“Reflections on the Human Epoch” painting by Claire Duncan at the Coos Art Museum | Community

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Reflections on the Human Epoch, an exhibition of paintings by Claire Duncan, will be on view at the Coos Art Museum. Duncan, an Ashland artist, is exhibiting in the museum’s Richter Atrium Gallery from July 17 to October 2.

A free public opening reception for Reflections on the Human Epoch will be held on Friday, July 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the same time as a reception for an exhibition by bandon photographer Susan Dimock entitled Rocks, Vines and Lines in the Sand.

In a series of 18 multi-part paintings, Duncan confronts the paradox of wildlife and natural beauty in a human-changed world.

The exhibition is complemented by the poetry of Pepper Trail, a poet and naturalist from Ashland.

Duncan’s work has won numerous awards, including first, second, and third place in the Coos Art Museum’s Expressions West competition and first place in Artist’s Magazine’s All Media Competition (Wildlife). A video clip of their work has appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Art Beat and on the PBS Newshour CANVAS website

The Coos Art Museum has been a cultural hub on Oregon’s picturesque south coast since 1966. It is located in a historic Art Deco US Federal Building from 1936 in downtown Coos Bay. The museum offers a wide range of artistic activities, including exhibitions, art classes, and lectures.

The opening times are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to the museum is $ 5 general, $ 2 students, veterans, and seniors, and free for museum members and active military personnel through the Blue Star Museum program.

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