On November 1 and 2, Toledo artists invite the public to join them in their studios and galleries as they explore the theme “Joyful.” This month’s featured artist is Impressions Pacific.
Impressions Pacific invites the public to come see all of the new local artists represented in the gallery. Featured works include fantastic pottery, glassware, woodcraft, paintings, jewelry, and photography, as well as handcrafted Christmas ornaments.
This month the gallery is especially focused on the photography of Angela Lehrbass, and particularly her photograph “Good Morning”. Impressions Pacific also has a newly completed portrait studio and a full service frame shop. During First Weekend, enjoy refreshments, lots to see, and a woodturning demonstration all weekend by Master Woodturner, Rodney Lehrbasss. The gallery and shop are located at 333 N. Main St., between “Gallery Briseño” and “Clayworks,” and will be open from 10-6 on Saturday, and 11-5 on Sunday. Visit them on the web at www.ImpressionsPacific.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ImpressionsPacific, or call (541) 336-2207.
The Yaquina River Museum of Art this month is featuring the artist Paulette Visceglia and her award winning silk scarves in the YRMA Gift Shop. Paulette lived in Newport for several years and was a major volunteer in the arts. She now lives with her husband Joe Visceglia in Pennsylvania and sends her scarves to the Musuem. A raffle for jewelry by Sondra Humphrey and gently used art books, Rick Bartow CDs and artist’s cards and mugs round out the interesting array of treasures to be found at the Old School House, which is open noon to 5:00 Saturday and Sunday during First Weekend. The Museum is located in the1887 School House Exhibit & Office space at 151 NE Alder St. and is open from noon to 4:00 pm every Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, call (541) 336-1907, email email@example.com, or see www.YaquinaRiverMuseumofArt.org.
Michael Gibbons continues to draw a literal line between art and nature in his First Weekend feature painting “House on a Hill.” This large 36×48″ oil painting, done on location along the Yaquina Bay between Newport and Toledo, emphasizes a difficult perspective while showing the exceptional beauty of the yellow dotted flowering hillside. The architectural feature (the house) becomes an integral part of the landscape as Gibbons, Landscape Award winner of Allied Artists of America, New York for the Advancement of American Art, continues to explore in his work. The public is invited to see “House on a Hill” at the artist’s Signature Gallery in the Uptown Arts District, 140 NE Alder Street, Toledo during First Weekend from 11 to 5 both days, as well as Wednesday through Sunday weekly. Complimentary Oregon wines and cheese are offered in the gallery and the artist looks forward to talking with visitors. Please see his website for more available paintings and prints, cards, and art mugs; www.michaelgibbons.net ; email firstname.lastname@example.org; call (541) 336-2797.
A depiction of one of the many wonders of nature, joyfully romping and feasting in the sea, “Sea Otter,” 8 x 16″ oil will be on exhibit at the Ivan Kelly Studio-Gallery, along with several other landscape and wildlife oil paintings by self-taught Irish painter Ivan Kelly. Light refreshments will be served. The gallery will be open from 11 to 5 on Saturday and noon to 5 on Sunday and is located at 207 East Graham Street, Toledo. For more information, call (541) 336-1124, email email@example.com, or see www.ivankelly.com.
Becky Miller will be showing her oils, watercolors, and prints of kelp, and will be featuring “Square Knot,” a 24×24” joyful exploration of bull kelp in rich blues and greens in oil, along with other newly completed works that have not been shown before. Throughout the weekend she will be working on her newest creations and will be available to talk color theory and technique with anyone who is interested. She is joined by the other members of B*A*C*K (a group of Toledo artists that is made up of Becky Miller, Alice Haga, Caroll Loomis, and Karen Fitzgibbon), who are showing a variety of work including colorful fused glass pieces, encaustic paintings, and mixed media soft sculpture. Enjoy a glass of wine and visit with the artist.
Becky Miller Studio is located at 167 NE 1st Street, half a block above Main St. and will be open from 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and noon to 5 Sunday. For more information, call (503) 504-7289, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or see www.beckymillerartist.com or www.facebook.com/Becky Miller, Artist.
For more information on First Weekend and art events throughout Toledo, see www.ToledoArts.info.