The First Weekend in Toledo program continues in Toledo Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th, Noon to 4 both days. Here is the run-down as described by artist Becky Miller.
The Yaquina River Museum of Art will be open on Saturday and Sunday, the 3rd and 4th, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. Of particular interest to viewers are a group of three small paintings of fishing boats, each by a different artist. The Museum curator hung them together to demonstrate the individual ways these artists rendered a common subject. Each artist has their own distinctive style; their fingerprint if you will. The paintings are by Don Prechtel, Creswell; Ivan Kelly, Toledo; and Michael Gibbons, Toledo. The exhibit will be at the Museum until August, 2012. Light refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Museum. Yaquina River Museum of Art, (YRMA) Uptown Arts District One Block above Main Street
“School House Exhibit Building,” 151 NE Alder Street, Toledo (541) 336-1907
Pictured in the first exhibit at YRMA “OWL” Bronze 3 inches high by Julian Murillo, Mexico On loan to the museum from a private collection. One of two sculptures showing in this exhibit along with eight paintings from the Museum Permanent collection and two loaned from the Michael and Judith Gibbons Trust collection.
“HARRIS BRIDGE #2” Giclee reproduction on archival paper, 20″x 30″. The second in a series of four paintings by Michael Gibbons of this bridge which spans the Mary’s River, two miles west of Wren on Harris Road. Painted from the property of Wayne Harris, a relative by marriage of Gibbons who has frequented this valley since early childhood to visit a number of family members. Gallery Michael Gibbons now offers this beautiful nostalgic image of this pristine covered bridge in the Mary’s River Valley. Gallery Michael Gibbons will be open on Saturday the 3rd from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday the 4th from noon to 6:00 pm. Oregon wine and cheese reception with the artist. Gallery Michael Gibbons, one block above Main St. in Uptown Arts District, The Signature Gallery of Michael Gibbons, 140 NE Alder Street, Toledo (541)336-2797, www.michaelgibbons.net
Ivan Kelly Gallery-Studio will be open for the weekend from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday the 3rd and from 12:30 – 5:00 pm on Sunday the 4th. Ivan’s love for big animals and craggy mountains has been inspiring him to paint his wildlife oil series from this past Fall’s painting trip to the high desert of Southeastern Oregon. He first started painting on location in the Rocky Mountains. Also on exhibit will be coastal Oregon landscapes. Enjoy light refreshments and art talk with Ivan, whose oil painting, “Sculptured by Pacific Storms,” is currently exhibited in an art museum tour in Mobile, Alabama, at the Mobile Museum of Art.
Ivan Kelly Gallery-Studio, Uptown Art District, 207 East Graham Street, Toledo, 541-336 1124 www.ivankelly.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivan Ona Beach 1.jpg – 10 x 20 oil painted on location
“Flaunting the Spectrum” is Becky’s newest completed kelp painting, a study of iridescence. Becky Miller’s studio/gallery will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, the 3rd and 4th. In addition to three new works in progress and a new finished painting, she is also beginning work on labels for Twisted Snout Brewery’s forthcoming six bottled beers, and sketches will be available for viewing. Additionally, Becky will have on hand for sale autographed copies of the book, “While Science Sleeps,” which she illustrated and edited. Light refreshments will be served.
Becky Miller Studio/Gallery, 167 NE 1st Street in Toledo’s Arts District, Facebook: “Becky Miller, Artist,” www.BeckyMillerArtist.com
Lastlight Photography in the Cottage Gallery, will be open Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm. SolaLuna Studios will be open Saturday and Sunday, the 3rd and 4th, from 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday evening the 3rd from 7 pm to 9 pm. SolaLuna Studios during the March First Weekend will be opening in a big way with a Gala Fundraiser for the Toledo Arts Guild Saturday evening. Paper Art pieces for the local play, “The Woman Who Fell from the Sky,” will be offered at a silent auction. SolaLuna is the exuberant art studio and residence of Sarah Gayle and Wayne Plourde, located in a renovated historic church building in Toledo. The owners refuse to be tied to a specific genre as artists. Their studio is envisioned in the Renaissance style, where all forms of art, design and craft are explored and nurtured. In all their endeavors, they have only one simple objective – to “Make Beautiful Things!” SolaLuna Studios, 750 NW Forestry Road in Toledo, 541-336-2117