Christine Harrison has lived on the Oregon Coast for the past twenty-five years. She is one of the founding members of Art Accelerated, an arts non-profit for Tillamook County artists. Harrison’s deep connection to coastal land, weather, and water has greatly influenced her art. She looks to capture a sense of place in her work, which led to her investigation of botanical dye printmaking. Using local flora and fauna to make dyes and ink for artmaking, Harrison is able to physically embody the landscape. The pieces in this show were all made using local tannins and botanical prints.
Jan Branham is a printmaker who splits her time between Manzanita and Corvallis. Branham’s work is from her collection “Ansisters and Mancestors.” The pieces incorporate collage and print making, such as linocut, woodblock, monoprint, collagraph, as well as the mixing of media to satisfy the artist’s image making curiosity. The collection is inspired by snapshots of the artist’s relatives and family friends taken 1920-1950s on a Kodak Brownie camera. Branham chose individuals from the snapshots, drew them in larger format, added embellishments and created printed, collaged, and mixed media images to develop a narrative.
Shane Sjogren resides in Wheeler. The colossal vegetation of the forests and the pulse of the Pacific inform Sjogren’s ceramic works. His ideas flourish from observations of the environment of the Oregon Coast. Throughout the process, Sjogren’s initial inspiration transforms rapidly as the work progresses. The resulting piece often contains the dual purpose of function and diversion—a kelp leaf may seem to consciously flow into the form of a flower vase.
We invite you to view art March 2 through 24, Thursdays through Sundays from 12-5 pm.The not-for-profit Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon.