In a very special exhibit honoring the memory of the late Royal Nebeker, the Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery will feature a selection of Nebeker’s artwork in addition to recent work created by current art faculty who teach in the areas of both credit and community education studio art classes.
The reception will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12 with light refreshments, including special treats provided by Rebecca Kraft of Winekraft and beverages from the Fort George Brewery. The exhibit will be on display through January 14. The gallery reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. The CCC Art Center Gallery, located at 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on weekends and holidays by appointment.
For more than three decades in his role as teacher, colleague, mentor, and role model, Nebeker enriched the lives of countless individuals through his dedication and passionate guidance in the visual arts and set the highest standards in terms of shaping the art department's educational philosophy and rigorous curriculum emphasizing creative expression, critical analysis and thoughtful dialogue, research, empathy, and integrity.
In addition to setting extremely high standards for teaching excellence, Nebeker also set a very high standard for CCC faculty to actively create and professionally exhibit their own work. Following Nebeker’s remarkable example, the art faculty are pleased to present several examples of their own recent work in a range of disciplines, including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and calligraphy. Current faculty represented in the exhibit are: Bill Antilla, Dwight Caswell, David Homer, David Lee Myers, Rebecca Read, Ben Rosenberg, Richard Rowland, Lucien Swerdloff, and Kristin Shauck.
Not only did Nebeker dedicate his life to teaching, but he showed by example the importance of the arts in all aspects of our lives, and his presence will be felt in the CCC art department for generations to come. The CCC art faculty are committed to carrying on Nebeker’s extraordinary legacy.
"Untitled Memory 44"
Oil and collage on canvas; 60" x 48"