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Sam Hamilton, an international artist from Aotearoa, New Zealand, will guide youth arts activists in a geopolitical choral arts video project titled Te Moana Meridian starting next week at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

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The new Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, which opened in February 2020, has architectural features that evoke the feelings of the local environment — from coastal forest trails leading to cool sandy beaches on the shores of the magnificent Pacific Ocean. As a complement to the new hospital,…

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The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents work by Rachel Hibbard in her exhibit, “Tree of Living Things,” from now through July 31 in the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 NW Beach Dr.).

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The legacy of the late Michael Gibbons continues in the Toledo Arts District that he and his wife established, with the purchase by Murray & Co., Wool Goods of the Old Church Studio.

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A new exhibit, “From the Ground Up,” featuring artists Dennis White and Martha Wallace, opens today (Friday) in the Chessmen Gallery at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

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Local musician Ronnie Jay Pirrello, who performs “bluesy stuff with guitar, harp, and vocals” at venues around the county, has announced his lineup for this month.

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The Lincoln City Cultural Center has announced that the second round of Echo Mountain Arts Fund grants are ready to be dispersed. These funds are going out to help creative individuals and couples who lost supplies, equipment and other parts of their artistic lives, along with their homes, i…

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Some people may regret not being able to say something to a loved one before they passed, but for the next month, residents and visitors to Lincoln City will have the chance to put those words into one final letter, even if it’s only symbolically.

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Shirley Steinhauer of Newport is a longtime member of the Yaquina Art Association (YAA), a relationship that started when she was a regular vacationer to the coast. She and her husband owned property in Newport and visited frequently, and Shirley began taking lessons from the YAA during thos…

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Following on the heels of ART Toledo’s phantom pop-up galleries launch, a summer Art, Oysters and Brews event is coming to Main Street in partnership with the Yaquina River Museum of Art’s First Weekend celebrations in the city’s Art District.

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On Thursday, June 10, at 4 p.m., people of all ages are invited to join Sitka Center for Art and Ecology via Zoom to experience Sitka’s Youth Arts Program, which provides in-school, hands-on art education for 500 pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students at Nestucca Valley Elementary and…

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“I get to do something that I feel is positive in the world. I’m not just working to pay bills and buy things. I want my work to make a difference, for people to see animals in their natural environment and to feel the love to nurture and nourish them.”

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West Coast artists Paul Turounet and Brian Benfer are celebrated for their work in photography and ceramics, respectively. The work of these artists shares a concern for the evidence of life history: gesture through form, mark through time. The emotion of action-past is the drumbeat of their…

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The Art on the Edge Studio Tour of the Central Oregon Coast will take place May 21, 22 and 23, and this year the tour will consist of 18 studio sites, 35 participating artists and more than 25 mediums.

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Featured through the month of May at the Yaquina River Museum of Art are 14 selected works from the permanent collection, which demonstrate the breadth and variety of work in that collection. The exhibit features several new additions to the collection and works that have been recently frame…

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While he has a master’s degree in fisheries science and worked for years in animal husbandry, these days Bruce Koike of Newport finds particular enjoyment in the art of Gyotaku.

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When Larry Adrian was studying theater, he experienced the benefit of knowledge passed on from one generation to the next. Years later, he founded the Oregon Coast Children’s Theatre and Oregon Coast Children’s Center for the Arts, and in spite of COVID-19 restrictions, he continues to share…

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Every month, Toledo showcases the arts during First Weekend Art. This event is an opportunity for gallery goers to talk to local artists and connect on a personal level with their work.

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DEPOE BAY — There was romance in the air, and ponies on the horizon in August of 1993 when Talley Winthrop went on her fifth date with her future husband, John Woodmark. Over dinner, John revealed he owned an eclectic herd of quarter horses. He invited Talley to ride along with him to pick u…

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“Any time I go out, there’s always something in the environment that intrigues me, that strikes me as interesting,” said artist Ivan Kelly. And that special something is likely to become the subject of his next painting.

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The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the exhibition “The Call from Within,” by Pacific City artist Sandy Shepard, through May 29 in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Showcase (COVAS) at the Newport Visual Arts Center.

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Local theater artist Marc Maislen describes the lead character in his recently released children’s book as “timeless and ageless, compelling for many age groups.” And she is compelling indeed.

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Opportunities for music groups to perform live on stage have been pretty much shut down during the COVID pandemic. But a member of a couple of local groups is hopeful that things will change in the not-too-distant future.

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Toledo’s Phantom Galleries, the first project of the Art Revitalization of Toledo (ART) initiative, launches Saturday, April 17, bringing color and creativity to the store windows of the east county city’s Main Street.

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The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents “Concealment and Revelation,” an exhibition of paintings and mixed-media works by John L. Ryczek, from Saturday, April 10, through May 29 in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center.

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A new exhibit called “Up From the Ashes” opens today (Friday) in the Chessman Gallery at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. This display honors and shares the stories from the Echo Mountain Complex fire and its aftermath, exploring the human conditions of grief, loss, healing, regrowth, compa…

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Jason Holland has left Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, Calif., after 18 years in sunny Orange County to take on the duties of executive director of the nonprofit Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA). And he couldn’t be happier.

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Thanks to generous support from the public and from the Oregon Community Foundation, the Lincoln City Cultural Center has announced a second round of Echo Mountain Arts Fund grant awards.

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LINCOLN CITY — A new exhibit called “Quilts and Basket Gourds in Brilliant Color” opens today (Friday) at the Fiber Arts Studio Gallery located inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

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Along the streets of Toledo, people will find the small mill town integrates art and industry seamlessly. Train cars are the backdrop for sculptural works along the riverfront, and mosaics are laced among the scenes of Main Street.

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Facebook brings us any number of images — snapshots of family and friends, political photos and plenty of cute cats and dogs. But longtime Newport resident Ed Cameron does something different, posting his delicate watercolors, often of iconic Nye Beach scenes, and bringing delight to viewers…

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The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts welcomes Corvallis-based artist Anna Fidler, who has an exhibition called “Incessant Pulse of the Future” showing in the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center through May 29.