Get your walking shoes on, and get ready to head down to the southside of town, for the 2017 South Town Art Walk, on Sunday, December 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 30 artists, crafters, performers, and musicians are set to participate in the Art Walk, spanning 17 studios, including one yurt, all located in South Corvallis. Here’s a look at some of what’s in store…
New this year, Sunnyside Herb School students and alumni will be selling their herbal concoctions, as well as henna tats and tea.
Maureen Frank, The Mandala Lady, creates hypnotizing mandala artworks. Visit her studio for mandala coloring books, chakra stone sets, and original mandala art, at 1670 SE Bethel St . Take a look now, online at mandalalady.com.
Recent Oregon State University graduate and esteemed local artist, Caroline Moses, also joins the walk this year. Moses is known locally for her interactive mosaic mural, “Bessie’s Blue,” of the endangered fender’s blue butterfly, on Monroe Ave. She will be opening her studio and showing her mosaic-style, self-described “painterly sculptures,” which transform as the viewer moves around them. You can check them out on Sunday, at 1900 SE Bethel St, and on her website, at carolinemosesart.com.
2D and 3D artwork and gifts will be available, accompanied by music and performances throughout the walk. Groove with the jazz and classical guitar stylings of Phil Kaufmann, while sipping on some cider at 1906 SE Crystal Circle.
Carol Soth and Chris Neely will be presenting storytelling performances titled “Juicy Winter Stew: Stories to Warm the Bones.” The 45 minute performances will happen at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., and are appropriate for ages 6 to 106 . $10 for adults and $5 for kids at 665 SE Atwood Ave.
Visit the Diana Rose Studio, where local artist Diana Ryan will be showing unique ceramic artworks along with functional pieces and paintings. Located at 1515 SE Bethel St, Ryan has been participating in the South Town Art Walk since it’s inception in 2012. View the studio’s website at dianarosestudio.blogspot.com/.
Bundle up and get ready, Corvallisites, to see and experience all this and more, at the South Town Art Walk this Sunday. Whether you walk for holiday shopping, or for a little self-indulgence, all attendance goes a long way in supporting local art and community.
To view all participating artists, and download the map of all 17 locations, visit the South Town Art Walk website, at https://southtownartwalk.com/. Advocate Associate Editor Johnny Beaver will be participating as a guest of Caroline Moses’ studio.
By Ashley Rammelsberg