Corvallis Arts Walk Change-Ups

holliemurphySure, we could go the easy dramatic route and just discuss the internal gallery news, there are studio personnel updates, gallery name changes and a few notable hiatus’ and one-off openings, but more importantly check out the shows. This month’s Arts Walk has more than its usual corner on new artists hitting town and exhibit series both starting and ending.

In short, it’s like someone ought to list all that.

(image source: painted work by Hollie Murphy)

2nd Street

AZURE • 341 SW 2nd St.
4 – 9 p.m.

Take a trip around the world with Susan Stogsdill’s dancing feet illustrating various cultures from different countries. While carving a hula dancer’s foot to turn it into a book, Susan explored illustrating the dancer’s feet, which inspired her to explore their cultures and countries known dance. You can tell by the shoes, or lack of shoes, the pose of the feet, the slight bit of costume, which country and what style of dance is depicted.

341 SW 2nd St. • 4 – 8 p.m.

Nena Bement responds to Jeff Hess’ photography series of falling and flying organics for a shared exhibit of glass work and photography on metal.


340 SW 2nd St. 4 – 8 p.m.
Rachel and Fred have joined studios to create new and imaginative works. See Fred’s portraits and dynamic landscapes in oil, view Rachel’s mixed media work and guest photographer, Diana Inch’s collection of woodblock prints from Suzhou, China.

209 SW 2nd St. • 4 – 8 p.m.

Janet Biles says of her show at this gallery, “I now paint exclusively with watercolor. I enjoy vivid colors and an impressionistic and whimsical style in my painting – no wimpy watercolors for me. I paint from photos, often multiple photos come together to create the composition I want. I am commissioned to paint many animals as gifts, memorials and simply for fun.”

4th Street 

UGLY ART ROOM at Corvallis Brewing Supply • 119 SW 4th St.
5 – 8 p.m.

Ugly Art Room and Corvallis Brewing Supply have teamed up for a beer and art extravaganza. Joel Rea, owner of Corvallis Brewing Supply guest curates this month’s Mail Art Challenge theme: Bottle Cap artwork mailed in from all over the United States will be on display.

408 SW Monroe St., Suite 110 4 – 8 p.m.

Land Poem. Patrick Collier works in a variety of media, often incorporating writing and marks suggestive of text into his visual art. Collier states, “A sentence in its expressiveness is not all that much different than a horizon in its expansiveness.” Most recently, he has explored this theme in his photographic work. For Artworks, a CEI Project. Collier writes art criticism for Oregon ArtsWatch.


BISON BISON! • 354 Madison Ave. 5 – 9 p.m.
Local artist, Chris Adams, will be available for discussion about his ongoing project, Psychedelic Saints. This work explores a future world (pre-dystopian by a hair) where shaman, wizards, priests and charismatic philosophers compete publicly for followers and acolytes. His newest additions to this project will be on display in the new Bison bison! gallery.

STUDIO262 • 425 SW Madison Ave., Suite H-1 • 4 – 8 p.m.
Evergreen Artists is a small group brought together by the love of working with their hands and exploring the depths of their creativity. Inspired by the landscape and local wildlife, they strive to build a bridge of sensibility that will help sustain us as creatures of the earth. They also incorporate drumming, chanting, drawing, and copious amounts of laughter into their work together. Work by Gary House, Dianne Cassidy, Will Ashton, and Leslie Green.

425 SW Madison Ave. • 4 – 8 p.m.

Al Kapuler, AKA Mushroom: 20th Annual Show. As regular readers know, Kapular is also a quite talented scientist that has been instrumental in Advocate coverage of genetically engineered organisms.

Voices Gallery
425 SW Madison Ave., Suite J-1 4 – 8 p.m.

The final exhibit in this venue’s color wheel series – Don’t miss what the seven member artists of Voices Gallery have to say with black and white.

KAREN WYSOPAL • 425 SW Madison Ave., Suite J-5 • 4 – 8 p.m.
Artist turned business launcher Karen Wysopal gives visitors an inside look at what goes into starting a greeting card line with her original artwork. Dozens of small original alcohol ink paintings to see – prints and large originals on display too.

JEFF HESS STUDIO • 460 SW Madison Ave, Suite 16 • 4 – 8 p.m.
Then & Now. A group show of favorite Corvallis artists displaying a piece of their current work along with a work from their childhood.

700 SW Madison Ave. • 4 – 8 p.m.

A showing of contemporary tapestry, curated by the Tapestry Artist of Pugent Sound, and juror Layne Goldsmith. Tapestry is a very old weaving technique. It was developed to be able to create large wall hanging with imagery in varying degrees of realism.

Library Area

STUDIO BEATRICE • 230 NW 6th St. 4 – 7 p.m.
Kathy Jederlinich has been making and teaching art for over 30 years. A community minded artist, she has created public installations with the local community. Kathy invites you to join her in the process in creating her art. Creative play is encouraged. Kathy is in the process of creating a children’s book about diversity. Move the linoleum characters to create your own version of the story.

Campus Area

4 – 8 p.m.

Everyday Heroes: A Latin American Mosaic, Dick Keis exhibit. The people in these photographs are everyday working heroes. They spend countless hours at their jobs to provide a living for their families and to make a positive contribution to their communities. Many of them barely scrape by and others succeed quite well. All have chosen to stay at home near family and friends in a culture they love rather than migrate northward in search of the elusive “American Dream.” They share an admirable work ethic and take much pride in the work they do. They are full of determination, creativity and perseverance, and exemplify what it means to “work with dignity.”

FAIRBANKS GALLERY • Fairbanks Hall, 220 SW 26th St. • 4 – 8 p.m.
This summer-long exhibit apparently continues into fall, highlighting unique work of OSU artists Evan Baden, Michael Boonstra, Julia Bradshaw, Kay Campbell, Anna Fidler, Julie Green, Stephen Hayes, Yuji Hiratsuka, Shelley Jordon, Andy Myers, Kerry Skarbakka, and John Whitten. A broad array of styles and approaches to creating art are featured including work in photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, and video.