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Astoria Second Saturday Art Walk

Be art smart 5 to 8 p.m. April 14

Published on April 10, 2018 8:17PM

Last changed on April 13, 2018 1:47PM

Janet Hutchings’ work of fabric art titled “Don’s City,” on display at Tempo Gallery

Courtesy Tempo Gallery

Janet Hutchings’ work of fabric art titled “Don’s City,” on display at Tempo Gallery

New work by Portland multimedia artist IRayRay, of The People’s Toy Store, at the AVA Pop-Up space

Courtesy Astoria Visual Arts

New work by Portland multimedia artist IRayRay, of The People’s Toy Store, at the AVA Pop-Up space

Annie Eskelin’s “Netspace,” part of her collection “Let’s Sea Here,” on view at Forsythea

Courtesy Forsythea

Annie Eskelin’s “Netspace,” part of her collection “Let’s Sea Here,” on view at Forsythea

A woodcut print by Amanda Brannon, now at Luminari Arts

Courtesy Luminari Arts

A woodcut print by Amanda Brannon, now at Luminari Arts

Jewelry by Zen Lemon, now at Luminari Arts

Courtesy Luminari Arts

Jewelry by Zen Lemon, now at Luminari Arts

Jill McVarish’s “Rabstract Expressionism,” on view at McVarish Gallery

Courtesy McVarish Gallery

Jill McVarish’s “Rabstract Expressionism,” on view at McVarish Gallery

“Avoidance” by Portland artist Gustavo Ponce, on view at McVarish Gallery

Courtesy McVarish Gallery

“Avoidance” by Portland artist Gustavo Ponce, on view at McVarish Gallery

“Pegasus’ Cousin” by Samyak Yamauchi, on display at RiverSea Gallery

Courtesy RiverSea Gallery

“Pegasus’ Cousin” by Samyak Yamauchi, on display at RiverSea Gallery

Christine Haberkorn’s bracelet — a 1950s braided brass chain with vintage lamp-worked Peking glass fruit, assorted brass, acrylic vintage beads and handmade copper clasp — now at RiverSea Gallery

Courtesy RiverSea Gallery

Christine Haberkorn’s bracelet — a 1950s braided brass chain with vintage lamp-worked Peking glass fruit, assorted brass, acrylic vintage beads and handmade copper clasp — now at RiverSea Gallery

Check out “iLLUMiNART/Astoria” during Astoria’s Second Saturday Art Walk.

Courtesy iLLUMiNART/Astoria

Check out “iLLUMiNART/Astoria” during Astoria’s Second Saturday Art Walk.

The work of North Coast photographer Don Frank — including this photo, “Morning Glow” — is on view at Imogen Gallery.

Don Frank photo

The work of North Coast photographer Don Frank — including this photo, “Morning Glow” — is on view at Imogen Gallery.


ASTORIA — The Second Saturday Art Walk is upon us, taking place 5 to 8 p.m. April 14 throughout downtown. Check out art, chat with artists, enjoy refreshments and savor the spring nightlife. (Some locations open and close earlier and later.)

1. Astoria Art Loft

106 Third St.

“Bee-delighted” and “bee-lieve” at Love the Bees exhibit through Saturday, May 5. Meet Thom Trusewicz, a bee expert, as he explains the importance of bees through a lecture and slide-show. April artwork features bees, in both 2D and 3D. Artists are of all ages and experience. The Art Walk reception takes place 1 to 4 p.m.

2. WineKraft

80 10th St. (Pier 11)

Join us on Pier 11, where we will feature work from Wheeler Bag Co., as well as live music with Two Crows Joy starting at 7 p.m. Sip wine, shop and enjoy the arts. WineKraft is the perfect location to wrap up your art walking.

3. KALA

1017 Marine Drive

KALA presents abstract paintings by Astoria artist Rene Rowe. Rowe grew up on the East Coast, studying art at Rutgers with Roy Lichenstein and attended the NY Art Students League. Also view collage by Astoria artists Sid Deluca, Joi Smith and photography by Tom Hilton.

4. McVarish Gallery

1060 10 St.

In addition to new Jill McVarish pieces, we feature a show titled Civil Mirror, a collection of paintings by Portland painter Gustavo Ponce, whose work has been described as urban street style meets abstract expressionism.

5. Sea Gypsy Gifts

1001 Commercial St.

Sea Gypsy Gifts will featuring photographer Kim Adams. Adams shoots ocean scenes and coastal forest, as well as old boats, historic seaport architecture and wild life. She has a special love for the PNW coastline for its basalt formations, intertidal zones and dramatic cliffs. Bags,

pillows, coasters and magnets will be available.

6. Cargo

240 11th St.

Spring has sprung … Check out colorful kimonos, vintage games and treasures to delight your senses.

7. Imogen Gallery

240 11th St.

Presenting North Coast photographer Don Frank. Frank, known for his compelling compositions of our coast, brings a new series of work inspired by regions of Wyoming and Colorado where his family had immigrated. What began as a photo documentary of American farming became something very personal. He captures intimate moments of family, still working their land with poetic imagery. The exhibition runs through Tuesday, May 8.

8. AVA Artist-in-Residence &

AVA Pop-up Space

80 11th St. (above Coldwater Skate & Surf Shop)

AVA Pop-Up Gallery: iRayRay and The People’s Toy Store Portland multimedia artist IRayRay (former Astorian Ramey Holsman) presents The People’s Toy Store: one-of-a-kind mixed-media pieces including art dolls, paintings, iron-on patches, sketchbooks, zines and much more. This is a one-time-only cash-and-carry event. AVA Artist-in-Residence Stirling Gorsuch will show monotypes, linocuts and oil paintings completed during his AVA winter-spring residency.

9. Forsythea Home & Garden Art

1124 Commercial St.

Annie Eskelin opens at Forsythea with a collection of mixed-media pieces titled “Let’s Sea Here,” muses on the watery environment of coastal living and created through exploration and intuitive process. Meet the artist between 5 and 8 p.m.

10. Luminari Arts

1133 Commercial St.

Luminari Arts celebrates four years of great business this April — come celebrate with us! Live music with favorite Scheckpea, Tarot card readings with Judith, and new art from Alaska: woodcut prints by Amanda Brannon, jewelry by Zen Lemon and totemic kitchen linens by Panabo. Also featuring incredible laser cut wood topographical maps of local areas by

Wood Chart, Ltd.

11. Holly McHone Jewelers

1150 Commercial St.

Holly is taking off to buy diamonds in Antwerp, Belgium, today! In fact, she’s in the air right now! It’s not too late to have her choose the perfect diamond just for you. From 1/4 carat to 2 carats and beyond, Antwerp is where she finds the best. Talk to Teresa or Tracy today!

12. RiverSea Gallery

1160 Commercial St.

Portland artist Samyak Yamauchi brings a series of narrative paintings that speak of our relationships in a solo show titled “Constraint and Freedom.” The constraint of a limited color scheme gives a structured starting place and an intuitive process gives an open-ended freedom. Christine Haberkorn, of the Long Beach Peninsula, presents a trunk show of statement jewelry created from bits and pieces of vintage adornments from the Victorian era through the 1950s that she has collected from around the globe. Also featuring musician Dylan Clodgo.

13. The Art Stall

1268 Commercial St.

Please join us for refreshments and see the work of a few more new artists. A reminder: The Art Stall now carries Moonstruck Chocolate!

14. TEMPO Gallery

1271 Commercial St.

Featured artist Janet Hutchings’ love of handpainted fabric is expressed in her original new images of cityscapes and landscapes. All of these works are quilted with a lot of thread “sketching” for details. Stop in 5 to 8 p.m. to see Janet’s new work and visit with her. Peter Unander will play jazz keyboard.

15. Old Town Framing Company

1287 Commercial St.

Oil paintings by Jane Adams, pastoral landscapes and settings. Lower Columbia Q Center will be in the house with information galore!

16 . Designing Health

1618 Exchange St.

Deanna Hogan has a background in textile and figurative art. She became an ODACA (Original Doll Artist Council of America) artist in 2006. In recent years, she has been creating mixed-media art journal pages, introduced through an online course called Life Book (willowing.org). These art pages incorporate personal development techniques and use a variety of media.

17. Creations Studio & Gallery

1396 Duane St.

A different kind of gallery! Check out the offerings of 10 local artists and artisans presenting work in a variety of mediums. Then check out the open mosaic studio where you can learn the ancient process of mosaic and create your own work of art.

PLUS …

Ruins at the Astor

1423 Commercial St.

Come celebrate the KMUN Coast Community Radio station’s 35th birthday 6 to 10 p.m. during the Art Walk! The setting is the magnificent Ruins at the Astor. Bring your dancing shoes, as DJ Joey Altruda will be spinning tunes. The no-host bar will feature Fort George brews, wine, snacks and, of course, birthday cake.

iLLUMiNART

Light up the night after artwalk!

Eight locations on a walking tour will fuse art, lighting, projections and music 8 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14. (Map available at illuminart.info)





















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