Silkscreen artist Mike Guerriero will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, March 1, lunch meeting of the Coastal Arts Guild in Newport.
Born in a farm town in California’s San Joaquin valley, Guerriero was encouraged by his family and teachers to pursue his interest in graphic art. An enthusiastic high school art teacher gave Guerriero a screen printing introduction that has captivated him to this day. He earned a BA from Cal State Stanislaus and was awarded a fellowship in sculpture from Western Michigan University, then moved on to Kalamazoo to earn his MFA.
He moved to Yachats in 2013 and is furthering his portfolio with new images of the Oregon Coast.
Guerriero’s process constructs an image by pressing ink through a screen onto a substrate, usually paper or fabric. For many of his works, he will use as many as 15 stencils, or frames, to layer color after color on top of one an-other. Each of his works embodies a calculated process from start to finish.
The lunch meeting will begin at 11 am at the Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive.
For more information or an invitation to attend call Mary Holt at 541-765-4599.