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 Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents student artwork in the “Charcoal, Pencil, Paint” exhibit through June 1 in the Classroom Gallery. The exhibit includes student work developed during the Art Fridays winter 2019 session, focusing on the “FUNdamentals of Drawing and Painting.”
“My goal for the drawing classes was for the young artists to sketch using theirs eyes and hands as tools for examining and understanding a subject rather in focusing on finished works of art,” says drawing instructor Marcy Kenyon. “I think all the students learned more about drawing and improved.”
“I would say that the kids had a lot of fun learning to explore and express themselves with paint. They were a joy to work with, and very inspiring!” added painting instructor Eileen Hearne.
“It’s important to recognize student work in a public manner,” says OCCA VAC Director Tom Webb. “Having the Classroom Gallery at the VAC is a real advantage for the educational community. OCCA is open to proposals to show student work from other schools and community groups as well.”
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