2 // COASTWEEKEND.COM July 6 “Darling” By Susan Thomas at A Great Gallery. GEARHART — Each month on the ﬁ rst Saturday from 2-5 p.m. you can wander through town and enjoy refresh- ments and art from participating merchants. The next art walk is Saturday, August 3 A Great Gallery 576 Paciﬁ c Way – 503-709- 2840 – agreatgallery.com. Birds, birds, wonderful birds are the theme for this month’s art walk. New pastel works by artist and gallery owner Susan Thomas are “Darling,” mom and baby Plovers connecting; “Goldie” her ﬁ rst Goldﬁ nch; “George” the Kingﬁ sher; and Susan’s favorites, “Bella” the Chickadee. The gallery will also show new gourd birds from Mary Schlunegger. Come see these newly hatched masterpieces with us from 2-5 p.m. on July 6. Refreshments and chocolate will be served. The Natural Nook 738 Paciﬁ c Way – 503- 738-5332 — Naturalnook65@ gmail.com Don’t forget The Natural Nook during art walk! We feel honored to represent more than 20 talented local consignment artists year round. Stop in to see their new and ever changing artistic endeavors. Trails End Art Association 656 “A” Street – 503-717- 9458 — trailsendart.org Trail’s End Gallery will celebrate the opening of “Inspiration,” a new Chris Bryant’s “Autumn Retreat” at Trail’s End Art Association. show by artist Chris Bryant from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, July 6. Bryant is a nationally and inter- nationally known painter, ceramicist, photographer and mixed media specialist. Bryant was raised in France, Ger- many, Italy and Japan. Her ﬁ rst sale of a painting occurred when she was 13, painting a landscape in a park. She began her career in Michigan working as a photojournalist for The Escanaba Daily Press at age 14. Her ﬁ rst assignments included photographing Robert Kennedy and capturing aerial images of paper mills with a six pound camera shooting 4x5 negatives. She later received a four- year Honors Scholarship which led to a bachelor’s degree in Art. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, Bryant was awarded a Graduate Fellowship to Columbia University, where she was the ﬁ rst woman to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree with Honors in Film/ Video Directing. In 1975, she formed her own company. Her ﬁ rst clients were Sesame Street and ABC Television. Innovative animation techniques using clay, food, gravel, live worms and oil paint led to her winning Gold and Silver Medals at the International Film Festival in New York City. Chris relocated her photography and video production business, Para- dise Productions, from Laguna Beach, California to Astoria, Oregon in 1994 and purchased her current property, 5115 Birch Street. Her art can also be seen at the Liberty Theatre and Northwest Lending in Astoria, Trails End Art Association in Gearhart and at chrisbryant.net Trails End Gallery is open 10-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.