(Above: Halloween Time!, a collection of entertaining vintage-inspired illustrations from horror illustrator Bonnie Bozell, whose art is on exhibit at the Starlight Lounge)

Posted by Anne-Allegra Bennett

Current reigning Slug Queen, SluGoddess Slime Shine, is the guest host for the Oct. 4 iteration of Lane Arts Council’s monthly First Friday ArtWalk. Tag along behind Ms. Slime Shine for the official guided tour or strike out on your own to see all the downtown venues that welcome visitors for the evening.

Official guided tour

The official tour runs 5:30 p.m. to 7:3o p.m., starting at The New Zone Gallery (22 W. 7th Ave.), where the non-profit arts organization, The New Zone Arts Collective, hosts ZONE 4 ALL through Oct. 25. The non-juried show is open to artists with any 2-D and 3-D work. There also will be music by Dale Bradley on cello and classical guitar.

Next up at 6 p.m. is the Karin Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St.) with a new show, Tallmadge Doyle: Underwater Garden. The exhibit showcases Doyle’s new series, High Tides Rising, and other prints and paintings in a large solo show. She explains the them as addressing “rising ocean levels due to Earth’s warming temperature and explores how the landscape is altered over time.” Doyle taught printmaking and drawing at the University of Oregon for 15 years, regularly exhibits works regionally/nationally, and is represented in national and international collections. The show runs through Oct. 26.

Artist Wes Shafer uses fluids flowing into each other to create his otherworldly paintings

Stonewood Construction (935 Oak St.) is the 6:30 p.m. stop, displaying Elemental, a series of fluid paintings by Eugene artist Wes Shafer, who explores the way pigments intermingle with each other and with various mediums when allowed to flow naturally, resulting in a fascinating combination of vision and technique. Shafer also has been a glass artist for over 20 years. He can be reached at contact@wesshafer.com.

The last stop on the official guided tour at 7:00 p.m. at Epic Seconds (30 E. 11th Ave.) presents It’s For Me, a showcase of work by seven of the artists from the Parlour Tattoo shop across the street, featuring art created outside working hours that both reflect the styles and personalities of the artists going beyond the usual medium of ink and skin. The artists include Demian Thompson, Etzel Leguizamon, Justin Ryan, Jimmy Singleton, Jerry Wagner, Gabriela Paz, and Luis Keys.

More arts and culture

As usual, many other galleries, small businesses, and public buildings will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the ArtWalk:

Broadway Commerce Center (44 W. Broadway) — Cari Ingrassia’s Multiplicity, a modular interactive sculpture made up of 12 cubes exploring the theme of choice, with daily changes visible on Instagram @multiplicity404.

ECO Sleep Solutions and Gallery (25 E. 8th Ave.) — Felted wool home décor and apparel by Tylar Merrill; clay tile collages by Annie Heron; hand-painted wood pieces and hand-painted silk apparel and other items by Lybi Thomas; wood and stone carvings and wood sculptures by Cedar Caredio; and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

Patty Larrick’s artwork of mixed-media drawing and monotype prints is on show at InEugene Real Estate

Eugene Public Library (100 W. 10th Ave.) — Drawings and paintings by students of Sarah Strand, teacher of adult art classes at Campbell Community Center for more than 10 years; music and dance with Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene at 6 p.m.

InEugene Real Estate (100 E. Broadway) — Mixed-media drawings and monotypes by Patty Larrick using different approaches but related in tone, with drawings of unfamiliar views of famous places, interiors, and objects and prints combining folk art characters, manikins, and beach board walk oddities.

The Lincoln Gallery (309 W. 4th Ave) — PROJECT Essentiality, a multi-sensory art installation with video, sound, lights, and texture in an artistic, sense-provoking experience with work by Harmonic Laboratory, Wheel Haus Arts, Fuzzy Beuys, and artists from OSLP’s Art and Culture Program’s studio; work by Ruth Caplan in the Community Gallery.

LovaKava Kava Bar & Restaurant (120 W. Broadway) — Original art and a glass of kava.

Mosaic Fair Trade Collection (28 E. Broadway) — Handmade, Fair Trade jewelry, furniture, homewares, unique gifts, clothing, accessories, and more from all around the world.

Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St) — Inside/Outside paintings by Euphemia Wesley, including summer plein air and winter studio works; open until y6 p.m. Info at euphemiawesley.blogspot.com

Out of Step Books & Gallery (1022 Willamette St) — Annual Coaster Show, featuring 200 coasters by over 120 artists working in various artistic mediums (paintings, drawings, embroidery, and more) plus enjoy four walls of original artwork, hundreds of art prints, art books, sculptures, and gifts and an invitation to draw or color with free supplies.

Sparrow Studios (136 E. Broadway) — Work by illustrator Santiago Uceda, internationally recognized by American Illustration, Latin American Illustración and International Motion Arts Awards.

Starlight Lounge (830 Olive St) — Halloween Time!, a collection of entertaining vintage-inspired illustrations from horror illustrator Bonnie Bozell, creator of work featured in Visions from the Upside Down: A Stranger Things Art Book, to be released on Oct. 15. Instagram: @bbozellart

Townshend’s Teahouse (41 W. Broadway) — To All the Summers I’ve Loved Before, a collection of photographs by Athena Delene and Steven Weeks, telling the stories of sunshine of days gone by.

White Lotus Gallery (767 Willamette St)Provenance: Art Cared for and Loved, from One Guardian to Another, featuring work by Morris Graves, Paul Jacoulet, Kaneko Kunio, Kawarazaki Shodo, Kawase Hasui, Koitsu Tsuchiya, Zhu Lili, Ohara Shoson, Frank Okada, Gary Tepfer, Yuji Hiratsuka, and Wang Gongyi.

One of Hollye Holbrook’s travel photos from her trips throughout Southeast Asia

Wild Light Yoga Center (820 Charnelton St)Same Same, photographs by Hollye Holbrook, with street photography from Hollye’s overseas travels in India and Southeast Asia in 2018 and 2019; on display until Oct. 31.

Additional free events

Fill the Square with Poetry — 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., presented by Wordcrafters in Kesey Square at Broadway and Willamette. Features poetry games, personalized on-the-spot poetry and a chance to hear, read, and create poetry. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., local poets including Laura LeHew, Yolanda Gomez, Charles CAstle, Ash Canty, M5, and Roxy Allen will present their work. Spoken word poet Jorah LaFleur will host and share her work, followed by an open mic from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for family-friendly poems with a 4-minute time limit per person. In case of rain, the event will move inside at the Broadway Commerce Center at 44 W. Broadway.

Artist Alley (Kesey Square) — Local artists showcase their original artwork of various mediums in this marketplace-like atmosphere from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Poetry Reading by Jesús Sepúlveda and Works on Paper by Marina Hajek (Spectrum, 150 Broadway) — 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jesús Sepúlveda reads poems in Spanish and English. Hajek presents Stories About Immigration, featuring letters from immigrants to the American people, showing there is another side of a story.

Pabst 6th Annual Art Show (Horsehead Bar, 99 W. Broadway) — Cool Blue invited local artists of all mediums to participate in this PBR-inspired art show and contest. Stop and vote for your favorite from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The grand prize winner will receive a year’s supply of PBR (rules and regulations apply). Entry only to ages 21 years and over.

Opening Reception: Eugene Environmental Film Festival (Civic Winery, 50 E. 11th Ave.) — 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Meet award winning filmmakers and others involved in the second annual Eugene Environmental Film Festival. The event also features photographs from the diverse films screening during the weekend, and live music with Mignon Geli, an indigenous flautist, and Mood Area 52, playing Americana influenced by Latin, world, and instrumental art music. Info at https://eugevoff.org.

No Shame Eugene (99 W. 10th Ave) — Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with live music. The show begins at 8:00 p.m. with 15 original, 5-minute acts including monologues, sketch comedy, and the experimental. Each show is made up of the first 15 acts to register with the host when doors open. Come to perform, but there’s no shame in just watching.

First Friday ArtWalk sponsors

About Lane Arts Council: Lane Arts Council, founded in 1976, is a nonprofit organization that cultivates strong and creative arts communities in Lane County,  providing in-school arts education programs, supporting local artists and arts organizations, and coordinating community programs such as downtown Eugene’s First Friday ArtWalk.

October ArtWalk Sponsor: Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace connects people to coverage and to help paying for coverage. Get started at OregonHealthCare.gov. Enrollment runs Nov. 1 through Dec. 15.

October ArtWalk Media Sponsor: KLCC, NPR for Oregonians, brings the arts to its 88,000 listeners with on air features, performances and reviews. KLCC provides NPR news, local and regional news, and a wide variety of music at 89.7 FM, klcc.org, and the free KLCC App.