Category: art picks

Aliferous: having wings Through May 1

For the month of April, Lunaria’s main gallery features paintings by Lori Rodrigues, and new work by jeweler, Helen Nute Wiens. Together they present their show titled, “Aliferous: having wings”. Although she has been working in watercolor and acrylics, for this show Rodrigues has revisited the use of conte crayon, mixed media, pencil, and pen-and-ink. She also gives a nod to the show theme with her own touch of fantasy involving wings. Jewelry artist Helen Wiens’ work for the show combines the warmth of etched and fold-formed copper with glass, cement, and porcelain. Hours:11am-5pm  Lunaria Gallery 113 N Water...

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Celilo Falls – The Center of the Universe: One Place and its struggle between sacred and secular power Through May 5

Six Native American artists celebrate the presence of art and culture along the Columbia River and the traditional fishing, trading, cultural, and spiritual center of Celilo Falls.  Artworks by Lillian Pitt, James Lavadour, Pat Courtney Gold, Ed Edmo, Toma Villa, and Ka’ila Farrell-Smith comment on the significance of Celilo Falls and the enduring culture of the people of the river.  Related events: Stories of Celilo Falls told by Ed Edmo, Shoshone-Banncok storyteller May 3rd, 1:00-4:00; Chemeketa Makes with Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, a community art making event making healing flags and a large installation artwork. The Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery  Chemeketa Community College  4000 Lancaster Drive NE...

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April Focus Artist Andrea Peyton Through April

River gallery presents the quirky, diverse, humorous and empowered world of focus artist Andrea Peyton. Known for her ceramic sculptures: dogs with attitude, the faces of women, and most recently, totem sculptures, Peyton’s work is inspired by her diverse interests, her joy in her chosen medium, and a wry sense of humor. She uses a variety of media including ceramics, glass, mosaic, and has recently added assemblage and collage to her repertoire. She is drawn to the tactility of different materials-their character and the way they interact. Hours: Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. River Gallery 184 S Main St. Independence...

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Design and Substance by Tyvoll and Winner Through  April 9

Currents Gallery displaying together for first time, the works of Blenda Tyvoll and Maria Winner.   Tyvoll’s  favorite way to paint is to scrape, add layers, glaze and stamp the surfaces in order to achieve unique texture.  Winner gains inspiration from travel.   As a fiber artist, she continually challenges herself with each piece to find what fibers capture a texture; what colors will bring it to life; what stitches reflect design, movement or shape?  An opening reception is scheduled for March 18 from 5-8pm during McMinnville’s Art & Wine Walk.  Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 11am-3pm. Currents Gallery 532 NE Third Street McMinnville 503-435-1316...

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Draw Near Through April 22

Internationally known artist Heidi Preuss Grew lives in Salem and teaches drawing and sculpture at Chemeketa Community College.  Her artwork straddles real and fictional worlds.  “Draw Near” features sculptures that combine animal and human features.   Preuss Grew has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Asia, and Europe. A two-time Oregon Arts Commission Artist Fellowship recipient, she was elected into the International Academy of Ceramics in 2007.  She has participated in international symposia, residencies, and exchanges in multiple countries.  A reception is scheduled for Fri. March 17 from 5:30-7:30pm. Hours: Tue.-Fri., 10 am-5...

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