Cannon Beach History News
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Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.: Of Two Minds: A Collaborative Exploration Between Tim Liddiard and Kristin Shauck
Join artists Kristin Shauck and Tim Liddiard at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum as they open their latest exhibit "Of Two Minds: A Collaborative Exploration Between Tim Liddiard and Kristin Shauck." The exhibit will open on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m.
Tim Liddiard was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to the United States when he was 15 years old. He lived and studied in Texas and Utah before relocating to the Northwest. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Portland State University in Oregon, and has been taking art classes and practicing art for fifteen years. His artmaking approach is process based and is strongly influenced by his broad work experience, including garment dyeing, working in construction, teaching, and truck driving. He has exhibited his artwork regionally in the state of Oregon.
Kristin Shauck holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing (magna cum laude) from Baylor University in Waco, Texas (1989) and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from Texas A&M Commerce (1993). Having taught at the college level in both Texas and South Dakota for over a decade prior to relocating to the Northwest, she is currently in her thirteenth academic year teaching painting, drawing, and design at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, where she also serves as founding director of Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century, an annual international competition of figurative art. She has exhibited her own artwork in various regional and national exhibitions as well as internationally in England, Japan, and India.
The exhibit is an exploration of both artists varied past and experience. Each piece is an inspiration of color. Liddiard says, "Inspired by color field paintings as a springboard for my explorations, I am interested in experimenting with how colors interact, starting with simpler color combinations and progressing to more complex." The show integrates Shauck's own philosophy and love of nature as well. Shauck says," Since my childhood, I have always felt a deep connection to and fascination with animals of all kinds, from the tiniest insect to the largest mammals, and have always experienced a profound sense of both awe and joy while in their presence. I seek to capture the essence of both humans and animals by beginning each painting with a very spontaneous, gestural approach, drawing initially with either chalk or directly with a brush, and progressing with many obsessive layers of vibrant color."
The exhibit will be on display from December 3 through February of 2017.
December 17, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Holiday Celebration
Family, friends, kids, Oregonians! It's time to have a little fun and maybe laugh a little. On Saturday, December 17, the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum welcomes you to their annual holiday and appreciation event. Between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. the museum will offer a series of fun festivities, tasty treats, and even a free raffle!
Enjoy hot chocolate, apple cider, delicious Sleepy Monk coffee, and even a delightful holiday punch. The museum staff will have homemade cupcakes, brownies, and other treats for you to enjoy.
Bring the kiddos for story time at 1:00 p.m. when Executive Director, Elaine Trucke and Archivist, Liz Johnson read from their favorite holiday tomes. The kids will also love the museum's own Christmas Banana.
"Everyone has a Santa,' says director Elaine Trucke, "we have the Christmas Banana." While the story behind this potassium carrying holiday loving character is a bit unclear, one can't help but be curious.
In addition to the Christmas Banana, museum staff will be sporting their favorite holiday ugly sweaters - all day. Enjoy a relaxing coloring session or learn some unique Cannon Beach history.
Don't miss the free raffle! Everyone that visits the museum on Saturday, December 17 will automatically be entered to win a Terrible Tilly Hoodie or a basket of goodies from Bruce's Candy Kitchen (one entry per person.) Not to mention, everything in the Museum's gift shop will be 40% off for active members! Sounds like a perfect holiday treat!
Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program
The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum is now a part of the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program. It is the latest addition to the Fred Meyers Rewards Program where you can earn donations for your favorite nonprofit just by shopping with your Rewards Card. Fred Meyer will donate $2.5 million to nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in 2016 through this program.
Here's how it works:
Sign up for the Community Rewards Program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum at http://www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our nonprofit number - 80763. *If you have already registered, you will need to re-link your card. You can follow the same steps as you would to sign up.
Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping us earn a donation! You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates just as you do today.
If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk at any Fred Meyer store.
Amazon.com's Smile Program
The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum has partnered with Amazon.com's Smile Program. When you visit AmazonSmile.com, you can make purchases and still support a local business - us!
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon.com, but with the added ability for shoppers to support the charitable organization of their choice.
When you shop at AmazonSmile.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Cannon Beach Historical Society. It's that easy to support us every time you shop, at no cost to you! Click here to sign up.