Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on February 6th, 2015 is guest-hosted by Riley Grannan, Managing Director at the Eugene Ballet Company. The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at The Gallery at the Watershed (321 Mill St #6), followed by stops at 6pm at OH SO JO (299 East 5th Ave), 6:30pm at MECCA (449 Willamette), 7pm at Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center) and concluding at 7:30 pm at The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free! Visit www.lanearts.org for more information. Special thanks to the Eugene Ballet Company for sponsoring this ArtWalk!
5:30 pm The Gallery at the Watershed (321 Mill St #6)
The Gallery at the Watershed is pleased to present its “Winter Invitational,” featuring Lillian Almeida, Bill Brewer, Robert Canaga, Gene Costanza, Abbas Darabi, Heather Halpern, Wes Hurd, Kirk Lybecker, Renee Manford, Carrie O'Coyle, Claudia Schouten, and Jeff White. The show will be on display January 20 – March 30.
This show begins a change for The Gallery at the Watershed. The exhibit will be up for an extended period to honor the many artists the Gallery represents, as well as give time to restructure the Gallery and how it will interface with its new sister entity, Watershed Arts. During these transitional months, the Gallery will be open Wednesday-Friday from 12-5 and Saturday 12-3.
6:00 pm OH SO JO (299 East 5th Ave)
OH SO JO is a shop/studio featuring hand-painted furniture by Jo Morton. Jo offers workshops, private classes and amazing, versatile products that help you gain the confidence to create your own personal masterpiece. The shop proudly features CeCe Caldwell's All Natural Chalk+Clay Paint that can transform your cabinets and furniture while being environmentally responsible. Bobbi Miller, the onsite apprentice, will also be showing some of her reworked furniture.
6:30pm MECCA (449 Willamette)
MECCA introduces “Explosion,” featuring artists Erin Even and Jill Mardin. This exhibit is a virtual explosion of mixed media, assemblage, and installation. Even and Mardin bring their unique styles together to showcase bursts of colors and textures in this mixed media show which promises sculptures, assemblage, and visits from puppets.
In his artist statement, Erin Even states, “I am intrigued by the nature of Ideas, and the complexity of the human heart. I endeavor to convey a sense of whimsy and mystery using unconventional methods and materials. In order to achieve an organic feel, I attempt to work with a spontaneous mentality. My major themes include the capacity for ideas to either create or destroy, the fleeting nature of dreams, and the magical ways that the power of creativity manifests itself in the modern world.”
7:00 pm Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center)
The Jacobs Gallery is proud to present an exhibit of original works by artists from Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, showing documented, hand-pulled prints. The show, featuring approximately 29 artists, is on display through March 14, 2015. Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aimed at providing opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. With an emphasis on contemporary, fine-art printmaking, they also function as a venue to practice traditional Native American art practices — weaving, bead working and regalia making — of the Plateau region.
7:30 pm The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave)
The OSLP Lincoln Gallery presents “Layered,” a selection of mixed media artwork by 22 artists from the OSLP Arts and Culture Program. The OSLP Arts & Culture Program breaks down barriers to participation in the arts for people of all abilities and builds bridges to a more diverse and inclusive community.
“Layered” features an exciting assortment of artwork including clay, weavings, acrylic, monoprints, paper mache, and video. This show will be exhibited through February 27th, 2015.
Friday, February 6 @ 5:30 PM
Free to public