CORVALLIS ARTS WALK • Thursday, August 15, 2019
As always, the CAW this month will surprise and delight you. That is one of the many benefits of artists working together. We are like a band, and we are going to sing to you this month. The Arts Center is featuring Tradition Turns Contemporary, where three female artists reinterpret the art of quilt making using contemporary materials to inspire the viewer to look beyond the practical nature of quilt making to the sources of inspiration. Be bold and visit The Hold this month with an experiential adventure in painting. Holly Campbell and Sharon Rackham King invite you into their canvas: they hold the brush, while you the visitor direct the path of their painting. Take a walk across Madison Avenue to Suite Nine for a visual tour of ancient ruins, basilicas, and pyramids visiting the photography of Vesna Grace Stone: My Macedonia. Did you know… a surprising number of millennials are choosing to live alone? Jessica Billey explores this study in the form of a portrait project along with conversations that bring the realness of living alone into a comfortable, open environment at Studio 204. Her exhibit, People Who Live Alone, invites you to offer your comments. After visiting Nancy Rohn Violins and seeing the Botanical ‘Eco Prints’ of Chris Bentley, you’ll never look at a flower the same way. Chris cultivates historical methods of natural dyeing processes, using plant pigments and minerals, to create her beautiful, wearable art and gifts. Trust us, this CAW will enlighten your staycation!
Art in the Valley Gallery• 209 SW 2nd St. • 4-8pm
Beth Rietveld: Across the Universe
Quilting, fabric dyeing, basket-making, card-making, and mosaic glass design have filled the creative side of Beth Rietveld’s life. As a fiber artist, designing and creating her art have become a full-time occupation in retirement. Beth has exhibited at the LaSells Stewart Center, OSU Memorial Union Concourse, the Arts Center. She is a member of Teal Gallery, Loosely Bound, Contemporary Fiber Arts Guild and Marys River Quilt Guild. She has taught basket-making in Corvallis, Philomath, Tokyo and Paris. Her website is: https://www.etsy.com/shop/QuiltedBliss
The Arts Center • 700 SW Madison Ave • 5:30pm - 8pm
Tradition Turns Contemporary
TAC hosts an artist reception for Traditions Turn Contemporary. The exhibit is part of the BCHM’s Quilt County, while not showing any actual quilts. The premise is that: “many small parts make a new whole”. The work is based on traditions with very contemporary interpretations. Basket maker Dorothy McGuiness (Everett, WA), print and book artist Ann Kresge (Salem, OR) and Jennifer Salzman (Creswell, OR) photographer turning to mixed media. The baskets are colorful in new and intriguing shapes, made out of painted watercolor paper. Ann Kresge shows parts of a site specific installation and Jennifer Salzman combines old fashioned bl&wh photography and embroidery in new ways.
CEI/Artworks Gallery • 408 SW Monroe Street • 4-8pm
Jonathan Bucci: Now and Then Drawings
Now and Then Drawings are drawings I work on now and then, but they are also about the present and the past and how those two pieces of time can co-exist. These drawings were made over the last four years and depict the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan in 1981 and a compilation of Grateful Dead concerts from 1974, when the band used their "Wall of Sound" stage setup. While working on these drawings, I enjoyed thinking about how events can be viewed differently over time and how they can come to serve as cultural markers or take on altered meanings because of cultural shifts.
Fairbanks Gallery of Art • 220 SW 26th Street • 4-8pm
OSU Art Faculty Exhibition
Works by Evan Baden, Michael Boonstra, Anna Fidler, Julie Green, Yuji Hiratsuka, Shelley Jordon, Andrew Myers, Mazdak Shadkam, Kerry Skarbakka, and Lorenzo Triburgo. It showcases an array of styles and approaches to creating art, with work in areas of photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking and video.
Fred Amos Art Studio • 340 SW 2nd Street, Studio 12 • 4-8PM
August Excitement Celebrated in Art
Primarily using oil and canvas, Fred paints great outdoor landscapes during the summer. Stop in at the studio this month and check out his latest work.
The Hold Studio • 425 SW Madison Ave, Suite E2 • 4pm - 8pm
Choose Your Own Adventure!
Relive childhood fun with an artful version of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series! Sharon Rackham King and Holly Campbell take your suggestions while painting live. Red or purple? Cloudy or clear? Walk on into The Hold Studio and YOU can tell us what painting path to take next!
Joan Truckenbrod Gallery • 517 SW 2nd Street • 4pm - 8pm
Home Made Music
This exhibit shows homemade musical instrument. Included in this exhibit is multiple cigar box guitars and variations of one and two string bass instruments.
Nancy Rohn Violins • 301 SW 4th Street, Suite 140 • 4pm - 8pm
Botanical Prints ‘Eco Prints’
The prints and colors in these fabrics come only from natural plant pigments and minerals from the earth. Botanical printing combines historical methods used in natural dyeing with contact print techniques. Each piece is a unique plant portrait captured on fabric or paper. Process: Plant materials are layered onto natural fabrics, most often silk, wool, or cellulose, and tightly bound around cylinders of metal or wood. The bound bundles are then steamed or simmered for several hours, permanently transferring the plant pigments to the cloth, along with dyebath colors. All materials resulting from this process can be returned to the earth with no toxicity, and the garments selected for printing are often upcycled thrift store finds. Creating this wearable art is the result of multiple steps, resulting in fabrics that are often unexpected and always as intriguing as Mother Nature herself.
OSU Woodshop Projects • 220 SW 26th Sreet • 4pm - 8pm
John Selker: Embracing Imperfection
John Sleker is a Distinguished OSU Professor of Biological and Ecological Engineering as well as an artist and sculptor. For this exhibition, Selker displays multiple wood turned bowls that expose the viewer to the hidden world of trees’ character, seeking to excite the seventh sense of humanity: the breathtaking beauty of the wellspring of character.
Pegasus Gallery • 341 SW 2nd Street • 4-8pm
Connecting Through Valley Vistas
A sampling of vistas of the valley with images in photography by John Ginn and others, and paintings by Kris Mitchell and others. This show will have a bit of a teaser for the Philomath Open Studios Tour coming up in the fall.
Plant Posse // Brittney Wests’ Studio • 340 SW 2nd Street #3 • 4pm - 7pm
New Seasonal Art & Jewelry
Plant-inspired PLANT POSSE jewelry & art! Original painting, prints and needle-points focusing on the plant kingdom. Earrings & necklaces hand-sculpted & painted in the likes of avocados, peaches, blueberries, coconuts, cherries, broccoli, mushrooms and so much more!
PopsArtStudio • 230 SW 3rd Street, #207 • 4pm - 8pm
A Place to Belong
All of us are driven to be part of something bigger than ourselves, a group in which we fit, a people where we belong. The constant bombardment we face in words and images through media often separate and divide. How do we navigate and explore this terrain? Come and explore the concept of community with an interactive project, and the drawings, paintings and prints of Matthew Nelson at PopsArtStudio.
Resilience Project • Gravel Parking Lot - 1st Street (Former Cloud & Kelly’s) • 4pm - 8pm
Digital Story Popup Theater
Stop by our booth to get a head start on racking up points for your Summer Games fundraiser team! The Resilience Project helps people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities turn their unique stories into short digital videos that can be shared with local and global communities. We are saving the world, one story at a time.
Studio 2 o 4 • 230 SW 3rd Street #204 • 4pm - 8pm
People Who Live Alone
In 2017, a PEW Research poll found that 61% of millennials live alone. During the last US census, solo dwellers occupied nearly 30% of rural and small town residences, and nearly 50% of large metropolitan residences. These numbers are forecast to increase dramatically. Living alone is a very common way of living, yet largely overlooked in society to the point of being nearly invisible. There are many joys and freedoms that come with living alone, as well as additional challenges and unique hurdles. Jessica Billey's portrait project explores solo living through individual stories and conversations with each participant, and seeks common ground among participants and viewers alike. This project confronts stereotypes and stigmas by bringing the realness of living alone into an easy, accessible view. There will be a chance for viewers to participate with written responses during this CAW event.
Studio Beatrice • 230 SW 6th Street • 4pm - 7pm
Earl Newman: 30 Years of Theater Art
Earl Newman reveals 30 years of sketches, prints, posters and paintings about theater. A rare chance to enjoy a wide variety of work by this exceptional artist. Music and refreshments. Come celebrate with Earl!
Suite Nine • 230 SW 6th Street • 4pm - 7pm
Vesna Grace Stone: My Macedonia
Vesna Grace Stone is a Corvallis Oregon based photographer with an interest in ancient ruins, basilicas, and pyramids. Stone started her photography art journey in 2011. Her art is inspired by her upbringing in the Republic of Macedonia, and her travels as an adult in Peru, Guatemala and Cuba.
Voices Gallery • 301 SW 4th Street, Suite 160 • 4pm - 8pm
Dana Monroe: Woodland Tales, Ch. 1
Dana’s curious creatures are hand needle felted to create joyful and light-hearted expressions. Her silk paintings are painted on pure silk to create abstract expressions of color and emotions.