Boot Up for September’s Arts Walk

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BrittneyWestOne of Corvallis’ best freebies enters fall with a return of venues that took the summer off and an homage to the season at some spots, along with evergreen work at others. As the Arts Walk has grown, we asterisk the locations that are generally open by appointment only or that typically have very limited hours, so that you will not miss those during the walk.

700 SW Madison Ave. • 4 – 8 p.m.

View contemporary art quilts by Bonnie Bucknam and Linda McLaughlin, as part of Quilt County. Bucknam’s quilts are abstract interpretation of landscape and trees; McLaughlin concentrates in the meditative power of the circle.

209 SW 2nd St. •  4 – 8 p.m.
Paint Out by Cherrill Boissonou combines traveling with painting. She is known for her pastels and acrylics. Her landscapes, which she renders on site, and animals that she creates using photos for reference, make a diverse and exciting show. Refreshments.

408 SW Monroe St., Ste. 110
4 – 8 p.m.

Colors Made in Heaven, mixed media works  by  Roxanna Hendricks.

341 SW 2nd St., Ste. 3 • 4 – 8 p.m.*

Explore the boundless universe with Stacy Spangler’s collage, where dreams find their way into the waking world. Then follow us into the ocean depths in Rinee Merritt’s glass coral in the birdcage.

340 SW 2nd St., #3 • 4 – 8 p.m.*

Come view over a decade of Brittney West’s oil paintings and mixed-media drawings as well as view her recent activist artwork, exhibiting thought-provoking imagery intended to create a more compassionate coexistence. Enjoy snacks and wine in her ambient studio, pick at the artist’s brain, and snoop around.

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

Group show, ranging from an examination of marriage and society to surrealism and pop, this show brings together many walks of life and mixed material. Installation and photography from Shar Fagersten, surrealist painting and sculpture by Cyrus Peery, mathematic flat pieces and origami from Jeremy Smith, urban pop stencil and spray paint by Tim Blackburn, metallurgic landscape pieces from Tony Fisher, and more. Treats, too.

361 SW 2nd St. • 4 – 8 p.m.

Susan Stogsdill has been revisiting the past with childhood books, turning them into journals. Come see if your favorite book might be among the stacks.

Fairbanks Hall on the OSU Campus, 220 SW 26th St. • 4 – 7 p.m.
Faculty show. 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.*

Injeanious Silks, features Jean Lawrence presenting a range of hand-painted silk wall hangings and scarves. Vibrant colors and diverse motifs embellish precious silk fabric. Refreshments and guitar music from Marshall Adams.

341 SW 2nd St. • 4 – 8 p.m.

This venue is about beading and jewelry, and they are ready for autumn. Highlighting warm, earthy copper and jewelry in autumn organic colors, local jewelry artist Jeanmarie Denning of Blessing Stones will be on hand. Her fall designs incorporate stone and organic elements, often complemented with copper or antique brass. Make your own bracelet. Fall snacks.

115 SW 2nd St. • 4 – 7 p.m.

LOLZ: Instances of Humor in Art. This is the first of a series of themed community art shows slated for the Majestic Theatre in the coming year. Their objective is to celebrate and explore the relationship when comic meets creativity, and highlight the unique viewpoints of our local artists and how they choose to incorporate humor in visual art. Whether it’s exuberant, smile-inducing slapstick comic strips or bold and snarky insults shouted by Shakespeare’s tragic heroes, there’s no question of the importance of the presence of comedy in art throughout the ages, reminding us of the absurdity of sanity and that if all else fails, laughter is the best medicine.

341 SW 2nd St. • 4 – 8 p.m.

Mixed-media pieces by artists Jim Noel, Bill Shumway, and Jennifer Bennett will be on display along with metal sculptures by Raymond Hunter.

341 SW 2nd St. • 4 – 8 p.m.
Safe Places to Fall will host paintings of the Willamette Valley by artists Margret Hay and William Shumway and several other local image-makers.

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

Botanical Abstracts: Collaborative Works by Carrie Tasman & Jennifer Lommers. Join this duo for an artist reception as these two painters unveil their latest project, creating paintings together. Enjoy their attention to color and design as their styles overlap in new and exciting ways.


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