Water and Art Event
On the evening of Friday, Aug. 9, beginning at 5 p.m., the Lincoln City Cultural Center (540 N.E. Hwy 101) will present “Source2,” a collaboration between the cultural center and artists Liisa Rahkonen and Sandra Roumagoux (the latter both a former mayor of Newport and an Oregon Shores member).
The art exhibit is ongoing, but on Aug. 9 there will be a special reception and event. The reception, at 5 p.m., will be a chance to meet the artists and enjoy appetizers and wine.
At 7 p.m. there will be a free presentation in the cultural center’s auditorium. The program will include several speakers who will explore the spiritual, societal and scientific needs of water, as well as a dance performance and a heritage interview on video. “Source2” will encompass “our relationship and responsibility to protect the living water around us ~ clean streams, rivers, estuaries, lakes and the sea. This show is about vulnerability, and a call to action,” said Rahkonen.
Featured speakers and performers at Source2 will include:
1. Duncan Berry – photographer, entrepreneur and leader in the Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve Conservancy;
2. Elizabeth Wilson – Board of Directors and longtime instructor in Peace Village Global, an international instructor in Peace and Social Justice through Pacific University;
3, Jerri Bartholomew – Glass artist, professor and head of the Department of Microbiology at Oregon State University, who will speak on the current and future conditions of the Pacific Ocean;
4. Dancers from the LCCC Ballet Program – Led by Diane Christiansen, performing to “Time to Swim” by the Shook Twins; and,
5. A recorded interview with Agnes Baker Pilgrim – Also known as “Grandma Aggie,” Takelma and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.
Those who find themselves inspired to take action on clean water issues in the region will find information from local agencies and nonprofit organizations.
The Source2 live program is a one-time event. But the “Source2” art exhibit, featuring the paintings by Roumagoux and sculptures by Rahkonen, will be on display in the PJ Chessman Gallery through Sept. 9. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday. For more information on the gallery, call LCCC Visual Arts Director Krista Eddy at 541-994-9994.