Add Jeff Hess, Laurel Thompsom, and Rachel Urista to the artists opening their studios to Arts Walk attendees, and note the return of Poptart and Teal. In keeping with the season, a number of venues have offerings for an early jump on your holiday gift-giving—we will make the quick plug that art matched to the receiver’s taste will outlast quite a long list of other prospective gifts.
The Arts Walk is the best opportunity to see these venues as some of them do not maintain regular open hours, so we’ve asterisked those.
THE ARC OF BENTON INSIGHT GALLERY
414 NW 4th St. (behind Dutch Brothers
on Harrison Blvd.) • 4 to 8 p.m.
Fantastical Characters. Kyle Ashbaugh has attended The Arc’s ArtFocus program since 2007. His imaginative work is now being featured in the InSight Gallery.
ART IN THE VALLEY
209 SW 2nd St. • 4 to 8 p.m.
Robert Moore will showcase his oil paintings. Refreshments served.
ARTWORKS GALLERY (CEI) • 408 SW Monroe Ave., Ste. 110 • 4 to 8 p.m.
Mt. Mazama. Photos inspired by Crater Lake by Kazuhisa Yokoyama Rock Stackers. Stop by to create your own rock stack.
AZURE FINE ART GALLERY
341 SW 2nd St., Ste. 3 • 4 to 8 p.m.
Sandra Carlson’s intricately detailed imaginative botany etchings. Each a one-of-a-kind, hand-pulled print conveying authenticity through the use of ambiguous metaphors. And don’t miss Debi Friedlander’s Capella Art, created with and influenced by musical accompaniment.
BRITTNEY WEST STUDIO
340 SW 2nd St., #3 (Above Corvallis Cyclery) • 4 to 8 p.m.*
Come view over a decade of West’s oil paintings and mixed-media, along with her recent activist artwork, exhibiting thought-provoking imagery intended to create a more compassionate coexistence. Enjoy snacks and wine in her ambient studio. Affordable Eco-Prints available, just in time for the holidays.
THE CORVALLIS ADVOCATE LOFT
425 SW Madison Ave. (upstairs)
4 to 8 p.m.*
Sarah Page and Nazifa Islam. Page’s work sometimes takes on challenging subjects, but her paintings are both uncommonly beautiful and accessible. Islam is both a painter and a poet. Her chapbook, Searching for a Pulse, can be found at Grass Roots Books. Also included in the show are surrealist Cyrus Perry and other local artists. As always at The Loft, there will be treats.
CORVALLIS SWING DANCE SOCIETY
Old World Deli • 341 SW 2nd St.
5 to 6:45 p.m.
Onstage, the Corvallis Swing Dance Society offer a handful of swing dancers.
CYRANO’S • 361 SW 2nd St. • 4 to 8 p.m.
Cyrano’s strives to create the unusual in the land of books. Pop through the blue door and find something new and exciting that you want to share with your family and friends.
FAIRBANKS ART GALLERY • Fairbanks Hall on the OSU Campus • 220 SW 26th St. • 4:30 to 8 p.m.
Contemporary Japanese prints. Reception starts at 4:30 p.m. Gallery talk at 5 p.m. by Yuji Hiratsuka, professor of art at OSU. Curated by Miranda K. Metcalf, Director of Contemporary Works of Paper at Davidson Galleries in Seattle, Washington.
JEFF HESS STUDIO • 460 SW Madison Ave., Ste. 16 • 4 to 8 p.m.*
Studio opening event offering a visual synopsis of where Hess has been with his artwork, where he is now, and where he is aiming to go.
KALEIDOSCOPE • 341 SW 2nd St.
4 to 8 p.m.
Small Art, Big Spirit. The work of 15-plus jewelry artists, 10 bead/pendant artists, and 5 small gift artists.
LAUREL THOMPSON & RACHEL URISTA STUDIO • 340 SW 2nd St., #12 (above Corvallis Cyclery) • 4 to 8 p.m.*
Celebrate the opening of this two artists studio. Participate in their community coloring book project for kids and adults alike. Materials provided. Mixed media artist Rachel will feature hand-drawn coloring book art. Laurel Thompson, illustrator, muralist, and watercolorist, will feature original art from her illustrated children’s book, Please Don’t Paint Our Planet Pink, written by local author Gregg Kleiner.
MAJESTIC THEATRE • 115 SW 2nd St.
4 to 7 p.m.
Pitch & Stark: Photography in Black and White. Black and white remains a cherished medium for how its subtlety of tones can strip down an image to its raw composition in a society of modern technology that flashes a million colors a minute. Monochrome images sound simplistic—you will find out, not so much. This promises to be an excellent exhibit.
PEGASUS GALLERY • 341 SW 2nd St.
4 to 8 p.m.
The Spirit Moves Them. A sentimental holiday exhibition featuring local art by local artists with gift-making during the CAW!
POPTART • 460 SW Madison Ave., Ste. # 7 • 5 to 6 p.m.*
Ugly Art Room X Poptart presents Paradise postcard show. Brooklyn’s Ugly Art Room has moved to Corvallis. Its first West Coast show, Paradise, will display small artworks from around the world inspired by the history of the Wellsher building.
STUDIO BEATRICE • 230 NW 6th St.
4 to 8 p.m.*
Jeanmarie Denning’s recent expressions have been in the world of drilled stones, known as BlessingStones. Her return to wrought metal has taken a turn back to copper. Enjoy her botanically themed petals and leaves, paired with garnets, ambers, and iolite.
STUDIO262 • 425 SW Madison Ave., Ste. H-1 • 4 to 8 p.m.
Their Holiday Show features 35 artists and artisans from the Willamette Valley and beyond. From ceramics to gourds to wearables. For our November Arts Walk they welcome local artists Jan O’Banion (jewelry), Karen Wysopal (ink art), Kelly Ensor (glass), and Mariana Mace (basketry) as they share their talents and work for the evening.
TEAL COOPERATIVE GALLERY
328 SW 2nd St. • 6 to 8 p.m.
Come and meet the artists of Teal. All locally made work in glass, wood, pottery, painting, jewelry, ﬁber, and more.
By Elizabeth Arthur