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Upcoming Temporary Art Exhibit:
Capturing the Wonder: A Photography Exhibition by Kyle Genin
Join the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum on July 8th between the hours of 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. as they open their latest art exhibit featuring the talents of local photographer extraordinaire, Kyle Genin. View the incredible imagery of Cannon Beach and the Oregon coast taken from Genin’s point of view as he captures the wonder of this beautiful coastal town.
Kyle Genin is a Cannon Beach-based nature and travel photographer. Born in Tacoma, WA, Kyle spent his childhood in Puyallup and Chehalis, WA, and received his first camera when he was 13 years old. Photography classes and a few Ansel Adams’ prints later, he graduated to Olympus and Canon cameras and hasn’t looked back(unless for a great capture.) He has lived on the North Coast of Oregon for the past ten years – after living here previously for nine years in his early career. He remains enamored by the beauty found here, as well as the solace and contentment provided by his daily walks on the beach, which deliver an ever changing panorama of colors, textures, and unexpected surprises. As a lover of travel, Kyle draws inspiration from the history and architecture of other countries.
He also enjoys using social media to share the beauty of our world, a passion that grows stronger with each new adventure. Italy’s Florence is his favorite international destination for photography. Kyle can most often be found on the beach, but you can also find him on Facebook and Instagram at @KyleGPics. Kyle hopes his images help his audience feel the transformative power of travel, and ignite a shared sense of wonder, discovery, and reverence for nature.
Capturing the Wonder: A Photography Exhibition by Kyle Genin opens on Saturday, July 8th and will be on display through October 14th.
Current Temporary History Exhibit:
North Coast Fossil Exhibit
In this exhibit, you’ll get the opportunity to learn about the different types of fossils that have been found along the Oregon coast including the Cannon Beach area. You’ll also get the chance to learn about the Astoria Formation, which is a geological formation that stretches along the Oregon and Washington coasts.
This exhibit is curated by KITT Garcia, who is an aspiring Museum Curator and Paleontologist. This exhibit is a Pacifica Project for his senior year of High School. KITT has been fascinated with the world of Paleontology since he was young. Growing up, he tried to consume as much paleo media as he could. BBC’s “The Ballad of Big Al” was one of his early favorites. Now he is attempting to make greater strides toward his future in the Paleontology Community.
The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is excited to host this exhibit in support of KITT Garcia’s Pacifica Project; a project that is based on the ideas of citizenship, service, and commitment to the community, and was designed to allow students to complete a project that utilizes their own skills and interests as they serve their community. This exhibit will be on display May 20 through August 15, 2023.