RAIN Magazine Releases Neighbors & Neighborhoods Edition

Clatsop Community College is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 Neighbors & Neighborhoods Edition of RAIN Magazine.  The college will host a Public Reading & Reception on Thursday, May 22, at 6:00 p.m. at Clatsop Community College, second floor of Columbia Hall (across from the Café), 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR.  (Please note the change of location.)  Meet and greet with the authors begins at 5:30 p.m.  Ample parking is available behind Columbia Hall. 

Many of this year’s contributors will read excerpts from their published work, and original art work from the magazine will also be on display.  Light refreshments will be served, and copies of this limited edition Clatsop Community College publication will be available to the public.  All are invited to come meet the student staff and celebrate our talented Columbia Pacific community!

This year’s RAIN Magazine includes new writing from Robert Michael Pyle, Terry Shumaker, Tricia Gates Brown, Tim Sproul, Krystal Norberg, Matt Love, Jan Bono, Jim Dott, Vicki Clark, Brian Doyle, Dave Densmore, Gordon Graves, Reba Owen, Calandra Frederick, John Ciminello, Patty Hardin, Richard Mack, Jaymes Condon, and more. Artwork by Kristin Shauck, Mike Duncan, Kaley Harris, Holly Eckhardt, Josefine Mabry, Joe Wood, Kim Taylor, Terry Shumaker, Vicki Baker, Noel Thomas, Lucien Swerdloff, and many others is also included. This year’s cover art features a mixed media oil/collage by Gearhart artist Royal Nebeker.

RAIN Magazine 2014 is made possible due to a grant from the Clatsop County Cultural Coalition, a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust, along with the generous donations of local individual and business patrons. Hearty thanks to Robert & Elizabeth Stricklin, Deac Guidi, Gordon Graves, T.J. Lackner, Reba Owen, Tom & Karen Gill, Holly Tumbarello, Terry Shumaker, Bob Pyle, Christine & Greg Riehl, and Mark & Tommie Redwine. Business sponsors include Astoria Cooperative, Imogen Gallery, Baked Alaska, Cloud & Leaf Books, Patty's Wicker Cafe, Shear Pleasures Salon & Spa, Godfather's Books, Charlie’s Chowder & Coffee House, Englund Marine & Industrial Supply, Sun Rose Gallery, Hold Fast Tattoo Co., KP Graphic Arts, Zuplaw Law Firm, LLC, Astoria Sunday Market, Pizza a 'Fetta, Beach Books, KIA, Napa, Yoga Namasté, The Daily Astorian, Windermere Realty, Three Cups Coffee House, Dragonheart Herbs, Moby Dick Hotel, Fort George Brewery, Astoria Coffee House, Wimahl Family Clinic, Tora Sushi, Gilbert Historic District, Cannon Beach Gallery Association, Flashback Malt Shoppe, Guido & Vitos,  Blue Scorcher, and the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa.  Special thanks to Kathleen Peterson of KP Graphic Arts in Seaside for all her work with this year's fundraising and sponsor recognition layout.

Following the debut, copies of this year's RAIN Magazine will be available at the CCC Library, CCC Bookstore, and other area business sponsors (see above).  $5 suggested donation; one per family, please. 

 Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. ADA accessible. For other accommodations call 503-338-2474; TDD 503-338-2468 at least 24 hours in advance of the event.

For more information about this event, contact Nancy Cook, 503-338-2335.

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Kristin Shauck Painting: Female image with multiple butterflys in blues and purplesFlutter jpg, Kristin Shauck












Black & white drawing/collage depicting visual and cultural elements of Astoria neighborhoods.Astoria Neighborhoods Mural, CCC Drawing and Poetry Students


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