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The event features several local artists and supports programming at the CCC

GRAPHIC PHOTO: GARY ALLEN - An exhibit of three-dimensional works called 'Art Cubed' is on display at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

The Chehalem Cultural Center is hosting an exhibit to benefit future programming with donated works by several artists.

Carissa Smith-Burkett, curator and arts program manager at the CCC as well as one of the artists featured, said the annual exhibit has been erected in the Central Gallery, which supports operating costs and programming at the center.

This exhibit, titled "Art Cubed," is made up of several three-dimensional pieces of art, all of which were donated to the CCC for their annual "Night of the Moon" fundraiser.

Smith-Burkett said each year, local artists are invited to donate an original piece of art to be auctioned off at the Sept. 7 event. The event has a French theme and according to the group's website, participants can "Indulge in exciting live performances in the grand traditions of the Château de Versailles and feast on fine French cuisine like Louis XIV himself."

Art and wine will be available to bid on during the silent auction that night, with all proceeds going to the CCC.

Smith-Burkett said in the past the event featured 12-inch by 12-inch paintings and was called "Art Squared." This year, the CCC decided to change things up and add three-dimensional artwork, like sculptures, to auction off. Thus the "Art Cubed" name.

"All of the artists have a personal connection to the center," Smith-Burkett said.

She added that the very first artist to be exhibited at the CCC in 2010, who now lives in Los Angeles, also donated an original piece for the auction.

In addition to Smith-Burkett, featured artists include Veronica Bartlett, Nana Goto Bellerud, Tony Fuemmeler, Cindy Hoskisson, Don Hoskisson, Alicia Nilo, Adele O'Neal, Scott Parrish, Renee Powell, Joe Robinson, Teresa Shelton, Bradley Spear, Don Sprague, Mark Terry, Ann Weber, Linda Workman-Morelli and Marilyn Worrix.

The center is located at 415 Sheridan St. in Newberg.

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