Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on September 5th, 2014 is guest-hosted by Alex Notman, who has been the Arts Editor of the Eugene Weekly for the past two years. A lifelong artist and student of art history herself, Alex started the first-ever Visual Arts issue - ArtsHound - for Eugene Weekly last year. The issue, which will return Sept. 18, won first place in the 2013 Northwest Society of Professional Journalist awards. The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at the corner of Broadway & Charnelton, across the street from Noisette Pastry Kitchen (200 W Broadway), followed by stops at 6pm at Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center), 6:30pm at MECCA (449 Willamette), 7pm at The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave), and concluding at 7:30 pm at Raven Frame Works Inc (325 W 4th Ave). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!
STOP #1 5:30 PM | Eugene Weekly Boxes on Broadway and Willamette Streets
The Eugene Weekly recently placed a call to artists, requesting original artwork to be reprinted on vinyl and placed on the Eugene Weekly boxes in Downtown Eugene. These 5 boxes will be featured on the guided tour during the September First Friday ArtWalk. The guided tour begins across from Noisette Pastry Kitchen at the corner of Broadway & Charnelton and continues down Willamette, with the final box located near the Jacobs Gallery at the Hult Center. The tour includes interviews with the artists Cortney Grim, Samuel Clatterbuck, Bayne Gardner, Elizabeth Blue Currier, and Anna Helena Jackson.
STOP #2 6 PM | Jacobs Gallery
Create! Eugene is a month-long arts festival kicking off on August 1st as a stop on the ArtWalk! The Jacobs Gallery presents the “2014 Mayor’s Art Show,” a celebration of Lane County artists. Of the 197 entries of artwork, the jurors selected 54 pieces for the exhibit. The Viewer’s Choice Award will be announced during the ArtWalk stop! The exhibit will be on display through October 4th.
STOP #3 6:30 PM | MECCA (449 Willamette)
MECCA presents the 6th Annual Object Afterlife Art Challenge. Participating artists were asked to create fine art out of a mystery box of scrap materials. The artists had a total of two months to work, and the resulting exhibition is a sample of their great creativity and an example of how to reuse unwanted materials. 60 artists participated in the challenge!
STOP #4 7 PM | The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave)
Oregon Supported Living Program’s (OSLP) Arts & Culture Program presents “Look me in the Eye,” artwork from participating artists and community members, as a part of the 5th Annual Look Me in the Eye celebration month, held this September. This exhibit explores the complex themes of disability, advocacy, stereotype, diversity, and inclusion. It will include pieces in many mediums, including video, reuse art, and spoken word. The reception on September 5th will have interactive and creative activities for attendees to help them engage with and understand the Look me in the Eye theme. The exhibit is on display through November 26th.
STOP #5 7:30 PM | Raven Frame Works Inc. (325 W 4th Ave)
Raven Frame Works Inc presents the artwork of its founders, Anne Korn and Terry Way. Although Raven has been around for almost 20 years, many people do not know that Anne and Terry both have Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Oregon. Anne will show fanciful drawings in colored pencil and watercolor. Terry will show explorations in the art of mosaics, from the ancient smalti to the modern glass techniques. The show will be up through September 27th.
Friday, September 5 @ 5:30 PM
Free to public