Oregon Coast Council for the Arts Capital Campaign: An
Enhancement and Expansion of the Newport Performing Arts
You Are Invited!
Demonstration of new sound system and concert with local
performers. Recognition of donors and presentations about future
projects. Reception following.
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) invites you to
the unveiling of a new sound system in the Alice Silverman Theater
at the Newport Performing Arts Center. The Milestone Celebration
will be held on Saturday, February 2 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Admission is free.
The celebration will include performances, donor recognition,
and information about the expansion and enhancement projects
planned for the future, with a reception following in the lobby.
The performers that will utilize and demonstrate the new sound
equipment are: Past Forward Jazz Group, Women of Note, Vickie
Steen, Khlo Brateng, Akia Woods, Brian Haggerty, Sara Coxen, Megan
Walters, Stephanie Lilley, Stuart Clausen, Milo Graamans, Kyle
Bertness, and Stephan. The piano accompanists will be: Mary
Lee Scoville, Jessie Treon, Ramona Martin, and Sarah Ball.
Brian Timme of Ultrasonic Events, Newport and George Relles of
Relles Sound from Eugene have worked with the Oregon Coast Council
for the Arts, a local volunteer group and the City of Newport to
plan and install the new system. The equipment includes sound
mixers, speakers, microphones, stage monitors and control equipment
that will support performances when sound amplification is needed.
It will also enhance the audience experience during programs
shown on the screen or presented on stage with recorded sound
The Milestone Celebration is the first of many Celebrations as
the expansion and enhancement of the Newport Performing Arts Center
unfolds. This past year the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts was
awarded a Tourism Facilities Grant from the City of Newport.
The $250,000 matching grant will be tapped over the next two
years as the project phases take place. The projects slated for the
future include an electronic acoustical system for the Alice
Silverman Theater. The acoustical enhancement will transform the
space at the push of a button to accommodate the various sounds of
performances - from classic theater to a symphony orchestra, and
everything in between.
On the more practical side, there are plans to add more stalls
to the women's bathroom, enlarge the lobby, and update the lighting
system for both theaters. The biggest phase of the project will
expand the Studio Theater and backstage areas, which will better
allow for simultaneous programs and increase the capacity of the
Annually, The PAC is home to over 170 performances, 26,275
attendees, and 790 participants on stage and back-stage. Over the
last 24 years over 517,000 people have attended ticketed
performances. Another 117,500 people have experienced the arts
through rehearsals, school shows, community events, regional and
statewide music festivals, workshops, and meetings. The PAC is the
heart and soul of 12 resident presenters: three theatre companies,
three dance groups, a symphony, two choral ensembles, a film
series, the Oregon Coast Jazz Party, and HD Live! All of these
resident companies provide a vast compliment of opportunities for
hands-on learning and participation in the performing arts to
people of all ages.
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, a nonprofit arts
organization, promotes and provides high-caliber arts experiences
on the Oregon coast. Located in Newport it manages the
Newport Performing Arts Center and the Newport Visual Arts
For more information call 541-265-ARTS (2787) or email OCCA
Executive Director Catherine Rickbone at firstname.lastname@example.org
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