(Above: Hannah White’s “No. 1,” mixed-media on panel is part of an exhibit at Oregon Art Supply)

Posted by Anne-Allegra Bennett

Gretchen Dubie, executive director of Oregon Supported Living Program (OSLP), is guest host for the Lane Art Council’s First Friday ArtWalk in downtown Eugene on March 1. Dubie’s family owned an art supply and framing store in Vermont, where her mother was an artist. The OSLP Arts and Culture Program’s mission is to provide more inclusive and accessible arts for all.

The ArtWalk is from 5:30-8 p.m., and is always free.

The New Zone Gallery (22 W. 7th Ave) at 5:30 p.m. is the first stop on the guided tour. The gallery is in this temporary location for the spring version of “Zone-4-All!” The show is coordinated by the gallery twice a year, and is open to any artist in the area who wants their artwork in a professional gallery and the opportunity to get feedback and sell their works. On display through the month of March. Music: David Rogers on guitar.

The tour makes its way to the WOW Hall (291 W. 8th Ave) at 6:00 p.m. for “Zeitgeist”, a pop-up exhibition during First Friday. Zeitgeist means “the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time.” Artists include Jillian Abernathy (watercolor paintings), Edsel Campbell (black and white photography), Laurie & Bill James (metal and woodworking), Tracy Jensen (nature and landscape photography), Celeste Johnson (conceptual work), Jessica Jones (surreal paintings), Teri McGrath (intuitive paintings), Simon Graves (portrait, nature, and figure paintings), Roderick Neswick (sculpture), Rachel Joy Osterman (digital paintings), Christina Wickstein (abstract paintings), and Corey Youngren (pyrograph wood paintings). For additional information and complete bios of the artists, visit chriswickgallery.com.

(Note: The 6:30 p.m. stop on the ArtWalk has been withdrawn, so the tour will proceed directly to the 7 p.m. location.)

“Staff Show 2019” is on display through April at Oregon Art Supply (1020 Pearl St), where the guided tour makes its last stop at 7:00 p.m. The Oregon Art Supply staff are all artists, constantly creating work in a variety of mediums and styles. “Each of these artists has a unique approach to their own practice. However, the one thing that unifies the staff is an ever-increasing knowledge of materials and techniques as a result of working at Oregon Art Supply.” The Oregon Art Supply show includes the latest works of Laura King, Molly Helm, Clayton Sukau, Andie Wise, and Mat Whiteley.

As usual, many other galleries, shops, and arts-of-all-kinds venues will be open — rain, shine, even snow — to celebrate downtown Eugene’s First Friday ArtWalk.

March ArtWalk Media Sponsor: KLCC, NPR for Oregonians, brings the arts to its 88,000 listeners with on air features, performances and reviews, and values the monthly spotlight that First Friday ArtWalk shines on artists in our community. 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.