Arts guild features Joan Truckenbrod

Digital media artist Joan Truckenbrod will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Coastal Arts Guild, set for Thursday, June 6, in Newport. (Courtesy photo)

The Coastal Arts Guild (CAG) and the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts welcomes Corvallis-based artist Joan Truckenbrod as speaker for the guild's monthly luncheon on Thursday, June 6, in the second floor classroom of the Newport Visual Arts Center. The program begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch. CAG invites those interested in the arts to attend.

A professor emeritus from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Department of Technology), Truckenbrod is recognized as a pioneering digital media artist with works internationally represented in museum collections, exhibitions and publications.

"My artwork creates an intuitive conduit between technology and nature, simultaneously injecting each into the other,” said Truckenbrod. “I am constantly intrigued by the physical sensations of invisible, yet palpable phenomena in the natural world, imaging these ephemeral, transient experiences, creating physical artworks from digital drawings to digital fiber and installations.”

Her lithographs and woven work can be seen through June 29 in the Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center (open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.). "Exhibiting my work is essential for me to consider and evaluate my progress," said Truckenbrod.

For additional information and an invitation to attend CAG's luncheon, call Mary Holt at 541-765-4599. Seating is limited. There is a suggested donation of $10 for the luncheon for non-members. Holt can also provide information about the Coastal Arts Guild, a volunteer program that staffs the visual arts center and serves the arts community of Lincoln County. CAG welcomes new members, and there is no membership fee.