OCCA's January e-newsletter: 2012 Visual Arts Center shows, "Leonardo Live!" event, Community Legends, Oregon Coast Jazz Festival 2012 art.
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Yaquina Art Association's annual member show is open in the Runyan Gallery in February.

Runyan Gallery

Feb. 3-26
Annual Yaquina Art Assoc. Member Show

Yaquina Art Association (YAA) presents its annual all member show  – each YAA artist is invited to show one fine art piece. Watercolors, photography, pastels, oils, acrylics, and other media, as well as some fine craft items, will be on display.

February also marks YAA’s annual fundraiser for its scholarship program, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 24-26, coinciding with the Seafood and Wine Festival. There will be a hands-on crafts project for children making unique prints on paper with melted crayon, demonstrations by the artists, food and lots of arts and crafts for sale. Proceeds further the arts by providing scholarships for kids’ art programs, a college artist and to members in Lincoln County. 

YAA offers free classes four days each week to anyone wishing to learn or improve their artistic talent. For more information please visit the YAA website, Facebook page or call 541-265-5133.
"Coastal Moods" features photography by Ellen Hamill in the Upstairs Gallery in February.

Upstairs Gallery

Feb. 3-25
COASTAL MOODS: Photography by Ellen Hamill

Photographer Ellen Hamill's inspiration comes from nature: the light, fog, sun and moon, landscapes and the ocean. Hamill’s father instilled in her a love of nature, and she first discovered the magic of photography using her mother’s camera. Hamill received her first camera as a teenager and has been capturing the beauty of nature in line, color, tone, perspective and light ever since.
Primarily self-taught, Hamill studied photography at various community colleges. Living now in Albany, she frequents the coast. “My mission is to place my photos in positions where they can be viewed and enjoyed. I wish to share the beauty that I see. When someone else sees it, too, it completes a circle of connection,” she states. See more about Hamill in the current Now Playing.

Baskets, Bowls & Boxes Benefits Hospital, OCCA

Recently Oregon Coast Council for the Arts created a partnership with the hospital with the exhibit “Baskets, Bowls and Boxes” to benefit the Samaritan Pacific Health Services Arts Care program, OCCA arts learning and the artists. 

In the summer of 2011, local artists began working with dialysis patients on individual art projects as the patients receive their treatments, which can last up to four hours. They also started working with Outpatient Treatment Center patients as they receive chemotherapy and other treatments that require stays of two hours or more, to help patients take their minds off their illnesses and focus on the creative process. Patients do not have to be artistic to lose themselves in this experience. 

“Funding received through the Baskets, Bowls, and Boxes silent auction and raffle will be used to pay trained artists for their time and materials as they work with individual patients,” said Ursula Marinelli, director of the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation

OCCA and the Foundation thank the many local artists who participated in BBB. Read more about this event in the current January/February newsletter.

Met Opera Fans the Flames in February

The 2011-2012 Met Opera Live in HD season heats up in February at the Newport Performing Arts Center, with three outstanding operas to please opera-lovers of all stripes. 

Joyce DiDonato plays Sycorax in the Met Opera "The Enchanted Island."“The Enchanted Island” is first at 10 a.m. Feb. 4, hosted by Paul and Evelyn Brookhyser. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, this opera is an original Baroque fantasy, featuring a “who’s who” of baroque stars led by eminent conductor William Christie. With music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, the new libretto by Jeremy Sams combines elements of “The Tempest” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” 

Deborah Voigt is Brunnhilde in Wagner's "Gotterdammerung" on Feb. 11.Next up is the Met’s new production of Wagner’s “Gotterdammerung,” at 9 a.m. Feb. 11, hosted by Alex del Vecchio. With its cataclysmic climax, the Met’s new Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage, comes to its resolution. Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Jay Hunter-Morris is Siegfried. An "Opera Box" lunch is available for purchase, provided by the Champagne Patio.

Angela Meade is Elvira in Verdi's early gem "Ernani" on Feb. 25.The third opera in February is Verdi’s “Ernani,” at 10 a.m. Feb. 25, hosted by Kay Moxness. Angela Meade takes center stage in Verdi’s thrilling early gem. Salvatore Licitra is her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast.

Call 541-265-2787 for tickets. Check the OCCA website for more opera information, including a synopsis of each opera.

Meyer Memorial Trust Donation Aids CAN-DO Website

The Meyer Memorial Trust recently awarded a Grassroots grant to OCCA for its new website.OCCA has been awarded a Meyer Memorial Trust Grassroots grant for Phase II of its Coastal Arts Network Design and Optimization (CAN DO) website redesign.
Phase II will involve:
  • Complete design to maximize the graphic and user interface capabilities of the new platform.
  • Integrate a searchable event calendar that can direct visitors based on geography and/or areas of interest.
  • Integrate an e-commerce capacity to allow for on-line ticketing.
  • Integrate a local and regional marketing capability that allows for increased sponsorships with reduced costs (associated with printing and distribution).
  • Integrate the OCCA Newsletters electronic format.
  • Integrate a directory function that supports regional marketing of arts and cultural organizations throughout the coast.
  • Integrate a social media component including regular posting and updates.
  • Upgrade equipment to optimize the new capabilities of the integrated system.
  • Develop capacity to provide reports, conduct queries, and compile data useful for marketing activities and organizations.
Read more about this grant in the current January/February newsletter.

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'Leonardo Live' shows at PAC on Feb. 21

'Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan' will show in HD at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Performing Arts Center.

Experience the U.K. National Gallery’s sold-out, once-in-a-lifetime exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan” at the Newport Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Check out the OCCA website to read more about this remarkable show and see a video.

“Leonardo Live” gives art lovers the world over the opportunity to share in the excitement of viewing this unprecedented and historic exhibition. The exhibition brings together the largest ever number of da Vinci’s paintings, including a new, never-before-seen Leonardo painting. 

“Leonardo Live” is presented by art historian Tim Marlow and presenter Mariella Frostrup, who will explore the exhibition and feature detailed examinations of the paintings and interviews with special guests and experts. See the paintings revealed in astonishing detail through close-up footage on the big screen. Call 541-265 ARTS (2787) for tickets.

National Theatre Live in HD from London: 'Traveling Light'

National Theatre Live's "Traveling Light" shows Mar. 6 at the Performing Arts Center.The National Theatre Live in HD season continues with Nicholas Wright’s new play, “Traveling Light,” at 7 p.m. Mar. 6 at the Newport Performing Arts Center. This event is hosted by Gary Lahman.

How had a 22-year-old pretentious layabout made a discovery that would elude every other cinematic pioneer for years to come? In a remote village in Eastern Europe, around 1900, the young Motl Mendl is entranced by the flickering silent images on his father’s cinematograph. Bankrolled by Jacob, the ebullient local timber merchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of story-telling. Forty years on, Motl – now a famed American film director – looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams.
Following "Vincent in Brixton" and "The Reporter," Nicholas Wright’s new play is a funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood’s golden age. The award-winning Antony Sher – whose previous work with the National Theatre includes "Primo" and "Stanley" – returns to play Jacob.

Run time is approximately three hours, including the introduction and one 20-minute intermission. Call the Performing Arts Center at 541-265-2787 for tickets.
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