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countryside are all rendered in trans-
lucent watercolor and acrylic. Watch
Hazelton make it look easy as he gives
live demos of his well-honed technique.
Enjoy live music by Geezer Creak and
ASTORIA — Downtown merchants and galleries will hold Asto-
ria’s Second Saturday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July
11. Meet artists and mingle with fellow art lovers while enjoying
refreshments and new exhibits.
1. Imogen Gallery
240 11th St.
With gestural brush stroke and de-
liberate mark making, Bethany Rowland
brings a new series of acrylic paintings
to Imogen. Within this collection she
explores a shared sense of place, the vis-
ible and the invisible, the remembered
and the forgotten, the imagined and the
numinous. Practicing an intuitive pro-
cess, she depicts the power and some-
times quiet beauty of both landscape
and its wildlife.
2. Old Town Framing Company
1287 Commercial St.
Feast your eyes on deliciously de-
tailed, large oil paintings by Rod Nich-
ols. He studied painting and art history
“Reverie over Wind and Water” by Bethany
Rowland at Imogen Gallery.
at Southern Illinois University, spent
a year in a Paris chateau and attended
New York School of Holography in Man-
hattan. Locally Nichols is known as a
chef and food activist.
3. RiverSea Gallery
1160 Commercial St.
In “Sticks, Stones & Crates,” Hickory
Mertsching, a Portland artist noted for
his allegorical still life paintings, contin-
ues his exploration of manmade detritus
and ephemera colliding with nature.
These provocative works, with their
style rooted in 20th century Americana,
present wildlife adapting to a habitat
disrupted by humanity’s casual discards.
The complexly layered compositions
float within minimalist backgrounds,
giving space for the viewer to consider
A painting by Ed Peterson at Tempo Gallery.
their narrative of climate change, the
cycle of life and commoditization of the
Exhibiting in the Alcove is “Trees
and Tides,” coastal forms in raised cop-
per by brother-and-sister metalsmiths
Nile and Michelle Fahmy. This dual show
features vessels and sculpted shapes
created by raising copper from a flat
plane into a three dimensional form
through thousands of hammer blows.
Surface textures are reminiscent of tree
bark, wave ripples or patterns in sand,
and interiors are often embellished with
4. Tempo Gallery
1271 Commercial St.
Tempo will feature “Visions of the
West or Western Wandering,” a new
show by artist Edward Peterson. Recent-
ly returned from a 4,000-mile driving
trip of the West, Peterson was inspired
to express his feelings about things seen
through his windshield — in a some-
what abstract way. Each of the paintings
has a strong message and personality.
A work by Zemula Fleming at Forsythea.
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Peterson will be present and welcomes
reactions and comments. Refreshments
will be served.
1017 Marine Drive
KALA presents Astoria artist Roger
Hayes in a body of work, culminating
over a two-year period. Through paint-
ings and collage Hayes explores por-
nographic imagery, traveling the bor-
ders between pop art and erotica in “Art
as Pornography.” Astoria multi-media
artist Jessica Schleif created the window
treatment. A selection of images is also
contributed by Stephen Stefanov. The
art show contains mature content and is
open to ages 21 and over.
6. Ratz & Company
260 10th St.
Showcasing the artwork and illus-
trations of owner Dave McMacken, the
gallery will feature McMacken’s paint-
ings and his early work in the rock ‘n’ roll
biz, which garnered him a place in the
Album Cover Hall of Fame.
A painting by Richard Hazelton at Luminari Arts.
7. Astoria Art Loft
105 Third St.
Astoria Art Loft hosts an Open
House with a Featured Artist Demo Pro-
gram on from 3 to 6 p.m. Illustrator Jo
Pomeroy-Crockett and writer Caroline
Hinckley will talk about their coloring
book “Color the Coast, Creatures of the
Northwest.” This 20-page book is a
Thinking Child’s Coloring Book. Sample
pages will be available for children to
color. There will be a raffle at 5:30 p.m.
for one of the coloring books. Raffle
tickets can be purchased for $1 for three
tickets, with the proceeds going to the
Clatsop County Animal Shelter in honor
of Tabitha. Refreshments will be served.
Many of the other loft resident artists
will also their artwork in the gallery.
8. Winnifred Byrne Luminari
1133 Commercial St.
Local favorite Richard Hazelton
returns with fresh acrylic scenes of the
area. Beaches, lighthouses and pastoral
9. Forsythea Home & Garden
1124 Commercial St.
Zemula Fleming’s show continues
at Forsythea through the month of July.
Her stunning portraits are inspired by
Renaissance-, Byzantine- and medie-
val-style art, but you might think it’s the
10. Artists Alley at Pier 11
77 11th St.
Find multi-media art, jewelry,
paintings and more at the Pier 11 Mall.
11. Maiden Astoria
255 14th St.
Astoria Photographer Kim Rose
Adams is joining Maiden Astoria for art
walk. Come get your Guilty Pleasure
Mugshot taken by Adams and check out
her amazing photography. Maiden As-
toria will be serving goodies and drinks.
12. Barbey Maritime Center
2042 Marine Drive
The Columbia River Maritime Muse-
um presents Teen Art Week’s Art Show.
These students have spent the week ex-
ploring local galleries and creating visu-
al masterpieces in a variety of mediums
including drawing, sculpture, textiles,
digital design, photography and paint-
ing. Join in celebrating their hard work
and creativity in both art creation and
“Garden” by Hickory Mertsching at RiverSea Gallery.
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