Cannon Beach History News
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Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.:
Oregon Visions Art Exhibit Opening
The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum has become well-known for its displays of beautiful textile work, but the organization likes to spread its wings every now and again. This fall, we are looking forward to hosing an exhibit by Stirling Gorsuch. On Saturday, October 8, Gorsuch's latest exhibit, "Oregon Visions" opens at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum. Gorsuch is a Cannon Beach native and rising star in the art community with his printed creations.
The pieces for "Oregon Visions" span the last few years of his work, which was inspired by the beautiful contrasting landscapes of Oregon. Gorsuch says, "My choice to focus on landscape in my work originated from my upbringing in Cannon Beach." He memoralizes time spent by a bonfire, stargazing, hiking soggy trails, and surfing frigid Pacific summer waters. Gorsuch also spent several years in Bend, an area that has become as much of an inspiration as Cannon Beach with its drastically different seasons, raging forest fires, and snowy blizzards. These "intense natural phenomena became central themes in my work."
Over the years, Gorsuch says that he has experienced "a shift in how I perceived landscape, not just as a place, but also as a subject for further investigation into how time shapes environments."
In a word, "Oregon Visions" is Oregon. Oregon now and Oregon as it was. Inspired, breathtaking, and beautiful. His prints integrate landscapes that we know and love with angular and geometric shapes creating iconographic symbols, such as a four-paned window. Now living in Portland, Gorsuch balances his time between the coast and the desert and is inspired by both. Don't miss your opportunity to meet this talented and humbled artist at the "Oregon Visions" opening on Saturday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy tasty morsels and libations. The exhibit will be on display at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum for a relatively short time, just through November.
Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program
The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is now a part of the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program. It is the lastest 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 Meyers Rewards Card to the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum at http://www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our nonprofit number - 80763.
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 Meyers 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.
Thank you to all of our generous sponsors for their continued support of the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum. The CBHCM is exceptionally grateful for generous and continuous support provided by our corporate sponsors. With the help of our sponsors, the CBHCM continues to fulfill its mission to preserve the history of Cannon Beach by seeking, collecting, and protecting historical artifacts and memorabilia of all kinds, by recording oral histories, and by making these materials available to the public whenever possible.
Braemar Charitable Trust awards History Center $10,000
The Braemar Charitable Trust recently awarded the CBHCM with $10,000 to help with the installation of the Cannon Project. These funds will go towards building bases for both the cannon and the capstan.
The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a non-profit, 501 C-3 tax-exempt corporation (I.D. #94-3140644).