Just in time for the holidays, the Gallery Calapooia tote bag is available for purchase in the gallery. All profits from the sale of every bag will go to a special fund established by Gallery Calapooia to provide public art in Albany. Only 100 tote bags have been created for now, so get your own GC tote bag before they’re all gone! You KNOW you need one!
A big Thank You to No Dinx for printing the tote bags!
Here’s an article in today’s Democrat Herald about the Tote Bag and public art project.
Take a look at the amazing 3D Virtual Tours made by Lynn Powers’ son, Ben, and his company, Visiting Media. Included are views of the Lynn Powers’ Retrospective Exhibits at Albany City Hall and Gallery Calapooia and Lynn Powers’ Studio and Home. To view the tours, click on the arrow to start, then click inside the image to jump into the 3D virtual space.
But we still had fun.
Linda Herd, majorette, Pat Spark and Cheryl French, framed artists, and me (Rob Robinson), banner bearer, at the Twice Around Downtown Parade in Albany.
Dennis Johanson at the Wheel
Dennis Johanson had lots of visitors watching him form his beautiful swirl porcelain pots on his wheel at the Gallery Calapooia doorway during downtown Albany’s Crazy Days. Stop by and see the finished works soon.
In the July Gallery Calapooia Newsletter that went out today, the wrong location was given for Bill Thompson’s August Exhibit. The show will be at Albany City Hall, not the main library as stated in the newsletter. Please stop by City Hall to enjoy Bill’s layered vinyl and copper repousse artwork during August.
“A Splash of Color” by Bill Thompson
There are two exhibitions of the words and images of the young women at the Oak Creek Oregon Youth Authority Facility.
The first exhibit is underway:
May 4 – June 30
Albany Main Library
2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany
The reception is on June 19, 6:30 – 8:30.
The second exhibit will be in Salem:
July 1 – July 31
211 Commercial St. NE, Salem
The reception for this exhibit will be July 1, 5:00 – 700.
“The work on display was created during two programs sponsored by The Art Center’s At-Risk Program, during which the young women worked with a poet and a photographer to create photo montages and a book of poetry and photographs. The work is powerful, and gives one a glimpse of these young women’s lives and their struglle to change them.” — Cheryl French,
At-Risk Youth Arts Education Coordinator
“Lavender Blue” by Molly Ambrose Perry
Local artist, and a friend of Gallery Calapooia artists, Molly Perry has an exhibit of her watercolor paintings at Albany City Hall through June 30. You are sure to recognize many local scenes that she captures in her paintings. Stop by City Hall between 8:00 and 5:00 Monday through Friday and enjoy the show.
Until May 23rd, Anna Harris’ artwork is on display at the Albany Civic Theater at 111 W. 1st Ave. The show coincides with the run of the Wizard of Oz.
Be sure to watch the video interview of Anna.
Gallery Calapooia artists, (l – r) Nancy Anderson, Bill Thompson, Cheryl French, Melissa Saylor,and Lynn Powers, preparing for Albany’s Downtown Twice Around Parade.
Five Gallery Calapooia artists, Nancy Anderson, Bill Thompson, Cheryl French, Melissa Saylor, and Lynn Powers, participated in the Downtown Twice Around Parade this past weekend. They entertained parade watchers with their precision portrait drill routine.