777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365
Directions: Google Maps and other online mapping programs can have a problem directing you to the VAC. Here are the easiest directions to follow: heading north or south on Hwy. 101, turn west on NW 3rd St. Proceed straight down the hill. At the second stop sign, turn right. One short block later, turn left under Nye Beach archway. Proceed straight to Nye Beach turnaround and parking lot. The VAC is the large blue and gray building off the turnaround. To director offices and upper parking lot: turn west of Hwy. 101 at NW 3rd St. Head down hill. At second stop sign, continue straight 1.5 blocks, with the Sylvia Beach Hotel remaining on your left. The VAC administrative offices can be accessed through the smaller, upper parking lot.
The public is invited to an reception for new and continuing shows from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Yaquina Art Association Photographers annual show opens in the Runyan Gallery; "Yellow Squares, or the Opposite of War" by Michael Boulay opens in the Upstairs Gallery; "Stories in Color," mixed media and collage/assembly work by Curry County artists Carol Waxham and Thomas Medlin, opens in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artists Showcase; "Brackish Reports," films by Melody Owen, opens in the Media Room; and "Around the World (and Pizza Boxes)," a collection of work by Art Fridays students, continues in the Classroom Gallery through June 30. Waxham and Medlin will give an artist talk at 6 p.m., Boulay will speak about his work at 6:30 p.m., and Owen will speak about her work at 7 p.m.; YAAP members will also be on hand to discuss their work.
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