The daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1961-current, July 04, 2019, Page 2, Image 2

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“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 –
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@
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 —
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
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
Trails End Gallery is open
10-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.