Fresh Exhibits at June Arts Walk

Francisco2Ever notice that we list the Arts Walk from west to east every month? Yeah, we didn’t either—until someone said something about it. So we’re doing the opposite this month, because yolo. Whatever direction you walk it, there are a number of fresh exhibits this time around, including a vibrant installation from recent OSU BFA graduate Francisco Morales at downtown’s Artworks, as well as a chance to soak up some work from literally a dozen wildly successful  teaching artists with the OSU faculty show at the Fairbanks Gallery.

We like the variety this month, and we’re pretty sure you will, too. So, happy hoofing! Here’s the complete rundown.

2nd Street

341 SW 2nd St. • 4 to 8 p.m.

Digital illustrations by K. Lars Lohn as he bravely explores his creative process with contemporary tools and includes some embedded playfulness for the mind. Art and play are inescapable companions in his work and the outcome of his process results in a beautiful, thought-provoking, surprisingly satisfying visual experience.

341 SW 2nd St. • 4 to 8 p.m.

Summer of Play. They have mazes, puzzles, games, hide and seek, fun creative exercises, and challenges throughout the month and during the Arts Walk.

341 SW 2nd St., Ste. 3 • 4 to 8 p.m.

Batik and encaustic artist Shari Carlson breaks the rules of tradition to achieve vibrant colors, minute details, and flowing lines culminating in a story that will touch you. Every animal has a story and each batik and encaustic sculpture includes the narrative of her experience with it.

361 SW 2nd & Adams • 4 to 8 p.m.

Taking on favorite games and transforming them into… books, jewelry, prints, and sculptures.

THE RABBIT HOLE (Laurel Thompson & Rachel Urista Studio)   340 SW 2nd St., #12
4 to 8 p.m.

Rachel’s small abstract paintings from the series When Mirrors Chase Sky are featured. Packed full of intense color, expressive line work, and paired with poems and notes from the artist. This studio will also have original coloring books, prints, and cards for sale.

209 SW 2nd St. •  4 to 8 p.m.

Coast to Coast Landscapes. Russ, without a last name at press time, taught community college physics for 27 years and now works as an artistic blacksmith. In 1986 Russ discovered Vistas and Vineyards and was soon doing pen and pencil drawings. This artist has served 11 years as artist in residence at Tumacacori National Historical Park in southern Arizona.

115 SW 2nd St. • 5 to 8 p.m.

Rhythm and Motion exhibit. A variety of community artists interpreting elements of dance and movement into a diversity of visual art.

Madison Avenue

354 SW Madison Ave. • 4 to 8 p.m.

Ugly Art Room will present a solo show featuring the anatomical stitching of NYC-based artist Hannah Lamar Koelbl. Hannah has been embroidering photographs, newspaper, and wax papers since 2007. In 2012 she began a master’s program in occupational therapy and completed a gross anatomy dissection, an experience which inspired the recreation of illustrations from her textbook, Netter’s Anatomy, in drawing and embroidery. Based on an aesthetic preference, she has chosen to work with the female reproductive anatomy in particular, and to explore the many textural and visual layers, as well as the associations we draw upon.

425 SW Madison Ave., Ste. J-5
4 to 8 p.m.

Summer Color. Works in alcohol ink and acrylic. Karen’s first 5-foot-by-7-foot alcohol ink painting will be exhibited. New works in alcohol ink and acrylic texture studies on display and for sale.

VOICES GALLERY • 425 SW Madison Ave., Ste. J1 • 4 to 8 p.m.
Blue is the focus this month in their continuing Color Wheel series. Blue in the sky, blue in the water. Blue jays… blue bonnets… blue eye… blue jeans. Small gallery boasting seven members.

STUDIO262 • 425 SW Madison Ave., Ste. H-1 • 4 to 9 p.m.
Local artist and Studio262 owner Jennifer Lommers is bringing back her NeverEnding Story series of 128 blocks of little art forming one large tree to be completed over the duration of the show, June 7 to July 27.

JEFF HESS STUDIO • 460 SW Madison Ave., Ste. 16 • 5 to 9 p.m.
A selection of eclectic landscape oil paintings and quirky block printed work by local artist Beth Barnett. Some new work by Jeff Hess on display as well.

700 SW Madison Ave. • 4 to 8 p.m.

Reception for artists from IMAGINE exhibit Wes Cropper, Jim Hockenhull, and Lorraine Richey. Prints made with digital tools in many different processes. Still-presented as limited prints, traditionally framed and presented in the same manner as intaglio prints and serigraphs historically have been.

4th & Monroe

ArtWorks GALLERY (CEI) • 408 SW Monroe Ave., Ste. 110 • 4 to 8 p.m.
Recent OSU graduate Francisco Morales will be exhibiting a continuation of his Serie de Expiación (Atonement Series) at Artworks CEI Gallery in downtown Corvallis for the June CAW. The exhibition will showcase a variety of printmaking and mixed media works. The show will run from June 16 to July 11.

Library Area

4 to 7 p.m.

Local watercolor artist Molly Perry exhibits landscapes, florals, and local attractions. The work of many artists in a salon setting. Marshall Adams adds music, with libations from Spindrift Cellars.


FAIRBANKS GALLERY • Fairbanks Hall, 220 SW 26th St. • 5 to 6:45 p.m.
OSU Art Faculty. Diversity of styles and approaches to art, with faculty members working in the areas of photography, painting, drawing, mixed-media, printmaking, installation, and video. Evan Baden, Michael Boonstra, Julia Bradshaw, Kay Campbell, Anna Fidler, Julie Green, Stephen Hayes, Yuji Hiratsuka, Shelley Jordon, Andy Myers, John Whitten, and Kerry Skarbakka are included in this exhibit.