Landscape oil by Ron Nicolaides and seascape oil by Lee Munsell.
“A simple walk along the beach, through a forest, or up a mountain can do wonders for your mental and emotional health. You do not have to have a specific destination in mind, either – your goal is not to hike X miles, but to immerse yourself in the natural, outside world around you. Forest, mountain and sunset bathing can rejuvenate a weary mind.”
An interesting backstory or two or three…
On a Tuesday, during the peak season in August, visitors arrived in the gallery from Nevada, Montana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, FRANCE, Texas, Colorado, KENYA and a family of five from Utah who were seeing an ocean for the very first time!!!
And, on a Monday, the week before, visitors arrived from New York, Maine, Maryland, N. Carolina and from Missouri…this group started a road trip across the United States duplicating the Lewis and Clark journey.
Read more about Lewis and Clark start in Missouri and ending at the Pacific Ocean in Oregon:
We are fortunate in that The City of Seaside has installed wide sidewalks to allow for six people to walk together. Indeed, there is a town ordinance, Title 12, that lists driveway, sidewalk standards and advertising within the public right-of-way.
During the recent beach volleyball tournament, an estimated 6,000 visitors arrived and walked along Broadway. Here are a few tidbits heard as they did their walkabouts: “My, oh, my, it’s a beautiful sunny day at the beach.” “Man, I could live here.” “Life is just better at the beach. Everything is better at the beach!”
Visitors enjoying Dale Veith’s “Serenity”, a fine art photograph on display at Fairweather’s OUTSIDE INTERESTS exhibition.
In the background: art by Blue Bond, Diane Copenhaver and Emily Miller.
“The work selected for your show OUTSIDE INTERESTS is especially important because that’s where I learned to use art in my healing process.” Dr. Dale Veith, Clinical Psychologist.
OUTSIDE INTERESTS on exhibition through August 25.