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So many galleries, so little time

Dozens of galleries and other artsy spots in downtown Eugene - way too many more than can be listed here - will be open during this week's First Friday Art Walk.

But as far as the official, guided tour goes, Riley Grannan, managing director of the Eugene Ballet Company, will be December's host, and here's where he'll be stopping:

5:30 p.m. - Harlequin Beads and Jewelry, 1027 Willamette St., featuring work by David Horste of DVHdesigns, who works with semiprecious stone and organic gems such as jet, fossil ivory, shell and bone, as well as recycled materials.

6 p.m. - Out on a Limb Gallery, 191 E. Broadway. Jordan Limbach's oil and acrylic paintings are on display, plus things for holiday stocking stuffers, from cards to jewelry to wall and fabric art, plus wooden buttons and ceramic hearts.

6:30 p.m. - White Lotus Gallery, 767 Willamette St., has "Expanded Vistas," paintings by Jon Jay Cruson, created from landscapes he observed while doing an art residency at Playa in Southeastern Oregon. It's a departure from his earlier work.

7 p.m. - The Art Annex/Karin Clarke Gallery, 749 Willamette St. It's birds, birds, birds in a show called "Aviary," with feathered friends portrayed through painting, drawing, etching, ceramic, assemblage, even words, from JS Bird, Erika Beyer, Milla Oliveira, Lynn Ihsen Peterson, Tallmadge Doyle and Summer Sattler. The show ends Dec. 24.

7:30 p.m. - Studio West, 245 W. Eighth Ave., with local, emerging glass artists showing work under the name, "Glass Menagerie." Styles range from fused and cast to blown soft glass and blown boro, with work by Zarina Bell, Bob Green, Chris Baker, Savannah Roberts, Alejandro Hernandez, Ciara Cuddihy- Hernandez and Ian Lawless.

See Eileen Polk's pictures of punk

A reception will take place Friday for photographer Eileen Polk, whose work will be on display through Jan. 15 at the Cowfish Dance Club at 62 W. Broadway, .

The exhibit is called "Punk Icons: Images of the Original Scene, 1974 to 1979." Polk was on hand during the birth of punk rock. Her images of punk icons and early performance photographs have been published internationally.

Polk attended the Parsons School of Design in New York City and also was a musician, playing drums and managing the Blessed, a punk band. She graduated in social research from

The New School and has been published in many books and magazines.

Information at 541-683-6319.

Mini-art on display at coast gallery

FLORENCE - The "Little Dickens" miniature art show of mixed-media pieces by local artists just opened and will run through Jan. 7 at the BackStreet Gallery.

The juried show will be judged by artist Jan Jagoe, owner of The River Gallery and Pacific Frameworks.

Awards will be presented at an artists' reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 14, to be staged at the gallery at 1421 Bay St.

Gallery visitors may vote for a people's choice award, which will be announced later.

Gallery hours are daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 541-997-8980.

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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Dec 5, 2013
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