CORVALLIS ARTS WALK • Thursday, April 18th, 2019
Life breaths itself once again into the valley in a quintessentially Oregon way with false springs, down pours & green fields rich with growth. With this growth, a wellspring of creativity bursts forth from the Corvallis community in the form of new work, new artists, and a unique opportunity for the community to embrace the change of seasons. Between Cherrill Boissonou’s impressionistic wall paintings, which highlight the diverse environments and biomes of Oregon, and Carrie Tasman’s beautifully experimental pieces of ‘home’, guests can experience the unique energy of this time of year where adventure and comfort are both close at mind. Continuing with the celebration of nature and its beauty, Holly Campbell & Sharon Rackham King have partnered together in honor of Earth Day to document their love for the land, ocean & creatures around them. The environment around us is not the only place change can be found though, as Patrick Collier’s study of changes to the mind and the memory demonstrates. No matter what type of spring time inspiration guests are seeking though, they are sure to find it with this eclectic mix of 13 events throughout Downtown Corvallis!
Art in the Valley Gallery• 209 SW 2nd St. • 4-8pm
“Favorite Subjects - Cherrill Boissonou”
Cherrill Boissonou enjoys the spontaneity of plein-air painting; combining travel and art is a perfect fit for someone who loves to be outdoors and exploring new sights. The impressionistic paintings are done in acrylic paint which, because of quick drying time, also adds a sense of naturalness and freshness to the work.
CEI/Artworks Gallery • 408 SW Monroe Street • 4-8pm
“ I Did This to Myself”
Conceits like prioritizing intuition over serendipity and thinking of art making as an autonomous endeavor are gaps in memory, lapses caused by friction against one’s internal timeline. That which has fallen away piles up in the bottom of the brainpan. I have taken that residue and made a body delirium. Holding a BA in Philosophy and an MA in English Literature, both from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, plus an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Collier is a writer as well as a visual artist.
Dirk DL, Illustrator Open Studio • 340 SW 2nd Street, #8 • 4-8pm
Dirk DL Open Studio
Recent work for SILENT TITANS, Troika, and other upcoming tabletop rpg releases. Books and original drawings for sale.
The Hold Studio • 425 SW Madison Ave, Suite E-2 • 4-8PM
Love Letters to Mother Earth
For the occasion of Earth Day, using paintbrushes rather than pens, Sharon Rackham King and Holly Campbell document their love for the land, ocean and creatures of Planet Earth. Media includes acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media.
OSU Fairbanks Gallery of Art • 220 SW 26th Street • 4pm - 8pm
Tangled Branches & Shifting Tides
Jordon, who teaches upper division painting and drawing in the School of Arts and Communication, is a painter and moving-image artist who explores interior and exterior worlds and connections between past and present experiences. Using traditional drawing and painting media applied to two-dimensional artwork, animation and installation, she expresses the complex nature of memory; physical and emotional, collective and personal. Her recent paintings and animations meditate on the passage of time, the power and beauty of nature and the cycle of life.
OSU Woodshop Projects • 220 SW 26th Street, Fairbanks Hall Basement • 4pm - 8pm
Now That’s Something
Driven by history, faith and fantasy, Matthew Hanna is driven by a spiritual devotion to the ritual process of art making. Objects are his “words” and are used to communicate his experiences and understanding of a shared world. For more than two decades, Hanna’s self-educating process has evolved to include new methods and techniques of using the detritus and everyday images he is surrounded by. His mixed media collage, sculpture, and painting can be understood as both explorations and critiques of the modern culture that defines him.
Pegasus Gallery • 341 SW 2nd Street • 4pm - 8pm
Annual Art & Poetry Exhibit: 2019
An annual experiment in what takes place between imagery and text. Pegasus Gallery has dedicated April to an Art & Poetry Exhibit for the past 16 years in conjunction with National Poetry Month. We explore the artists' and writers' effort to express concepts, ideas and reactions and expressions in imagery and text - and the intriguing rub between them. There will be poems and quotes, paragraphs and mantras along side painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media, all reaching to EXPRESS SOMETHING. We have been moved as a community rich with poets, writers and artists to celebrate the struggle to express and the opportunity to bounce off each other as we share and show each other our evidence our creative utterances.
Plant Posse // Brittney West Studio • 340 SW 2nd Street, Ste #3 • 4pm - 8pm
SPRING SALE! New jewelry & art springing up in the Plant Posse studio & a big sale on all earrings, necklaces and Eco-prints! We’ve got new prints, stickers and sugar snap pea earrings & necklaces and a variety of other new hand-sculpted & hand-painted earrings & necklaces.
PopsArtStudio • 425 SW Madison Ave, Suite H-1 • 4pm - 8pm
Pop Art as Protest
A much requested showing of Pop Art at PopsArtStudio that is an act of protest against the times. A show to trouble the people, stir up the parts, stand against oppression and turn over carts.
Studio 2 o 4 • 230 SW 3rd Street, #204 • 4-8pm
Abstracts & Reductions
Studio 2 O 4 is open with a dual show and open work studios. Tim Hartsock is sharing a collection of his abstract photographs, and Jessica Billey is featuring her latest portraits of People Who Live Alone along with in-progress woodcut carvings for her series of large-scale macro flower prints. We are also featuring special guest Blodgett Coffee Roasters in the gallery.
Studio Beatrice • 230 NW 6th Street, Suite 204 • 4pm - 7pm
The Magical World of Alcohol Ink Art
Sharyn Warner fell in love with Alcohol Inks 3 1/2 years ago and is still very much in love with these crazy, vibrant, transparent and magical dyes. Suspended in an alcohol base and applied to nonabsorbent surfaces, the inks immediately start spreading and reacting with each other. Sharyn finds herself swept away by interacting with the dyes, sometimes leading and sometimes following while an image is finally appears. She has learned techniques to control these rambunctious colors, but finds the deepest joys when interacting with them, not fully in control. It's a form of meditation for her, and time goes away during the creative process. Of course sometimes she must control the inks so a specific image can be formed, but usually it is an emotional abstract journey.
Suite Nine • 460 SW Madison Ave, Suite 9 • 4pm - 8pm
Creative Alchemy - Paintings by Carrie Tasman
“My art is vibrant, color-full, playful, pattern-full, and I love to tell stories. People say my paintings make them feel happy and remind them of ‘home’. I paint memories and impressions; flowers from my garden, views with fanciful plants and birds, dogs and cats on a cosy couch, or in a summer garden. I start by creating visual texture with paint, using silkscreens, stencils and brush marks. Then I work out a basic composition, if I have an idea, I create an underpainting that will support my idea. Just as often, I create an underpainting and then a idea comes from the marks and gestures that happen while I’m working. I then refine the shapes and colors to bring a painting into focus, covering up and then reapplying textures, what I call creative alchemy.
I am a longtime resident of the Corvallis area where I walk my dogs on our beautiful forest trails, ply the waters of the Willamette river in my single scull, and happily paint through the long, rainy winters. My work is collected and commissioned worldwide, as well as being licensed for fabric. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Oregon State University and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. After graduating from OSU I spent a decade working as a graphic designer at the Corvallis Gazette Times, OSU, and CH2M HILL, before I started my career as a full-time artist.”
Voices Gallery *Under the Eagle Mural* • 301 SW 4th Street, Suite 160 • 4pm - 8pm
Erin Wallace: Lost & Found
Voices' featured member for April is middle school art teacher and busy mom of two, Erin Wallace! Erin works predominately in mixed media assemblage and she loves the endless possibilities the style lends her in her art. In the north gallery, you'll find work from all 10 of Voices' additional members. Refreshments available!