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COOS BAY April 27 through June 30, 2018, Coos Art Museum will  feature an exhibition of paintings by Archana Horsting. The exhibition Translations: Recalling Photographs will take place in the museum’s second floor Mabel Hansen Gallery. Horsting is the juror of this year’s Expressions West western states paintings competition and her exhibition is timed to coincide with it. An opening reception for the exhibitions will take place 5-7 Friday, April 27, free and open to the public.

Juror Archana Horsting is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Kala Arts Institute, an international artist’s residency program in Berkeley, Calif. Horsting received a B.A. with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz, studied art history at the University of Padova, Italy, and art practice at Academia di Belle Arti di Venezia in Venice, Italy. In 2012 she was recognized with an Alameda County Arts Leadership award. In 2015, she received Berkeley Community Fund’s Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal, awarded annually to Berkeley’s “most useful citizen.”  Horsting oversees all aspects of running Kala, including supervising development and programming. Kala serves 35,000 individuals yearly through artist residencies, exhibitions, and community workshops. In addition Kala’s Artists-in-Schools program provides curriculum-based visual arts education to public schools in Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland.

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Horsting will be conducting a walk-through tour of Expressions West on at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the museum. The walk-through will be followed by a tour/talk about Translations: Recalling Photographs. This program is also free to the public.

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