Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon


Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

CONTACT: Karim Shumaker   
PHONE: 541-247-2741  

Oregonians love the wild beauty of our 363 miles of coastline, but finding truly local seafood can be hard, even on the coast. The US imports approximately 90 percent of its seafood and ships out nearly as much to the global market. Why aren’t we eating more local seafood, now that preserving and distribution technologies are the most sophisticated they have ever been? Why do we consider seafood more a delicacy now than it has been in the past?

This is the focus of “Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon,” a free conversation with Jennifer Burns Bright on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the OSU Port Orford Field Station, 444 Jackson St. This program is hosted by Southwestern Oregon Community College in partnership with OSU Port Orford Field Station and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Bright is a food and travel writer based in Port Orford, Oregon. She recently retired from teaching at the University of Oregon, where she researched desire in twentieth-century literature, led a faculty research group in the emerging discipline of food studies, and won a national pedagogy award for a team-taught, interdisciplinary class on bread. She holds a PhD from the University of California at Irvine and a Master Food Preserver certification. As a community organizer linking local producers and consumers, Bright often speaks and teaches at events. Her writing appears in Gastronomica, Oregon Quarterly, NPR’s The Salt, AAA’s Via, and Eugene Magazine, among others.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Karim Shumaker at 541-247-2741 or

Oregon Humanities (921 SW Washington, Suite 150; Portland, OR 97205) connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Idea Lab, Public Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Elena Karina Canavier Porcelain Scuptures Exhibit


Friday, December 9, 2016 - 5:00pm

As you can see from reading FB blurb by Victoria Tierney , Elena Karina Canavier was an exceptional artist and person and had been building a studio in Langlois.


Here are some photos of the SWIMMERS series created by Elena Karina Canavier which will be in the show at the Coos Art Museum which opens next Friday . The reception is from 5-7, and admission is free on that night, so if you live nearby come join us! You'll get to meet Elena's god-daughter and namesake, Elena Karina Byrne, who is coming up from Los Angeles, and her daughter Chloe who is flying in from New York. Chloe took all these photos last summer when we spent a week opening all the crates in which the work has been stored to select the pieces for the show.         

                                                                                                                                                                                          Some of the late Elena Karina Canavier's finest porcelain sculptures from the dream-studio she was building with her husband William Scott on a mountaintop south of Langlois are moved to to the COOS ART MUSEUM, where they will be on display from Friday, December 9th through February 11th, 2017. Elena, whom many people thought of as the "ART ANGEL" of Bandon, sponsored over 50 art shows in our town, four a year at the Bandon Hospital, and one or sometimes two a year on the Bandon Boardwalk. Her arts foundation, AVK. Arts, also underwrote shows at the Bandon Library, the Sprague Theatre in Bandon, and the Glass Art Show at the Coos Art Museum. I had the great privilege to curate those shows, so I am thrilled that we will now be able to show the community what a great artist she was in her own right.
This photo is from a catalog of a show at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY in 1979 while Elena was serving as arts advisor to Vice-president
Mondale. She also headed up the Crafts Division of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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21st Annual Holiday Craft Fair


Friday, November 18, 2016 - 9:00am

21st Annual Holiday Craft Fair- a joint venture between the Langlois Library and the Langlois Lions.

The Fair is known as one of the best on the South Coast with a great variety of gifts and other things sure to please the visitor.

Offerings include wood working items, pot holders, quilts,canned  tuna fish, pottery and much more.   Cookies, books and plants  are being  sold  by the Langlois Library,: baked goods and minature succulent gardens are  to be sold by the Langlois Lions.  The lunches are delicious and the atmosphere full of holiday cheer.  A limited color/ sizes of the  World Famous Langlois T shirts also available  for purchase.



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