April’s Art Walk Primer

By Joel Hudson
Arts Walk Increases Size
 Sparks Make for a Wonderful Evening Advocate image April CAW
Word seems to be getting out about the Corvallis Arts Walk. Last month’s attendance was almost double what it has been and even more, you could just feel sparks in the air everywhere you turned.  Things are happening here.
The April iteration promises more, but it’s never the same month to month. We have here a synopsis for each of the venues. Mark your calendar for Thursday, April 16.
The Arts Center
700 SW Madison Avenue
An exhibit of artwork made by artists considered to have developmental disabilities, I Am is part of inVISIBLE, a nano festival celebrating inclusion in the arts. Artists in this population are not always seen or heard. This exhibition allows them to communicate via their strong art-making. 4 to 7 p.m.
459 SW Madison Avenue
Come hang out with guests Betty Turbo and Hairy McSpecies at another Camp Corndog print-stravaganza. Learn about screen printing, talk about art, and participate in some impromptu printing and  illustration. There will be wine and snacks, too. 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Pop-Up Print Show
460 SW Madison Avenue
(Suite 7, upstairs)
Yuji Hiratsuka brings the Cascade Print Exchange, featuring the work of 113 artists from the United States and abroad. Showcased prints include intaglio, lithography, relief, and serigraph. Refreshments and fun are provided by your hosts, Cavi Hahn and Chelsea Van Denend. 4 to 8 p.m.
The Corvallis Advocate Loft
425 SW Madison Avenue (upstairs)
Surrealist work from Cyrus Peery and music from Unstable Atmospheres promise a special evening at the Corvallis Advocate Loft. Both hail from Wild Rose Studios, so Peery may not be the only artist hanging. Add to all this, in honor of National Poetry Month, an occasional reading or two from members of Corvallis’ Poetics. 4 to 8 p.m.
425 SW Madison Avenue (Suite G)
Artist reception for Mythic Voices: Dreams, Journals, Poems, featuring the art of Alexandra Schaefers and Rachel Urista. Wire bookbinding materials and papers will also be on hand for impromptu journal-making. Be inspired by the artists to make journaling a larger part of your artistic process! 4 to 8 p.m.
Art in the Valley
1209 SW 2nd Street
Their main feature in April is Cy Stadsvold’s show Land and Sky. Painting predominantly in watercolor, Stadsvold’s work evokes the silent meditation of landscapes. Music, drink, and conversation included as side dishes. 5 to 8 p.m.
Azure Fine Art Gallery
341 SW 2nd Street
Azure explores the physic landscape in Emotional Corners. Deb pairs intimate poetry, etchings, and drawings with guests Paige Shumway and Gerry Foote, while Alison Fine seeks balance between night walking and whimsy.
4 to 8 p.m.
341 SW 2nd Street
Come and see the unique collection of jewelry by local artists and feast your eyes on an endless collection of beads to brighten your spring. 4 to 8 p.m.
Pegasus Studio & Gallery
341 SW 2nd Street
Annual Art & Poetry Exhibit: images and poems will fill the walls of the gallery and spill out onto the walls of the Old World Deli as they all explore the human expressions in color, shape, and text. Come join in the connections. 5 to 9 p.m.
Old World Deli
341 SW 2nd Street
April continues work by master painter Herb Berman, inspiring sculpture by Raymond Hunter and rotating art and poetry artists. Keep your eyes open for art surprises. 4 to 9 p.m.
361 SW 2nd Street
At Cyrano’s Yesterday’s Books, Today’s Treasures, spring has sprung and the bells are ringing. Come in and check out the marbled German bells. Cyrano’s has taken the marbling to 3-D, a beautiful artistic expression. 4 to 8 p.m.
Brittney West Studio
340 SW 2nd Street, #3 (upstairs)
Brittney would like to invite you to her open art studio this April. View old and new work, watch her as she creates, snoop around her studio, browse through Eco-Prints for sale, make a collage with vintage materials provided, or sit and enjoy snacks in
the beautiful, ambient environment.
4 to 8 p.m.