Other galleries on the North Coast are hosting Lewis and Clark related exhibits.

RiverSea Gallery, 1160 Commercial St.In honor of the Journey's End National Art Exhibit, RiverSea Gallery presents a multi-media group exhibit titled "Looking Back at Lewis and Clark - A Regional Perspective," offering contemporary interpretations of the Lewis and Clark theme by regional artists. The show at RiverSea Gallery runs Friday, March 7 through March 26, concurrent with the JENAE at the Columbia River Maritime Museum, and its intent is to offer a regional viewpoint to complement the national show.

RiverSea Gallery's current exhibit of "Water Marks-Inspirations from the River" features works of six area artists inspired by the Columbia River, and also continues through March 26. The public is invited to a reception for the artists of both shows from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8. Featured musicians are Dick Weissman and David Crabtree. "Many artists in our area have responded to renewed attention focused on the Lewis and Clark expedition by creating works inspired by that historic journey, and this exhibit offers a chance to see a select group of regional work," said Jeannine Grafton, owner of RiverSea Gallery. "The journey west to the Pacific is interpreted with the contemporary perspective of artists who live along the path of exploration. For them, this art is about more than history. It's also about their personal experience and the region they call home."

The gallery features contemporary works of art in all media, primarily by regional artists. Regular business hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call the gallery at (503) 325-1270.

Trail's End Art Gallery, 656 A St., GearhartGEARHART - The Trail's End Art Association, a nonprofit art group, hosts an exhibit featuring artwork inspired by the Lewis and Clark expedition.

The nonjuried mixed media show will be on display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends through March 30 at the gallery, 656 A St. in Gearhart.

The exhibit honors the influence of the Lewis and Clark expedition from which the historic association takes its name.

The Trail's End Art Association was started in 1952 by eight local artists. This exhibition is the first in a series of fund-raising events and upcoming shows to help offset the enormous costs of maintaining the historic old building, which needs major repairs and a new septic system. The building provides a community place for artists to work, display and give classes.

For more information, call president Judy Black Mathison at (503) 738-7159.


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