Corvallis-based artist Joan Truckenbrod will share details of her career as a pioneering digital media artist when she appears as the guest speaker at the Thursday, June 6, lunch meeting of the Coastal Arts Guild in Newport.

A professor emeritus from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Truckenbrod has works on display in museums, collections and exhibitions throughout the world.

“My artwork creates an intuitive conduit between technology and nature, simultaneously injecting each into the other,” she said. “I am constantly intrigued by the physical sensations of invisible yet palpable phenomena in the natural world.”

Her lithographs and woven work are on display in an exhibit at the Newport Visual Arts Center, available to view from noon to 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday until June 29.

“Exhibiting my work is essential for me to consider and evaluate my progress,” Truckenbrod said. “I particularly value the reactions of a broad audience of people that are attracted to Newport in the summer months. I hope that my artwork adds to and expands their experience of delight and joy at the beach, while simultaneously challenging them.”

Truckenbrod received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MA from Northern Illinois University. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The State of Illinois Museum and South Dakota State University, among other institutions. She is also the operator of the Joan Truckenbrod Gallery in Corvallis, which showcases her work in video sculpture, digital painting, fiber art and coded algorithmic artwork.

The June 6 lunch will start at 11:30 am at the Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive. There is a suggested donation of $10 for non members. For more information and an invitation to attend, call Mary Holt at 541-765-4599.

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