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Gallery Calapooia’s 5th Year Anniversary Celebration!

Gallery Calapooia - 2013-2018

Please join us at Gallery Calapooia for our Fifth Anniversary Celebration, from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7. This First Friday reception will feature the art of former members as well as current members. Come enjoy their special artistic creations, and celebrate the wonderful friendships made in these five years. Refreshments will include delicious hors d’oeuvres by Sybaris Restaurant and sweet treats by our members, as well as beer and wine. We’ll be treated to the lively music of String Theory with Tom Hughes on mandolin and guitar and Kim Collar on guitar and violin.

First Friday Reception, “Two Artists, Many Layers” – Marilyn Lindsley and Bill Thompson

Jeweler Marilyn Lindsley of Corvallis and vinyl artist Bill Thompson of Albany will be the featured artists during June at Gallery Calapooia, 222 First Ave. W. in downtown Albany. Their show, “Two Artists, Many Layers” will highlight the ways that they both work with layers to create their art.

Marilyn LindsleyLindsley will show a new line of her jewelry, which is a departure from the polymer clay
designs she has created for more than 20 years. She creates surface designs using layers of
clay with various textures and pigments but now adds aluminum bezels to the clay pieces.
The bezels are machined using computer-aided design software. The new work represents
layers of technology supporting layers of polymer clay art.

Bill Thompson
Thompson uses layers of thin sheet vinyl to create fine art images. He discovered the
process while attempting to cut a stencil for a multi-color screen print. Because accurate
alignment of each layer is critical, each picture is limited to 4 or 5 colors.

An artists’ reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 2, will feature the work of Lindsley and
Thompson, as well as 18 other mid-valley artists. Wine, beer and snacks will be served.
Gallery Calapooia is in its fourth year of operation. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is a nonprofit organization and donations to it are tax deductible.

November Reception

November’s featured artists are Mary Lou Boydston with finely crafted jewelry and Dennis Johanson with his earthenware and porcelain.  Join Mary Lou, Dennis, and other Gallery Calapooia artists for the First Friday reception on November 4 from 6 – 8 pm.

Mary Lou Boydston Jewelry

Dendritic Opal and Silver Pendant and Blue Agate and Silver Earrings
by Mary Lou Boydston

Dennis Johanson Pottery

A Wide Variety of Pottery by Dennis Johanson

Receptions – Albany City Hall and Gallery Calapooia

Please join us for two receptions, one at City Hall and one at Gallery Calapooia for Lynn Powers’ Retrospective Exhibits at both locations. The Albany trolley will be available for rides between City Hall and the gallery. The City Hall reception will be from 5 – 7 pm and the Gallery Calapooia reception will be 5 – 8 pm.

Gallery Calapooia - June

Bill Thompson Exhibit at City Hall in August

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.

Bill Thompson - A Splash of Color

“A Splash of Color” by Bill Thompson

See. Read. Be moved.

Art Poetry Exhibit

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
Project Space
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

Art Poetry