REEDSPORT — Coastal Douglas Arts & Business Alliance is partnering with Chris and Sheryl Rush, owners of the Rogue River Coffee Co., to host an open house and artist reception with live music from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the new coffeehouse located 1891 Winchester Ave. in Reedsport. It's a great time to check out their coffee, pastries, and lunch menu items.
The artist reception will feature various artists, including Gary M. Herd, Kraken Studios; Donna Lee, Donna Lee Studio; Reggie Oflock, Sea Gypsy Cottage Studio; and Susanne M. Weston, Susanne Weston Art. It also will feature music by Reedsport’s own-Sean Grubb.
Gary Herd is a self-taught "Urban Landscape" painter, known for his colorful, bold outlined paintings. When Gary is not in the studio creating art, he's painting on a much larger scale with his mural business Kraken Studios. Herd’s newest mural "Salmon History" is on the dike wall in Reedsport.
Donna Lee, started art school right out of high school. Donna started as an illustrator, turned into a photographer to photograph her art work and fell in love. Now after 30 years behind the camera, Donna has picked up color pencils and has also picked up scratchboard art.
Reggie Oflock, was born and raised in California. Reggie retired in Grants Pass and later moved to Florence Oregon, with her husband and 2 dogs, Bruiser and Shadow. Reggie is a self-taught artist and also enjoys reading, beach walks, fishing, and world travelling.
Susanne Weston has been an artist for over 50 years, starting in watercolors and moving to acrylics, mostly mountain landscapes, but also portrait work. Susanne began 3-dimensional art on wood and stone about four years ago. Susanne’s images of trees are painted in copper, gold, silver, gunmetal, and multiple colors to coordinate with the rock or wood she uses for her background.