Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtTalks offer an in-depth opportunity for the community to hear from influential artists, designers, and arts leaders.

First Friday ArtTalk, featuring Michael Boonstra
Friday, August 5, 6:30pm as part of the First Friday ArtWalk
Farmers Market Pavillion (85 E 8th Ave), Eugene

Artist Michael Boonstra speaks about the creation of Willamette River Contours, a new public art piece recently installed in the brand-new Farmers Market Pavillion. Join us to learn more about the initial call and design, how the art changed over time, and the final installation. 

About Michael Boonstra: Michael Boonstra is a visual artist based in Eugene, Oregon. His creative practice shifts between drawing, photography, installation, and sculpture. He is a founding member of Gray Space, a group of Oregon artists based in the Corvallis, Eugene, and Roseburg areas who came together in 2016 to develop site-based projects that foster connections between artists, places, histories, and communities. Boonstra’s work is included in the collections of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Oregon State Treasury, PacificSource, Oregon State University, the City of Portland, and Umpqua Community College. He has been an artist in residence at Playa, Djerassi, Caldera, Pine Meadow Ranch, and the Kesey Farm. Boonstra received his BFA from the University of Michigan and his MFA from the University of Oregon. He currently teaches at Oregon State University. 

Previous First Friday ArtTalks:
June 6, 2014 – Jud Turner
October 3, 2014 – Irene Hardwicke Olivieri
April 3, 2015 – Rick Bartow and his Portland gallerist, Charles Froelick
June 5, 2015 –  Christopher Acebo “Guiding Space: An Exploration of Set Design in the Theater”
November 6, 2015 – Henk Pander
October 7, 2016 – Trygve Faste
February 2, 2018 – Wilson W. Smith III
May 4th, 2018 – Philip Giffin “Music and the Film Industry”