Oysterville Daybook Archives

Time to Clap and Cheer

Time to Clap and Cheer

If ever there was a time to clap and cheer, it's tonight!  The crème de la crème of the local art community will have their work on display at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum.  Actually, the artists will be there, too!  It's the Opening...

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Gardens! Music! Art! Appetizers!

Gardens! Music! Art! Appetizers!

Music in the Gardens is coming right up!  Saturday, July 21st from ten to four.  We've have our tickets in hand.  We also have lists of musicians and artists, which gardens they will be in, and at what times. Trying to decide where to go first and...

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When Things Are Perfect!

When Things Are Perfect!

I suppose it's a fear of jinxing things to say right out loud while it's happening, "This is perfect!"  In fact, isn't there a saying we are all fond of that goes, "The best is yet to come."  Well, I'm here to tell you that last night's House...

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Gardens+Music+Art=All Day Saturday Fun!

Gardens+Music+Art=All Day Saturday Fun!

At last!  The Water Music Festival has revealed which gardens will be hosting which musicians and which artists during tomorrow’s Music in the Gardens tour. It’s by the numbers – like a giant puzzle.  Half the fun will be plotting the course! THE...

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Coming Soon: Music in the Gardens!

Coming Soon: Music in the Gardens!

Never mind that the flowers may not yet be in bud.  And never mind that the musicians won’t be tuning up for another month or so.  It is time to mark our calendars for the Water Music Festivals BIG EVENT OF SUMMER – Music in the Gardens 2017. It’s...

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Talent duly noted!  Applicant accepted!

Talent duly noted! Applicant accepted!

Willapa Bay AiR, the artist in residency program located at the south end of Douglas Drive in Oysterville, is now in its fourth year.  There is a ‘waiting line’ for residencies – only about ten percent of applicants are invited to one of the...

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Designed to be Functional?

Designed to be Functional?

I’m a great believer in the form-follows-function philosophy of art.  I love Eames chairs (like the one at Noel’s house) and the old Bell helmets (like the one I used to have in my motorcycle days.)  Clean lines.  Comfortable.  Useful.  Classic. ...

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Hopeless in Astoria?

Hopeless in Astoria?

We spent the morning coffee hour trying to figure out the logistics of attending the FisherPoets Gathering in Astoria tonight.  Hopeless. With seven venues and three to five time slots per place and three poets per time slot… tonight's schedule is...

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We’re going on a Wait-and-See!

We’re going on a Wait-and-See!

The information we have, so far, about the Music in the Gardens tour a week from today is just enough to tantalize!  We know the identities of some of the musicians involved.  And we know that there will be artists ‘on duty’ in a couple of the...

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Stunning!  Simply Stunning!

Stunning! Simply Stunning!

In summation:  loved the book, loved the exhibit, loved meeting the author!  I’m talking here about last night’s reception for the opening of Rich Bergeman’s “Swan’s Land” exhibition at the Columbia Heritage Museum.  Even though I had read and...

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You can’t be serious!

You can’t be serious!

When a six-inch by six-inch painting of a sock monkey in a bird’s nest fetches a final bid of six hundred dollars… When the bidding gets so fast and furious that Mark Tyler bids against himself not once but twice… When the Auctioneer Bruce Peterson...

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Inside Astoria!

Inside Astoria!

Last night we went to the opening reception for “Inside Astoria”—our friend Michael Mathers’ photography exhibit at the Maritime Museum. We were early but, even so, as we walked into the gallery space, we felt that all of Astoria was right there,...

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