"Snow Storm"

“Snow Storm” by J.W. Turner

The Tillamook Pioneer Museum will take the art world by storm this Saturday, March 2, when it hosts a painting evening with a focus on wild weather.

Local artist Christine Harrison will guide participants as they create their own versions of “Snow Storm,” a dynamic 1842 canvas by English seascape master William Turner.

“My thought was that Tillamook is a place of storms that blow right through you ... just as Turner’s paintings show,” Harrison said. “Storms are something people here can relate to.”

This particular painting has a famous story attached to it, where Turner supposedly lashed himself to the mast of a ship in order to paint from the heart of the storm.

“I’m not sure he actually did that,” Harrison said, “but the way he painted made people think it was done on the spot. It has the feeling of the moment.”

The painting party will run from 6 to 8 pm at 2106 Second Street. Admission is $50, which includes all supplies, instruction, catered food and beverages.

To sign up, go to www.eventbrite.com and search for “Storming the Museum.” Or stop by the Art Accelerated Gallery, 1906 Third Street, Thursday and Friday, noon to 5 pm or Saturday, noon to 4 pm.

For more information, call 503-815-1642 or go to www.artaccelerated.org.

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