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Summer Members show “Green” opens July 12

The Lincoln City Cultural Center has a proud tradition of honoring its member artists with a show during the height of the summer season so that visitors from near and far can see some of the amazing home-cooked artwork made by our talented local arts community. The Summer Members’ Show is composed of new artwork exclusively done by LCCC members and it showcases a wide variety of art styles and mediums. These shows are consistently creative, colorful and inspirational. This year the theme is “Green” and the interpretation of the theme is left up to each artist to decide.

The opening reception for this new exhibit will be on Friday, July 12 from 5 -7 pm. The public is invited to come and meet the multitude of member artists that will be in attendance and chat with them about medium, process, color or just life in general. It is always well attended and there will be wine and refreshments on offer.

To add to the fun, both the Beachstone Gallery at Artists Studio Association (ASAART.net) and the Pacific Artists Co-op Gallery (www.pacificartco-op.com) will be having opening receptions on this same evening. You can easily walk between the 3 and absorb three times the artwork. The Beachstone Gallery’s summer show is entitled “Lazy Daz” and the Pacific Artists Co-op Gallery is celebrating 10 years of business. Both are at 620 NE Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367

You too can become a member of the Lincoln City Cultural Center by way of our website, lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or by coming in to fill out the short membership form. Membership for a year starting at just $35 for individuals and $60 for a family.

For over 25 years, our nonprofit has brought people together in the spirit of arts and culture. Housed in the historic DeLake School building, the Cultural Center is home to diverse artistic disciplines and genres across the visual & performing arts. By becoming a member you will join the large family of people that have made it possible for the Lincoln City Cultural Center to grow and thrive and continue to offer programming that that connects us, inspires us and fills us with joy. Membership also comes with benefits such as $2 off tickets, Complimentary tickets, quarterly members-only newsletter and entry to the members show in the Chessman Gallery.

The Cultural Center would not be here without its members….Thank you to all that support the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

For more information about this show or any of the many events going on at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, www. lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, call 541-994-9994, head to or like our Facebook page.

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Screening of ground-breaking, made-for-screen opera “Vireo” slated for July 17

The Lincoln City Cultural Center is proud to present a screening of the ground-breaking “Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser”, an episodic made-for-the-screen opera composed by Lisa Bielawa on a libretto by Erik Ehn and directed by Charles Otte. This screening will also feature a discussion and Q & A with the composer, coming to Oregon just for this event, which will begin at 6 pm on Wednesday, July 17 at the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101, Lincoln City. An optional Thai dinner can be ordered, with complimentary delivery at intermission.

Rowen Sabala stars in Vireo, a ground-breaking made-for-screen opera

Witchcraft … psychoanalysis … fantasy … for generations, visionary young girls have inspired fascination and fear. Enter the world of Vireo, a gifted teenage girl who finds herself slipping through time between centuries past and present. From award-winning composer Lisa Bielawa, visionary director Charlie Otte, and acclaimed librettist Erik Ehn, this ground-breaking episodic opera weaves a tale of witches, doctors, priests and one girl’s journey of self-discovery. The eponymous heroine Vireo, played by soprano Rowen Sabala, is a 14-year-old girl genius entangled in the historic obsession with female visionaries, as witch-hunters, early psychiatrists, and modern artists have defined them.

Filmed in 12 parts, Vireo’s story takes viewers to iconic locations across the country (including Alcatraz) and features performances by world-renowned musicians like the Kronos Quartet, violinist Jennifer Koh, soprano Deborah Voigt and many more.

The Lincoln City screening will begin at 6 pm, with a break at 8 pm. At intermission, there will be a complimentary delivery of dinner from M & P Thai in Lincoln City (Pad Prik Khing, Pa Kee Mow or Spicy Basil, with your choice of tofu, chicken or pork). Northwest beer and wine will be available for sale. Tickets are $25 for the screening and Q & A, and $35 to include dinner.

To learn more about the creative team and this innovative approach to operatic storytelling, head to www.operavireo.org. The Lincoln City Cultural Center offers performances, fine arts, classes, and visitor information inside the former Delake School at 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City. For more information call 541-994-9994.

The Lincoln City Cultural Center will present a screening of the made-for-screen opera “Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser” on July 17, 2019. More about VIREO

Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser is a made-for-TV-and-online opera, composed by Lisa Bielawa on a libretto by Erik Ehn and directed by Charles Otte.In May 2017, KCET released all twelve episodes of Vireo at once for free, on-demand streaming, which was a first for the network. Vireo made its world broadcast television premiere June 2017 on both KCET in Southern California and Link TV nationwide, with additional screenings across the country.

In 2019, Orange Mountain Music, the record label of Philip Glass, will release Vireo as a DVD/CD box set. In March 2020, a workshop production of VIREO LIVE – a groundbreaking hybrid film-opera experience – will be performed at The New School’s Philip Glass Institute in New York City.

Vireo is an Artist Residency Project of Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, a unit of Cal State Fullerton’s College of the Arts shepherded by Director and Chief Curator John Spiak.… Read more “Screening of ground-breaking, made-for-screen opera “Vireo” slated for July 17”

Reports of security warnings on the LCCC website 2

Reports of security warnings on the LCCC website

Recently, we received some reports that people trying to access the Lincoln City Cultural Center website would see a security warning stating: “Your connection is not private.” While the issue should be resolved, we wanted to tell you what happened and assure you we were not hacked.

Some users visiting the Cultural Center’s website have reported seeing screens similar to this. The Padlock

You’ve probably noticed the little padlock in the top-left of your browser window (such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc), or the words “SECURE” being flashed as you load the site.

This is a fast, secure, and painless way of assuring that you are sending your information over the internet securely.

The Problem

That’s what happened here. The item, an SSL certificate, controls this and is automatically renewed yearly.

Somehow, the primary domain listed on our SSL Certificates was incorrectly assigned to another domain we own. Your browser now thought the source (our website) wasn’t trusted.

Unfortunately, the issue was not consistent. Some people (including our webmaster and tech support team) were not seeing any errors! But it is fixed!

We weren’t hacked

A few people were concerned that our website may have been hacked. This is a valid concern and we take security very seriously.

Our website is protected by a robust firewall that monitors for any suspicious activity and blocks access before a breach can occur. Currently, there is no evidence of hacking or other nefarious activity. While there is no foolproof method of preventing hackers who are determined enough, rest assured that we are doing everything we can to keep your information safe.

We appreciate your trust in the Lincoln City Cultural Center and will do everything we can to keep your information safe from hackers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out.

We’re here to help

(541) 994-9994[email protected]culturalcenter.org

6 Benefits of Local Arts and Culture 5

6 Benefits of Local Arts and Culture

Art and culture enhances every part of our lives. They bring us joy, and help us to make sense of our own experiences and to empathize with others. And frankly, it’s often just plain fun.

A family creates art as part of an audience participation activity during the Sound of Nature, Sound of Art performance.

Why should you turn off the TV for once and get out there to take in some culture? The benefits are not as tangible as, say, how exercising will help you drop 10 pounds, but the rewards are undeniable.

Art and culture also benefit us economically, socially, and educationally – from the future prospects of our children, to the vibrancy of our cities, to the contribution made to economic growth.

Here are a few ways that art and culture positively impacts you, your family, and your community.

Culture Helps You Express Yourself

By participating in culture and being exposed to different forms of art, you broaden the ways in which you can express yourself. It frees and opens up your way of thinking so even if you’re not actively creating art, your ability to convey information and communicate with others is enriched.

Art Reduces Stress Levels

Regardless of your income level or education, taking in the arts is linked to being more satisfied with your life, says a study published last year in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

However, the study revealed differences when it came to men and women. Men experience greater boosts in mood and health when partaking in culture passively, for example going to a museum or a concert. Women, on the other hand, experienced a rise in mood when participating in culture in a more active way (by creating art or playing a musical instrument).

A group of school-age children participate in art activities at the PJ Chessman Gallery. Culture Especially Important for Youth

Exposure to the arts produces well-rounded adults, who contribute as empathetic citizens and creative workers.

There is evidence that doing art activities and studying creative subjects at school helps children and young people improve in other areas too:

employability of students who study arts subjects is higher and they are more likely to stay in employmentstudents who engage in the arts at school are twice as likely to volunteer than students who do not engage in arts and are 20 percent more likely to vote as young adultsengagement in structured art and culture improves the cognitive abilities of children and young peoplestudents from low-income families who take part in art activities at school are three times more likely to get a degree than children from low-income families who do not Art Improves Quality-of-life for Seniors

For seniors and retirees, there is a heap evidence of the positive impact that the arts can have on the physical, mental and social wellbeing of older people.

Alongside the physical benefits of more overtly active art forms such as drama and dance, increased levels of general activity gained through activities such as storytelling and visual arts also had positive impacts on the overall health of participants.… Read more “6 Benefits of Local Arts and Culture”