Come enjoy our First Friday reception October 4 with Featured Artists, Susan Bourdet and Pat Spark. The event is from 6 till 8 pm and includes complimentary refreshments. Also, Gallery Calapoooia’s newest member artist, Bill Origer, will be showing his photography.
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.
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.
Lindsley 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.
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.
December will feature all of the Gallery Calapooia artists.
Join us for wine, beer and appetizers and a lot of great artwork!
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.
Dendritic Opal and Silver Pendant and Blue Agate and Silver Earrings
by Mary Lou Boydston
A Wide Variety of Pottery by Dennis Johanson
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.
Read today’s great article about Lynn and the retrospective shows and receptions in the Albany Democrat Herald.
Stop by Albany City Hall to see an exhibit of Bill Thompson’s layered vinyl and copper repousse artwork. The show will run the month of 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.