August 11th Opening Reception 1:00 – 3:00 pm Pacific Marine Heritage Center.
Ode to the Tides will be available for viewing August 2nd – September 25th at three locations in Newport: Newport Visual Arts Center, Pacific Marine Heritage Center and Hatfield Marine Science Center.
The Wetlands Conservancy and partners are sponsoring Ode to the Tides, a traveling art exhibit and sale in 2019 to highlight the beauty, ecological, and economic value of near-shore coastal habitats. The exhibit will focus on the plants, animals, and fish that live in estuaries and tide pools where fresh and salt water combine. The goals of the exhibition are to celebrate the aesthetic and ecological significance of Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, and build a diverse community of Oregonians and coastal visitors to promote protection and conservation for generations to come.
Ode to the Tides will contain original art in a variety of media, created by Northwest artists, and will be displayed at seven venues on the Northern Oregon coast and Willamette Valley from May-December 2019. Ode to the Tides goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities. In addition to the exhibition and sales of art to support coastal conservation, each venue will offer scientific programs, student led events, outdoor and food experiences for visitors throughout the time the show.