Seattle Opera Barber of Seville
Picture of Lori Tobias
Picture of Lori Tobias
Lori Tobias
Lori Tobias is a journalist of many years, and was a staff writer for The Oregonian for more than a decade, and a columnist and features writer for the Rocky Mountain News. Her memoir “Storm Beat – A Journalist Reports from the Oregon Coast” was published in 2020 by Oregon State University press. She is also the author of the novel Wander, winner of the 2017 Nancy Pearl Book Award for literary fiction and a finalist for the 2017 International Book Awards for new fiction. She lives on the Oregon Coast with her husband Chan and rescue pup Gus.

Cascade Head Art on the Beach

To celebrate one of the world’s rare biospheric reserves, scientists, artists, and the public will gather on the Oregon beach to talk, learn, and create images in the sand.

Besides co-founding the Florence Festival of Books, Judy Fleagle is known as the “bridge lady of the Oregon Coast” for a pair of books she has written on coastal spans. Photo courtesy: Florence Festival of Books

Talking books at the beach

Judy Fleagle, co-founder of the Florence Festival of Books, which begins Friday, says organization is key to the event.

Sing a song of Oregon

An effort to remove offensive language from the state song could end up with dual anthems to Oregon.

Fused glass artist Ann Cavanaugh and glass blower Andy Nichols combine their talents in glass fish.

Like a fish out of fire

Two glass artists in Cannon Beach’s Spring Unveiling Arts Festival collaborate to make finned figures.

Niki Price of the Lincoln City Cultural Center

Hitting the coastal arts trail

Niki Price plans to create a series of itineraries for people who like to hike and “tour art and see beautiful things.”

Among the things Lisa Mayfield’s boyfriend left her after his death were masks he carved from stone. The story she will read in the Cannon Beach Library’s Writers Read Celebration explores the gifts she gained from that difficult relationship. Photo Courtesy: Lisa Mayfield

Pandemic prose and poetry

The Cannon Beach Library hosts a virtual reading Saturday of pieces inspired by life during COVID.

“Salmon Roses and Lilies” by Katia Kyte (oil, 12 by 12 inches)

Flower power

Coastal painters Katia Kyte and Victoria Biedron agree that flowers “exist to give you joy.”

Crop of art by Evie S.

Storytelling without words

From pets to the pandemic, a Sitka Center project spurs discussion among second-graders about the year’s events.

In February, the Taft Jazz Band makes is last performance before going online due to the pandemic shutdown. Photo courtesy: Music Is Instrumental

Helping the bands play on

The Music is Instrumental program pays for mentors to keep music education alive in Lincoln County schools.

Oswald, sea otter at Oregon Coast Aquarium

Music to see otters by

Coast calendar: Cellists perform for aquarium residents; online talk about Rick Bartow; Andean music.

CMNW Council
Blueprint Arts Carmen Sandiego
Seattle Opera Barber of Seville
Stumptown Stages Legally Blonde
Corrib Hole in Ground
Kalakendra May 3
Portland Opera Puccini
Cascadia Composers May the Fourth
Portland Columbia Symphony Adelante
OCCA Monthly
NW Dance Project
Oregon Repertory Singers Finding Light
PPH Passing Strange
Maryhill Museum of Art
PSU College of the Arts
Bonnie Bronson Fellow Wendy Red Star
Pacific Maritime HC Prosperity
PAM 12 Month
High Desert Sasquatch
Oregon Cultural Trust
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