Artwalk celebrates fall at Sisters galleries
Last updated 10/26/2022 at Noon
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This week, get ready for the Sisters Arts Association’s Howl-O-Ween Fourth Friday Artwalk.
Start with “Owls and Their Friends: A Tribute to Jim Anderson” at Sisters Gallery & Frame Shop. Anderson, the one and only and beloved Oregon naturalist, passed on September 22. The gallery features owl images by Jennifer Hartwig-Klingbiel, Lynne Myers, Barbara Berry, Caroline Stratton-Crow, Danae Miller, Kimry Jelen, Kim Black, and guest artists Yuji Hiratsuka and Sheila Dunn.
Part of the proceeds from the sale of owl art will be donated to the Jim Anderson Scholarship at Sisters High School. Karen Lord and John Klement established the scholarship to honor Anderson. When Anderson was just 11, his grandfather told him, “You eat what you shoot” after he’d shot a great horned owl, which firmly established his conservation work ethic. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student majoring in environmental science, biology, botany, earth science, or a related field.
Toriizaka Art introduces Donald MacLane and his kinetic sculptures.
After several sculptural apprenticeships, MacLane completed an undergraduate degree from Antioch College and a master’s in fine art while sculpting and crafting in various art forms.
He moved to Oregon, earned a mechanical engineering degree from Portland State, and embarked on a career developing color printers for Tektronics/Xerox.
As a student, then engineer, MacLane had little time for sculpture, but started to play the hammered dulcimer.
This led to a study of the science of musical instruments.
He discovered that their vibrations were remarkably close to the oscillations of his kinetic sculptures.
This led him to start making portable instruments that he could take with him on extended business trips to Japan.
“Early retirement from Xerox, and all my years as a welder, engineering student, and engineer provided skills and knowledge to make instruments and kinetic sculpture.”
Cindy and Duncan Campbell Gallery’s featured artist is mixed-media creator Linda B. Wolff.
She paints white tissue paper with watered-down acrylic paints, and then glues pieces of this tissue to heavy watercolor paper, playing with different shapes and sizes to reflect nature’s changing colors as landscapes.
Last year, she challenged herself to try a different technique with each collage – even a three-dimensional piece using the skeleton of dead prickly pear cactus.
Wolff also collaborated with Joyce Burk Brown on “The Magic in Listening,” a book for readers, ages 4 to 8.
The book helps children and their significant adults understand how to listen, and the importance of listening.
Half of the proceeds from art sales in this show will go toward distributing this book to Head Start, the Children’s Book Bank, and others.
Wolff and Brown will be at the Campbell Gallery during Artwalk, and the book will be for sale.
Wildflower Studio has new products including Aster Raine skin care, felted soaps, wildflower candles, diffusers, copper necklaces, and more.
The Stitchin’ Post gallery hosts “A Slice of Orange,” an exhibit of art quilts from the Central Oregon chapter of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). More than 30 local chapter quilters let their imaginations fly on a challenge: include a small “slice” of orange in an 18-by-40-inch art quilt. Orange can be a challenging color for quilters, but they met the test with designs ranging from landscape to collage to abstract.
Hood Avenue Art is showing plein air acrylic landscape paintings by Barbara Hudler Cella, diverse landscapes by Diane L. Farquhar Hallstrom, and ceramics by Annie Dyer. Hudler’s work captures the richness of Central Oregon’s water and mountains. Farquhar Hallstrom, a native Oregonian, shows her “wild side” with random nonobjective abstracts. Dyer leaves raw clay beside shiny glazes in functional and decorative pieces. Music will be by Mark Barringer.
Dan Rickards is unveiling his new show, “Imagining Creation,” at Clearwater Gallery.
Rickards has been imagining, “if God was also a painter, what would his design process look like?” His conclusion? “If we let go of what we understand a landscape to be, and instead imagine all the things that it could have been, then we’re able to discover new ways of realizing our surroundings.” Rickards will be the featured artist at this month’s “Meet the Maker Dinner” on Wednesday, October 26, with a six-course dinner curated by Executive Chef Julia Rickards.
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Bryan Lee Brown will be closing Metals Studio Gallery permanently on November 24. “It’s time for a new chapter in life,” he says. “I’d like to thank everyone for their patronage and friendships.” Stop by to thank Brown for his creativity and beautiful art.