Two-week show at YAA Gallery

“Mouth of a Sea Urchin,” by photographer Donna McCoy, will be part of a two-week show at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Newport. (Courtesy photo)

In a two-week Wall Spotlight Show from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13, the Yaquina Art Association will be featuring the artwork of Lila Passarelli and the photography of Donna McCoy.

The Yaquina Art Association Gallery is located at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until until Sept. 2 — after Labor Day, hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Passarelli will have a variety of paintings in her show: animals, flowers, landscapes and perhaps a seascape. She has been a member of the Yaquina Art Association since 1977. Passarelli has worked with many mediums over the years, including oils, watercolors, pastels, colored pencils, pen and ink and, for the last 30 years, encaustic (hot wax painting).

McCoy enjoys exploring tide pools with her camera, looking for unusual animals and art forms to photograph and share. From the common sea star to the less common slug, she sees beauty in them all. In her latest show, McCoy highlights some of the animals that live in the intertidal zone, such as sea slugs, jellies, urchins and more. Sometimes her close-up work takes on an unworldly art form.

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