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New Exhibit At The Chessman Gallery

The Chessman Gallery, inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center, is pleased to bring an exciting new exhibit by Riley Hoagland entitled “Vivid Existence”. The Opening Reception- will be Friday, February 16th, from 5 to 7pm, 2024 With a virtual Gallery Tour on Saturday- Facebook@LincolnCityCulture In this inaugural show, Riley Hoagland brings bold colors, overline work and symmetry to art.  A professional inventor, woodworker and sewist, Riley pulls together multifaceted visions to create "Vivid Existence".

This show includes large paintings featuring dazzling patterns that can be viewed using 3-D glasses and a large fabric installation. Riley began his career in the arts in 2016 after letting go of the thought "I'm not an artist". He found a handmade wooden box containing 30 paints on a walk, left just outside a dumpster. Shortly thereafter, created his "Six Year Series" painted on the back of his successful 2016 political campaign banner. The idea to use diffraction glasses came by way of a visiting friend who looked at that series and saw the 3d effect.

Riley also spends his time volunteering for the community since 2011. As the first

Planning Commissioner and a City Councilor of color, his experiences have rippled into

his installation art piece which symbolizes connection and the power that connection

and understanding can bring to a community or an individual. He credits the beauty of

the Oregon Coast as his main inspiration. Lincoln City Cultural Center, at 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.- business hours: 10 to 5 Wednesday through Sunday). For more information call 541-994-9994, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or become a friend on Facebook.

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