The Clatsop Community College Arts & Ideas Program will sponsor an Oregon Chautauqua program, "Chicana Artists: 1060s to the Present," by artist and teacher Analee Fuentes at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center, 16th Street and Franklin Avenue.

This slide show and lecture grew out of Fuentes' desire to fill a perceived void in the traditional offerings of art history. The subject matter itself encompasses the work of seven representative artists who built their reputations on informed political awareness. Fuentes discusses the linkage between personal experience, historical events and the visual arts as agents for social change, especially in an era of civil rights policymaking.

Recent works by many of the artists are included, as they continue to produce art and mentor a new generation. Fuentes leads the audience through work and content to experience a higher level of visual literacy. Humor, history and art criticism underscore the universality of the creative experience.

The program is made possible by funding from the Oregon Council for the Humanities, an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. OCH is dedicated to providing opportunities for life-long learning in communities throughout Oregon. For more information about OCH or Oregon Chautauqua, call Carol E. Hickman at (503) 241-0543.

Tickets are $5 and are available at the box office, which opens at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are sold at Old Town Framing in Astoria, Clatsop Community College South County Campus in Seaside, Clatsop Community College Library, Astoria. Call (503) 338-2473 to make reservations.

This group show "Art Inspired by Nature" featured in the CCC Performing Art Center lobby includes work by Andrea Kosharek, David Meyers, Grant Wood, Kirsten Horning and Terrie Remington working in a diverse range mediums.


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