Festive and Historic Open House on Central Oregon Coast
(Newport, Oregon) - An open house at Newport's Lincoln County Historical Society will feature members of the Yaquina Art Association demonstrating and displaying traditional as well as newer arts and crafts – all happening Saturday, December 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. It takes place at the Burrows House and Log Cabin museums and the Carriage House. (Above: The Yaquina Art Association is housed in a building that was constructed in Nye Beach in 1913. It's shown in this photograph)
There will be music by a recorder group called Lost in Time, an offshoot of the Oregon Coast Recorder Society. There also will be a book signing for a new photo history titled, “Newport.” Written by museum staff members Diane Disse, Jodi Weeber, and Loretta Harrison, the book contains 200 photographs and 128 pages.
The annual open house will again boast plenty of decorations, and refreshments will be served. Christmas gifts will be available in the gift shops. The event is free and open to the public.
Participants in the arts and crafts demonstration and display include: Reg Bell, graphite, prisma-color drawing; Mike Beyer, Iris paper folding; Charlotte Carter, pastels and photo cards; Jeanne Cloe, watercolor; Ted Crego and Kim Tran, photography; Yvette Cross, beading; Elinor de Sosa, handwork; Judi Far, watercolor cards; Ilamae Lund, cross stitch; Jacquie Niemi, book art; Douglas Sheldon, clay; Marianne Weber, crocheting and knitting.
“The open house is a perfect way to get ideas for hand-made Christmas gifts and an opportunity to see some of our area’s most talented people demonstrating their skills. We value the opportunity to partner with the Yaquina Art Association,” said Loretta Harrison, executive director of the Historical Society. “The open house is also an opportunity to see the exhibits in the museums including the newest one, ‘Rough Waters: Shipwrecks on Oregon’s Coast’ in the Burrows House.”
The historic bath house at the Nye Beach Turnaround, which houses the Yaquina Art Association, was built in 1913 by the Nye Beach Association. In 1953 the city of Newport donated the structure to the Association and lent them $500 to make the building usable as an art gallery. The Yaquina Art Association currently has about 125 members showing all forms of art in the Cloe-Niemela-Clark Gallery at Nye Beach.
The Lincoln County Historical Society, which includes the Burrows House and Log Cabin museums, can be found at 545 SW Ninth Street in Newport. The museums are free and open to the public. The Burrows House Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Log Cabin Museum is open Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Lincoln County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Lincoln County.
Scenes from Newport's Yaquina Head
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