Children get their own day for art on Saturday
There's a special day for children - called Kids Create!Eugene - tucked among the rest of the monthlong Eugene!Create festival that celebrates the local arts scene, and it happens from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Kids Create! will be at the conference center and outdoor plaza at the Hilton Eugene, 66 E. Sixth Ave., and in The Studio on the lower floor of the nearby Hult Center.
The free event is open to kids of all ages and skill levels. It offers miniature art workshops as well as performances by youth groups every half-hour.
Here's what kids can do, and who's sponsoring the activity:
Make mosaics with tile, glass, shells and more (Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art).
Learn Japanese anime drawing and make frameable art (Imagination International Inc./Copic Markers).
Create an art robot (Science Factory children's museum).
Take a short drawing workshop (every half-hour with Young Rembrandts).
Explore the art of writing (Wordcrafters in Eugene).
Learn some dance moves (All That! Dance Company).
Sketch the Hult Center and other landmarks (artist Ellen Gabehart).
Sing in harmony (Hummingbirds Girls Choir).
Draw the sights and sounds of musicians (Grrrlz Rock).
Make a mixed-media pinwheel (The Artist's Palette Studio).
And here's the performance schedule:
11:30 a.m. - Upstart Crow Studios performs Dr. Seuss' "Cat in the Hat."
Noon - All That! Dance Company.
12:30 p.m. - The Hummingbirds Girls Choir.
1 p.m. - Grrrlz Rock.
1:30 p.m. - Ballet Fantastique.
2 p.m. - Girl Circus.
For information, call 541-953-6604 or 541-206-2259, visit CreateEugene.org/kids-create or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Landscape artists on view at Watershed
A new show, "Homage to NW Landscapes," at the Gallery at the Watershed at 321 Mill St., Suite 6, spotlights painters who were part of last year's first Create!Eugene event, as well as several regional artists.
Featured artists are Gene Costanza, Abbas Darabai and Jeff White.
Other works on display are by Victoria Biedron, Heather Halpern, Yunie LeNoue, Renee Manford, Kate McGee, Cathy Meyer, Margaret Plumb, Margaret Prentice, Sue Rosado, Fran Ross, Sally Schwader and Mara Thygeson.
The show runs through Sept. 20. An opening reception will be Friday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with another during the First Friday ArtWalk, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 5.
For information - or to register for Costanza's Plein Air Tune-Up, which takes place at the gallery on Saturday ahead of Create!Eugene's plein air painting day on Wednesday, call 541-844-1668.
Idaho artist schedules show on Oregon Coast
FLORENCE - Boise artist Bonnie Peacher - who lists the works of Vincent Van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe and Alice Neel as her artistic influences - is showing her own pieces this month in Gallery One at the Florence Events Center.
Gallery manager Paula Becker describes Peacher's work as "realistic, expressive, full of intense color and texture, inspired by travel, nature and music." Her recent work is represented by a series of portraits of The Red Light Variety Show, a vaudeville and cabaret group in Boise.
The events center is at 715 Quince St. Regular gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For information, call 541-997-1994.