The Beaver Tales Art Exhibit showcases the beauty and utility of beavers and the habitats they create and maintain.
Beaver Tales features the work of over 100 artists who have contributed paintings, photographs, and sculptures using an incredible array of materials including wood, glass, clay, pine needles, cedar bark, leather, felt even cross-cut saws.
Join us for a reception on February 9th.
Marking the beginning of a whirlwind events all about Oregon’s beloved beaver.
Oregon State University
The events of the day:
5pm-5:45 several art/science presentations on research and the natural history of the beaver, including:
Scientific posters will also be on display showcasing some of the work conducted by OSU, the USFS, and others. Information tables will be provided by some groups as well.
***5:45-6:30 Frances Backhouse will offer a talk based on her research and writing that appeared in her award-winning book, Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver. http://www.backhouse.ca/books/once-they-were-hats-in-search-of-the-mighty-beaver/. Grass Roots books will be on hand to sell her books and assist with signings. Margo Greeve, author and illustrator of the children’s book Oregon’s Special Animals will be on hand to sell her book. Her beaver illustrations are also displayed in the show.
6:30-8:30 Public reception to celebrate the art, the science, and the people who made it possible.
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL AGES.
The art exhibit will be up in the OSU Guistina Gallery, in the LaSells Stewart Center (across from Reser Stadium), Corvallis, Oregon through February 28th.
The BEAVER TALES exhibit at OSU and related events this month are a part of SPARK – OSU’s Year of Arts+Science, http://spark.oregonstate.edu/.
OSU/ BEAVER TALES, a curated exhibition, has selected quite a few Fairweather House and Gallery artists! They are: Agnes Field, Denise Joy McFadden, Mike Brown, Paul Brent, Susan Curington, Neal Maine and Jo Pomeroy Crockett, PhD. Congratulations! Fairweather SEVEN!
1. Agnes Field, artist. Mixed media.
Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/AgnesField for more information about the artist and her work.
2. Denise Joy Mc Fadden, artist. Watercolor.
Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/DeniseJoyMcFadden for more information about the artist and her work.
3. Mike Brown, wood sculpture artist. Inlaid vase.
Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/blog /MikeBrown.
4. Paul Brent, artist. Oil on linen.
Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/PaulBrent for more information about the artist and his art.
Susan Curington close up strike off
Susan Curington acrylic on linen
5. Susan Curington, artist. Acrylic on linen.
Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/SusanCurington for more information about the artist and her art.
Beaver Dam by Neal Maine
Beaver Lodge by Neal Maine.
6. Neal Maine, nature photographer.
Please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/NealMaine for more information about the nature photographer/PacificLight Images.
Beaver Front Side
Close up Beaver Back side
Jo Pomeroy Crockett Beaver Backside
7. Jo Pomeroy Crockett, mixed media artist
Please visit http://www.fairweaterhouseandgallery.com/artists/Jo Pomeroy Crockett for more information about the artist and her art.
Save the Date and Time!
Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
May 6th, 5-7:pm
HELLO! BEAVER TALES!!!
Fairweather House and Gallery and other venues located in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside, Oregon.
Please go to www.wetlandsconservancy.org for updates on
exhibits and other beaver and wetland activities.
Sales of art and books to benefit:
The Wetlands Conservancy/ for more info about the beneficiary go to www.wetlandsconservancy.org
Necanicum Watershed Council/ for more info about the beneficiary go to www.necanicumwatershed.org
North Coast Land Conservancy/NCLC/ for more info about the beneficiary go to http://www.nclctrust.org
Lower Nehalem Watershed Council/for more info about the beneficiary go to www.nwc.nehalem.org
Arlene Schnitzer ■ Village Gallery of Arts ■ Beach Books ■ Grass Roots Books
Broadway Books ■ Neal Maine, Pacific Light Images
Oregon State University–LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis
Lake Oswego –510 MuseumARTspace
Fairweather House and Gallery –Seaside
Astoria Art Loft–Astoria
A related event will take place on Feb 25 when the Greenbelt Land Trust hosts a Beaver Walk from 9am-noon at Bald Hill. More info is available at the reception and here: http://greenbeltlandtrust.org/event/beavers-wetlands-walk/
The Beaver Tales exhibit was curated by Sara Vickerman.
Q: How tall is a beaver, you ask?
A: The answer in a picture show and tell.
Frances Backhouse, author
***Frances Backhouse is a veteran freelance journalist and the author of six nonfiction books. Her latest, Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver, was heralded by The Globe and Mail as one of the “20 books you’ll be reading – and talking about – for the rest of the year” and selected as one of the National Post’s Top 99 Books!