OCCA Special Events

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA), with the support of OCCA members, presents special events each year. Ticket prices, run times, and event details vary, so please check each link below (if available) for that information, call the OCCA box office at 541-265-2787 (ARTS) to purchase tickets, or buy tickets online. Box office hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performance times.

Great Art On Screen Series

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is proud to present the Great Art on Screen series at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive Street in Newport. These visually stunning event documentaries from By Experience feature the most extraordinary and groundbreaking art masters of their time, in glorious HD color and depth.

Great Art on Screen Van GoghVan Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies” starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Take a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist’s work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh. In the early 20th century, Kröller-Müller amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings now housed at her namesake museum in Holland.

The Basilica Palladina exhibition in Vicenza, “Amid Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies,” with 40 paintings and 85 drawings on loan, forms the basis of this program, revealing Van Gogh’s art and his genius, while allowing audiences to understand the importance of drawing as part of his craft.

Van Gogh’s seemingly instinctive canvases were the result of long, preparatory studies very rarely exhibited - not just sketches but stunning works of art in and of themselves, where the broken flow of lines that characterize the style and strokes in Van Gogh’s paintings can already be seen.

Great Art on Screen CaravaggioCaravaggio: The Soul and the Blood” starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 17. Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio. Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, explores in the artist’s masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional.

These evocative moments – thanks to the use of light and cinematic techniques – allow viewers to go deep inside the mind and soul of Caravaggio, empathizing with his impulses and fears. 

Great Art on Screen KlimtKlimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 28, recounts the start of the Vienna Secession, a magical art movement formed in the late 1890’s for art, literature and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. It was a movement that marked a new era outside the confines of academic tradition.

At the heart of Secession were artists Gustav Klimt and his protégé and dear friend Egon Schiele. This exhibition provides an in-depth examination of images of extraordinary visual power: from the eroticism of Klimt’s mosaic-like works, to the anguished and raw work of the young Schiele in his magnetic nudes and contorted figures against the backdrop of nocturnal Vienna, full of masked balls and dreams imbued with sexuality.

Great Art on Screen MonetVoyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet, in “Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light” at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. An art-world disruptor at the turn of the 20th century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Monet revolutionized Modern Art with his timeless masterpieces.

An in-depth, exclusive tour led by Monet scholars of the museums that house the largest collections of the prolific artist’s lilies paintings including the Musée Marmottan Monet, the Orsay Museum, the world-famous panels at L’Orangerie and concluding with Monet’s own house and gardens at Giverny, the site where his fascination for water lilies was born.

OCCA appreciates the support of the Jeannette Hofer Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation and the City of Newport. To host a Great Art on Screen event, please call Catherine Rickbone at 541-574-2652 or email crickbone@coastarts.org.

Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $11 for students. Buy tickets:

  • online by following the links for each event,
  • at the PAC box office, 777 W. Olive Street in Newport. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excepting holidays), and one hour prior to performance times.
  • or by calling 541-265-ARTS (2787).

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