Area art galleries have not simply been hanging as of late—art is rotating more quickly and a larger variety has hit the walls over the downtown area. Even our own office has gotten into the act. You can see much over the month, but the third Thursday has had special meaning for some months now as galleries are staying open late for what has become known as the CAW; that’s Corvallis Arts Walk to you and me. So, what we have here summarizes what you can expect this month from the expanding number of galleries downtown.
THE ARTS CENTER | 700 SW MADISON
The Arts Center will have the Howland Community Open Exhibition in view; everyone in Linn and Benton County can participate. During the Feb. 19 CAW there will be voting for the People’s Choice Award. Place a Post-it next to your favorite, and we’ll see which work has the most Post-its next to it at the end of the evening. 4 to 7 p.m.
THE CORVALLIS ADVOCATE LOFT|425 SW MADISON [UPSTAIRS]
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. 4 to 8 p.m.
THE MAJESTIC THEATRE | 115 SW 2ND
Well-timed for the month of Valentine’s Day, the Majestic Theatre exhibits the work of a husband and wife team. Kevin and Cassie Lyon—sculpture and painting—Celtic knots and faith… come see for yourself. 5 to 8 p.m.
STUDIO 262 | 425 SW MADISON, STE. G
Join this gallery in celebrating their expanded space with a feature show, Art with a Musical Heart, benefiting local high school music programs while also enjoying a one-night only event with Jensen “Tau” Taueu, a Hawaiian-born, Polynesian-inspired artist and tattoo designer specializing in traditional and contemporary style Polynesian art. 4 to 8 p.m.
ART IN THE VALLEY | 209 SW 2ND
This month Art in the Valley is hosting guest artist Dee Yarnell who paints the complex… simply. Wine, music, gallery artists, and good conversation abound during the arts walk. 5 to 8 p.m.
AZURE FINE ART GALLERY | 341 SW 2ND
Featuring contemporary American batiks by Lisa Telling-Kattenbraker, where traditional techniques of paraffin and locally harvested beeswax are applied then each piece is dyed over 30 times to create a narrative scene. 4 to 8 p.m.
PEGASUS STUDIO & GALLERY | 341 SW 2ND
Their annual Shumway Exhibit, the works of Bill Shumway featuring new crow paintings, a personal totem animal, and little abstractions inspired by haiku poems, and celebrating his retirement as framer to artist-for-life! 5 to 9 p.m.
OLD WORLD DELI | 341 SW 2ND
In February there will be work by master painter Herb Berman continuing on the walls, as well as an incoming piece by sculptor Raymond Hunter and a wall with another artist TBA. Keep your eyes open for art surprises. 4 to 9 p.m.
KALEIDOSCOPE | 341 SW 2ND
Their jewelry focus this month is “Oregon Stones.” They will have jewelry by several local jewelry artists featuring Oregon sunstone, Oregon jaspers, obsidians, and more. Their two-dimensional art theme will be “Rocks.” Be sure to vote in their Wild at Heart beading contest. 4 to 8 p.m.
CYRANO’S | 361 SW 2ND
At the February CAW they will be doing a live demonstration of “faux marbling” on paper, easy to do and clean up. This method can be used to marble paper, leather, and wood! This technique is simple, but makes any project look rich and complicated. 4 to 8 p.m.
BRITTNEY WEST STUDIO | 340 SW 2ND, #3
In honor of February—the month of love and Valentine’s Day—Brittney would like to invite you to her open art studio to view recent mixed-media art as well as past works honoring her visual voice and what is closest to her heart. “Let the beauty of what we love be what we do.” —Rumi 4 to 8 p.m.
For a map and more info, visit www.corvallisartswalk.blogspot.com.