Stop #1  5:30 PM | 20x21EUG Mural Project (The tour starts at FOOD for Lane County Dining Room at 270 W 8th Ave and continues onto 755 Charnelton St and 7th & Willamette St)

The 20x21EUG Mural Project is an initiative of the City of Eugene Cultural Services Public Art Program to create 20 or more world-class outdoor murals in Eugene between now and the 2021 IAAF World Championships. 20x21EUG aims to bring color and life to Eugene’s urban landscape to foster pride and contribute to a sense of identity.

The ArtWalk guided tour features a new mural by this year’s 20x21EUG local artist Kari Johnson on the east wall of FOOD for Lane County’s Dining Room (270 W 8th Ave).  The tour will also visit the north wall of 755 Charnelton St. for a mural by Kiran Maharjan “H11235” from Nepal and the parking garage located on the corner of 7th and Willamette for a mural by Aiko from Japan/USA (right), both completed last year.

Other 2019 20x21EUG Mural Project murals not included on the tour:

  • Artist: Fintan Magee – Australia
    Location: Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, 1401 Willamette St – south wall
  • Artist: Sidney Waerts (SIT) – Netherlands
    Location: Well Balanced,1274 W 7th Street –west wall
  • Artist: Martha Cooper – USA
    Location: Indoor installation – Coffee Plant Roaster, 2836 W 11th Ave
    Artist Party: Friday, August 2, 5-8 p.m.
  • Artist: Adele Renault – Belgium
    Location: Coffee Plant Roaster, 2836 W 11th Ave – south wall
    Artist Party: Friday, August 2, 5-8 p.m.

View the 20x21EUG Mural Project website.

 

 

Stop #2  6 PM | Salon des Refusés at The New Zone Gallery (22 W 7th Ave)

The “Salon des Refuses” displays art that was not selected for the Mayor’s Art Show.

Also on display: “Through The Years….People from Many Places,” acrylic paintings of cultures around the world by JoEllen Gregori-Waldvogel (right).

The New Zone Gallery erected the “Temple of Zone,” a structure providing more than just shelter from the physical elements. Instead, it provides a shelter for ideas and beauty, by allowing the philosophy of individuals to be expressed in the space and protected from the criticism of others.

Music: Al Rivers, American Roots music on acoustic guitar.

View The New Zone Gallery’s website.

 

Stop #3  6:30 PM | Mayor’s Art Show at Maurie Jacobs Community Room (Hult Center)

The Mayor’s Art Show is a celebration of contemporary visual art, artists, and the City’s public spaces. The City of Eugene invited established, emerging, and student artists living or working in Eugene to apply for this juried exhibition.

View the Mayor’s Art Show websiteImage on this page: Janine Etherington.

 

 

 

 

Stop #4  7 PM | BRIDGE Exhibitions (various locations)

The City of Eugene’s BRIDGE Exhibitions creates opportunities for innovative, contemporary art projects, pieces and experiences that explore, express or reflect social, personal, political or ecological issues of the times. This summer’s projects include:

Artist: Josh Sands
Title: “Breathe, Step, Arrive”
Location: The series begins at Smith Family Bookstore on Willamette St and extends to the 5th & Pearl area.

Artist Josh Sands’ “Breathe, Step, Arrive” is a series of artworks in the form of imagined transit maps located along the walkways from Smith Family Bookstore on Willamette Street to the intersection of 5th Avenue and Pearl Street. Produced as professional signage, Sand’s maps may include the participant’s current location in relation to water resources, possible personal psychological status, their current level of distraction verses interaction, and more.

 

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Artist: Darryl Evans
Title: “Free Your Soles”
Location: North side of intersection at 5th & Oak

Darryl Evans’ “Free Your Soles” is an installation of more than 1000 shoes “freed” by our community. An abundance of both well-worn and pristine footwear will emerge from a tree at the intersection of 5th and Oak Street like low-hanging, wearable fruit. The changing social and physical environment at the tree’s urban location, along with the shoes’ origins and ultimate fate, are some of the elements shaping the meaning and message of “Free Your Soles.” A timelapse photographic record of the month-long evolution of the installation will be part of this artwork’s conclusion. At deinstallation, remaining shoes will be donated as appropriate, recycled if unusable, or reused in the artist’s next iteration of the work.

 

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Artist: Tracy Sydor
Title: “Miss Maple”
Location: Velvet Edge Boutique, part of the 5th St. Public Market (205 E 6th Ave)

Artist Tracy Sydor’s “Miss Maple” is a character-based sculptural encounter appearing first at the Velvet Edge Boutique during Visual Arts Week. Miss Maple is born from Sydor’s childhood experience of a 1st grade teacher who stepped forward as a selfless protective presence. This memory has expanded into a figure of martyrdom and fierce unquestioning protection within the artist’s personal mythology.

View BRIDGE Exhibition’s website.