Toledo celebrates the arts community again in their monthly First Weekend Art Celebration on May 4th and 5th.
This weekend’s feature is on Ivan Kelly’s Studio & Gallery with his spotlight on “Supermoon Sailing”, a maritime nocturne featuring a ship sailing its way up the Yaquina River, its path illuminated by moonlight. Ivan Kelly is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists. Ivan Kelly Studio & Gallery is open this First Weekend on Saturday from 11AM-5PM and on Sunday from Noon-5PM.
On Alder Street, Michael Gibbons Signature Gallery will be featuring “Thistle Dew View” 15″x 18″, an oil painting which shows the beauty of a Corvallis farm in late summer. Patterns in plantings and bare dirt lead to a pathway around working agriculture at its best. Gibbons finds the “out of the way” spots to paint nature and he is especially interested in the “roots” of our living. Michael Gibbons Signature Gallery is located at 140 NE Alder Street, and will be open from Noon-5PM on Saturday and Sunday. For more information please visit www.michaelgibbons.net.
The Yaquina River Museum of Art continues its display of “The Toledo Show” with new paintings from its Permanent Collection. Also available at the Museum are limited edition prints from the “Yaquina” traveling exhibition. The Museum is continuing its raffle in which participants have a chance to win “The Public Entry” an original oil painting by Michael Gibbons. Tickets are $25 each, 5 tickets for $100. All proceeds support the continuation of the Yaquina River Museum of Art and its events, including the Plein Air Show & Competition and the Annual Toledo Labor Day Art Walk. The Yaquina River Museum of Art will be offering refreshments during the First Weekend Art Celebration. The Museum is located at 151 NE Alder Street, and will be open from Noon-4PM on both days. Please visit www.yaquinarivermuseumofart.org for more information.
Along Main Street, Frank Jones will be displaying his landscape and urban photography, as well as his photo cards at Francyfolk Photos & Music. Francyfolk Photos and Music, located at 227 South Main Street, will be open from 10 am to 4 pm both days.
Further down Main Street, Janet Runger will be showcasing her unique assemblage art at Crow’s Nest Gallery & Studio. Art lovers will have the opportunity to peruse her popular magnets, cards, and original works of art. Crow’s Nest Gallery & Studio, located at 170 North Main Street, will be open from 10AM-5PM on Saturday and Sunday.