NEHALEM - "A Day in the Life of Tillamook County," the community art project created by the Bay City Arts Center and funded with help from the Oregon Arts Commission, will have its North County opening from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at the North County Recreation District's gallery/kitchen. The show will be up through the weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

During three dinner evenings in June, a varied cross-section of Tillamook County citizens met for dinner and created an impressive variety of writing, ink and stick drawings, paintings, spoken word and musical creations. Local artists Skyler Veek, Amazing, Jerry Atkin, Jim Nelson, Charlie Wooldridge, Jim Carlson, Ann Madden, Helen Hill and Nancy Slavin guided participants to create the variety of art that makes up the show.

"These 'Arts Build Communities' events were successful beyond the wildest dreams of their inventors," said Glenna Gray, project coordinator. "They make an interesting and thought-provoking display of what can be accomplished through food and the heartfelt sharing of good intentions and artistic endeavors."

The exhibit has been shown at the Bay City Arts Center and the Oregon State Fair, and will be on display at the Pioneer Museum in November.

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