From: The Coastal Arts Guild
THE COASTAL ARTS GUILD NOVEMBER SPEAKER WILL BE CHARLES ROBINSON from Oregon State University’s Outreach and Engagement program in Corvallis. He will be addressing “Creative Coast Initiative” and an exhibition that will be on display at the Visual Arts Center beginning November 2nd.
CAG hosts this luncheon each month on the first Thursday at the Newport Visual Arts Center’s 2nd floor classroom/meeting room. The program will begin at 11:00 with the featured speaker followed by lunch. CAG invites those interested in the arts to attend.
Charles Robinson was instrumental in launching the Creative Oregon Initiative as an Extension Reconsidered initiative in 2015 which seeks to continually explore new ways in which OSU Extension can better serve the ever-changing needs of Oregonians.
At OSU, they believe that connections to the landscapes and the people of Oregon define our experiences as teachers, students and citizens. The Creative Oregon initiative’s mission is to take students out of the campus and studio and into the landscape and encouraging collaboration with all Oregonians. This initiative provides coordinated, integrative arts teaching and learning opportunities for OSU undergraduate students. Each year they work with a distinct Oregon landscape teaming with Extension staff and others who live, work and study with the land in that distinct region.
Each OSU class taking part in Creative Oregon excursions consists of students from many different disciplines – students from drawing, sculpture, video, music composition, theater and photography may all take part together. The students acquire inspiration and first-hand knowledge of the landscape and the people who live and work there. They also create works of art on site and experience the process of documenting public art creation.
For additional information and an invitation to attend the CAG Luncheon, call Mary Holt at 541-765-4599. She can also provide information about the Coastal Arts Guild, which is a terrific avenue to appreciate the many arts forms and a fun way to meet likeminded people. CAG is a volunteer program which staffs the Visual Arts Center and serves the arts community of Lincoln County. CAG welcomes new members and there are no membership fees.