Lane Arts Council's First Friday ArtWalk March 7th, 2014
Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on March 7th is guest co-hosted by Bob Hart, the Executive Director of the Lane County Historical Society and Mark Beudert, the General Director of the Eugene Opera. The Historical Society developed exhibits at the Lane County Historical Museum showcasing "Women of the Gold Rush Era" in collaboration with events leading up to Eugene Opera's production of "The Girl of the Golden West." The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Harlequin Beads and Jewelry (1027 Willamette St), followed by stops at Passionflower Design (128 E Broadway), White Lotus Gallery (767 Willamette St), Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center), and The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!
Special thanks to Eugene Opera, Lane County Historical Society and Museum and the Eugene Public Library for sponsoring the March First Friday ArtWalk!
Details about the First Friday ArtWalk guided tour stops:
5:30 pm Harlequin Beads and Jewelry (1027 Willamette St)
Master craftsman Bob Burkett will be showing his incredible lost wax castings at Harlequin Beads and Jewelry all day Friday and Saturday (March 7th and 8th). Bob is prominent in his field and well known on the bead show circuit for his incredibly detailed castings. He works in silver, bronze, and Shibuichi, a silver and copper alloy which was traditionally used in Japanese sword making. Come be inspired by Bob's beautiful pieces of art! Bob will also be offering a class on lost wax techniques at Harlequin Beads Sunday, March 9th.
6:00 pm Passionflower Design (128 E Broadway)
In celebration of International Woman’s Day, Passionflower is pleased to open their doors to friends at Mobility International USA who have put together a powerful photography exhibit and book featuring the stories of 50 disabled women activists from around the world. Works by photographers Brian Lanker, Darcy Kiefel, and Paola Gianturco will be featured, and the exhibit includes nine large-scale photos, both black and white and in color, as well as books for sale. Come discover the power of photojournalism to educate and promote social change. Plus co-editors Suz Dunn and Susan Sygall from MIUSA will be on hand to discuss the process of creating the book. This will be an inspiring show for anyone interested in photojournalism, social change, or creating their own book.
6:30 pm White Lotus Gallery (767 Willamette St)
In conjunction with the Eugene Opera’s performance of Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West, White Lotus Gallery is proud to announce the opening of a new exhibition “The Golden West,” featuring prints by Lynda Lanker and photographs by Gary Tepfer, David J. Butler, Rich Bergeman and Charles Search.Lynda Lanker spent nearly two decades portraying in a variety of media the women ranchers and cowgirls of the American West. Several lithographs and engravings from this exceptional series of portraits will be included in this exhibition.
Gary Tepfer has been photographing the landscape of the American West for over forty years. Drawn to the light – reflected and radiant in their interaction with water, stone, and vegetation, his images convey the profound beauty and spirituality of these physically challenging landscapes.
David J. Butler is a photographer, writer, and traveler whose artistic life is inspired by the West. “While the arid West may seem to some as a region without, it reveals itself to me as one with – with mystery, with beauty, with extremes – in other words, with life.”
Rich Bergeman is attracted to the High Desert of Eastern Oregon as a photographer who is drawn to places on the verge of vanishing. By photographing ancient petroglyphs etched into the rimrock by early Americans, sun-bleached ranches abandoned by dried-out homesteaders, and ghost towns gradually fading into the dust, Bergeman explores the largely forgotten chapters in Oregon’s complex history, hoping to bring them back to life through photographs of what’s been left behind.
Charles Search’s photographs, whether they are portraits of a basket weaver or a weary laborer, or gorgeous landscapes of an alkali flat in Nevada or a majestic mountain range in Eastern Oregon, are invocations that are an amalgam of memory, longing, and imagination, unique moments of revelation transcending place and time providing an alternative perspective outside our normal experience. At any given moment, the aspects of light, space, form and content may coalesce to transform a place or subject, unveiling the extraordinary which seconds before seemed ordinary.
7:00 pm Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center)
Jacobs Gallery features work by two artists, both working off the title “Unexpected Journey.” “Unexpected Journey: India Series,” by Mike Walsh, is comprised of sculptural installations, constructions, and assemblages inspired by travels in India. However, Rogene Mañas had a different take, with her exhibit entitled “Unexpected Journey: Out of My Mind,” showing a mixture of air-dried paper maché clay, assemblage, and collage materials with acrylic paint and medium. The show continues through March 15th.
Regarding Mike Walsh’s work, he states, “My new India Series, comprised of sculptural installations, constructions and assemblages was inspired by travel in India for one month in December, 2009. In a street market in Jaipur I discovered the ancient Indian board game Snakes and Ladders, played in India since the 16th century, and later worldwide as Chutes and Ladders. Each house construction is covered with images of the board game, snakes, found objects and ladders suggesting not only transcendence, but also a popular culture of color, kitsch, visual chaos and contradiction. The houses and white plaster hands are symbolic of Occidental rule: India gained independence in 1947 after a century of British colonial rule. The image of the house is a powerful emotive symbol through its association with the major events of human life. The house form embodies an entire realm of emotional responses, references to centers: beginnings, the ‘comfort zone,’ and the private world of dream realization. I have used the house image in wood and paper constructions juxtaposed to found objects since 1980: Not to represent houses per se but explore their roles in terms of temples for emotional, political and symbolic personal rituals. They are houses only in an abstract and ritualistic way - far removed from their implied functions.”
Rogene Mañas retired from her national card company in 2006 to focus on art making. She studied at the University of Oregon and worked with numerous professional artists in the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, Italy, and France in developing her skills. As an accomplished plein-air landscape painter, she made a sudden departure in style after spending winters in Mexico. Inspired by the allegorical nature of Latin American folk art, she shifted her focus from the external world to the internal one. Now as a contemporary folk artist, she makes art about thoughts and feelings, often combining nature images with human forms. Her work shows in galleries in Eugene and Portland. In 2011, she was featured on Oregon Art Beat, a regional program on PBS showcasing Oregon artists. She teaches unique and inventive mixed media workshops in Oregon, California and San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. Her work may be seen at rogenemanas.com.
7:30 pm The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave)
The Lincoln Gallery presents its “Winter Quarter Showcase,” a group art exhibition featuring a diverse selection of paintings, photography, and fiber arts. The Lincoln Gallery is the official art gallery of the OSLP Arts & Culture Program. The OSLP Arts & Culture program breaks down barriers to participation in the arts for people of all abilities and builds bridges to a more diverse and inclusive community. Additionally, for the months of March and April, our community room gallery is featuring original drawings by Barbara Moran. Barbara Moran lives in Topeka, Kansas and is fascinated with steam engines which are the main subject matter of her artwork. She is an artist through KindTree-Autism Rocks, a local organization dedicated to serving and celebrating people on the autism spectrum. Our Winter Quarter Showcase exhibition opening will also feature live music by local singer-songwriter Elizabeth Jurich.
In addition, these venues will also be open during the ArtWalk from 5:30–8pm:
Aurora Gallery and Tattoo (304 E 13th Ave)
Benessere Chiropractic (295 W Broadway) "Shouldering Change," paintings on canvas by Kassy Daggett, focusing on the limited palette of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, and some White.
Cowfish (62 W Broadway) Woodcut prints by Perry Joseph.
DIVA (280 W Broadway)
Downtown Eugene Public Library, 2nd Floor (100 W 10th Ave) Displays on "Women of the Gold Rush Era” and “The Big Read: Flapper Fashion.”
ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery (25 E 8th Ave) Felted wool home décor and apparel by Tylar Merrill, pottery and clay tile collages by Annie Heron, whimsical hand painted silk, wood, and linen pieces by Lybi Thomas, wood sculptures and imaginative and fanciful masks by Cedar Caredio, and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.
Eugene Springfield Art Project (224 E 11th) A group show about Spring! "Imagination Reigns," work by Marilyn Kent and Mija Andrade.
The Gallery at the Watershed (321 Mill St #6) "Connection," works by 17 exceptional printmakers from AK, CA, OR, WA and featuring the drawings of Eugene's own Suzanne Ponsioen. Through March 29th.
Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio (169 E Broadway) Fine art photography, showing intimate landscapes and the subtle and unique patterns and textures found in nature by Adrienne Adam. More info at www.adamphoto.com.
The Jazz Station (124 W Broadway) A continuation of the collaborative exhibit commemorating Black History Month, including works by local artists Lillian Almeida, Melissa Nolledo, Marina Hajek, Ellen Gabehart, Melissa Sikes, and Yvonne Stubbs and students from the ACT-SO program.
MECCA Gallery (449 Willamette St) Reuse art by Patricia Hampton.
The New Zone Gallery (164 W Broadway) “Wanderings,” photography by Karyn Smith and “All Good Things” acrylic, pen and ink, and watercolor paintings by Larena Cornell. Also featuring the West Coast Dog and Cat Fundraiser.
Noble Café and Espresso (45 East 8th Ave) An eclectic mixture of acrylic, watercolor, and charcoal paintings and drawing by Michael Cross. Michael is a self-taught artist originally from Pleasant Hill, Oregon and now resides in Eugene.
Off the Waffle (840 Willamette St) "Photographs by Art Kennedy - a retrospective of 37 years," through March 31st. Also showing art by in-house artists Caely Brandon and Anna Elliot.
Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl Street) Mixed media/assemblage artwork by Beverly Soasey.
OUT ON A LIMB Gallery (191 E Broadway) Photography by Erna Gilbertson.
Pacific Rim Art Guild (160 E Broadway, basement) Digital paintings and acrylics by Jeffrey Bemis and “Dancing with God,” kiln-formed glasswork by Jamie Kersey.
Plume Red and Heritage Dry Goods (861 Willamette) Featuring artists local, regional, and global and offering letter press cards, home & personal goods, leather/canvas bags and packs, jewelry, apothecary and vintage items, and a wide variety of wonderful gift choices for the whole family.
Schrager & Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette) “Nelson Sandgren: Another Look,” an eclectic mixture of work from the various periods in his life. Through March 22nd.
Studio West (245 W 8th Avenue) “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, Savannah Roberts, Alejandro Hernandez, Ciara Cuddihy-Hernandez, and Jamie Burress. Live glass blowing demonstrations!
Townshends Tea House (41 W. Broadway)Watercolors of plants and forms found in nature by Jenny Kroik. More info at www.jenny.kroik.net.
Urban Lumber Company Furniture Showroom (28 E Broadway) Live-edge wood furniture hand-crafted from locally salvaged trees and reclaimed lumber.
Downtown Eugene Public Library, 2nd Floor (100 W 10th Ave) Carl Woideck Quartet. The Big Read Kick-Off featuring high-energy Jazz Age faves. Starts at 6pm, FREE!
The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th St) Local singer-songwriter Elizabeth Jurich.
Off the Waffle (840 Willamette St) Music by Jerry Zybach.
Downtown Eugene Public Library, 2nd Floor (100 W 10th Ave) The Big Read Kick-Off celebrating The Great Gatsby. At 5pm, Debra Conner performs “Muse to Madness,” a one-woman show about Zelda Fitzgerald. At 6pm, the Carl Woideck Quartet plays high-energy Jazz Age faves. FREE!
The Bernadette Center (1283 Lincoln St) Featuring a monthly 'Salon' of music, poetry, and creative artists. The Bernadette Center is "The hub for the Art of Wellness." 7-8:30pm, FREE!
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!
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