Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on November 7th, 2014 is guest-hosted by Debbie Williamson-Smith, Communications Manager at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center), followed by stops at Vistra Framing and Gallery (160 E Broadway), OUT ON A LIMB Gallery (191 E Broadway), Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St), and Harlequin Beads and Jewelry (1027 Willamette St). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free! Visit www.lanearts.org for more information.
5:30 pm Jacobs Gallery (Hult Center)
The Jacobs Gallery and the Eugene International Film Festival present “Talent Pool” through November 22nd. You will be touched, surprised and dancing in the streets by the showcase of nearly a century of creative works from the southern end of the Willamette Valley. Mike Dilley, Executive Director of the Eugene International Film Festival, curated the exhibit. The exhibit is a confluence of the arts that go into the making of a motion picture, although not all of the arts presented were in a motion picture. Examples include photography, music, sketches, fine art, set dressing, and story development. All of the exhibits have connections to our community.
"Talent Pool" presents the artistry of Mason Williams (music, screenwriting, story development), Charley Snellings ("The Hidebehind," creating the story/screenwriting), Lauren Chouinard ("Muscle and Mayhem," creating the story/screenwriting), Judi Lamb (capturing emotion with photography), Rick Syfert (capturing emotion with photography), Bob Haworth (music, television appearances, "The Kingston Trio"), Don Latarski (music, music education), Katherine Wilson ("Animal House" memorabilia "Animal House of Blues" documentary), James Cloutier (communicating emotion with concept art, fine art, and caricature), The Shaggy Dog Project (film production and education), and Katy Putnam (concept art, set decoration).
6:00 pm Vistra Framing and Gallery (160 E Broadway)
Vistra Framing and Gallery features “Very Funnies,” work by local cartoonist Jan Eliot. Jan is an internationally syndicated cartoonist known best for her comic strip “Stone Soup.” The strip got its start right here in Eugene in the Register Guard and now appears in over 300 newspapers. “Stone Soup” is a family strip, featuring an extended, blended, cheerfully chaotic family headed up by sisters Val and Joan Stone. Jan has also compiled her work in book form. She will be showing her original art work during the month of November. The show will feature her original comic strip art, as well as hand-colored drawings of her characters.
6:30 pm OUT ON A LIMB Gallery (191 E Broadway)
OUT ON A LIMB Gallery features “Conservation Through Art,” pencil renderings and watercolor paintings of nature by Mary Oleri. Most of the pieces will be forest or tree themed. Mary states, “People ask me ‘What do you paint?’ This is difficult for me to answer because, for me, art thrives on freedom and is a primary source of the joy felt in the creative act. I start with contemplation, and by remembering, observing, daydreaming, and letting my mind wander freely. Sometimes the ideas come full blown; sometimes I can’t see them at all, just a feeling of direction or an interesting phrase. I develop my ideas with pencil and paint, canvas and study. I nurture them with time and self-care.”
7:00 pm Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St)
Oregon Art Supply presents “Gabriella Soraci: New Paintings,” a selection of recent still life paintings focusing on the flower as a subject. Gabriella is a painter and art instructor. Since receiving her MFA degree from the University of California-Davis in 2007, her paintings have been exhibited nationwide. Artist residency awards include the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Ucross Foundation, the Hambidge Center for the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. Gabriella has taught college level art courses in drawing, painting, and color design, as well as art workshops and private lessons. She owns “Little Tortina,” a boutique line of original cupcake paintings and prints sold on Etsy.com. Visit her websites to see more of her paintings and drawings:www.gabriellasoraci.com and www.LittleTortina.etsy.com. During the ArtWalk, Gabriella will discuss her methods, materials, and approach to working from perception.
7:30 pm Harlequin Beads and Jewelry (1027 Willamette St)
Harlequin Beads and Jewelry features work by two very different artists: Kristi Holaas, of Kristi Holaas Designs and Kreations by Kristi, and jewelry artist Thomas Sauvé of Sauvé Jewelry.
Kristi creates her own original designs and patterns for knitted shawls with and without beads. She states, “Knitting has always been a passion of mine and it was easy to pick up again in the evenings while relaxing on our deck or watching tv. Five years ago I started designing my own knitting patterns after discovering Ravelry.com. I now sell my patterns on Ravelry.com and Etsy.com: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kristi-holaas and https://www.etsy.com/shop/KristiHolaasDesigns. It has become my signature to add lots of beads, always optional in the patterns, to my shawl patterns. Using the most beautifully hand-dyed natural fiber yarns are half the inspiration for me. I love using merino, silk, cashmere, alpaca, tencel, bamboo, and blends thereof. A few of my patterns are for sale on Knit Picks.com and a few other smaller on-line yarn shops, including a Knit Picks published book called First Light. I've also been published in a couple of on-line catalogs, Twist Collective Fall of 2013 and Skein Theory Fall of 2012 and created an e-book for Malabrigo Yarns. It is much more relaxing for me to self-publish my patterns in my retirement and currently I'm working on my third e-book collection of patterns, Beaded Heirloom Shawls.”
Maui artist Thomas Sauvé has been designing and creating one of a kind jewelry for over 40 years. Thomas’s jewelry has been featured in numerous jewelry publications, including American Jewelry Manufacturing, Modern Jewelry, and Jewelers Quarterly, and he has received international recognition for his work with Tahitian Black Pearls and rare, fancy cut gems. He has created jewelry for clients in the music and movie business, including everyone from Cary Grant to Carol Lawrence, Cher to Alice Cooper, and more. His distinctly sleek, fluid style is easily recognizable and appreciated by fans of designer jewelry throughout the world.
Friday, November 7 @ 5:30 PM
Free to public