The latest Spotlight Show from Newport's Yaquina Art Association features the paintings and sculpture of Ginger Raia alongside carvings, paintings and necklaces by Neal Clement.
Raia has traveled and lived in many different places which broadened her personal senses as well as her artistic senses. Art has been a major part of her love of life, and she can’t imagine life without it. Raia doesn’t paint or sculpt in just one style, and just loves to experience many art forms. Her sculptures are very whimsical and playful.
Clement spent his younger years in Franksville, New York, and went on to pursue a career in drafting. He moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, for a while and then back to New York State where he found his love of carving while working at the Ontario Knife Company. Neal moved to Oregon in 1976 and worked in social services for a time, and then started to work full-time on his wood carving. He carves with cedar shakes, split cedar and posts.
The show will be on display through Friday, April 26, available to view 11 am to 4 pm daily at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery, 789 NW Beach Drive.