The latest Spotlight Show from Newport’s Yaquina Art Association features the metalwork masterpieces of Calisse Browne alongside watercolors by Mark Adcock.
Browne entered the metalsmithing craft five years ago by taking classes at the Denver School of Metal Arts. She loves working metals, stones, glass, enamels and gems into unique and beautiful pieces of art. It brings her joy to see someone wearing and enjoying a piece of jewelry that she created.
Her metal work techniques include copper fire painting, in which she uses a torch flame to oxidize the copper and produce up to 14 different colors. Various flame lengths, torch techniques and grinding wheels can be used to create unique patterns on the metal.
Mark Adcock was raised in Kansas City, Missouri, and attended Northwest Missouri State University and graduate school at California State University, Fullerton. His painting began in earnest following his retirement after 40 years of public service as a police officer and city manager.
A member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Adcock has been featured in juried art shows on the Oregon Coast as well as creating commissioned paintings for private collections on both coasts and the Midwest.
The Spotlight Show will run through Friday, Aug. 2, available to view from 11 am to 5 pm daily at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery, 789 NW Beach Drive.