U.S. Coast Guard: Through the Eye of the Artist, featuring fifteen works of art by 11 United States Coast Guard artists – more than half of whom are from the West – will be on view at the Coos History Museum from July 19 through September 16, 2018. The exhibit will open with a free, family friendly ceremony on Thursday – July 19, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  The public is welcome to attend and tour the museum exhibit, free of charge.  The United States Coast Guard will have a HH-65 Helicopter Fly Over, a Search and Rescue Demonstration, along with tours of the 26′ TANB (Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat) tour at the museum during the opening ceremony.  The U.S.C.G. Chief Petty Officer’s Association will host a BBQ Fundraiser – $5/per person, includes hamburger or hot dog, chips and beverage.  Proceeds from the BBQ fundraiser to benefit the CPOA’s Projects.  The opening ceremony is in partnership with the USCG Sector North Bend Officer’s Wardroom and the USCG Chief Petty Officer’s Association North Bend Chapter, with assistance from the USCG Aids to Navigation Team Coos Bay. U.S. Coast Guard:  Through the Eye of the Artist showcases 15 works depict the missions of the U.S. Coast Guard, including search and rescue cases, buoy tending operations and surf boat patrols.  Many of the works depict events occurring in the West and Northwestern parts of this country. Western artists whose work will be on view are Dennis Boom, Hillsboro, OR; Frank Gaffney,