Reserve Inspiration, Oregon Marine Reserves

This exhibition presents how the nature of Cascade Head Marine Reserve inspires artists

Friday, August 13 2021 @ 10AM

Join us to meet the artists at an in-person reception set for 5-7 pm on Friday, Aug. 13.  A Virtual Gallery Tour will be posted on FB @lincolncityculture on Saturday, Aug. 14.


This exhibition presents how the nature of Cascade Head Marine Reserve inspires artists with an exploration of Diversity of species, Change of the ecosystem Over Time, Patience in research, Interconnectedness-strengthening our human relationship to the natural world. “Reserve Inspiration, Oregon Marine Reserves” by Nora Sherwood, Victoria McOmie, Ernie Rose, Julie Fiedler, Jill Perry Townsend, Scott Groth and Cynthia Longhat-Adams. Supported by the Audubon Society of Lincoln City .

This exhibit will open with an in person opening reception on Friday, Aug. 13, from 5 to 7pm. It will be open to the public from 10-4, Thursday-Sunday (and by appointment) through Sept. 6th. Following the reception, at 7pm, a presentation by ODFW Marine Reserve Program Leader, Cristen Don entitled Diving into Oregon’s Marine Reserves – a virtual underwater tour. There will also be a video tour of the exhibit on the Center’s Facebook page @lincolncityculture.

Diversity:

In nature as in society, diverse systems are strong systems. Marine reserves ensure protection of diverse species which may not otherwise survive.

Change Over Time:

Marine reserves differ from each other, and offer opportunity to study systems over decades to detect both sudden and subtle changes that reveal the health of the ecosystem and our planet.

Patience:

Like any investment, maintaining and researching a marine reserve require a long-term commitment over generations to observe change in natural cycles.

Interconnectedness:

Plants, animals, and people are interconnected in marine reserves in ways known and yet to be discovered. Strengthening, not severing, those connections is key not only within the reserve, but also in our human relationship to the natural world.

The participating artists are: Nora Sherwood, Victoria McOmie, Ernie Rose, Julie Fiedler, Jill Perry Townsend and Scott Groth.

These seven coastal artists share work inspired by the beautiful Cascade Head Marine Reserve at this unique art exhibit.

This exhibit will open with an online gallery tour on Friday, Aug. 13. It will be open to the public from 10-4, Thursday-Sunday (and by appointment) through Sept. 5.

Marine Reserve Awareness Month!

We are excited to announce that Audubon Society of Lincoln City (ASLC) has designated August 2021 as Oregon Marine Reserve Awareness Month for these living laboratories overseen by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). With a focus on Cascade Head Marine Reserve, this effort aligns with ASLC’s mission to encourage residents and visitors to protect and enjoy the native birds, other wildlife, and habitats found on the Central Oregon Coast.

ASLC has planned a series of events and activities to enhance appreciation of Oregon’s coast beneath the ocean surface—a marine world largely unseen by the public, but one that is vitally important to the interconnectedness of plants, animals, and people in ways known and yet to be discovered.

Information Booth

Sundays from August 8th through September 5, visit our information table at the Lincoln City Farmer’s and Crafters market where you can learn more about our Oregon Marine Reserves as well as how you can support our programs here at Lincoln City Audubon! We serve all of Lincoln and Tillamook counties, not just Lincoln City, providing education and advocacy for our wildlife and their habitats!

Interactive Art

Sundays from August 8th through September 5, Bring your children with you while visiting us at the Lincoln City Farmer’s and Crafters market! We will have an art room set up in the Lincoln City Cultural Center where they can paint ceramic tidepool creatures that will be included in an interactive, three-dimensional tidepool!

In addition, during July, Rockfish Art Kits with materials to create fish of the Cascade Head Marine Reserve will be available at the Cultural Center. Rockfish art created with this kit can then be entered to be part of the “Reserve Inspiration” exhibit at the Chessman Gallery in August. Come pick your free kit up today.

Programs and Outings

Participation is FREE, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required where indicated. Outings will be led by expert naturalists.

Saturday, August 14, 9-11am (2nd Saturday Bird Walk)
Outing: The Villages Open Space to Road’s End State Recreation Area. Take an easy stroll with us through meadows, woods, and marshes ultimately arriving at the ocean beaches of the Cascade Head Marine Reserve!
Pre-registration is required

Saturday, August 21, 9-11am
Mouth of the Salmon River. The staff of Camp Westwind have invited us to walk with them along the Salmon River and out to the beach to the northern edges of the Cascade Head Marine Reserve.
Pre-registration is required

Friday, August 27th, 7pm
Program: Gifts from the Ocean: Oregon’s Marine Reserves from a Tribal Perspective with Peter Sugas Hatch of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.
Pre-registration is required

Saturday, August 28, 9-11am
Hike along the beach with us starting at Road’s End State Recreation Site. We will have an optional guided walk up The Knoll Open Space for spectacular views.
Pre-registration is required

For more information visit the Lincoln City Audubon Society’s website http://www.lincolncityaudubon.org/calendar.html