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Lane Arts Council's First Friday ArtWalk on April 6th
Guest hosted by Louisa Lindsay–Sprouse, the Executive Director of the Young Writers Association. In honor of April as National Poetry Month, winners of the Young Writers Association will read original, winning poems from their MANY VOICINGS contest to kick off each guided tour stop! Young Writers Association after–school writing group members will also hand out word–gifts–scrolls of original poetry and prose written during their winter session. The ArtWalk begins at 5:30 pm at The New Zone Gallery (164 W Broadway), followed by stops at The Jazz Station (124 W Broadway), ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery (25 E 8th Ave), Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center), and Eugene Piano Academy (507 Willamette). At the conclusion of the ArtWalk, Young Writers Association and Lane Arts Council will also hold an Open Mic Poetry Reading and Instant Writing Contest (place TBD) from 8:00–8:30 for all ages.
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Erin Evans, Eugene Piano Academy
Details about the First Friday ArtWalk hosted stops for April 6th:
5:30 pm The New Zone Gallery (164 W Broadway)
For the month of April, The New Zone Gallery features its annual "Zone 4 All," a non–juried show open to everyone! Show dates are April 5th – 27th. A large body of work is expected to be on display from both well known and first time artists. There will be a musical performance by the band "Just Us."
6:00 pm The Jazz Station (124 W Broadway)
The Jazz Station showcases paintings by Patti McNutt. She states, "I like to think of this series as a Pacific Northwest State of Mind. Mt. Pisgah figures predominantly, as it provides on average a thrice–weekly ritual hike that keeps me fit to explore more far–flung parts of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. The majority of these paintings are studio work, taken from sketches, photos and smaller plein air pieces. As empty–nester parents of two young men, my husband and I seem to be hiking our way through William Sullivan's books and most paintings are scenes found on these journeys or visits to the Oregon coast. We just got back from hiking in the Joshua Tree and San Jacinto Mountain area so, time permitting, there could be a few from those areas.
"I was born in Dayton, Ohio and moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1985. My first commercial art work in this state was for The Oregon Coast Aquarium's Newsletter. As a member of The Plein Air Painters of Lane County, Maude Kerns Art Center, and Emerald Art Center, I have been introduced to a wide variety of wonderful artists and teachers. Perhaps the biggest influences of style and techniques come from Sarkis Antikajin and Jerry Ross. Other teacher/artist influences are Mitch Baird, Kate Bollens, Mark Clarke, Farley Craig, David Ewart, Robert Gamblin, and Susan Ogilvie. I learn from painting, even the bad ones seem to have a lesson–plan. The last few years have been exercises in color harmony and composition. I like to push the envelope in saturation and complementary colors and sometimes think this is an attempt to express how the beauty that surrounds us enriches our lives."
Free live jazz music, 5:30 to 7:30pm. Hardcoretet from Seattle, 8:00 to 11:00, $6.
6:30 pm ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery (25 E 8th Ave)
ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery presents "Myth in Wood and Stone," carvings by Cedar Caredio. While he is essentially a self–taught artist, from 1989–1992 Cedar studied periodically with renowned woodcarver Dudley Carter in Redmond, Washington. Already in his 90′s, Carter was looking for an apprentice; Cedar was his man. With Carter as his mentor, Cedar learned the techniques of using hand tools and found deep inspiration in woodcarving. Cedar enjoys the creative challenge of working in three dimensions. He begins with image drawings until he "hits upon it." Then he searches for the right piece of wood to fit the figure. He chisels away the wood to reveal the shape inside. Often the grain of the particular wood modifies his original concept. He prefers working with different types of Northwest cedar Woods, particularly western red, yellow, and white 'Port Orford'. Inlays of carved marble, stones, shells, or gems complete many of the pieces.
Both his Celtic heritage and his life in the Northwest guide Cedar to interpretations of myths with stylized creatures or designs. Influences include Northwest coastal Native Americans (totem images), Western European mysteries (like fairies), and Scottish wood and stone carving. Tying together these elements with dreams and spirituality has led him to his own unique style. He focuses on defining lines rather than minute details. Cedar will be doing live demonstrations of his craft during the ArtWalk.
7:00 pm Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center)
The Jacobs Gallery has invited Sandy Tilcock of Lone Goose Press to exhibit in the gallery from March 30 through May 12, 2012. Sandy has chosen the title for this exhibit, "It's Not About Me," meaning that the work is a collaborative process of printer, author, and artist. Sandy Tilcock's Lone Goose Press is dedicated to excellence in the crafts of typographic design, letterpress printing, and bookbinding.
The work will embrace limited edition letterpress broadsides and hand bound books. The content is contemporary: writings of prominent living authors with original graphics by working studio artists. The means is traditional: letterpress printing using lead type, polymer plates, and a hand–cranked cylinder proofing press. Employing these "hands–on" technologies at the press is not intended to replicate historical printing methods, but to honor the value of the book as an artistic object as well as a vessel for ideas.
Collaboration is an important aspect of the endeavor, with author, artist, and printer working in a spirit of mutual support. With each turn of the crank, new and old, art and idea, individual creativity and shared vision come together freshly on the page.
7:30 pm Eugene Piano Academy (507 Willamette)
Eugene Piano Academy features "Process," work by Erin Evans. Erin states, "I am intrigued by the nature of ideas, and the complexity of the human heart. I endeavor to convey a sense of whimsy and mystery using unconventional methods and materials. In order to achieve an organic feel, I attempt to work with a spontaneous mentality. My major themes include the capacity for ideas to either create or destroy, the fleeting nature of dreams, and the magical ways that the power of creativity manifests itself in the modern world."
Performances by Grace Ho, Christopher Scherer, Margaret Gowen, and other members of UO's Mu Phi music fraternity.
The Eugene Piano Academy is dedicated to the instruction of the complete musician by way of the Harmony Road Music course. Engaging students in group ensemble, training their ears through the singing of solfege, and tapping into the students' innate sense of creativity are at the core of this method. The Academy also offers classes in early childhood music for Toddlers, ages 18 mos. to 4 yrs. In addition, the Academy aims to foster the aspiring young pianist in their pursuit of technical mastery, lyrical touch, and knowledge of the vast repertoire written for the piano.
In addition, these galleries and venues will also be open during the ArtWalk from 5:30–8 pm on April 6th:
- Cinema Pacific Fringe Festival (44 W Broadway) An interactive gallery showcasing video remixes inspired by director Teinosuke Kinugasa's 1926 black–and–white silent film Kurutta Ippeiji (A Page of Madness).
- Cowfish (62 W Broadway) showing work by Tam Nguyen and Ralph Jaszkowski
- DIVA (280 W Broadway) featuring "Window Seat: The Art of the Circle Field," a study of American Landscape by James W. Earl
- Eugene Storefront Art Project (ESAP)
- 44 W Broadway — abstract work by Sandra Kay Bulley
- 198 W Broadway — work by Heather Reese
- 245 W Broadway — "Silhouettes" by Terry Holloway and Graeme Haub
- 760 Willamette St — work by Josh Sands
- 224 E 11th — Eugene Storefront Art Project Gallery presents "How Can I Make You Smile" – an exhibition featuring several local artists
- Full City Coffe Roasters (842 Pearl St) with paintings by Rina Francisco and Don Houghton, abstract media by Carol Buie, and photography by Cheryl Camelio
- Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio (169 E Broadway) showing photography by Cheryl Camilo
- Harlequin Beads and Jewelry (1027 Willamette St) with work by Cenya. Open until 6 pm
- Imagine Gallery (35 E 8th Ave) featuring "Blooming Glass," new fused glass by Toni Zybell and torn paper florals by Kitti Touzeau. Opening Friday, April 6th through May 3rd.
- Karin Clarke Gallery and Art Counselor Inc. at the Art Annex (749 Willamette) showing a selection of work by gallery artists
- MECCA Gallery (449 Willamette St) featuring "DOLLISCIOUS," a show of dolls by Debra Sunderland
- NEST (1235 Willamette) showing jewelry by Angela Lees. Angela combines junk and jewels to make glamorous and unique pieces
- Olive Grand (1041 Willamette St) showing "Gifts and Wonders," photography by Rachel McLain that focuses on details that the average passerby would miss
- Opus VII (22 W 7th Ave) Final days of Gallery Wide Sale. OpusVII is closing its doors for good on Saturday, April 7. Featuring a final show of new oils and mixed media by Jenny Gray, entitled "Structure," and new large work in oil on canvas by Abbas Darabi. Also continuing to exhibit all of the great artists we have had the pleasure to represent.
- Out on a Limb (191 E Broadway) showing weavings, mixed media, and basketry by Shannon Weber, as well as artisan woodworking by Tim Boyden, Drew Parrish, and Jeff Bandow. We are excited to announce the addition of ceramic artist Betsy Wolfston's "House Blessings!"
- Passionflower Design (128 E Broadway) featuring an Easter Bonnet Contest, in which the person with the most fabulous hat gets a $100 gift certificate! A collection of hats by the Passionflower crew will also be on display. Live accordion music from the band Pickle Dish from 5:30 to 7:30.
- Studio West (245 W 8th Ave) featuring "Eugene Community Photo Project"
- White Lotus Gallery (767 Willamette St) featuring "Stormy Writings," paintings by Nancy Pobanz, on display March 2 to April 28
- The Woodpecker's Muse (372 West Broadway) displaying "Nature's Recompositions" by Sabrina Siegel, large photographic/digital works, revealing the lived micro–landscape/vestige of photographic composition palpably on the "surface" of the photographic plane of the prints. Musical performance by LetGoGod featuring the artist Sabrina Siegel beginning at 6pm and playing throughout the evening.
Additional Events happening April 6th:
Open Mic Poetry Reading and Instant Writing Contest (location TBA) presented by the Young Writers Association and the Lane Arts Council, 8–8:30pm. Come hear poetry, or read your own!
No Shame Eugene at the Atrium (10th and Olive) The doors open at 7:30pm and the show begins at 8:00pm 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!
Bike Racks (near KIVA and the Train Station) Check out these specially crafted bike racks, built and designed by LCC sculpture Instructor Lee Imonen and his 3D design class, in collaboration with the City of Eugene.
ArtWalk ArchivesNovember 2012