Sneak Peek: Lane Arts Council's First Friday ArtWalk July 5, 2013
Lane Arts Council's First Friday ArtWalk begins at 5:30 pm at The New Zone Gallery (164 W Broadway) followed by stops at Pacific Rim Art Guild (160 E Broadway), OUT ON A LIMB Gallery (191 E Broadway), Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl Street), and Eugene Storefront Art Project (ESAP). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!
Special thanks to the Oregon Country Fair for sponsoring the July First Friday ArtWalk!
Lane Arts Council's First Friday ArtWalk June 7th, 2013
Lane Arts Council's First Friday ArtWalk is guest hosted by Tina Rinaldi from the Arts and Administration Program at the University of Oregon. The ArtWalk begins at 5:30 pm at Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center) followed by stops at Eugene Piano Academy (507 Willamette St), MECCA Gallery (449 Willamette St), MODERN (207 E 5th Avenue Suite 105), and The Gallery at the Watershed (321 Mill St #6). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!
Special thanks Oveissi & Co. for sponsoring the June First Friday ArtWalk!
Details about the First Friday ArtWalk guided tour stops:
5:30 pm Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center)
Jacobs Gallery presents “Shall We Dance,” a series of photographs by Brian Lanker from May 10 – June 15, 2013. Some of the photographs featured in this exhibit are the only signed prints, and almost all are featured in Brian Lanker’s book Shall We Dance. Photographer Brian Lanker traveled for a year documenting the numerous manifestations of dance in this country. Whether high art or the ubiquitous high school dance, his photographs and accompanying interviews show how central dance is to the American character. In Shall We Dance, Lanker celebrates some of the most astonishing accomplishments of the human body and captures how dance expresses the gamut of human emotion from sorrow to joy. Shall We Dance will also be available for purchase.
Brian Lanker's early roots in newspaper photojournalism began at the Topeka Capital-Journal, where in addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, he was twice named Newspaper Photographer of the Year. His work for LIFE Magazine and Sports Illustrated received numerous international awards. Lanker was perhaps best known for his book and exhibition of portraits entitled, I Dream A World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America. The debut exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. set attendance records for the 111 year old museum.
Personally, for Lanker, his greatest honor was being selected and featured, along with W. Eugene Smith, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Eliot Porter, in "Images of Man," an audio visual educational program. He directed his first documentary film, "They Drew Fire: Combat Artists of WWII," a highly acclaimed PBS prime time program, in 1998. His book, Shall We Dance was published in 2008. Brian Lanker passed away in 2011.
6:00 pm Eugene Piano Academy (507 Willamette St)
Eugene Piano Academy features artwork by Janice LaVerne Baker. Janice has been described as a narrative and intuitive painter. She has been painting for over 20 years and has a studio in Eugene. Her family history has influenced her greatly, and she loves toys, music, and paper, both found and purchased. When asked what her paintings are about, she states that her hope is that each piece contains a story for the viewer and that each painting is not planned, but worked until it is just right. Janice says she is also “interested in the process of making art… what motivates us and keeps us positive about creating. Most artists I know can’t make a living from their art and this can wreak havoc with your self-esteem as an artist! I try to keep creative process and business separate, not easy all the time.” Her future artistic hopes and dreams include always creating art that pleases her, as well as helping individuals who want to create art, but are afraid or don’t know how.
Eugene Piano Academy also presents musical performances during the ArtWalk by some of its own students, as well as students from the University of Oregon’s music fraternity, Mu Phi.
6:30 pm MECCA Gallery (449 Willamette St)
The Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts has the pleasure of exhibiting a young adult genre of art. Network Charter School students will have their works on display and for sale during the month of June. The students studied with local artist and Charter School teacher, Perry Joseph. During the ArtWalk, meet the student artists and experience what these young students have learned over their year in Perry Joseph's art classes!
About Network Charter School: Beginning in September 2003, MECCA began teaching classes to middle and high school students as part of the Network Charter School (NCS). NCS provides opportunities for experiential work projects in local non-profits and small businesses, and stimulates students to take responsibility for their own learning. MECCA is excited to be part of this groundbreaking educational model.
7:00 pm MODERN (207 E 5th Avenue Suite 105)
MODERN presents “The 5th Annual Evening of Illuminating Design: The University of Oregon Department of Architecture Luminaire Design Competition and Exhibit.” Students from the University of Oregon’s Architecture Department will exhibit their work in this juried show. Awards will be presented during the evening of the ArtWalk to the winning luminaire design students and exhibiting students will speak about the technical settings for which their light fixtures were designed, along with the theme in which the design was based.
Also on exhibit are several pieces from the University of Oregon’s Product Design Program, including chairs that were part of a student competition this winter that resulted in the winners being featured at NeoCon in Chicago and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC this summer.
7:30 pm The Gallery at the Watershed (321 Mill St #6)
The Gallery at the Watershed quietly opened its doors on April 1, 2013. The gallery is a lifelong dream of owner Amy Isler Gibson, who counts the mentorship of her curator Robert Canaga, of Opus fame, as one of the key reasons the Gallery has been an immediate hit in the area and across Oregon. The Gallery features top Oregon artists at this time "but will eventually add in artists from beyond our beautiful state," and hopes to make its mark on the national art scene. Its mission: Sharing contemporary artists, art and art education with the world community. Located in the Watershed Building in the buzzing 5th Street Market area, this gallery also rents itself out for events, holds classes and lectures, and pays tributes to the non-visual arts when possible. Visit www.tgatws.com for examples of artists' work.
The gallery represents: Abstract figurative painting by Lillian Almeida, photography by Carla Axtman, print making and painting with a wide range of materials by Curator and Juror Robert Canaga, watercolor and mixed media by Jill Cardinal, watercolor and oils by Kirk Lybecker, acrylic paintings and prints by Renee Manford, metals, wood, and stone sculpture by Randy Ortiz, oils by Michael Orwick, oils by Sarah Sedwick, acrylic paintings and layered glass work by Angelita Surmon, water media and oils by Randall David Tipton, and oils by Jeff White.
In addition, these venues will also be open during the ArtWalk from 5:30–8pm:
The Art Annex/Karin Clarke Gallery (749 Willamette) "Random Order," ceramic tile mirrors, wall tile pieces, abstract collages, and paintings by Lynn Ihsen Peterson. June 1 – 30.
Center for Architecture: The Octagon (92 E Broadway) The Architecture Foundation of Oregon hosts the 2013 Architects in Schools Reception. The Architects is Schools Program paired practicing architects and UO Architecture Students with classrooms around the state in grades 3rd-6th. Stop by the reception to meet the young architecture designers from Family School, Kelly Middle School, McCornack Elementary, and Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion School and see the creative projects they have crafted! Participating architects and professionals include 2-Form Architecture, Jenna Fribley Design, Lumalaser, PIVOT, Rowell Brokaw, Willamette 360 Architecture, and Willard C. Dixon Architect.
Cowfish (62 W Broadway) Collage art and photography by Heidi Scheidl.
DIVA (280 W Broadway) “Spring Illuminations: The Lane County Artists Juried Show” featuring original artwork by Lane County artists Victoria Biedron, Daphne Cox, Tara Kemp, Zoe LeCompte, Cameron O’Hair, Taylor Richmond, Andrea Ros, Sally Schwader, and Bryan Yost. Through June 22nd.
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, fabric dolls and wall art by Mari Livie, pottery by Annie Heron, wood sculptures and masks by Cedar Caredio, and alpaca shawls and blankets by Aragon Alpaca and Hum Sweet Hum.
Eugene Storefront Art Project (ESAP) “It’s a Man’s World” a show featuring work by all male artists.
Full City Pearl St Cafe and Palace Bakery (842 & 844 Pearl St) Watercolors by Ellen de Werd, abstract media by Carol Buie, printmaking etchings by Thomas Callaghan, and photography by Daniel Berman.
Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio (169 E Broadway) Paintings by J. Scott Hovis.
H Boutique (248 E 5th Ave, inside Inn at the 5th) "A Splash of Spring," paintings by Simone d'Aubigné.
Harlequin Beads and Jewelry (1027 Willamette St) open until 6pm with beaded jewelry by Harlequin staff.
The Jazz Station (124 W Broadway) Eugene Arte Latino presents “Una Mirada de México,” photography by Jessica Zapata, James Daria, and Juan Antonio Siller. May 3rd-June 29th.
Mrs. Thompson's Herbs, Gifts & Folklore (347 W 5th Ave) “Visionary Infusions,” by Mayors Art Show artist Carolyn Quinn. Aware of the viewer, vitality is brought through the veil of infinity to produce a tranquil state of being. These visionary images are created using acrylic and watercolor paint and pastels. Live music!
The New Zone Gallery (164 W Broadway) “Cataclysmic Fusion,” work by Diane Farquhar and “Defying Augury” work by Hans d'Hollosy. Continued exhibit: ACT-SO youth group competition winners in the Visual Arts. On display June-July.
Off the Waffle (840 Willamette St) “Eclectic Art Exhibit,” featuring nine New Zone Gallery artists using various mediums. Also showing art by in-house artist Caely Brandon.
Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl Street) Work by Jan Halvorsen. Oregon Art Supply store portion closes at 7pm.
OUT ON A LIMB Gallery (191 E Broadway) Pastel paintings by Anna Horrigan. Also showing work by Tim Boyden, Drew Parrish, Jeff Bandow, Tim Neun, and Beverly Soasey.
Pacific Rim Art Guild (160 E Broadway, basement) “Art in a Hurry,” art will be created during the ArtWalk in a variety of mediums. Each artist will start with the same imagery and create work on the spot in their own unique way.
Passionflower Design (128 E Broadway) Wolf Child will be debuting its new collection of women's fashion tees. Wolf Child is a new indie graphic tee brand by Sabrina Jackson, the owner and illustrator for tee shirt brand Poppy & Moe.
Raven Studio of Anne Korn and Terry Way (329 W 4th Ave) Art work by Anne Korn, including miniature prints and originals, in colored pencil and watercolor.
Schrager & Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette) “VILLAGE,” paintings by Margaret Coe. This show is an exploration of shape and color based on memories of Coe’s second residency at the chateau in Rochefort-en-Terre. Also showing “Ikebana Pottery,” ceramics by Sookjae McCarty. May 22 – June 29.
Studio West (245 W 8th Avenue) “Canyons,” photography by Jack Kelly, “Subsurfacing” mixed-media and digital collage by Chris Miller, and metal work by Jason Vinciguerra. Glass blowing demonstrations by Ciara Cuddihy-Hernandez and Alejandro Hernandez, 5-8pm.
Urban Lumber Company Furniture Showroom (28 E Broadway) Showcasing artisan furniture crafted from salvaged trees within our urban corridor.
White Lotus Gallery (767 Willamette St) A selection of newly acquired works by renowned Japanese woodblock print artist Jun’ichirō Sekino (1914-1988). This exhibition features prints from his 53 Stations of the Tokaidō and Narrow Road series.
Eugene Piano Academy (507 Willamette St) Performances by students of the Eugene Piano Academy and the University of Oregon’s music fraternity, Mu Phi. FREE!
The Art Annex (749 Willamette) Infamous, featuring vocals by Lynn Ihsen Peterson.
Additional events happening on First Friday:
Step into Theatre (West stairwell of the Downtown Overpark Garage, 10th Avenue and Oak Alley) In collaboration with Northwest Ten and the Oregon Contemporary Theater, the City of Eugene Epark Parking Services is installing panels of short plays on the west stairwell of the Overpark Garage. Local actors will perform the five original plays at each level of the garage beginning at 5pm on the fifth floor. The public is welcome to attend. Plays include Freedom by Gregory Foote, Shall We Play? by Connie Bennett, William Tate by Paul Calandrino, Tweets to the Twits by Richard Leinaweaver, and Lost Prius by Dorothy Velasco.
Lane Arts Council’s Artist Alley (Kesey Square/Broadway Plaza) Artist Alley is a great space where local artists can set up tables and sell their original work during the First Friday ArtWalk. Stop by to see what they have to offer from 5:30-8pm, FREE!
Are you an artist and interested in starting your own table to sell your original art during the ArtWalk? Please contact Artistalley@lanearts.org for more details and/or to reserve a space.
The Best of No Shame Eugene at the Atrium (10th and Olive) The Best of No Shame Eugene will feature the top 15 sketches, monologues, and songs selected from the 2012-2013 season. Doors open at 7:30 with music by Mudpuppy and the show begins at 8pm. FREE!
Photozone Collective Group Show at Broadway Commerce Center (44 W Broadway, Floors 2, 3, and 4) Photographic prints by members of the Photozone Collective, on display through the end of July. Opening reception: 5:30- 7:30pm.
#instaballet (Midtown Arts Center, 1590 Willamette) Watch Eugene Ballet Company dancers make a ballet! Audience members get to suggest steps (feel free to get inventive and a little crazy) to create a ballet to be performed at 8pm. Creative juices and wine start flowing at 5pm. FREE!
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