The Curious World of Seaweed Opening May 25 and Running Through October 1 @ Pacific Maritime Heritage Center in Newport | Seaweed Weekend June 2-4 Includes Tattoo Art Demo, Discussion, Lecture & More!
From our sponsors:
The Curious World of Seaweed
May 25-October 1, 2023
Open Tuesdays – Sundays 11AM-4PM
Free Opening Reception May 25, 4-7PM
More info: oregoncoasthistory.org
Pacific Maritime Heritage Center
333 SE Bay Blvd., Newport, OR 97365
The Lincoln County Historical Society is pleased to present “The Curious World of Seaweed,” an extraordinary exhibition featuring captivating color “portraits” of seaweed. The temporary exhibition merges history, art & science by featuring surprising stories highlighting Indigenous peoples’ and women’s connections to seaweed and examines its vital role as the base of the food chain.
“The Curious World of Seaweed” opens on May 25 and will be on view through October 21 at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center located on the Newport, Oregon Bayfront. The exhibit is sponsored by Englund Marine & Industrial Supply. Additional support is provided by Discover Newport, BW Agate Beach and Local Ocean.
“The Curious World of Seaweed” highlights the works and research of San Francisco based photographer and author, Josie Iselin. “The Curious World of Seaweed” publication was released by Heyday Books in August 2019. Copies of the book are available for sale at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center. Iselin’s writing and art focusing on seaweed, kelp and sea otters puts her on the forefront of interdisciplinary education about the ocean, while presenting and working with scientists and environmental groups working to preserve the kelp forests of the Pacific Coast.
A free opening reception will take place on May 25 from 4-7 PM at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center. Appetizers will be provided by Local Ocean.
Additional related programming includes a June 2-4 Seaweed Weekend where Josie Iselin and others will be at the PMHC to participate in a panel discussion, lecture, meet & greet book signings, two classes, a performative tattoo art demonstration and an Oregon Seaweed Booth. See more details about Seaweed Weekend at oregoncoasthistory.org.
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