Artist shares her wood-working techniques April 16

Contact(s): Lisa Romano, Paul Meznarich

What goes through the mind of an artist? Rhonda Butler wants you to know.

Butler creates decorative art and accessories from discarded wood. She will share her creative process at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, 2400 S. Highway 101, three miles south of Yachats.

Some of Butler’s creations include candleholders, sushi boards, wooden containers, barrettes, key chains and ponytail-holders.

“I try to turn each piece of wood or bark into something people can use while letting them see those surprising and beautiful patterns found within them,” Butler said.

Butler is based out of the Central Oregon Coast. She will have an assortment of her creations available for sale after her presentation. All proceeds will be donated to Discover Your Northwest to support nature programs at the Visitor Center.

Butler’s presentation is free, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation pass or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area.

For more information, contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center at 541-547-3289.

Rhonda Butler turns discarded wood into works of art.