artPICKSWTEXT2Harvard graduate, teacher, and iconic poster artist Earl Newman is  featured at River Gallery during October.  The internationally known artist has created silk screened images for the Monterey Jazz festival for 50 years, as well as posters for the Oregon Shakespeare festival, the OSU theater department, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.  Some of his work is part of the Smithsonian’s permanent collection.  Newman is also a 40 year Oregon Country Fair vendor.  His philosophy: be accessible, engage people, and have affordable art. River Gallery  184 Main Street,  Independence 503 838 6171 http://www.rivergalleryart.com