The Gallery Presents

Hoffman Gallery September Show
Open Thursday through Sunday | September 2-26 | 1:00-5:00pm
Free and open to the public
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita


Featuring the works of
Matthew Dennison, Lena Lencek, and Serafine Lilien

Artist reception cancelled
September 4 | 3:00-5:00pm due to the escalating COVID situation

Matthew Dennison – Land Cell

I am interested in the natural world. I hope my work creates a conversation, perhaps on the fragility of the world around us and the beauty contained there. We are a thread in these layers of life around us. My intent is to point people back to the natural world, reminding us that we are connected to this land and place.

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Lena Lencek – Still Lives in a Time of Turmoil

Life has taken me from the Adriatic Sea and Julian Alps of my childhood in Italy; to the East Coast of the US, where I studied Russian philology and studio arts; to many continents and seas (to paint, teach, exhibit); and to the Pacific Northwest, where I teach at Reed College and write and paint in Neahkahnie and Manzanita. My academic career and writing involve working in and between languages; my art involves translating light into color and line, emotion, and memory. I explore how each language (verbal; visual) informs the other; how can the verbal image of an object shape what my optic nerve registers? How can seeing expand and liberate the hidden sense of words? Drawing and painting discipline the mind and eye, letting them linger on the seemingly irrelevant, to explore and to experience – through the endless instability of light – the stuff of life, and the fugitive flow of time and memory. My drawings and paintings, which I call “geochromes,” remember Arthur Dove, Albert and Arthur Runquist, Benozzo Gozzoli, and my sister, Alice Lenček. Click for more info about Lenček’s work.

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Serafine Lilien

Serafine works in clay to create whimsical yet realistic sculptures of dogs and cats. She captures the character of the animals and sees and creates their love and sensitivity in the gestures and poses of her pieces. Her art background is classic from studying and sculpting the figure at the National Academy of Design in NY and Artida Arts Inc. in Italy. She has an undergraduate degree in Medical Illustration, hence her realism style.

Serafine Lilien, MS has been a part time artist for all her life. The other half of the time has been involved with earning money to support said art. She has a master’s degree in Human Factors and Ergonomics and has her own local woman-owned business doing Ergonomic Evaluations (

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Iserafiner: Instagram | [email protected] | 650-224-7294




UpcomingGallery Show-September 2021

  • September 23, 2021
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 24, 2021
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 25, 2021
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 26, 2021
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130


Situated on the main street in Manzanita just a few blocks west of Highway 101, the Hoffman Center Art Gallery is located across the street from the North Tillamook Library.