The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present new works by Astoria artist Kathleen Paino in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artists Showcase, through November 1 at the Newport Visual Arts Center (VAC). Paino’s exhibit, “The Journey Is the Reward: Working with Paper,” includes collage, mixed media and painting. A gallery reception is scheduled for October 3, 5-7pm, at the VAC (777 NW Beach Drive), and the artist is scheduled to discuss her work at 5:15pm.
“My subjects are inspired by how I see the historical and natural world of the lower Columbia River and North Oregon,” says Paino. “But sometimes just the way light is reflected off objects like my bicycle, kitchen colander or a favorite bowl provides inspiration.” Paino’s neo-realistic works are done primarily with acrylics, and she enjoys using washi or handmade papers. Paino also incorporates live leaves, moss and other items she finds around her wooded neighborhood.
Kathleen Paino grew up on the north Oregon coast, and now lives in Astoria. She has an undergraduate degree in art education and graduate degrees in curriculum and instruction/community education, and in art education. She studied at Portland State University, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon. Paino retired as Dean of Continuing Education from Clatsop Community College in Astoria in 2005.
Kathleen Paino has received Best of Show awards and People’s Choice awards twice at the Trail’s End Art Center in Gearhart and an honorable mention at the international Au Natural competition, among several other local awards. She has shown her work at Trail’s End, the AVA Studio Tour and Bronze Koi Beads in Astoria, Fairweather Gallery in Seaside and Rock my World in Lincoln City.
With the assistance of a grant from the Ford Family Foundation, the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents the Coastal Oregon Visual Artists Showcase, including exhibits and video documentaries of mid-career, coastal visual artists.
The Coastal Oregon Visual Artists Showcase is open noon to 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, please call 541-265-6569 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.