-free drum circles are held in the enclosed gazebo at Newport's Don Davis Park twice each month -- on first and third Tuesdays, from May through
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Artist chosen for open space benches

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
The Ford Institute Leadership Program, Lincoln City Cohort 2, has selected Oregon artist Dan Hitchcock to create three artistically carved wood benches to be installed along the forested trails in Lincoln City's Agnes Creek Open Space.
Hitchcock is passionate about nature and its preservation and says, "Living on the Alsea River for 20 years and being in love with
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Gallery Briseño features Jack Wennstrom

Modified: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
Gallery Briseño will showcase Jack Wennstrom on Saturday and Sunday for First Weekend in Toledo. The exhibit features his watercolor paintings from the deserts of the southwest United States. Wennstrom now resides in eastern Oregon and has journeyed to the deserts over the past 10 years.
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Check out 'Come Blow Your Horn'

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
Buddy Baker (Mick Mugnai) is titillated by Peggy Evans (Jessica Moll) in Neil Simon's hilarious 1961-era play, "Come Blow Your Horn," now showing at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Buddy's older brother, Alan, has told Peggy that Buddy is a big time producer from MGM named Oscar Manheim.
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Art show to benefit Lincoln County animals

Modified: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
An art show called "Off the Leash" will be hosted by For ArtSake Gallery from Aug. 7-31 as a benefit for FOLCAS (Friends of Lincoln County Animals).
The exhibit features a special selection of animal art created by gallery members, who will donate 50 percent of sales to FOLCAS.
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Coastal Arts Guild features photographic image creator

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
Photographic image creator Vern Bartley will speak at the next Coastal Art Guild's luncheon, set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6.
The luncheon will be held in the second floor meeting room in the Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive.
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Psychic and crafts fair Aug. 1-2

Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
The 19th annual Pathways to Transformation Holistic Health, Psychic & Crafts Fair takes place this weekend in Yachats.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Yachats Commons, located at 441 N Highway 101.
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Penning a poetic field guide

Modified: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
Newport is a destination for many, far fewer call it home. Tim Sproul now lives in Portland, but in a lot of ways, he never left Newport.
"I grew up here," said Sproul from across a table outside Carl's Coffee overlooking Nye Beach, "the ocean was my backyard." It was also Sproul's playground escape, and now, the inspiration behind
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Photographers show artwork at gallery

Modified: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
Photography by Sylvia Hosie and Kim Cuc Tran will be the featured exhibit at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Newport from this Saturday through Aug. 7. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 789 NW Beach Drive.
The Old West comes alive in Sylvia Hosie's photography. Working cowboys, historic barns, colorful pow wows, and
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Gyotaku workshop is Aug. 1

Modified: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center in Newport will host a Gyotaku workshop on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This popular workshop provides hands-on introduction in the Japanese technique of fish printing called Gyotaku. Everyone who attends this workshop will have the opportunity to print different species of fish, shellfish and plants.
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An Oregon evening in Lincoln City

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
Three Oregonians. Three writers. Three literary genres published by an Oregon publisher. Join memoirist Matt Love, poet Tim Sproul and novelist Bill Hall for their unique takes on quintessential Oregon subjects during "An Evening with Oregon" at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Friday, July 31, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free.
The cultural center is
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Missoula Children’s Theatre sets auditions

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
Auditions for the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production of "Sleeping Beauty," a rock ‘n roll fable for the ages, will be held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101, on Monday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m.
The directors will be filling up to 60 roles with children entering grades 1-12, with rehearsals to begin the same day.
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Visual arts center begins Saturday tours

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
Regularly scheduled gallery tours at the Newport Visual Arts Center are being held on Saturdays at 4 p.m.
People are invited to attend and hear a discussion of the current exhibit in the Runyan Gallery at the VAC. The tours will begin this week and will run each Saturday through Aug. 29. Each tour will be led by an experienced
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Psychic and crafts fair coming to Yachats

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
The 19th annual Pathways to Transformation Holistic Health, Psychic and Crafts Fair is set for Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Yachats Commons, 441 N Highway 101.
Pathways to Transformation is the longest running and largest event of its type on the Oregon coast. Attendees
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Hello Dollface performs in Yachats

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
Hello Dollface, a touring, Colorado-based indie soul group, will perform at the Drift Inn in Yachats on Sunday, July 26, and Monday, July 27. Shows start at 6 p.m. each day, and there is no cover charge. The band will have merchandise available to purchase.
Hello Dollface recently released a new single, "Warrior of Light." The band has released five
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Bead and jewelry show is this weekend

Modified: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
Salem artist Gail Morse, a collector of vintage costume jewelry, jewelry components, sterling silver rings and earrings, buttons, vintage watch dials, and Mah Jongg tiles, is doing a trunk show at Nye Cottage Beads in Newport this weekend.
Included will be an inventory of Japanese seed beads in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, and a treasure-trove
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