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ArtsCare Hosts Three Workshops for Military Veterans

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If you are a military veteran living in Benton, Lincoln or Linn County or surrounding areas, ArtsCare is looking for you.

Samaritan’s ArtsCare will hold three 12-person workshops over the next two months led by two of the most decorated professional photographers in the mid-valley.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn how to use digital cameras or expand their existing skills. Interested participants will also have the opportunity to show their work at the Through a Veteran’s Lens photography exhibit at The Arts Center in Corvallis this fall.

Karl Maasdam, will host the first two workshops, one in Corvallis on July 30 where photographers will do a visual exploration of Willamette Park and the other in Newport on Aug. 6, which will feature beach settings at Don & Ann Davis Park and Ocean Shore State Recreation Area. Maasdam spent more than a decade as a photojournalist in Oregon, California and Texas before establishing one of the premiere freelance photography businesses in the mid-valley.

The last workshop, which will be in Albany on Aug. 27, will be led by Mark Ylen, who will take participants on an early morning adventure, focusing on the hustle and bustle of launching hot air balloons at Timber-Linn Memorial Park during the Northwest Art & Air Festival. Ylen spent more than three decades as a photojournalist in Oregon and California and has been published in magazines and newspapers throughout the globe.

Registration Information

Workshops are limited to 12 participants. Registration is required. To register, email ArtsCare@samhealth.org or call 541-768-7138.

Art Exhibit Information

Sept. 29 through Nov. 12 at The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis A reception will be held on Oct. 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m