Experience Eugene - Eugene Art Events, Eugene Oregon

Lane Arts Council's First Friday ArtWalk on December 4th, 2015 is guest hosted by Aili Schreiner, the Oregon Cultural Trust Manager. For ten years, the Cultural Trust has played a vital role in building stronger Oregon communities and it continues to support cultural nonprofits statewide to enrich lives every day. In the past, Aili has also worked for a number of tribal governments, state agencies, and non-profits. She has been involved in the Confluence Project, Oregon 150, 2010 Oregon Heritage Vitality Report, and Oregon Historical Society Press.

The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Vistra Framing & Gallery (160 E Broadway), followed by stops at 6:00pm at The New Zone Gallery (164 W Broadway), 6:30pm at Studio Mantra (40 E 5th Ave), 7:00pm at MECCA (449 Willamette St), and concludes at 7:30 pm at MODERN (207 E 5th Ave). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!

5:30 pm Vistra Framing & Gallery (160 E Broadway)
Vistra takes a look back at artists they have featured this year, as well as some newcomers, for their show "Best of Vistra 2015." Artists include JS Bird, Joanna Carrabbio, Patricia Carroll, Joneile Emery, Diane Lewis, Jaqueline Lukowski, John Pellitier, Lynn Ihsen Peterson, Adel Platt, Emily Schultz, Sadie Smith, and Roka Walsh.

6:00pm The New Zone Gallery (164 W Broadway)
The New Zone Gallery hosts a variety of exhibits this month!

Karen Joyce's work reflects an assortment of media, new and older artwork, that journals her creative experience, sometimes easy and sometimes like "wading through peanut butter."

The "Rustic Soul" show by Scott Kuszik includes copper panels produced by "power drawing" with various metal and wood tools. All of the color is natural copper, patina or burnt lacquer covered with a clear coat.

For "Artistic Echoes," New Zone Gallery members were asked to paint their interpretation of a famous work of art. The show will include the comparison of the original famous piece, alongside the artist's 2D or 3D rendition.

6:30pm Studio Mantra (40 E 5th Ave)
Studio Mantra brings a fun twist to the ArtWalk with HairArt, fashion designs, and makeup on live models. Also on display are etchings and photography by Robert Canaga. Live models will be decked out in the theme of "Funk and SteamPunk," with HairArt by Studio Mantra Salon stylists, fashions by designer and stylist Cheri Moritz of Renegade Fashions, and makeup by Marisa Shute and Reina Allen.

"It has been a joy and honor over the last 6 years to dream up new themes, work with talented designers, and makeup artists to create our living, breathing works to present to First Friday ArtWalkers," says Studio Mantra. "It is one of our greatest opportunities to imagine and put into play OUR personal vision of our craft, heart and soul included. 'Funk and SteamPunk' will regretfully be our final show at this location. Please enjoy."

7:00pm MECCA (449 Willamette St)
In December, MECCA showcases two shows: "MECCA Tribe Show," a collection of art made by current and former Board Members, volunteers, and MECCA teachers, and a jewelry show.

7:30pm MODERN (207 E 5th Ave)
MODERN presents an exhibit and sale/fundraiser featuring jewelry designs produced by current and former students from the Jewelry and Metalsmith Department of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. The goal of the exhibit is to immerse the public into the process of jewelry design, from concept, sketch, prototypes, and evolutions to finished product. The pieces in this show will range from raw concept pieces to finished designs, which are for sale. Revenue generated from sales of exhibit pieces will be go to student designers and the Jewelry & Metalsmith Department to purchase tools, bring exhibitions to the university, and/or fund guest artist workshops/lectures.


First Friday Artwalk

Downtown Eugene
First Friday of Every Month
(541) 485-2278

Friday, December 4  @ 5:30 PM

Free to public