Two luminaries of the Northwest arts scene, Alfredo Arreguin and Yuji Hiratsuka, will be in Cannon Beach during the first weekend of October. Both artists are represented by Imprint Gallery in an exhibition running through October and November. There will be an artist’s reception at the gallery on Saturday, Oct. 7, 6 -7 p.m., and an artists’ talk on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m.
Painter, Alfredo Arreguin will be presenting his new painting “Salish Sea.” He recently gifted the use of an earlier painting of Haystack Rock to illustrate a poster for Haystack Rock Awareness Program, a stewardship and environmental education program whose mission is to protect the intertidal and bird ecology of the Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. At the Saturday evening reception representatives of the program and the nonprofit, Friends of Haystack Rock, will give a short description of the program and formally thank the artist for the use of his image. The poster is available from the gallery, with all funds going to HRAP.
Printmaker, Yuji Hiratsuka will be leading two, one-day workshops in the gallery’s studio on Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 7. Hiratsuka is a venerated teacher at Oregon State University, and has had considerable influence on the development of many young Northwest artists, not least Imprint Gallery’s own studio manager, Alisa Vernon. On this visit, the artist will be teaching a class in stencil cutting and silkscreen printmaking. The class can be booked through the gallery’s website at www.imprintgallery.com.