First Friday Art, Art & Film, Eugene Art Events
Friday, January 2, 2015

Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on December 5th, 2014 is guest-hosted by Eric Alan from KLCC. The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Eugene Piano Academy (507 Willamette St), and continues on to MECCA (449 Willamette), MODERN (207 E 5th Avenue, Suite 105), OH SO JO (299 E 5th Ave), and The Gallery at the Watershed (321 Mill St #6). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!

Stop #1 5:30 PM | Eugene Piano Academy (507 Willamette St)
Eugene Piano Academy and HIV Alliance present the exhibit “Can You See Us Now?” In celebration of World AIDS Day and their 20th Anniversary, HIV Alliance is culminating their six-week community awareness campaign with a final celebration and art show, featuring the works of HIV Alliance’s clients living with HIV.

The purpose of this art show is to enable the larger community to see and understand the lives of people living with HIV. The goals for this show are to build community understanding about HIV-Positive people, discover the artists within our HIV community, and promote unity with the outside community and within the HIV-Positive community

Stop #2 6 PM | MECCA (449 Willamette)
The Materials Exchange Center for the Community Arts (MECCA) presents a special jewelry show in December. The exhibit, entitled “Mecca’s December New to You: Handmade Jewelry Bizarre,” is a group show featuring Patricia Hampton (right), Christina Martinez, Mija Andrade, Jeanine Ethridge, and Lindsey Belleau.

Stop #3 6:30 PM | MODERN (207 E 5th Avenue, Suite 105)
MODERN presents “Fresh! The Art of Modern Jewelry Design,” an exhibit and sale of jewelry designed and produced by students in the Jewelry & Metalsmith Department of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts. 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, some of which are currently featured in the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum. Students, faculty, and alumni will be available during the show to speak to the public about theory, design, process, and materials. Revenue generated from sales of exhibit pieces will be split between the student designers and the Jewelry & Metalsmith Department to purchase tools, bring exhibitions to the University, and/or fund guest artist workshops/lectures.

Stop #4 7 PM | OH SO JO (299 E 5th Ave)
OH SO JO is both a working studio and retail establishment featuring the painted furniture and mosaics by the owner, Jo Morton. She is a certified trainer and retailer of CeCe Caldwell’s All Natural Chalk+Clay Paint Products. Jo utilizes these artisan paints to create one-of-a-kind home furnishing masterpieces that are both functional and ornamental. Jo provides personalized classes and group workshops to help individuals learn a variety of painting techniques. Additionally, Jo offers custom painting and color consultation services for every aspect of your home.

Stop #5 7:30 PM | The Gallery at the Watershed (321 Mill St #6)
The Gallery at the Watershed presents “The City As I See It,” a show of American cityscapes. From realistic to abstract, and everything in-between, the exhibit presents two-dimensional work from all over our country depicting the urban landscape through the eyes of several exceptional artists. The show is the result of their second nationwide call-to-artists and runs through December 13th.

Jurors include: Owner and builder of the Watershed Building Jeff Wilson-Charles (Guest Juror), University of Oregon Professor of Architecture Dr. Philip Sperenza (Guest Juror), Robert Canaga, and Amy Isler Gibson.


First Friday Artwalk

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

Friday, January 2 @ 5:30 PM

Free to public