Word got out and aficionados from as far away as Eugene and Portland are now making the trek to one of Corvallis’ best monthly doings—and add also that the Corvallis Arts Walk seems to expand with new venues monthly. All this is to say that wheeled transpo is beginning to supplement shoe leather for this walk.
Last month saw the walk’s geography extending to the Fairbanks on 26th Street. For June it adds two new venues, one that is past Monroe.
230 NW 6th Street, 4 to 8 p.m.
Kicking off with substance, this new venue features Earl Newman’s famous posters, nature prints, and acrylic paintings. After 50 years of creating the yearly Monterey Jazz Festival posters, Newman has retired and is making more art. He is also known for his Oregon Shakespeare Festival posters. Go to www.earlnewmanprints.com to get a taste of some of his prints and posters. Also showing: oil paintings by Beatrice and twig furniture by Wally Rubenfeld.
ArtWorks Gallery (CEI)
408 SW Monroe Avenue, 4 to 8 p.m.
ArtWorks is another new venue for the walk. Continuous Chronicle is a showcase of artwork by two of three triplet brothers, Perry and Terry Johnson. The primary focus of Perry’s artwork includes past and future birthdays for himself and his brothers, the house he grew up in, his job of 40 years at Buick Automotive, and his layoff. His work is characterized by text, dates, and life-like portraiture. Terry is mainly drawn to cars, specifically the Cadillac. For many years, Terry drew his cars very simplistically and in repetition.
The Arts Center
700 SW Madison Avenue, 4 to 7 p.m.
Exhibiting photographers from the Around Oregon annual exhibit will be available for portfolio critiques. Bring your work in print or on a thumb drive or on a pad, and receive feedback from artists who approach photography from various angles.
The Corvallis Advocate Loft
425 SW Madison Avenue (upstairs), 4 to 8 p.m.
Newly featured this month at the loft is work from Samm Newton. Hollie Murphy describes her art as teetering on the edge of being borderline psychedelic, like a mash up of Bob Ross and Peter Max’s work yet strongly infused with something uniquely her own. Fun fact: Newton paints much of her work on donated skateboards. Also this month, view work from surrealist Cyrus Peery and some pieces from the Temporary Artists Guild.
425 SW Madison Avenue, Suite H-1, 4 to 8 p.m.
It’s opening night for the Plein Air Art Show. View an open community show of art created in the outdoors, or en plein air. See tools and tricks of the lifestyle and find out more about other events far and wide.
The Majestic Theatre
115 SW 2nd Street, 4 to 7 p.m.
This show features floral works by local artist Kusra Kapuler. Inspired by the beauty of nature, Kapuler’s paintings capture the sensuality of the floral form and their enchanting nature. The community is invited to celebrate her works during her artist reception.
Art in the Valley
209 SW 2nd Street, 5 to 8 p.m.
View a retrospective exhibit of Barbara Weber’s work. In 1980, several years after she finished her formal art studies at OSU, Weber took a class in experimental types of printmaking and began fiddling around with a brayer (roller) and plant materials. This was the beginning of a 35-year love affair with offset printing. The event includes a demonstration of her botanical print process at 6:30 p.m.
Brittney West Studio
340 SW 2nd Street #3, 4 to 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.
Pegasus Studio & Gallery
341 SW 2nd Street, 4 to 9 p.m.
A collection of fresh en plein air works done in conjunction with OSU’s Every Day Taste of Plein Air exhibit.
Azure Fine Art Gallery
341 SW 2nd Street, 4 to 8 p.m.
In a land recently rocked by war and genocide, Larry Jovorsky sought to find images in Croatia of hope and simplicity and quiet—primarily from the countryside where the majority of the war occurred. From Medieval times this land has been prized and fought over repeatedly, including as recently as the 1990s. Yet the people and the landscape revealed a resilience that Jovorsky tried to capture with a camera and emulate through hand-printing the photographs with resilient materials like platinum and palladium.
Check out the Arts Walk website for more, including Fairbanks, Old World Deli, Kaleidoscope, Corvidopolis, and Cyrano’s, at www.corvallisartswalk.com.
By Elizabeth Arthur