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Sat, Jan 07


Olive Street Gallery

Art Exhibit: "Yakona"

Nature, wildlife, and landscape photography captured within the Yakona Nature Preserve are the subject of a new photography exhibit, on display January 7 - February 26, 2023 at Newport's Olive Street Gallery (inside the Newport Performing Arts Center), presented by Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.

Art Exhibit: "Yakona"
Art Exhibit: "Yakona"

Time & Location

Jan 07, 2023, 10:00 AM – Feb 26, 2023, 5:00 PM

Olive Street Gallery, 777 W Olive St, Newport, OR 97365, USA

About the event

Local photographers Bill Posner and Rena Olson offer a view, through their lenses, of wandering Yakona’s trails and hidden places, reverently sharing space with Yakona’s wildlife, and allowing secrets of the native coastal fog-belt forest to be revealed. Posner’s goal is to help the viewer to see through his eyes, experience what he feels, and allow each individual’s imagination to extend it further. Olson invites viewers to join her on a journey of total immersion in the moment, leaving no trace, but coming away with something more – the desire to preserve, respect, and protect.

The exhibit coincides with the Newport Symphony Orchestra’s concert by the same name, which performs on January 21 and 22 and features a world premiere commissioned work by Dr. Sara Graef - on the natural beauty of Yakona Nature Preserve. Both Posner and Olson will be on site Saturday, January 21st during the Symphony’s concert.

Exhibits at Olive Street Gallery are free to the public and can be viewed during Newport Performing Arts Center’s normal box office hours (Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), or while attending events and performances. The PAC is located at 777 W. Olive Street, Newport. For more information, visit:

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