On Exhibit - May 6- June 8
Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue
Art Exhibition by Raymond G. Otis
"Seacoasts and Harbors"
Olympic Seagulls by Raymond G. Otis
The Newport Beach Public Library presents an exhibition of art by Raymond G. Otis beginning May 6 at the Newport Beach Central Library. Named “Artist Laureate” for the City of Newport Beach in 2005 and recipient of The Centennial Award in 2006, Raymond Otis will exhibit his newest series of paintings titled, “Seacoasts and Harbors” featuring scenic seacoasts around the world as well as many familiar West Coast sights. An art lecture and reception will be held Tuesday, May 19 from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Friends Meeting Room at the Central Library.
Raymond’s current series of paintings focuses on the seacoast & harbors along the West Coast of the United States. It also includes the antique sailboat races held in northern Holland, the French harbor in Cassis, the town of Digne in the Provence region of France, the Cinque Terre villages on the Mediterranean coast, the town of Siena and other villages in the Tuscany region of Italy, and the city of Venice.
An award-winning artist, Raymond’s artwork has been featured at many local exhibitions, galleries and art festivals. Raymond currently teaches “Color Theory” and “Illustration Art to Publishing” at the Oasis Senior Center in Corona del Mar.
The art exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours May 6 – June 8. Hours are as follows: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
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