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.
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.
“River in Flood” by Bill Thompson
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.