The Newport Library is still selling some of the late David Ogden Stiers’ collection of music CDs. The library says there’s still plenty available from the collection from the lifelong actor’s musical favorites.David Ogden Stiers, actor-conductor and philanthropist, known for portraying Dr. Charles Emerson Winchster III during the long running M*A*S*H TV series, died last year and left hundreds of CDs to the Newport Library – most of them never opened. Sunday they went on sale for $0.50 each. Most are from classical music composers, but the collection includes a good number of jazz, movie scores, light opera, and modern discs and some classic radio and comedy like the Goon Show, Stan Friedman, Tom Lehrer, and more. So stop by the Newport Library and take home a little bit of David’s musical preferences.
Washed Ashore Presents “Art to Save the Sea.”
Artists and community organizers gather to reclaim the future and ignite powerful social change in consumer and visitor behavior.
Everyone who has seen Washed Ashore’s stunning pieces of public art made from reclaimed marine debris has wondered “How’d they do that?”
May 17th 5:30pm -7:30pm Eden Hall in Gleneden Beach and May 16th 5:30pm – 7:30pm Yachats Commons Building in Yachats. Come see the traveling 7 foot long by 5 ft high traveling art piece Bella the Angelfish on a Reef.
Search Eventbright “Art To Save The Sea” for additional events in Seaside, Bay City and Brookings. Attendees of these gatherings will learn the process behind these masterpieces and see a visual presentation by John Tannous, Executive Director of Washed Ashore which explains everything.
Over the next two years several large pieces of public art will be created and sighted in various communities on the Central and Northern Oregon Coast. Communities interested in securing such a piece of public art should attend and inquire about the siting process.
After learning about the unique process Washed Ashore has championed, interested artists and community organizers can apply for a multi-week artist residency in Bandon to dive deeper into their process and support the creation of future pieces of public art from marine debris.
Some scholarships and living stipends are available by the generous support of the Oregon Coast Visitors Association and Travel Oregon.
Entire Event Schedule & RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-to-save-the-sea-discover-washed-ashore-and-do-more-tickets-60037658252
May 16th 5:30pm – 7:30pm (Yachats) Yachats Commons Building 441 Hwy 101 N, Yachats, OR 97498
End of an Era
Julie Massinger and her partner, Cris Torp, purchased The Wood Gallery from Kelly Barker in 2008. Kelly, a local artist, had established the gallery in 1979 and brought it to high regard in the minds of local residents, and as a “destination gallery” for visitors by the time of the Julie’s and Cris’ purchase.
Wishing to maintain these high standards—but to give the old lady some new life!–, Julie and Cris rolled up their sleeves, cleaned, painted and made the space their own. They re-named the gallery to Inscapes Gallery. After nine years, the slowing economy forced the pair to down-size.
Julie and Cris, never ones to give up easily, re-branded the gallery to 9 Lives Gallery. (The couple is fond of cats, but the name change reflected a shared vision of “re-invention”: kind of like, “… giving the gallery one more chance at life….”) That was in January, 2017. Since that date, the gallery has operated as 9 Lives Gallery.
Sadly, after four decades, the time has come to end the presence of a first-rate gallery and home to many, many first-class artists.
The couple must be out of their location, 818 SW Bay Blvd. Ste. 2, by the end of April. As their gift to the local residents, Julie and Cris wish to say “Thank You” by marking down ALL remaining inventory as well as the display fixtures. These will be very deep discounts—some as much as 80% off already reduced prices!
Please come by and do your Christmas, birthdays, other-celebrations shopping, or just to get that special gift for that someone special; or, just pick up a reminder of the way it used to be. It is, after all, an end of an era.
Julie and Cris wish to say “Thank you” to ALL of Lincoln County, especially its arts community, and to tell everyone how honored they are to have been stewards of ART during their eleven years on the Bayfront.
Until April 28, 9 Lives Gallery will be open daily at 10AM, or by appointment: 541-272-5043. (Closed on Easter.)
Find 9 Lives Gallery directly across Newport’s Bay Blvd from the Bornstein fish plant, tucked a bit in the back. (We look small, but “looks are deceiving’, as the old saying goes. We’re just a few steps off the sidewalk, but worth every step!)
Fair winds and following seas, Lincoln County!
14th Annual Coastal Encounters Series at Driftwood
Driftwood Public Library will be hosting the 14th year of its “Coastal Encounters” series of lectures this May. Each year the library invites a group of speakers and experts to present programs on their areas of interest. These presentations share a focus on coastal living, and presenters talk on a range of subjects from local history to activities both residents and visitors can enjoy on the coast. All presentations take place on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 at the library.
Bill Lackner, who joins us every year to do presentations on clamming and crabbing, will visit the library on Tuesday, May 7th to speak about crabbing on the Oregon coast. The crabbing presentation followed by a field trip with Bill to the North Shore of Siletz Bay to go crabbing on Wednesday, May 8th. Bill will return with his annual presentation on clamming on Tuesday, May 21st, followed by a field trip to Siletz Bay to hunt purple varnish clams on Wednesday, May 22nd.
On Tuesday, May 14th, Kay Myers, co-author of the perennially popular pocket guide Agates of the Oregon Coast: An Illustrated Guide of Information on Agates, Jasper, Fossils and Petrified Wood Commonly Found on the Oregon Coast, will be talking about Agate Hunting along our beaches, what you can expect to find and how to find it.