That’s right, it’s Friday ArtWalk season!
First Friday ArtWalk – November 6th, 2015
Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on November 6th, 2015 is guest co-hosted by Mindy Linder, Eugene Concert Choir Marketing Director and Jorah LaFleur, Eugene Poetry Slam Maven. Mindy and Jorah are thrilled to unite for this festive fall ArtWalk that is exactly one month before Eugene Concert Choir’s wild holiday romp, A Dickens of a Christmas. The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center), followed by stops at 6:00pm at The Jazz Station (124 W Broadway), 6:30pm at InEugene Real Estate (100 E Broadway), 7:00pm at OUT ON A LIMB Gallery (191 E Broadway), and concluding at 7:30 pm at Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free! Visitwww.lanearts.org for more information.
Sponsor: Eugene Concert Choir presents A Dickens of a Christmas
Sunday, December 6th at 2:30pm at the Hult Center
Eugene Concert Choir is proud to support Lane Arts Council and sponsor this evening of art and fun leading up to Eugene Concert Choir’s holiday concert, A Dickens of a Christmas, on Sunday, December 6th at 2:30pm in the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center. This event is a festive choral adventure through time where “Christmas Past” is a Renaissance Yuletide Feast, “Christmas Present” is Merry Olde England of the 1800s, and “Christmas Future” is Today! This concert will be a rollicking good time for the whole family! Holiday tickets sell fast and are available at the Hult Center Ticket Office or EugeneConcertChoir.org.
Details about the First Friday ArtWalk guided tour stops for November 6th:
5:30 pm Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center)
Jacobs Gallery shows “Natural Selections,” an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Analee Fuentes, April Coppini, and Harold Hoy through November 21st.
In her artist statement about the show, Analee Fuentes states, “Most of these works are from the series, ‘Natural Selections.’ This sequence consists of large-scale paintings (5 x 4 feet) resulting from a very close and long look at a very beautiful fish, all of which I have caught at one time or another. In the ’70s I worked on a fishing boat in Kodiak, Alaska and was overwhelmed by the Salmon’s swirling colors as they made their way upstream. They have continued to thread their migratory paths into my Oregon veins, where I believe them to be unfathomable and sacred creatures. Straddling abstraction and representation, these paintings are an exuberant tribute to the fantastic color, patterning, and spirit that fish reveal.”
April Coppini’s statement includes “My work in the past few years has been a vague effort to record something wild and unseen about the form of animals; movement, life, the space between things. Shortly after hearing about the rapid disappearance of honey bees in our country (termed ‘colony collapse disorder’), I imagined a series of bee drawings. Displayed in the same erratic way that bees fly about, and conveying something of their importance or intrinsic value, my hope was that my effort to create these bees, would, in some way create more actual bees in the world. Since then, I have drawn and shown over 1000 bees, and the response to them has been both humbling and hopeful. I have no idea whether or not my drawings have actually helped the bees in any significant way (and/or helped us in the manner that all things are connected- we do, here, after all, depend on them to pollinate over 90% of our crops) but they have garnered more attention and inspired more conversation than anything I’ve ever done.”
Harold Hoy states, “My work has dealt with the relationship of Humans and the Environment (nature) since the late 1960’s. I feel that there is not a more important subject for me to deal with in my work than this subject. Most of my work deals with the co-existence of humans and nature that humans should live in harmony with nature and not dominate over nature. The concept of this sculpture is based partly on an old child’s toy, the ‘Erector Set.’ I had an Erector Set as a child and was very fascinated with ‘inventing’ interesting machines, buildings, etc… This sculpture and the sculptures that I have been building for many years represents to me the task of rebuilding nature to the way it was before humans exploited its riches. Of course, it will never return to its original state as long as humans inhabit the Earth, however, humans can help to restore the forests, and streams, help control air and water pollution, and help control population growth to allow nature to take its course. This sculpture has been constructed of steel using nuts and bolts in the manner of construction as in the Erector Set. The bronze tree at the top of the sculpture was cast in bronze using a real branch from a tree as the form.”
6:00pm The Jazz Station (124 W Broadway)
Bright and textural impressionist inspired paintings by Shelley Roenspie are featured at The Jazz Station for the months of November and December. Shelley moved to Oregon in 1972 from California, where she learned the basics of art from her teacher Richard Carmassi. After studying art at Sierra College, she moved back east to the Brandywine art village near Philadelphia (the home of Andrew Wyeth). Under the influence of the Brandywine school of painting, Shelley created a unique style and found the freedom to put her gushing emotions onto the canvas in the shape of intense, vivid colors, generating an out of the ordinary vision of truth. Shelley spent many years as an equestrian showjumping coach in Oregon, but has always painted. Since retiring from coaching in 2009, painting is her passion and full time affair. Open until 7pm.
5:30-7pm: Spencer Doidge/Neil Janssen duo, FREE
8-10:30pm: Roger Woods Organ Quartet, $10 general admission
6:30pm InEugene Real Estate (100 E Broadway)
“ReEnvisioning Maps: The Cartographic Art of Dave Imus,” a new show by America’s most award-winning cartographer, demonstrates that maps, too, can be fine art. Imus aspires to create maps with the same attention to the structure and beauty of the land that Leonardo used to capture the structure and beauty of the human form.
To Imus, clarity and beauty are closely-related concepts. He notes that the world is profoundly exotic and beautiful, and if a map presents the world as a clear, artistic expression, that map will be beautiful, too. So while his maps richly inform the mind, they also please the eye.
Imus was one of the last cartographers in America to make maps with hand tools. Though today Imus does use a computer, he uses it as an extension of his hands, giving him, not the machine, complete control of interpretation.
“ReEnvisioning Maps” is arranged to take you through a progression of works, beginning with maps that illustrate the beauty of basic geography and finishing with more abstract geographic interpretations.
First you will see an 80”x 60” framed canvas of the “Essential Geography of the United States of America,” one of four Imus maps to receive America’s most prestigious award for cartography, and which Slate called, “The greatest paper map of the United States you’ll ever see.” The show then takes you to dramatic enlargements of Oregon and Alaska, each from “Essential Geography,” and afterwards to numerous new works, all framed canvases of Yosemite National Park, Chesapeake Bay, the Great Basin, “Evening in California,” “Western Terracottisphere,” and more.
More info at www.imusgeographics.com
7:00pm OUT ON A LIMB Gallery (191 E Broadway)
OUT ON A LIMB Gallery celebrates its 4th Anniversary during the November ArtWalk!
This month, Michael Whitenack is the featured artist, an amazing wood sculptor, painter, and story teller extraordinaire. Michael states, “I respond to stories and events that intrigue me. The wood constructs are fun to make and my sketchbooks are filled with drawings waiting to appear.” The show includes some 3D paintings, as well as sculptures that are hung on the wall and free standing. Tim Boyden, the owner of the gallery, also collaborated with Michael on a few pieces in the show.
Music: Bryce Krehbiel, a folk singer/songwriter.
7:30pm Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St)
Jill Atkin shows pastels, watercolors, and mixed media. She states, “Pastels are my first love, with their richness and permanence. I am now finding a lovely juxtaposition to pastels with watercolor. Watercolor… with its fluidity, transparency, and quirky temperament.”
Music: Taylor Irving on acoustic guitar.
In addition, these galleries and venues will also be open during the ArtWalk from 5:30-8pm on November 6th:
•Broadway Commerce Center lobby (44 W Broadway) “The Return of Dan Bruce,” large abstract paintings evolved from serendipitous discoveries by the artist prior to his departure from Eugene in the late 1970s.
•Cowfish (62 W Broadway) Paintings by Anj Marth.
•ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery (25 E 8th Ave) Felted wool home décor and apparel by Tylar Merrill, clay tile collages by Annie Heron, wall art by Mari Livie, whimsical hand painted wood, linen, and silk pieces by Lybi Thomas, wood sculptures and imaginative, fanciful masks by Cedar Caredio, and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.
•Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave) “Celebrate 50 Years of Eugene Symphony” with a free concert by a classical string quartet at 6pm, and a historical exhibit and reception starting at 5pm.
•Eugene Yoga (245 E Broadway) Additional work since the October ArtWalk by Washington artist Tom Boatright. Tom uses raw ingredients, such as oils, resins, metallic and luminescent powders, and glass beads to create stunning one-of-a-kind pieces that cannot be duplicated. More info: http://www.tomboatrightoils.
•FourWinds (273 W 8th Ave) A new gallery featuring a variety of work from several local artists – visionary paintings, provocative photography, quality handcrafts, unique jewelry, and much more.
• gilt+gossamer (873 Willamette St) A series of abstract paintings investigating the interaction of science and art by David CP Placencia. This series is inspired by physics, nature, and images captured by neuroscientists in Eugene, Oregon. Additional info: Khaostasis.com
•Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio (169 E Broadway) Featuring original jewelry by Goldworks staff.
•Harlequin Beads and Jewelry (1027 Willamette St) Jewelry by local artists. Closes 6pm.
•The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave) “ArtChics Annual Art Sale and Benefit” – The ArtChics, a local women’s art group, is having their annual art sale to benefit OSLP Arts & Culture Program. Some of the creations offered include felted fashions, textile art, hand woven baskets, art dolls, jewelry, and much more.
•MECCA (449 Willamette St) “MECCA Tribe Show” a collection of art made by current and former Board Members, volunteers, and MECCA teachers.
•Mosaic Fair Trade Collection (28 E Broadway) Unique jewelry made by fair trade artisans from around the world.
•The New Zone Gallery (164 W Broadway) “Portraits of Trees,” which includes many mediums, acrylic fabric painting, neo-Victorian fashions and Steampunk art by Sarina Dorie and “The Cabinet of Steampunk Curiosities,” a month long exhibition of Steampunk art. Music: Lotus Unfolding, featuring cello, guitar, and sitar music.
•Noisette Pastry Kitchen (200 W Broadway) A show coordinated by the Eugene Weekly, highlighting work by Sara Talmadge, Neal Williams, Santiago Uceda, and Marlis Badalich. These artists were hand-picked by the EW to design art for their distribution boxes along Broadway.
•Off the Waffle (840 Willamette St) Work by Patricia Montoya Donohue and Diane Farquhar.
•Oregon Wine LAB (488 Lincoln) “Travels with Pastels” by Anna S. Horrigan. She paints cities, landscapes, and people in every environment throughout the United States and Canada, including the rivers where her husband fly-fished. Music: Singer, songwriter, and musician Michael Kevin Daly.
•Pacific Rim Art Guild & Gallery (160 E Broadway, basement) “Photography: An Artist’s View Through the Lens” – Come and enjoy the all member photography show that takes a snapshot of the heart. Music: Kat Kaufman and Brendan Curran duo.
•Passionflower Design (128 E Broadway) A beautiful array of local and regional artisans, open until 7pm.
•Red Wagon Creamery (55 W Broadway) “Mermaid Summer,” work by Aaron Sullivan.
•Schrager & Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette) “Paintings,” new work by Mark Clarke. In this group of paintings, Clarke moves further into abstraction – trees dissolve into massed color and hills and valleys melt into each other. Also, new wood and gas-fired vessels by potter Tea Thanhbinh Duong.
•Shadowfox (76 W Broadway) Dynamic displays and a unique, wide range of work, including shadowboxes, lights, wooden pendants, and sculpture.
•Townshend’s Teahouse (41 W Broadway) Work by Farley Craig, a figure drawing instructor at Maude Kerns Art Center.
•Urban Therapeutic (749 Willamette St) “The Body as Art,” a demonstration of Bo Yoga by instructor Nate Guadagni. Bo Yoga incorporates dance, martial arts, yoga and Bo staff to enhance active focus and sense of rhythmic movement. Join us for an engaging and interactive presentation!
•Vistra Framing & Gallery (160 E Broadway) “The Natural World: Tide Pools and Flora,” watercolor paintings by Joanna Carrabbio.
•White Lotus Gallery (767 Willamette St) “Transformations, Journeys: Photographs by Gary Tepfer,” through November 14th.
TONIGHT’S EVENTS – additional events on November 6th:
•First Friday ArtTalk featuring Henk Pander at the CENTER at Lane Community College’s Downtown Campus (101 W 10th Ave)
Lane Arts Council presents an ArtTalk by Portland artist Henk Pander. The ArtTalk will take place at the at 6pm, with an artist reception immediately following the discussion. This ArtTalk is sponsored by the CENTER at Lane Community College’s Downtown Campus. FREE!
•The Season Spa and Salon (370 W 6th Ave) Join their Anniversary Open House Gala which includes photography by Kim O’Neil, jewelry by Stella and Dot, and Tess Lasalle Leather Goods. Also enjoy a sweet treat, cocktails, 10% off all retail, and complementary make up application by Chanda, and chair massages by Celine. 6-8:30pm
•No Shame Eugene at the Atrium (99 W 10th Ave)
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!
About Lane Arts Council
Lane Arts Council cultivates strong and creative arts communities by providing high-quality arts experiences, engaging people of all ages in arts education, and encouraging artistic endeavors.. Visit our website at www.lanearts.org to learn about our arts education programs in schools, First Friday ArtWalk, professional development workshops, and more.