The Coastal Arts Guild (CAG) and the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts welcomes Corvallis-based artist Joan Truckenbrod as speaker for the Guild’s monthly luncheon to be held on June 6th. This luncheon is held each month on the First Thursday in the second floor classroom of the Newport Visual Arts Center. The program begins at 11:30 followed by lunch. CAG invites those interested in the arts to attend.
A Professor Emeritus from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Department of Technology), Joan Truckenbrod is recognized as a pioneering digital media artist with works internationally represented in museum collections, exhibitions and publications.
Joan says “My artwork creates an intuitive conduit between technology and nature, simultaneously injecting each into the other. I am constantly intrigued by the physical sensations of invisible yet palpable phenomena in the natural world, imaging these ephemeral, transient experiences, creating physical artworks from digital drawings to digital fiber and installations. Developing algorithms embodying mathematical descriptions of these phenomena in nature, translating them into code, creating artwork that materializes this data.”
Her lithographs and woven work can be seen from May 3rd to June 29th in the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center (open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 p.m.). “Exhibiting my work is essential for me to consider and evaluate my progress.” “I particularly value the reactions of a broad audience of people that are attracted to Newport in the summer months. I hope that my artwork adds to and expands their experience of delight and joy at the beach, while simultaneously challenging them.”
Joan received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MA from Northern Illinois University. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), The State of Illinois Museum, and South Dakota State University, among other institutions. She is also the operator of the Joan Truckenbrod Gallery in Corvallis, which shows the artist’s work in video sculpture, digital painting, fiber art and coded algorithmic artwork.
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 $10.00 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.