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Art on the Beach and Powerful Plankton

Join us for two mornings of "Art on the Beach" and a Tuesday evening presentation on "Powerful Plankton" . Taking place on August 23 and 24 from 8:30 a.m. through approximately 11:30 a.m., Art on the Beach will feature artist Frank Boyden on the first day, who will draw his inspiration from the word “wonder,” and Rebecca Welti on the second, who will lead the sand rakers in creating art based on phyto and zoo-plankton from the off-shore marine reserve. “As a longtime resident of the greater Lincoln City community, I am incredibly excited to be involved with the inaugural Art on the Beach events,” said Boyden. “Rebecca and I both draw a great deal of our inspiration from the elements and environment around us. To be able to share our expressions with those attending Art on the Beach will be a true joy.” Art on the Beach will be located on the beaches in front of the Chinook Winds Casino Resort, which lies within the UNESCO Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve. Guests planning to attend should park at Chinook Winds Casino Resort parking area and walk toward the beach.

Art on the Beach is brought to you by the Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve, EXPLORE Lincoln City, and Chinook Winds Casino Resort.


Learn how our very lives depend on these microscopic sea creatures. Join us on Tuesday August 24th at 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Lincoln City Cultural Center to hear from leading artists and scientists about the secret lives of the microscopic marine plants and animals that support all life on earth. Plankton provide not only food for fish and whales they create over half of the oxygen we breathe!

Join OSU marine scientists Becky Smoak and Jennifer Fisher and renowned plankton artist Rebecca Welti at LCCC for a lively presentation and Q and A session at the intersection of the creative arts and natural sciences.

Scientists will discuss impacts of climate change on plankton including how increasing ocean temperatures here in the Pacific Northwest are affecting local plankton communities and what that means to each of us, and our artist will show her innovative work depicting the beauty and function of these remarkable creatures. Audience members are invited to share their experiences with the ocean and ideas for engaging the public with future Citizen Science/Art collaborations.

Sponsored by Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve and their 4CAST Project.

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