Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Get Sheduled

Art by the Sea
Class Schedule – May  & June 2016
125 Chicago Ave.  S. E.
Old Town, Bandon

Fri.  May 20 – Friday Night Highlights  6-8:00  $10
Tues.  May 24 – Collage Group 1-3:30  $5  (Bring your materials and collage to work on with other collagers.)
Thurs.  May 26 – “Just Pastel”  with Jean Stephenson  11:30-3:00  $30  (There is also a $3 paper fee.)

Wed.  June 8 – Pen, Ink & Watercolor with Kathleen Morey Bailey & Robin Hanna  1-3:30  $25 
Sat.  June 11 – Assemblage A with Janice Horne  10:30-12:30  $45 (This price includes both classes-Assemblage  and  Assemblage B.)
Fri.  June 17 – Wire-Weave a Spider Web on a Cabochon Pendant with Shawn Tempesta  12-3:30  $30 (All materials are included.)
Sat.  June 25 – Assemblage B with Janice Horne  10:30-12:30  $45  (This price includes both classes – Assemblage A and Assemblage B.)

*Classes for the month of May will be held in our new gallery at 125 Chicago Avenue S.E., Old Town, Bandon.
** Shows where a change in the schedule has been made.
More classes will be added later.  Watch for future additions. 
Beginners welcome unless otherwise specified.
Contact the Gallery at 541-347-5355 for more information.  Most classes have a materials list of what to bring with you.
*Sign up at the Gallery.   Fee may be paid the day of the class.  Classes fill up quickly, however, so full prepayment guarantees your place in the class!  We no longer accept deposits.
*If interested in the “Drop-In” Play Day Classes, you may leave your name and email address at the gallery to be emailed with a reminder.

Unreal Opportunity

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Dance the Night Away

Thank you for all your help throughout the entire 2016-2017 dance season.  It's been a good year.  
Here is our PSA for the last dance of the season.  It's a big one.
Seven talented local musicians have formed a new band called The Daytimers and their sound is amazing.  
This will be their first contra dance and it promises to be a big success.
A caller from Portland, Ric Goldman will be at the mic teaching and calling all evening.  
Ric was a big hit in February, so we are looking forward to his return next Saturday.
Thanks again for all you do.
Have a great summer.
Paul Poresky, for the South Coast Folk Society

From: South Coast Folk Society
Subject: South Coast Community Contra Dance
When: Saturday Evening, May 21, from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Where: Greenacres Grange Hall, 93393 Greenacres Lane, Coos Bay, OR
Live Music by: THE DAYTIMERS from Coos Bay
Guest Caller: RIC GOLDMAN from Portland

Public Contra Dance May 21 at Greenacres

The public is invited to a special Contra Dance at the Greenacres Grange Hall on Saturday, May 21, starting at 7PM in the evening.  Contra dancing is light-hearted form of social dancing that is easy to learn and fun for all ages.  Singles, couples and families can all enjoy contra dancing, and new dancers are always welcome.

The South Coast Folk Society is your host for the evening. They will provide three hours of great dancing music by an exciting new band called the Daytimers.  The Daytimers play a lively mix of Celtic, old time and modern contra tunes.  Seven local musicians combined their talents to form this great band.  These musicians are Don Berg on guitar, Jennifer Sordyl, Hege Bakken and Alayne Olmsted on fiddles, Karen Olsen on concertina, Davy Sweetman on penny whistle and bodhran, and Dave Williams on mandolin.

The Folk Society has arranged for a guest caller from Portland, Ric Goldman, to guide dancers throughout the evening.  He will teach every move and figure you need to know.  Ric is a highly experienced and very personable caller with an exciting repertoire of dances.  His dances are appropriate for all ages and skill levels.  Lesson begin at 7PM, and first timers who take the lesson will receive a ticket for free admission to their next dance.  Wear your dancing shoes, casual clothes, and a big smile.

This event is alcohol and fragrance free.  Refreshments are available.  Doors open at 6:45PM.  Admission: General $7, Students w/ID and Seniors over 60 $6, Members $5, and Supervised Children under 6 are free. For more information call 541-572-5370 or visit http://southcoastfolksociety.wordpress.com.

Photographic Memories

Our photo club, Oregon Coast Photographers’ Association (OCPA) is currently exhibiting at Evergreen Court at Baycrest Village in Coos Bay.  This Sunday, the 15th, Evergreen Court will host an opening reception at 1 - 3 PM.  If you are not previously engaged, at this late date, we would love to see you there.  The exhibit will run through till July 1st.

Delia and Ron Lyons

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

New Improved Amazing

Art by the Sea Gallery welcomes you to their new location, 125 Chicago Ave SE in the Wheelhouse Restaurant building in Old Town Bandon.

Come vote for your favorite artists in the community Miniature and Small Works Show, see the wide variety of artwork by 22 member artists, and help celebrate our new space.

Kathleen Morey Bailey is the featured artist for the month of May, and we welcome our two newest members Eileen Quinn who makes shell wreaths, and watercolor/pastelist Linda Hill.
For more information call the gallery at 541-347-5355.  Open daily.

Grand Opening Saturday, May 21st, 2 – 6:00 p.m.

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Thank you.
Ava Richey

It's Great, it's Terrific, it's Grand

Charleston Marine Life Center Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
May 21, 2016, 1pm
63466 Boat Basin Road, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology campus

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology and the University of Oregon invite the public to the opening of the Charleston Marine Life Center (CMLC).  The celebration will begin with welcoming remarks, followed by a ribbon (in this case kelp) cutting and opening of the Charleston Marine Life Center doors.  The Center will remain open until 5pm and admission is free on opening day.

Located on the edge of the harbor in Charleston, OR, the Charleston Marine Life Center is an exciting place for discovery.  Aquaria highlighting different coastal ecosystems, a tidepool touch tank, whale and sea lion skeletons, underwater video from deep reefs and undersea volcanoes, and a variety of specimens reveal the hidden and remarkable diversity of life off Oregon, from the coast to the deep sea.  Five exhibit galleries focus on coastal ecosystems, deep-water habitats, fisheries, marine mammals, and ongoing marine biology research.  A covered open-air gallery and the CMLC windows provide spectacular views of the harbor, seals and sea lions, and fishing boats unloading their catch.

After the May 21st opening, the Charleston Marine Life Center will be open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11am to 5pm.  Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and free for children and students.

The Marine Life Center is part of the University of Oregon’s Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB).  OIMB is a world-renowned research center, has held college courses in Charleston since 1924, and is designated by the federal government as a Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence.  Offering the only Marine Biology undergraduate degree in Oregon, OIMB has tens of thousands of alumni worldwide. The opening of the Charleston Marine Life Center expands the reach of the institute by providing high-quality marine education to the public and to K-12 students. 

The Charleston Marine Life Center was constructed with the generous support of numerous foundations, tribes, businesses and individuals.  A portion of the construction costs came from Coos County economic development funds.

OIMB home page:  http://oimb.uoregon.edu/

Get Real

Local hardrock yougsters THE BUZZKRILL to perform at surrealist art opening for David Block at So It Goes Coffeehouse on May 20th. 
Champagne/juicebox gallery opening is free to the public.

David Black has been winning awards and opening galleries all over Oregon lately for his jaw-dropping fantastical landscapes that riff on Salvador Dali and other masters. But the south coast surrealist has never had an opening quite like this.

On Friday May 20th at 7pm, So It Goes Coffeehouse presents local hard rock superkids The Buzzkrill for an art opening like no other. 

This champagne/juicebox art opening is free to the public.

David Black has had local award winning shows up and down the coast and can be found at David Black Studios, ArtSigns and on Facebook.

The BuzzKrill are a local youth rock band consisting of two sets of siblings age 9-13. Playing GunsNRoses, Metallica and more, the BuzzKrill played to their first audience in February this year at OrCoast Music and have been seen at the Egyptian Kids 4 Kids benefit for Bach Rocks. 
So It Goes is Coos Bays newest old-school coffeehouse - featuring great coffee, full bakery, killer art, live music, bad poetry readings, used books, free wifi, chess, and small absurdist theatrics.
So It Goes Coffeehouse 541.808.9333 190 Central Ave. soitgoescoffeehouse.com (fb, inst, twit)

John Beane

So It Goes Coffeehouse  
541.808.9333 www.soitgoescoffee.com     

Monday, May 2, 2016

Nessie sightings

COOS BAY — Try something new or connect with your ancient heritage at the South Coast Celtic Fest this Saturday, May 7, in Empire Hall at Southwestern Oregon Community College. It’s a day of culture and fun from the Celtic nations — Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Man, Cornwall, Brittany  (in France) and Galicia (in Spain).

This year’s festival features The Fire Inside, a Celtic band from the Seattle area, and Two Rivers Morris, a group from Eugene that performs Morris dancing, a lively traditional dance form from the British Isles.

Starting at 10 a.m. there’ll be 19 hands-on workshops in music, crafts and history. Bring an instrument and learn some new tunes. Try Scottish dancing, learn to play the bodhran, sing a pub song or write a song of your own. Make a bracelet or learn how to travel off the beaten path in Ireland and Scotland. Kids can listen to stories, learn a dance, make a woolen sheep or bring their violin and learn Irish fiddling. 

The evening concert at 7 p.m. will feature a grand entry by the Oregon Coast Pipe and Drum Band, followed by lively dancing by Two Rivers Morris, singing with Bill Mrkvicka and then the hot Irish and Scottish sounds of The Fire Inside. There’ll also be free Celtic music all day, plus a jam session for all comers at 5 p.m. Enjoy free craft demonstrations all day in the lobby and browse our vendors of CDs, jewelry and musical books and instruments. A Celtic buffet dinner will round out the experience. 

An all-workshops pass is $15 for adults and $5 for children, and tickets to the evening concert are $20. The Celtic buffet, presented by Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, is $7. The Celtic Fest is a benefit for the South Coast Folk Society, Coastal Celtic Society and Soroptimist International of the Coos Bay Area. For complete workshop descriptions and ticket info, visit http://southcoastfolksociety.wordpress.com, find South Coast Celtic Fest on Facebook, or call 541-808-1773. Southwestern Oregon Community College is at 1988 Newmark Ave. in Coos Bay.

But wait -- there's more!

Sunday, May 8: Loch Ness Monster Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre, 229 S. Broadway, Coos Bay. $5. 4 p.m.: Family movie, "The Water Horse." 6 p.m.: Short films about the Loch Ness Monster, one of Scotland’s most intriguing mysteries. Vote on local favorites. Make a film and enter it to win; details at southcoastcelticfest.com.

Editors: More info: Gail Elber, 541-808-1773. Also, here’s a link to a Dropbox with high-res photos: http://tinyurl.com/scfs2016

We also have lots of photos of workshops and whatnot. Call Gail if you need more.

Gail Elber
1918 N. 14th St.
Coos Bay, OR 97420

The Devil You Say

Shake Loose

What's the big Idea

Textile Paintings: A Fusion of Fabric and Paint

Paulette Landers, textile artist, is exhibiting her work


Pacific Park Gallery

Reception Friday, May 6, 2016
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Exhibit May 6 to July 25, 2016

Pacific Park Gallery
1957 Thompson Road
Coos Bay, OR  97420
(541) 756-1117
Hours:  Mon-Sat 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Ship Out

Ship of Fools 
An open invitation to exhibit on the Virtual Tart website during June 2016.

Theme "The Ship of Fools" - any interpretation, any medium, any size.

See the Wikipedia description for the origin of the term. I love it!

Just email jpg image(s) of up to 3 works to dale @ tart.co.nz (remove spaces)

And a statement about how your work relates to the Ship of Fools theme. Send by mid-May, 2016.

Zero commission on any sales. Buyers will contact artists directly by email.

Fee: $12 per artwork if you can afford it. Less if you can't.

Images from 7 artists already in.
Bonnie Helm-Northover
Victoria, BC, Canada

Carl Fairweather
Hawera, New Zealand
Robert Craig
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mansa K. Mussa
Newark, NJ, USA
Georgie Raulerson
Boynton Beach, FL, USA
Dale Copeland
Puniho, Taranaki, New Zealand
Philippe Lemaire
Villeneuve d'Ascq, France


For payments, click here for
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Or post to:

Dale Copeland
7266 Surf Highway
RD 37 New Plymouth 4381
New Zealand
Or direct credit (if you're in NZ) to 15 3942 0699605 00

Thank you.