Barefoot blues dancers busting moves in paint, count us in. From high school student art to a visit from Seattle painter Juliet Shen, add a few other drizzles of awesome sauce to this month’s Arts Walk and you have a tasty evening. Just where are the prime morsels…? Well, read on my dear reader, read on.
THE ARTS CENTER
700 SW Madison Ave. • 4 to 8 p.m.
Sumi Ink Club: A fun, shared, unplanned drawing with sumi ink, made with small brushes on a long roll of paper, that everybody owns. Build on what others did before, creating new beginnings. It is an ever-changing, ever-evolving, communal work of art. Although it is mostly about the process, it also gives an amazing result.
JEFF HESS STUDIO
460 SW Madison Ave., Ste. 16
5 to 8 p.m.
Temporal Painting. Flowers, leaves, nuts, and grain are treated like brushstrokes of light, texture, and color in this exhibit of temporal painting photographs. Using motors, pulleys, and compressed air as brushes, the unique qualities of natural materials are captured via photography.
425 SW Madison Ave., Ste. J1
4 to 8 p.m.
This gallery starts a seven-month-long series exploring the color wheel, starting with green. GREEN into focus. Greens in grass, trees, and the flecks in the eyes of the people we see. Inspired by the new growth that May brings, seven artists will be exhibiting.
STUDIO262 • 425 SW Madison Ave., Ste. H-1 • 4 to 8 p.m.
Opening reception for the photography show From Our View, featuring the work of local students in grades 6 to 12. Music provided by local high school musicians.
LIVING ROOM GALLERY
425 SW Madison Ave. • 4 to 8 p.m.
Features drawings by accomplished local artist Alice Marshall.
354 SW Madison Ave. • 4 to 8 p.m.
WuXing refers to the five interacting forces of Chinese cosmology. By basing each painting on one of these forces—wood, fire, earth, metal, or water—artist Juliet Shen says, “I am free to experiment with abstract texture and pattern, color and connotation. The little size is important to my process, not only because I like to work with small brushes and richly pigmented inks, but because the snapshot composition is so liberating. Shen is a Seattle painter. She holds a master’s degree in typeface design from the University of Reading, England, and creates work that utilizes a symbiosis between her drawing and typographic skills.
ART IN THE VALLEY
209 SW 2nd St. • 4 to 8 p.m.
Natural Woman is an exciting new show by Katheryn Byram featuring sculptures created from found objects. Byram’s work is inspired by nature. Refreshments.
341 SW 2nd St. • 4 to 8 p.m.
The Other Oregon. A look east to views of Oregon. Just beyond the valley bowl await big skies and deep valleys and breathtaking topography and wild horses, rendered appreciatively by artists Karen Miller, Sarah Strohmeyer, Bill Shumway, and several local photographers.
CYRANO’S • 361 SW 2nd St.
4 to 8 p.m.
OHNA: Japanese dyed silks, hosting Siobhan Clancy-Burns. Silk scarves dyed in the tradition of Japanese Shibori patterns of Arashi and Itajime.
BRITTNEY WEST STUDIO
301 SW Madison Ave. #100
4 to 8 p.m.
View this artist’s new work created at a Shotpouch Creek Cabin retreat and inspired by the land and wildlife, including works painted with grass, moss, and horsetail. See vintage material created into mixed media paintings featuring lush overgrowth.
THE RABBIT HOLE (Laurel Thompson & Rachel Urista Studio)
340 SW 2nd St. #12 • 4 to 8 p.m.
Dance-Painting: a special performance art event. Local blues dancers will be visiting this studio from 7 to 8 p.m. to get their feet a little dirty… with paint! Rachel Urista’s colorful paintings, finished and unfinished, will also be on display.
Campus, 6th Street, 4th Street
Fairbanks Hall, OSU, 220 SW 26th St.
5 to 6:45 p.m.
No Sky. Ben Buswell, award-winning sculptor and multimedia artist, will exhibit embellished photographs, mixed media drawings, sculpture, and acrylic on canvas. Buswell’s work is temporal in nature, spanning a variety of media from ceramics to incised photographs, using processes such as doubling and repetitive mark-making.
230 NW 6th St. • 4 to 8 p.m.
Inky Fingers features an array of original, hand-pulled prints from a diverse group of printmakers (no giclees or reproductions). A special surprise from the Cascade Print Exchange will be displayed, with live music from Marshall Adams. Refreshment including libations by Kathi from Spindrift.
ArtWorks GALLERY (CEI)
408 SW Monroe St., Ste. 110
4 to 8 p.m.
Anna Fidler’s Telepathy Quilt and Two Stars, and Dessert Desert by Tropical Contemporary.
See www.corvallisartswalk.com for more information. Azure Gallery plans to be open, but had no further information at press time.