Lane Arts Council presents the First Friday ArtWalk year-round in Downtown Eugene.  Take the guided tour and follow the host to hear from the featured artists, or explore the other galleries and venues from 5:30-8pm on your own.  This event happens rain or shine, and is always free!

Upcoming – March 4, 2016 First Friday ArtWalk

sponsor logosLane Arts Councils continues the celebration of our 40th Anniversary with the March 4th First Friday ArtWalk, co-hosted by Mark Beudert, General Director of Eugene Opera, and Bob Hart, Executive Director of the Lane County Historical Society and Museum.  Bob Hart is not only a history junkie, but also a dedicated Radio Redux fan and member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Restore Oregon, and Oregon Cultural Trust.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at The New Zone Gallery (164 W Broadway), followed by stops at 6:00pm at Shadowfox (76 W Broadway), 6:30pm at MECCA (449 Willamette St), 7:00pm at The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave), and concludes at 7:30 pm at Raven Frameworks (325 W 4th Ave).  ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!

Special thanks to Eugene Opera and Lane County Historical Society and Museum for sponsoring the March ArtWalk!

 

Past – February 5, 2016 First Friday ArtWalk

Lane Arts Councils continues the celebration of our 40th Anniversary with the February 5th ArtWalk, hosted by Lane Arts Council Board Member Bob Keefer.  Writer and photographer Bob Keefer is editor of a popular arts blog, where he continues to write about the local arts scene. He is Vice President of the Lane Arts Council board, and his hand-colored photography has been shown in galleries in Eugene and in Portland. His work is included in an exhibit titled “ROT: The Afterlife of Trees” that runs through February 25th at The Arts Center in Corvallis.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St).   See the information below for full details.  Follow along the guided tour for your chance to win tickets to Eugene Concert Choir’s February 27th performance of Burt Bacharach Songbook!  Special thanks to Euphoria Chocolate Company for sponsoring the February ArtWalk!

View the February ArtWalk Guide or a sneak peek of work you will see on Facebook.

February 5th ArtWalk Guided Tour Stops

 Stop #1. 5:30 PM
Oregon Art Supply
(1020 Pearl St)
Oregon Art Supply showcases work by two employees, Willie Boswick and Laura Figa.  Willie shows abstract paintings and drawings that encompass themes of color, balance, and repetition. These … Read more


Stop #2. 6 PM

Passionflower Design
(128 E Broadway)
Get inspired to send a beautiful handmade Valentine’s Day card!  Local letterpress artist Kristin Walker from Twin Ravens Press will speak about running a small letterpress shop and give people… Read more

Heather Halpern, Insistent, OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
Stop #3. 6:30 PM
OUT ON A LIMB Gallery
(191 E Broadway)
Printmaker Heather Halpern, co-owner of Whiteaker Printmakers, a community printmaking art studio in Eugene, shows a variety of her work.  She states, “The bulk of my recent work is an expression…Read more

Jerry Ross, Amazon Park, InEugene Real Estate
Stop #4. 7 PM
InEugene Real Estate
(100 E Broadway)
InEugene Real Estate exhibits work by Jerry Ross, including old and new paintings related to Italian history and society, Hooft family portraits, abstract landscapes, portraits of his wife Angela, and…Read more

Eugene Modern Quilt Guild, Euphoria Chocolate Company 4
Stop #5. 7:30 PM
Euphoria Chocolate Company
(946 Willamette St)
Taking over the walls and windows of Euphoria Chocolate Company for the February ArtWalk is the show “Labors of Love,” featuring quilts by the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild.  Modern quilting is a twist on the…Read more

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ArtWalk Sponsor:
Euphoria Chocolate Company has been delighting chocolate lovers in the Pacific Northwest with hand dipped truffles, artisan chocolates, and confectioneries since 1981.  Known for classic flavors, as well as bold flavor profiles, such as a stout beer truffle, Euphoria Chocolate Company sources the finest ingredients to ensure a euphoric chocolate experience.  Website

February 2016 ArtWalk map

Participating ArtWalk Galleries & Businesses

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

6. Karin Clarke Gallery
(760 Willamette St) Website

“Outward Glimpses,” new, colorful plein-air watercolors that capture the beauty of Oregon by Humberto Gonzalez through February 27th, as well as work by gallery artists.

7. The Lincoln Gallery
(309 W 4th Ave) 
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Artwork created by participants in the open studio, photography, fiber arts, and jewelry workshops.  The exhibition features five artist mentorships in which an OSLP artist was paired with a teaching artist in the community for one-on-one lessons.  Mentees include Josh Aden, Vera Hicks, Larry Hurst, Shirley Beebe, and Sherlyn Dendy.  The Community Gallery features an installation called “My Heart is Everywhere” by Mija Andrade.

8. MECCA
(449 Willamette St)  Website
Waste into Wonderful,” by artist Kat Witt.  This exhibition challenges us to think differently about unwanted materials, with handmade pieces spanning from  multimedia works incorporating 3D and lighting effects, fashion design and textiles, and acrylic oil color paper mache printmaking.

9. The New Zone Gallery
(164 W Broadway)  
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“Christie Brunson 2015-2016,” work in clay and fabric; “Out of the Kiln, Part 2: Works in Clay & Glass” by Patti Lomont, including work in kiln-cast glass, ceramic sculpture, jewelry, masks, windows, and light boxes; the theme show “All You Need is Love” with work by a variety of artists; and work by Megan Borns and Shania Hopson, students from the Academy of Arts and Academics that completed internships in January with New Zone artists. Music: Chico Schwall on guitar.

10. Pacific Rim Art Guild & Gallery
(160 E Broadway, basement)  Website

“Life in the Sea,” acrylics by Chuck North; “Grapes in Chinese Brush Style,” Chinese watercolors by Sandi Grubbs; and “East Meets West Fusion,” works by watercolorist Joneile Emery.  Music: Kat Kaufman and Branden Curran, guitar duo with vocals.

11. Shadowfox
(76 W Broadway)  
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“Captured Light; Roaming Shadows,” a series of custom lamps and lanterns. From geometric to abstract, these intricate pieces combine warm light and delicate shadows, bringing a unique glow to any brisk winter day.

12. Vistra Framing & Gallery
(160 E Broadway)
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“Postcards From the Edge,”  a collection of small work perfect for a tiny house or vacant wall spot.

13. White Lotus Gallery
(767 Willamette) Website
“Collector’s Choice,” work by Frank Okada, Wang Gongyi, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, David McCosh, and more!  Through March 12th.

EAT & DRINK

14. Cowfish
(62 W Broadway) Facebook
Paintings by Tommy Harbour.

15. Noisette Pastry Kitchen
(200 W Broadway) Website
Kenneth Helphand, Philip H. Knight Professor of Landscape Architecture Emeritus, shows ink and watercolor drawings from his travels. The show includes images form Italy, Israel, Corsica, Spain, France, England, Guatemala, Oregon, the American West, and a recent trip to Iceland and Norway, where Helphand became fascinated with the nation’s numerous waterfalls.

16. Oregon Wine Lab
(488 Lincoln St) Website
Artwork by Robert Canaga, including “Vineyard and Landscapes” in oil and wax in the Urban Tasting Room and his latest photography “Women in Stone” upstairs in the OWL’s Nest.  Music: Michael Kevin Daly,7pm.

17. Red Wagon Creamery
(55 W Broadway)
 Website
“Of Feather and Bone,” work by Margaret McCarthy.

18. Starlight Lounge
(830 Olive St)
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Art displays/installations by UO MFA graduate students, Krista Hienitz and Stephen Natchigall.  Music: Piano performance by Julianne Shepard and Alessandro Fonseca.

19. Townshend’s Teahouse
(41 W Broadway) Website
“Define,” created by artist Sonja Anise, explores feelings of femaleness—challenging the narrow spectrum of representation regarding the female body. Letting go of visual perfection, and allowing art to provide insight into the psyche, “Define” explores the body as pure self-expression and process, rather than for the purpose of analysis and scrutiny, which the female body most often receives.

SHOP & EXPLORE

20. ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery
(25 E 8th Ave)
 Website
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; stone carvings, wood sculptures and imaginative, fanciful masks by Cedar Caredio; and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

21. Eugene Public Library
(100 W 10th Ave, 2nd floor) Website
Life In-Between: Paintings by Suma Z. Elan” on exhibit through February (2nd floor).  Concert: “The Food of Love – Shakespeare’s Music.”  The Oregon Bach Collegium plays songs and instrumental pieces inspired by Shakespeare during his lifetime and in the 400 years since, emceed by The Bard himself.  Starts at 6pm.

22. gilt+gossamer
(873 Willamette St)
 
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“Creatures of Wild Dreams,” work by Marilyn Kent.  The show features bird-human hybrids adorned in surreal fashions and in Dr.Suess-like places, as well as bird and sea creature paintings and collages.

23. Harlequin Beads & Jewelry
(1027 Willamette St)
 
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Jewelry by local artists. Closes 6pm.

24. The Jazz Station
(124 W Broadway)
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Paintings and mixed media work by Robert Canaga. Music:   Orsinger-Rempel Duo, 5:30-7pm, Free; Nancy Hamilton Quartet presents Love Jazz (Love Songs with Spine), 8-10:30pm, $.

25. Mosaic Fair Trade Collection
(28 E Broadway)
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Tastings of fair trade wines from South Africa in honor of Valentine’s Day.

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