Art Walk Set For July 16

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CAW__sad_birds_Growing in terms of venues and geography, last month’s Arts Walk saw another significant attendance increase and July looks over the top for sheer number of genres and mediums.

Seeing what has developed in so short a time, less than a year, is impressive enough. But now, there is so much going on each month that one really wants to attend just to see what’s new. Speaking of growth, it’s become difficult to hit every venue, so we’ve asterisked the ones that are only open to the public for the Arts Walk or by appointment.

700 SW Madison Ave. • 5 – 8 p.m.

The Arts Center hosts the opening reception of SUBTEXT, an exploration of language in the visual arts with Portland artists Pat Boas, Marie Sivak, and Robert Tomlinson. Artists will be present. Welcome word at 6:15 p.m.

209 SW 2nd St. •  5 – 8 p.m.

This month they feature a group exhibit featuring the members of the gallery, titled Shelter. They will explore the meaning of residence for various beings and various situations. Refreshments and surprises are always a part of the Arts Walk evening.

408 SW Monroe St. • 4 – 8 p.m.

In Your House a Door, a participatory union exploring the meaning of home/house/housing with artist/catalyst Zachary Gough.

341 SW 2nd St., Ste. 3 • 4 – 8 p.m.*

Debi Lyn Friedlander’s multi-layered “Colored Pencil PhotoFusion” work. Her technique emphasizes individuality, visual and emotional depth, recapturing the immediacy of experience.

340 SW 2nd St., #3 • 4 – 8 p.m.*

Activist artist Brittney West invites you to view over 100 drawings and paintings full of affirmations, absurdity, and thought-provoking imagery. View originals and “eco-prints” for sale in her ambient studio.

425 SW Madison Ave. (upstairs)  •
4 – 8 p.m.*

Tony Fisher’s art started with fabricating parts and pieces for hot rods and developed into large-scale, wall-hung metallurgical pieces. Fisher’s current work is a tribute to his brother, Deputy Sheriff Terry Fisher, who passed away unexpectedly in 2014. As usual at The Advocate Loft, other artists and a musician or two are likely to also appear—and, of course, there will be something delicious.

459 SW Madison Ave. • 5 – 8 p.m.*

Open studio with screen printing demonstrations, recent work on display, and a pop-up shop featuring prints from Betty Turbo, Mixed Species, and CRVDPLS. Observe, discuss, and participate in another print-stravaganza.

This exhibit has a broad diversity of approaches to the making of art, with faculty working in photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, and video.

230 NW 6th St. •  4 – 8 p.m.*

Featured artist Barbara Levine says, “My artwork is an attempt to transfer the joy and beauty I find in the world into a visual form. Creating images allows me to explore the spiritual realm in a private way and then to share my findings for others to enjoy.” Her primary medium is fluid acrylics but she also works in collage, pastels, colored pencils, and oils.

341 SW 2nd St. • 4 – 8 p.m.

Geometry has never been this fun and colorful! We’ll have 2D and 3D art by Jeremy Smith, plus geometric jewelry, and beads to make your own.

341 SW 2nd St. • 4 – 8 p.m.

Summer Abstractions is a textural exploration of surface and color in acrylic, mixed media, and glass by artists Jennifer Bennett, Jim Noel, and Bill Shumway.

460 SW Madison Ave., Ste. 7 •
5 – 6 p.m.*

Paperhat & Popsicle Surprise. At 5 p.m., make a hat, eat a Popsicle, enjoy some art. At 6 p.m., put on your hat, eat another Popsicle, and walk the CAW in style!

425 SW Madison Ave., Ste. H-1 •
4 – 8 p.m.

Artist reception for regional artist, Kelly Callahan, and her most recent paintings inspired by nature, dreams, music, and emotions. Callahan paints in mostly acrylic and watercolor with an impressionistic style incorporating bright vivid colors. She also started in 2013 a project called “Chance Upon Art.” Her mission is to “commit random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” With this project, Callahan places original pieces of art around the Pacific Northwest. The art is free to the “adopter” to keep or give away. She also runs an online version of her giveaway at Also be sure to drop in for an art trading card make & trade event during the reception!

 Visit to learn more. Other participating venues include Cyrano’s, Fairbanks Arts Gallery, and Old World Deli.

By Advocate Staff

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