March Arts Walk Slated for 17th

Azure March ImageWith quite a bit of change at the Advocate Loft, we’ve invited back our old favorite, Cyrus Peery, to exhibit prior and new surrealist works for our own Arts Walk destination. But enough about us. Corvallis’ best freebie date night event has a little something for everyone this month, so let’s get to it.

Locations open only for the Arts Walk or by appointment asterisked below.


THE ART CENTER • 700 SW Madison Ave. • 4 to 8 p.m.
The Howland Community OPEN Exhibition is an opportunity for everyone living in Linn or Benton counties to show their art, from toddlers to teens, adults who are just starting out to professional artists. This exhibit reflects the joy of artmaking in our community—just as present in the work of a beginning art maker as in work by longtime practicing professional artists.

*JEFF HESS STUDIO • 460 SW Madison Ave., Ste. 16 • 4 to 8 p.m.
Invasive Species Potluck—an art show. Ugly Art Room is proud to present Invasive Species Potluck, an art show alongside a new dandelion sculpture by studio host and artist Jeff Hess.

Participating artists include: Lisa Bauer, Maren Burck, Martin Esteves, Hannah Lamar, Allison Maletz, Jen G. Pywell, and Michael Sherman.

*CORVALLIS ADVOCATE LOFT • 425 SW Madison Ave. (upstairs) • 4 to 8 p.m.
Surrealist Cyrus Peery has been quite popular at the loft, so this month he’s been asked back for an exhibit mixing new and prior work. Check out The Advocate for surprise guests, too. Treats will be served.

*KAREN WYSOPAL STUDIO • 425 SW Madison Ave. (upstairs) • 4 to 8 p.m.
Large scale alcohol ink painting. This month’s show: Thick Skinned: Tree Bark Studies Past and Present.   See the entire collection during this month’s open studio. There will be prints and cards for sale as well as original artwork. Come on by!

STUDIO262 • 425 SW Madison Ave., Ste. H-1 • 4 to 8 p.m.
Art is for everyone. Sign up for their community art show, Bicycles & Boards, or for our Mini Art Gallery where all art is 5x5x5 inches or smaller, all while enjoying the musical looping talents of Magic Mama.

*LIVING ROOM GALLERY • 425 SW Madison Ave. • 4 to 8 p.m.
Celebrate Women’s History Month with a mythic feminist hero cycle in five paintings.

FOUNDRY ANNEX • 354 SW Madison Ave. • 4 to 8 p.m.
Mississippi River – Gunpowder and ink on paper. Gunpowder is ignited over a stencil. The project explores the precision and patience required to create a stencil, and the immediacy and chaos of explosives. Collaboration and participation are themes of this map-focused exhibit.

BRITTNEY WEST STUDIO• Display in the Footwise Window
Walk by the window display at Footwise to see Brittney West’s most recent series of oil paintings and sculptures exploring our relationship with animals. (Note that her art studio will not be on this month’s walk.)


MAJESTIC THEATRE • 115 SW 2nd St. • 5 to 8 p.m.
L’art des Femmes. Celebrate Women’s History Month. The Majestic has put together a community art show of all female artists whose works exemplify the female experience. L’art des Femmes features works by over 20 female artists including paintings, drawing, sculptures and photography.

ART IN THE VALLEY • 209 SW 2nd St. •  4 to 8 p.m.
Call of the Trees. Cy Stadsvold focused on the subject of trees to express his gratitude and a keen understanding of his subject. Cy serves as director of Art in the Valley Gallery. He is known for 2D work spanning many mediums, including watercolor.

AZURE FINE ART GALLERY • 341 SW 2nd St., Ste. 3 • 4 to 8 p.m.
Primitive Futurism, connections to animism, wonder of nature and a search for meaning and spirituality are expressed in Christopher Adams’ symmetrical–assumed–future. Iconography of myth and ceremony are tainted with the remnants of a disconnected interim–bridging a simple past with a simple future.

*LAUREL THOMPSON & RACHEL URISTA STUDIO •  340 SW 2nd St., #12 • 4 to 8 p.m.
View Rachel’s ongoing series of intuitive paintings, expressive and abstract, with an edgy quality. Come see her unique style up close and watch as she demonstrates a few of her techniques throughout the evening. Watch Laurel continue to develop the studio mural as she live-paints during the Arts Walk 6 to 8 p.m.

PEGASUS GALLERY • 341 SW 2nd St. • 4 to 8 p.m.
A Plethora of Crows. A collaborative exhibit by photographer Don Ferguson and painter Bill Shumway, displaying  photographs, paintings, and artwork employing both mediums. Both artists engaged in this collaborative process for most of 2015, mostly for the love of it, but also to put an exhibit together and to develop a set of workshops to teach photography and painting students how to produce collaborative imagery. They chose crows as a subject because they are so expressive, mythological and they have both been intrigued by them for years.


ArtWorks GALLERY (CEI) • 408 SW Monroe St., Ste. 110 • 4 to 8 p.m.
Under instructor Anna Fidler, OSU art students present work surrounding the modification and repurposing of aged media, such as magazines, vinyl records  and books through both additive and subtractive processes.



*STUDIO BEATRICE • 230 NW 6th St. •  4 to 8 p.m.
Celtic Spring – Wearing of the Green. An apparel exhibit featuring Jan E O Jewelry: bold, organic tribal designs inspired by nature, and Jenanigans: one-of-a-kind straw hats for the garden or the garden party created using traditional millinary techniques. Reception includes music by Marshall Adams.