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Lane Arts Council's First Friday ArtWalk December 6th, 2013
The First Friday ArtWalk on December 6th is guest hosted by Riley Grannan, the Managing Director of the Eugene Ballet Company. The guided tour begins at 5:30 pm at Harlequin Beads and Jewelry (1027 Willamette St), followed by stops at OUT ON A LIMB Gallery (191 E Broadway), White Lotus Gallery (767 Willamette St), The Art Annex/Karin Clarke Gallery (749 Willamette), and Studio West (245 W 8th Avenue). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!
Special thanks to Eugene Ballet Company for sponsoring the December First Friday ArtWalk!
Details about the First Friday ArtWalk guided tour stops:
5:30 pm Harlequin Beads and Jewelry (1027 Willamette St)
Harlequin Beads and Jewelry features work by David V. Horste of DVHdesigns. DVHdesigns is a custom lapidary source for designer focal beads and cabochons. He works in semiprecious stone and organic gems (jet, fossil ivory, shell, bone, etc.) along with up-cycled materials such as bowling balls, fordite, and recycled glass. David is an internationally recognized Lapidary Artist and started cutting stones in 1976 at age 10. He has been a full time lapidary artist since 1992 with a specialty in larger, one of a kind, centerpiece and focal beads, along with unique, free form cabochons. He also has a focus on working in gemstone jet, reviving the Victorian tradition of genuine jet mourning jewelry to help the bereaved and provide grief relief. Jet is a variety of gem grade lignite coal, and he is passionate about working with these "fossil fuel jewels" to educate people about coal and the environmental implications of its use as the world's primary source of energy. David V Horste also does lectures about jet and ivory.
6:00 pm OUT ON A LIMB Gallery (191 E Broadway)
OUT ON A LIMB Gallery features oil and acrylic paintings by Jordan Limbach. Just in time for the holidays, they are also featuring the Holiday Stocking Stuffer Special. Stocking stuffers include letterpress cards and creations from Kristen Walker of Twin Raven Press, ceramic jewelry and wall art by Carol Buie, fabric arts by Linda Lu, wooden buttons and jewelry by Jeff Wilson, and ceramic hearts by Patricia Montoya.
6:30 pm White Lotus Gallery (767 Willamette St)
White Louts Gallery features "Expanded Vistas," paintings by Northwest artist Jon Jay Cruson, through January 14th. Jon Jay Cruson has described his creative process as “where the road leads me” with his visual and emotional environments guiding his work. In his earlier paintings, he portrayed brightly colored landscapes of rolling hills and farmland in which he freely played with perspective. They were studied, planned, and well considered. In the fall of 2011, Cruson was honored with an art residency at Playa in Southeast Oregon, placing Cruson in a radically different terrain than the one he had portrayed in his earlier work.
Confronted with the immense landscape at Playa, Cruson quickly made many sketches from highway 31 and various elevations up to and from Winter Ridge and Summer Lake. These sketches included parts of the lake both aqueous and dry, distant mountains, changing wind and sky patterns, agricultural areas, and the shoreline. From these sketches, he chose to focus on one area - the edge of the lake. Working rapidly and spontaneously in acrylic on small panels of wood, he recorded his impressions of this ecotone where the land dissolves into the water which became the catalyst for his new body of work which he developed over the next two years in his studio in Eugene. Faithful to his guiding principle of following where the road leads and enjoying the experience of discovery along the journey, the vast and open landscape of Playa has led to a newfound freedom in his paintings, expressed through unrestrained brushstrokes and open vistas, so different from his earlier landscapes.
Cruson graduated Cum Laude with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oregon. After teaching for a short while at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, he left academia to devote himself fully to his art. For the past forty years, he has been working in drawing, lithography, etching, and painting. His works are in numerous public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Portland Art Museum, Salem Art Museum, Coos Art Museum, and the Jordon Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon.
7:00 pm The Art Annex/Karin Clarke Gallery (749 Willamette)
The Art Annex features “Aviary,” images of birds by JS Bird, Erika Beyer, Milla Oliveira, Lynn Ihsen Peterson, Tallmadge Doyle, and Summer Sattler. The show includes birds of all shapes and sizes, in every medium imaginable. JS Bird paints in acrylics, combining images of birds with words and patterns. Erika Beyer uses watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil, and her background in scientific illustration to create her pieces. Tallmadge Doyle does hand colored etchings of birds, both realistic and ethereal. Lynn Ihsen Peterson features ceramic birds that perch on books. The show also includes assemblages by local favorite Beverly Soasey, pencil and graphite drawings by Milla Oliveira, photography by Summer Sattler, and more! If you like birds, you must see this show before it ends on December 24th!
7:30 pm Studio West (245 W 8th Avenue)
Studio West showcases “Glass Menagerie,” featuring local emerging glass artists ranging from fused, cast, blown soft glass, and blown boro work. The show features work by Zarina Bell, Bob Green, Chris Baker, Savannahs Roberts, Alejandro Hernandez, Ciara Cuddihy-Hernandez, Ian Lawless, and Jeffery Praire. There will be live glass blowing demonstrations throughout the evening.
In addition, these venues will also be open during the ArtWalk from 5:30–8pm:
Above the Fray: Traditional Hilltribe Art (187 E Broadway St) Hand-woven silk, cotton, and hemp textiles, hand-crafted baskets, jewelry, tools, and spiritual art, selected directly from artists of the hill-tribe regions of Laos and Vietnam. 15% of Above the Fray’s profits are donated to Mines Advisory Group – Laos/Vietnam. Through December 22nd.
Aurora Gallery and Tattoo (304 E 13th Ave) Art by the famous Wendi Kai, tattoos by Clay "The Savage," pen/marker on paper by Max Kaspar, steelwork by Steve Hurley and Rob Morrison, acrylics on canvas by Scott Boyes, and pencil/charcoal by "Ben".
Benessere Chiropractic (295 W Broadway) Paintings on photographs by Annette Gurdjian.
Chocolate Decadence (152 West 5th Ave) Wall art by Roma Gilman and 3D art by Margie Templeton, both New Zone Gallery artists. Free chocolate and ice cream samples!
Cowfish (62 W Broadway) “Punk Icons: Images of the Original Scene, 1974-1979” photographs by Eileen Polk.
DIVA (280 W Broadway) “Watching,” work by Oregon Supported Living Program (OSLP) artists Larry Hurst, Perry Johnson, and Sherlyn Dendy. Through December.
Downtown Eugene Public Library, 2nd Floor (100 W 10th Ave) “Threads of Life Quilts” by Donate Life Northwest, sharing stories of people touched by organ, eye, and tissue donation.
ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery (25 E 8th Ave) Hand painted silk, wood and fabric home decor pieces by Lybi Thomas, Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White, felted wool home décor, apparel and purses/handbags/courier bags by Tylar Merrill, pottery by Annie Heron, wood sculptures and masks by Cedar Caredio, and alpaca shawls and blankets by Aragon Alpaca and Hum Sweet Hum.
Eugene Springfield Art Project (224 E 11th) “The Poor Man Holiday Show,” showcasing work that is all $100 or less!
Full City Pearl St Cafe and Palace Bakery (842 & 844 Pearl St) Paintings by Ariel Gorne, mixed media, acrylics, and oils by Tamara Hughes, paintings and glasswork by Marilyn Marcus, and artwork by Margaret Godfrey.
The Gallery at the Watershed (321 Mill St #6) “ALL KINDS OF WONDER,” a group show featuring work by Carla Axtman and Bill Brewer, along with pieces by Jeff White, Angelita Surmon, Kirk Lybecker, and Melanie Reese.
Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio (169 E Broadway) “Pipe Dreams,” lithographs by Dennis Werst.
Indras Internet Lounge (271 W 8th Ave) Drawings of blues artists, such as Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia, and Janis Joplin, by local artist Robert Murphy. Robert has involved himself into promoting many musical blues events, writings, and now his creations honor some of the great Blues legends.
Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center) “Small Pleasures Invitational,” featuring small pieces by 34 artists. Through January 18, 2014.
The Jazz Station (124 W Broadway) A solo show of oils and encaustics by Jean Denis.
The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th St) A group exhibition of artwork created during Fall Quarter Open Studio at the OSLP Arts & Culture Program. Additionally, the Community Room Gallery will feature “Recycled Creations,” mixed media artwork by Deeja Sol-Moon. Open until 7pm.
MECCA Gallery (449 Willamette St) Recycled ornament show and Holiday Gift Bazaar!
Mrs. Thompson's Herbs, Gifts & Folklore (347 W 5th Ave) “Nature's Yule,” Northwest Nature Photography by Catia Juliana, Diana More, and Katharine Emlen. Taste samples of Holy Well elixirs!
The New Zone Gallery (164 W Broadway) “Tom’s Trees to Tables,” work by Tom Twyford II and “Perspectives,” work by Bob Fulton. Also exhibiting the Oregon Glass Guild Mask Competition and the Holiday Store, featuring handcrafted gifts under $50!
Off the Waffle (840 Willamette St) Abstract acrylics and watercolors by Diane Farquhar and ceramics by Patricia Montoya Donohue, through January 31. Also showing art by in-house artists Caely Brandon and Anna Elliot.
Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl Street) Work by Zoe Cohen, combining scraps of paper with glue, paint, beeswax, graphite, ink, letters, numbers, and text. Through December.
Pacific Rim Art Guild (160 E Broadway, basement) “Spirit of Christmas,” Holiday Fine Art and Craft Bazaar featuring work by Pacific Rim Art Guild members.
Passionflower Design (128 E Broadway) Holiday Open House, featuring holiday finery and jewelry made by local and regional artists. Plus, live music and a photo booth.
Plume Red and Heritage Dry Goods (861 Willamette) Featuring handmade gifts from local, regional, and global artists. You'll find Holiday hand letter-press cards, hand poured candles, locally made jewelry, canvas bags and leather pouches, warm woolen scarves, blankets and hats, and many other fine gifts for this gift giving time of year.
Schrager & Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette) “Group of Five,” work by Patricia Arrera, Kate Bollons, Kathryn Cotnoir, Kathy Haydon, and Harold Hoy. Through December 21st.
Urban Lumber Company Furniture Showroom (28 E Broadway) Nature inspired wood turnings, including bowls, plates, and vases, by Tom Borener of Muse Woodcraft in Eugene.
Downtown Eugene Public Library, 2nd Floor (100 W 10th Ave) The Fifth Element Winds, a delightful concert of classical, modern, and seasonal music. Starts at 6:00 pm.
Eugene Springfield Art Project (224 E 11th) Mood Area 52
Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio (169 E Broadway) Xavier Tavera and his band performing Classic Cuban Romantico Ballads
The Jazz Station (124 W Broadway) UO jazz combos.
Mrs. Thompson's Herbs, Gifts & Folklore (347 W 5th Ave) Kent Goodman.
Off the Waffle (840 Willamette St) Live music by Jerry Zybach.
Additional events happening on First Friday:
Oak Street Child Development Center (540 Oak Street) Displaying various forms of art created by children ages 6 months to 5 years of age. Oak Streets’ developmental philosophy allows children to be creative and express themselves freely during art exploration. The children are very proud to display their creations for you!
Anderson's Barber Shop (745 Willamette St) High Dynamic Range Photography by Glenn Forrest. This show includes surreal, colorful photos of Oregon landscapes, buildings, and cultural landmarks. www.forrestfoto.com
No Shame Eugene at the Atrium (10th and Olive) The doors open at 7:30pm with live music. The show begins at 8pm with fifteen original, 5-minute acts including monologues, sketch comedy, and the experimental. Each show is comprised of the first fifteen acts to register with the host when doors open -- come as a performer, or no shame in just watching! FREE!
Art for the Holidays (857 Willamette) Art sale featuring Megas MacDonald, Lynn Ihsen Peterson, Debbe Cornitius, Kirsten Doak, and Roseann Colucci. Sale benefits Friends of Buford Park & Mt Pisgah Plant Nursery. Dec 6, 7, 8
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