Coastal Arts Guild (CAG) Will Present Mosaic Artist Joanne Daschel, and Katia Kyte Oil Painter at the Visual Arts Center
The Coastal Art Guild will proudly host two talented local artists, as speakers for the March 7th luncheon. CAG holds this luncheon on the first Thursday of each month in the second floor classroom/meeting room of Newport’s Visual Arts Center. The program begins at 11:30 followed by lunch. CAG invites those interest in the arts to attend.
Joanne was born and raised on a farm in Clackamas County and has remained in the northwest her whole life. After living in several locations in the northwest, she and her husband moved to the coast and started a landscape business and continued in that for many years before she transitioned from hobbyist to full time artist. For the past 15 years they have resided in Lincoln City and have adopted this community as their home.
Joanne creates vivid, textural mosaics with stained glass, stone and her favorite material: the original mosaic glass of Venice known as smalti. Joanne teaches beginners to advanced mosaic students in her Lincoln City studio, as well as Oregon Coast Community College and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Her work is represented at Volta Gallery and the Red Cock Artisan Marketplace.
Katia Kyte was raised in an industrial port town in Siberian Russia, where her parents were both physicians and expected her to follow in their footsteps. She was an excellent student but had a rebellious spirit and longed for more freedom.
She was curious about other cultures and prevailed on her parents to study languages. After becoming expertly fluent in several languages at linguistic university, she moved to Germany and experienced democracy and personal freedoms first-hand.
Following her passions, she emigrated to the United States after a brief return to Russia. Art would now become her guiding focus. Katia’s work reminds us that the beauty in life is not perfect. Nonetheless, there is love, honesty and freedom all around us. We merely have to see it.
For additional information and an invitation to attend CAG’s luncheon call Mary Holt at 541-765-4599. Seating is limited so call as soon as possible. There is a suggested donation of $10 for the luncheon for non members. Mary can also provide information about the Coastal Arts Guild, which is a great avenue to appreciate the many art forms and a fun way to meet like-minded 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 is no membership fee.