Aug 2, 2024
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365



The Dynamic Poetry of Nature
Jeremy Likness
August 2 – September 29, 2024
Upstairs Gallery
Newport Visual Arts Center

Friday, August 2nd from 5-7pm
Artist talk @ 6pm
Musical guest Annie Averre
Light refreshments will be served

Likness’s astrophotography – out-of-this-world, nature-inspired photography – provides visual access to nature…beyond what we can see with our own eyes.

“Many artists are inspired by the nature around them. Jeremy Likness’s work transcends us far beyond what can be seen with the naked eye and transports us to the expansive dimensions of nature that exist beyond our world.” – Chasse Davidson, Director, Newport Visual Arts Center

From the artist…
I believe the universe is a vast canvas, painted with incredible beauty from the rugged Oregon coast to the distant reaches of the cosmos. My subjects include wonderful “things” like massive waves, tide pools, comets, and galaxies, and incredible “moments” like Northern lights (aurora), total solar eclipses, and phases of the moon. I seek to unveil the magic hidden in the mundane that is revealed in the awe-inspiring moments in darkness that connect us to the distant stars. I prefer the jagged profile of a volcano, a rugged rock formation, and the thunderous boom of massive waves over towering cityscapes and man-made structures. My lenses capture light in a variety of forms, from distant galaxies to the luminous surface of the sunlit moon. I craft my art to evoke wonder and awe and reflect not just the light, but the emotional resonance of the target.

Newport Visual Arts Center

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