Quillback with otoliths Gyotaku print by Bruce Koike
A new exhibit featuring the work of five local Gyotaku artists is now open at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center.
Housed in the Maritime Center’s “Galley Gallery,” the collective works of Bruce Koike, Leighton Blackwell, John Buchanan, Heather J Fortner, and Marion Moir represent a diversity of Gyotaku styles and techniques.
Gyotaku is a Japanese word that roughly translates as “Fish Printing.” To make a fish print, the actual fish is directly coated with ink then pressed onto paper, making it possible for the artist to obtain a detailed reverse image.
Guest curator, Bruce Koike, explained how Gyotaku reflects the design and beauty of fish: Gyotaku is the perfect medium to reflect the dynamics of aquatic life. Gyotaku can highlight the individual fish, illustrate interactions of multiple fish, or illustrate the specific habitat where the animal lives.
Many of the 21 pieces on exhibit are available for purchase with the proceeds benefiting the Maritime Center.
An opening reception for the artists and exhibit will be held at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center on Friday, February 27th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
The reception is being sponsored by Local Ocean Seafoods, and will include seafood hors d’oeuvres and a no host wine bar. Admission to this special event is free for members, and $5 for non-members.
The exhibit runs through September 6th, 2015.
The Lincoln County Historical Society sincerely thanks all the 2015 Crab Krack attendees and contributors. About $10,000 was raised for renovations to the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center.
These donors made the dinner and auction possible:
Agate Beach Golf Course; Agate Beach Inn Best Western; Amundson, Jean, Animal Medical Care of Newport; Arago Surf Gallery; Bassingthwaite, James & Victoria; Bank of the West; Barrelhead Supply; Bay 839; Bayscapes Gallery & Coffeehouse; Bigfoot Beverages; Brodie, Toni; Bronson, Jerry; Café Mundo; Café Stephanie; Canyon Way Bookstore & Restaurant; Carpet One; Chase, Mark – F/V Norma M; Chinook Winds Resort Casino; Chowder Bowl at Nye Beach; Cohen & Park; Cole, Gary – F/V Kristen Gail; Columbia Bank; David Miller/The Oregon Coast Broadcast Center; Dillon, Brian – F/V Azalea; Eder, Bob & Michele – F/V Timmy Boy; Elizabeth Street Inn; Englund Marine Supply; Fishpeople Seafood; Fishtales Café; Gallery Michael Gibbons; Gilliland, Mary; Grove Veterinary Clinic; Hallmark Resort; Harmsen, Mary; Hastings Coastal Woodworks; Hilton, Nancy; Hunt, Doug; Illingworth’s; Jovi; Koike, Bruce; Lapham, Georgon & Raysha – F/V Michele Ann; Lazerquick; Local Ocean Seafoods; Made In Oregon; Marine Discovery Tours; Marion Moir Watercolors; Martin, Marie; McAdams, JoAn; McAvoy, Nathan – F/V Two Saints; Mollies Food Follies; Morrison, Doug & Christina – F/V Tempo; Mo’s Enterprises, Inc.; Nana’s Irish Pub; Newell, Mark & Lisa – F/V Silver Quest ;Newport Candy’s Ice Cream Parlour; Newport Processing Plants; Ocean Bleu @ Gino’s; Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission; Pacific Shrimp; Panini Bakery; Past Forward; Pavitt Land Use Consulting, LLC; Pettis, Mike & Karen – F/V Challenge; Pig Feathers BBQ/Twisted Snout Brewery; Pig ‘N Pancake; Port of Toledo; Quilters Cottage; Quilters Cove; Retherford, Mike & Kelly – F/V Excalibur, F/V Winona J; Richardson, Mark & Shyla – F/V Norska; Roby’s Furniture; Rogue Ales & Spirits; Ryan, Terry & Dawn Pavitt-Ryan; Saffron Salmon; Sandcastle Toys; Stangeland, Paul & Anne; Chalet Restaurant and Bakery; Sheldon, E. Douglas; Sorenson, Mike & Vella; Sunwest Motors/Mike Schulz; Sylvia Beach Hotel; The Whaler Motel; Toby Murry Motors; Toledo Clayworks; Toujours Boutique; Turner, Bill; tu-tu-tu; Umpqua Bank; Wheeler-Smith, Hilary; Yager, Justin & Sarah – F/V Eddie & Rod
Sunday, December 21st, the Winter Solstice, is the shortest day and longest night of the year, and the official start of winter. Solstice feasts and festivals are held on that day the world over to celebrate nature’s cycle, and to welcome lighter and longer days ahead.
On this part of the planet, the Lincoln County Historical Society will be hosting a rollicking Winter Solstice Dance with live music featuring Past Forward on Sunday, December 21st, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Past Forward is a fun local jazz group, performing tunes from the 1920s through the 1960s, with a diverse repertoire that features standards, show tunes, bossa novas and popular hits. In addition to dancing in the Maritime Center’s “Great Room,” Solstice Revelers will enjoy refreshments and access to the museum’s exhibits and gift shop.
Admission tickets for the Winter Solstice Dance are $8 for members, and $10 for non-members. Proceeds from the event will benefit Maritime Center lower floor renovations. The lower floor will feature a 140-seat multi-purpose event venue, the Doerfler Family Theatre, conference and exhibit space, and a public elevator. Tickets can be purchased at the Burrows House Museum, Pacific Maritime Center, or by calling 541-265-7509. The Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center is located at 333 SE Bay Blvd on Newport’s Historic Bayfront.
The Holiday Open House for the Lincoln County Historical Society, a fun, casual, and music-filled holiday mixer will be held on Saturday, December 6th, from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.
Festivities will take place around the cheery warmth of the fireplace in the Maritime Center’s Great Room, and will include refreshments and live musical entertainment.
This year’s holiday open house coincides with the annual Bayfront Lighted Boat Parade, which can be viewed from the comfort of the Maritime Center. Attendees to this long-standing community tradition can also check out the museum’s exhibits.
For those looking to get a jump on their holiday shopping, the gift shop will be offering an additional 10% Special Holiday Discount only available during this event. The Maritime Center gift shop has an unmatched selection of maritime and history publications, as well as locally produced items.
Admission to the Holiday Open House is free for members and kids under 12, and $5.00 for non-members. The Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center is located at 333 SE Bay Blvd on Newport’s Historic Bayfront. For more information, call 541-265-7509.