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Provided by Visual Arts Center, Newport
The eclectic enclave of Toledo, a picturesque town nestled in the mountains seven miles east of Newport, sets the celebratory tone for the Newport Visual Arts Center’s 30th year with an extraordinary exhibit in the Runyan Gallery. Titled “Eclectic Perspectives,” the exhibit will include 22 artists, each with a unique story and a distinct perspective. Participating artists include: Cheri Aldrich, Steven Alicea, Elizabeth Atly, Sandy Blackman, Scott Blackman, Sam Briseño, Don Butler, Malcolm Cole, John Crawford, Mary Eastman, Heather Fortner, Sylvia Hosie, Anne Husmann, Cynthia Jacobi, Angela Lehrbass, Rodney Lehrbass, Cat Mair, Marc Maislen, Janet Runger, Rex Smith, Larry Sommer, and Clayton Young. The show opens on Friday, Jan. 10, with a gala reception from 5 to 7pm. The show closes March 2.
“Eclectic Perspectives” at the VAC will include more than 60 pieces of artwork on the walls and 25 pieces of artwork on pedestals. Painting, metal sculpture, needlepoint art, photography and felting are some of the mediums that will be shown. Most artwork will be available for purchase. This is the first time the artists have shown as the Toledo Arts Guild at the Visual Arts Center.
The Toledo Arts Guild was founded in June 2010. Founding members included Linda Sorokin & Larry Sommer, Deanne Dunlap & Sam Briseño, Sandy & Scott Blackman, Shirley Weber & Malcolm Cole, some of whom are featured in the VAC show.
Members of the Toledo Arts Guild include approximately 40 artists and supporters of the arts from around Lincoln County. Guild officers in 2013 were President Deanne Dunlap, Vice President Bob Trusty and Secretary Linda Sorokin.
Located at 777 NW Beach Drive on the Nye Beach Turnaround overlooking the beach, the Newport Visual Arts Center is managed by Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. OCCA brings high quality arts experiences to the coast. Additional information is available by contacting Sally Houck, OCCA Director/VAC, at 541-265-6569 or firstname.lastname@example.org