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Connie Hansen Garden

The Connie Hansen Garden House was originally the art studio of ASA founder, Maude Wanker. When Connie Hansen bought the property, she created a beautiful rhododendron garden, with paths, bridges, and flowers, a work of art in itself. The garden is now maintained by volunteers, many of whom are artists. Plein air painters are always welcome in the garden and during the tour, Marion Moir will be watercolor painting outdoors, 11- 4pm, weather permitting. In the gallery, a trio of artists will set up temporary studio spaces: Roberta Baker with her art quilts and wall hangings, Naima Baker, whose “Orgonites” are made of crystals, beach stones, and semi-precious gems; and Nancy Chase, with watercolors and oil paintings.

Marion Moir is involved in Art Care at many Oregon Hospitals, does art residencies in Lincoln County Schools and teaches in her Newport studio. She has been a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon
since 1981. Email-

Roberta Baker’s quilts are all about beautiful colors, harmony and tranquility. See more of her work at   Email-

Naima Baker’s Orgonites are crystals, metals and stones cast in resin. They
clear negative energy, including EMF waves.

Nancy Chase’s oil and watercolor paintings often depict subjects from the garden. She believes that when art is included in our communities and homes, everyone’s quality of life improves. Email-

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