First Friday Art, Art & Film, Eugene Art Events
Friday, August 1, 2014

Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk on August 1st, 2014 is guest-hosted by Lisa Lawton, Director of Community Relations at Travel Lane County, where she has served as the local public relations liaison and media spokesperson for the past 15 years. She has served on a variety of event planning committees from the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials to the Oregon Covered Bridge Festival. Last year she initiated and helped plan the Plein Air Painting portion of Create! Eugene and this year is working on implementing a Kids Create! Eugene event in conjunction with the month-long arts festival. The First Friday ArtWalk guided tour begins at 5:30pm at Harlequin Beads and Jewelry (1027 Willamette St), followed by stops at 6pm at Kesey Square for Create! Eugene, 6:30pm at The Octagon (92 East Broadway), 7pm at Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St), and concluding at 7:30pm at Eugene Springfield Art Project (224 E 11th Ave). ArtWalk is from 5:30-8pm and always free!

STOP #1 5:30 PM | HARLEQUIN BEADS AND JEWELRY (1027 WILLAMETTE ST)
David V. Horste of DVHdesigns is a custom lapidary source for designer focal beads and cabochons. David works in semiprecious stone and organic gems (jet, fossil ivory, shell, bone, etc.) along with up-cycled materials such as bowling ball, fordite, and recycled glass. David is an internationally recognized lapidary artist and started cutting stones in 1976 at age 10. He has been a full time lapidary artist since 1992 with a specialty in larger, one of a kind, centerpiece and focal beads, along with unique, free form cabochons. He also has a focus on working in gemstone jet, reviving the Victorian tradition of genuine jet mourning jewelry to help the bereaved and provide grief relief. Jet is a variety of gem grade lignite coal, and David is passionate about working with these “fossil fuel jewels” to educate people about coal and the environmental implications of its use as the world’s primary source of energy.

STOP #2 6 PM | CREATE! EUGENE (KESEY SQUARE, CORNER OF BROADWAY & WILLAMETTE)
Create! Eugene is a month-long arts festival kicking off on August 1st as a stop on the ArtWalk! A project of the Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene, the festival highlights hands-on arts workshops taking place throughout August. Create! Eugene Coordinator, Mary Duke, will speak about the festival and the month ahead, with printed programs available. The ArtWalk stop also includes painting demos by Plein Air Painters of Lane County, live music by the local band YamaYama, and an interactive “storyline” for ArtWalkers to contribute to, facilitated by the Wordcrafters of Eugene.

STOP #3 6:30 PM | THE OCTAGON (92 EAST BROADWAY)
Sponsors, Inc. and Essex General Construction present “The Bigger Picture,” featuring Tyler Haworth. Tyler Haworth is a street artist and formerly incarcerated person, known for his inspired use of spray paint. During the ArtWalk, Tyler will create art for sale in front of The Octagon. Inside the building, art work of currently and formerly incarcerated men and women from throughout the state of Oregon will be displayed. The goal of the show is to allow people to see ‘the bigger picture’ – that formerly incarcerated individuals are changing their lives on the outside, coming home to this community and contributing their skills and talents to make Lane County a better place. Come see the talents of individuals who are successfully reentering our community and learn more about the many services provided by Sponsors, Inc.

STOP #4 7 PM | OREGON ART SUPPLY (1020 PEARL ST)
Oregon Art Supply features “New and Selected Works,” their second show by Sarah Sedwick. Sarah is a local Eugene oil painter whose small, still life paintings have gained a great deal of recognition over the years. The exhibit includes a mix of still life and landscape paintings and will be up through August. Sarah will also give demos from 6-7:30 during the ArtWalk, and talk about her painting process.

STOP #5 7:30 PM | EUGENE SPRINGFIELD ART PROJECT (224 E 11TH AVE)
Eugene Springfield Art Project presents work by David Haber. David states, “I believe that the covenant between the artist and the painting is more important than style or concept. When I know how to improve a painting, I act. There are other times when not knowing is part of the process. Oftentimes my most important lessons are not actually understood for months (or even years). I do believe on the progress towards individual style for traditional painters, but realize the timeline is very long. In theory a painting is never finished if it can be improved (only the artist is actually finished). After 39 years painting, my realization is that form (or composition) is my most important concern.”


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First Friday Artwalk

Downtown Eugene
First Friday of Every Month
(541) 485-2278
www.lanearts.org

Friday, August 1 @ 5:30 PM

Free to public