CORVALLIS ARTS WALK • Thursday, May 16th, 2019
The passion (as always) of the Corvallis art community is clear in this month’s CAW. Full of energy and life, each collection across the city is as unique & eclectic as the next, but together they all enthusiastically tell the story of community. The Tropical Collective (CEI Artworks Gallery) works to bring the Corvallis & Eugene artistic communities together, using their unique perspectives to show that distance doesn’t mean difference. Using art therapy, the Resilience Project (Gravel lot on 1st St) has worked to document the stories & experiences of those who feel they have lost their voice in these turbulent times, and gives the community at large an opportunity to observe and reflect on their stories. Continuing the strong cry for continuing education, growth and acceptance within communities, Annette Sabater’s (The Arts Center) work speaks of an individual’s identity, rights and experiences as they transition genders. No matter whichever of the 16 studios CAW-goers stop into, they are sure to find a unique experience!
Art in the Valley Gallery• 209 SW 2nd St. • 4-8pm
Poils et Plumes” with Dominique Bachelet
Dominique always loved the quote by Nikos Kazantzakis: "You have your brush, you have your colors, you paint paradise, then in you go." Painting is her escape from world problems.
The Arts Center • 700 SW Madison Ave • 4-7pm
An Iris Stands Tall by Annette Sabater is an exhibit about gender identity and specifically gender transition. The exhibit represents both the transgender woman’s and man’s experience although is more representational of a transgender woman. Initially inspired by her own experience of her daughters transition, Sabater wanted to expand the message to both woman’s and man’s transitions. Annette Sabater will be present for questions and conversation about her exhibit An Iris Stands Tall – A Mother’s Journey – A Daughters Transition 4 – 7 PM. The role her artwork played in her journey was in her own words: “My art integrates my observations, research, experiences and interactions. Expression through art helped me process and understand my child on many levels and lead me to accept and honor my daughter.”
CEI/Artworks Gallery • 408 SW Monroe Street • 4-8pm
A Disappointing Weather Report
Tropical Contemporary is an art collective of emerging contemporary artists located in Eugene. We created Tropical with the intention to be open, affordable, and collaborative. Our primary goal is to provide the Eugene community with access to viewing, participating, and creating contemporary art with an emphasis on providing a platform for marginalized artists to exhibit their work.
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.
Fred Amos Art Studio • 340 SW 2nd Street, Studio 12 • 4-8PM
May Flowers Tulips and Cherry Blossoms
Fred showcases some new floral still lifes. The weather is starting to turn toward spring and it’s time to start painting outdoors.
The Hold Studio • 425 SW Madison Ave, Suite E2 • 4pm - 8pm
Then & Now
Rare is the artist whose work remains unchanged over time. Holly Campbell and Sharon Rackham King are becoming aware of the evolution in artistic style, materials choices, and work SIZE that they each have experienced. Pairing an older piece side by side with a new counterpart allows those distinctions to come into sharper focus, revealing the contrasts between art from younger days and recent works.
Jagged Touch Studio • 340 SW 2nd St, Studio 11 • 4pm - 8pm
Beauty in the Brokenness
Brokenness surrounds us. It is up to us to seek the beauty within it. Using images of sidewalk cracks as a base, Rani Primmer artfully lures out the beauty of imperfect whimsical creatures hiding in the depths of that brokenness. A parallel to life, these cracks represent that brokenness that exists in all of us. Through a heart filled with love and acceptance, we can explore the depth of the splits, gaps and holes that have formed and see the beauty that shines through the cracks.
Joan Truckenbrod Gallery • 517 SW 2nd Street • 4pm - 8pm
Jeff Hess: So Much Has Changed Since Then
This show features new work in Hess’ exploration of water. Artist talk at 7:30pm.
OSU Fairbanks Gallery • 220 SW 26th Street • 4pm - 8pm
A Tribute to David Gilkey
A traveling exhibition honoring and remembering the work of OSU Alumnus David Gilkey. Through his photographs, Gilkey chronicled pain and beauty in conflict; covering war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the earthquake in Haiti, and the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. He was killed while on assignment, along with NPR’s Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna on June 5, 2016 in Afghanistan.
Peak Sports • 207 NW 2nd Street • 4pm - 7pm
After years of watercolor and acrylic painting, Jenna fell in love with stained glass. While working in bicycle advocacy and education in Colorado, she decided to start asking bike shops and manufacturers to hand over their old brake rotors so that she could re-purpose them into glass rotors. Each piece is unique. Today she makes them mostly for gifts and for friends and sends some to be sold in a art and gift shop in Leadville, Colorado.
Pegasus Gallery • 341 SW 2nd Street • 4-8pm
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 Wests’ Studio • 340 SW 2nd Street #3 • 4pm - 7pm
Guest Artist: Muriel Condon
Plant Posse opens studio to guest artist painter and printmaker Muriel Condon! Come enjoy a medley of Plant Posse jewelry & art as well!
PopsArtStudio • 230 SW 3rd Street, #207 • 4pm - 8pm
Breaking New Ground
PopsArtStudio is Breaking New Ground in a new studio/gallery space in the Cress building above The Inkwell! This is a time of transition, reimagining and recreation. New place, new art, and a new beginnings. Come and see as we prepare for grand opening next month.
Resilience Project • Gravel Parking Lot - 1st Street (Former Downward Dog Café • 4pm - 8pm
The Resilience Project Digital Stories
The Resilience Project helps people of all ages, all backgrounds, and all abilities share their stories in their own unique way. Through this process, people discover their talents and strengths and learn about narrative therapy, creativity, and online tools. Join us at our pop-up theater and view the stories of Corvallis. We are saving the world one story at a time.
Rhizosphere Studios • 230 SW 3rd Street #201 • 5pm - 8pm
Your Guess Is As Good As Ours
Two artists (& friends) who are really testing the idea that "If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done." ( Rita Mae Brown). What Azita Roshani & Madison Shirley will collectively be showing, viewers will be just surprised to find out as the artists themselves! Come join them on this journey of exploration as they use the pressure of a time to create some beautiful works!
Studio Beatrice • 230 SW 6th Street • 4pm - 7pm
Cherrill Boissonou paints an eclectic mix of plein air landscapes, animal portraits, & abstracts in acrylic, pastels & collage. music & refreshments.
Suite Nine • 460 SW Madison Ave, Suite 9 • 4pm - 8pm
Devotion to a Dream: Phish Studies Artists
Phish is an improvisational rock band-- commonly referred to as a “jamband”-- with a large, dedicated fan base. Devotion to a Dream will feature artwork from three well-known artists from the Phish community who are participating in the first-ever Phish Studies conference hosted at OSU May 17 - 19. Ryan Kerrigan’s latest installment in his popular “Happy Fish” series—the Phish Studies Conference logo—will be presented as an enlarged print. Nicoelle Danielle Cohen will host a small installation of the Healing Hearts Project. As a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) alumna and artist, Cohen responded to the 2018 MSD shooting using her visual voice to raise awareness about gun violence, honor victims, and create communities for healing. Stephen Olker Photography will display three of his distinctive and popular images from live Phish concerts. One of the images is a stunning depiction of the outdoor Gorge Amphitheater.
Voices Gallery • 301 SW 4th Street, Suite 160 • 4pm - 8pm
April Showers Bring May Flowers
Diana Ryan's ceramic art will be featured on May 16th at Voices Gallery. "April showers brings May flowers" is a body of ceramic sculptural forms and petal pots that Ryan has been creating with joy in her south town studio. Her pottery will be displayed alongside some large scale macrame wall pieces that she has incorporated clay elements & natural found objects into. The North gallery will showcase mixed media art work by the additional 10 members of the all female collective. Tea and snacks served. This is a show not to miss!