(Above: Terry Holloway created his installation, “Daydreams,” from “repurposed” materials. It’s part of a show at the Broadway Commerce Center.)

Edited by Anne-Allegra Bennett

The temperatures are cooler and the days shorter, but Eugene downtown’s First Friday ArtWalk on Nov. 3 still provides a nice excursion through various art galleries and shops as fall continues to shows off its own spectacular color show.

Internationally exhibited and award-winning artist, photographer, and author Aunia Kahn is this month’s ArtWalk host. She owns the Alexi Era Gallery and the Museum of Rescued Art (MORA).

Official Guided Tour

Craig Erickson creates artwork with many layers of glaze. This piece, “Halfdome,” is part of his show at Paul Schatz Furniture

The official guided tour starts at 5:30 p.m. at Paul Schatz Furniture (566 Olive St.), showing the work of Craig Erickson, which results from building up fine layers of glaze — sometimes in the dozens — in a time-consuming technique that in this show focuses on landscapes and vineyard paintings. His work appears at a number of galleries in the Pacific Northwest and has been shown in the Greenwich Workshop Gallery in Connecticut. He was a finalist in Southwest Art Magazine’s Artistic Excellence Competition in 2014.

Continuing along the tour route, 6:00 p.m. is a stop at gilt+gossamer (873 Willamette St.). M.V. Moran exhibits “anxious circles-despondent spheres” through the end of January. Her newest work addresses the process of creating to relieves stress and anxiety. She is a process artist, and focuses on drawing and painting as the foundation of her work. She works in Eugene, and earned an MFA in visual studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland; as well as a BFA in painting from the University of Oregon.

Next stop on the tour at 6:30 p.m. is InEugene Real Estate (100 E. Broadway). Wesley Hurd presents “In The Silence.” Hurd’s artist’s statement says that “these works reflect the psychic movement from the loudness and turmoil of everyday life to a quietude of inward questioning and rumination.” He studied fine art and art education at Southern Oregon College (now SOU), and a graduate degree in theology and a Ph.D. in education, concentrating in educational philosophy and social thought. He also has an MFA in painting from the University of Oregon, and is co-founder of Bluetower Arts Foundation and Eugene Contemporary Art; information at weshurd.com.

Mary Briggs show at Passionflower

7:00 p.m. finds the tour at Passionflower Design (128 E. Broadway), with pieces by potter Mary Briggs, showcasing some of the work from her latest collection. Briggs is deeply influenced by European folk pottery and blends old world techniques, earth toned palettes, 3D sculpture, and landscape painting in one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect her love of nature. She will be on hand to talk about creating art and making a living as an artist. Other activities include complimentary hair braiding by Stefani Newman of The Salon Collective, henna creations by Henna Queen and temporary tattoos by the Passionflower staff.

The last stop on the tour is Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St.) at 7:30 p.m., featuring “Boundaries: A Six-Woman Show,” with work by Zoe Cohen, Jenny Gray, Ann Hamilton, Rebecca Mannheimer, Sarah Sedwick, and Beverly Soasey. The show continues through December.

More Arts and Culture

As usual, people may join the official tour or head off on their own to explore many additional galleries and shops that will be open during the ArtWalk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.:

Broadway Commerce Center (44 W. Broadway) “Daydreams,” installations by Terry Holloway, each piece created for MECCA’s previous “Object After Life Challenges,” which “repurposes” used materials into works of art. terryholloway.com.

Cowfish (62 W Broadway) Wire sculpture by Joey Edwards.

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 and linen pieces and hand-painted silk apparel by Lybi Thomas; stone carvings, wood sculptures and masks by Cedar Caredio; and Luminessence light sculptures by Stephen White.

Simon Graves “icon” of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is part of his show at the Eugene Public Library

Eugene Public Library (100 W. 10th Ave.) — Portraits of positive icons by Simon Graves. Calamity Jazz plays Dixieland tunes, starting at 6:00 p.m.

Eugene Yoga (245 E. Broadway) “Travel Paintings in Gouache, Watercolor, and Ink,” by Patti McNutt, featuring paintings from New Zealand, San Diego, Eugene, France, and Amsterdam.

Framin’ ArtWorks (505 High St.) — Photographer and artist Susan Detroy shows “Infrared Messages -Today’s Memories,” black-and-white hand-printed images by photographer and artist Susan Destroy, taken at zoos and farms, along riverbanks, and in botanical collections.

Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio (169 E. Broadway) Original jewelry by Goldworks staff.

The Jazz Station (124 W. Broadway) Photos of artists appearing at the Jazz Station, by Keith Munson. Gallery open until 7 p.m. Free music by Fred Wesley, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Concert by the Gerry Rempel Jazz Syndicate, 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets $12.

Karin Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St.) — Over 20 new paintings by Margaret Coe, including a close-to-home series called “Window View,” featuring landscapes of Laurel Hill Valley.  The show also includes paintings done on-site in Venice and at Lake Como, and studio interpretations of Italy.

Lin Lundeberg is one of nine ArtChics whose work is on sale at The Lincoln Gallery

The Lincoln Gallery (309 W. 4th Ave.) Annual ArtChics Sale, featuring work by Dena Amend, Mija Marie Andrade, Charissa Black-McKay, Georgeanne Cooper, Deborah Dailey, Mari Livie, Lin Lundeberg, Tylar Merril, and Kasey White. The Community Room Gallery features an exhibit by the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild.

MAVEN (271 W. 8th Ave.) — Group show of small artwork from a variety of Northwest artists, plus tastings of the Maven tea blend and music by DJ Sarah Z.

Mosaic Fair Trade Collection (28 E. Broadway) — Local waterfall photography and fair trade wine tasting.

The New Zone Gallery (220 W. 8th Ave.) Johnmichael T. Lahtinen shows his whimsical animal portraits and his most recent body of work “Voyeur: An Exploration of the Human Form Through Queer Eyes.” Music by Mariah Moon and Naomi Ariel of Grrrlz Rock.

Demetra Kalams’ watercolors are on display at Out on a Limb Gallery

OUT ON A LIMB Gallery (191 E. Broadway) Watercolors by Demetra Kalams, whose contemporary and impressionist paintings are featured on many book covers and music CDs.

Raven Frame Works (325 W. 4th Ave.) Award-winning local artist Dan Chen creates in a wide range of media including painting, pastel, bronze, and engraved acrylic, often depicting the natural world, focusing on plants and animals.

Red Wagon Creamery (55 W. Broadway) — “Chrysalis,” work by Angel Nguyen.

Townshend’s Teahouse (41 W. Broadway) Tea and original art.

Vistra Framing & Gallery (411 W. 4th Ave.) “Di·ver·si·ty,” work in a variety of mediums by Nancy Frances Cheeseman expressing her personal perspective on the definition of the word “diversity” using abstract visuals, plus a tattoo watercolor series by Kathy Tiger and florals, landscapes, and still lifes by Bess Nobel.

White Lotus Gallery (767 Willamette St.) “Interpretation of the Landscape,” paintings by Jon Jay Cruson, focusing on space, shapes and colors of nature in intrinsic motivations, rather than being strictly realistic.

Special (free) events

Golden Arts Healing Collective’s Anniversary Celebration (395 W. Broadway)
“Fall into Gratitude,” a special anniversary celebration for Golden Arts Healing Collective, featuring work by artist Nina Diaz, as well as live music and a sampling of fall foods.

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 fifteen original, 5-minute acts including monologues, sketch comedy, and the experimental. Each show consists of the first 15 acts to register with the host when doors open. Come to perform, but there’s “no shame” in just watching.

Sponsored by the Lane Arts Council, lanearts.org