Author: Anne-Allegra Bennett

Start the New Year with art, at downtown Eugene’s First Friday ArtWalk on Jan. 5

(Above: Tracy Sydor’s painting, “Brothers,” examines the relationship between artist Vincent Van Gogh and his brother, Theo; the work is part of an exhibit at the Broadway Commerce Center.) Edited by Anne-Allegra Bennett Get into the artistic spirit of the New Year by celebrating and supporting local artists who are helping to bring the joy of creativity to this week’s First Friday ArtWalk in downtown Eugene. The Jan. 5 leader of the official guided tour is Liz Lawrence, who recently became a member of the Lane Arts Council’s board of directors. She’s also a fan — and consumer —...

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Reading, classes,singing, dancing, art exhibits — Enjoy it all at Eugene Public Library locations

(Edited by Anne-Allegra Bennett)   Eugene Public Library locations: Downtown: 100 West 10th Ave. Bethel Branch: 1990 Echo Hollow Road Sheldon Branch: 1566 Coburg Road Information: 541-682-5450 or eugene-or.gov/library   Free admission to all events On the January calendar at Eugene Public Library locations: ART DISPLAYS  OSLP Arts and Culture Program — On the walls in the 2nd floor Magazines and Newspapers Room of the downtown library throughout January and February, a group show featuring artwork by participants in the Open Arts Studio at OSLP Arts and Culture Program. The Oregon Supported Living Program (OSLP) Arts and Culture Program...

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There’s a whole lot of art happening at this week’s Second Friday Art Walk in downtown Springfield

(Above: Ronald Pennington-Satterfield III’s painting, “New World,” is part of “The Royal Habsburgs Series,” on display now at US Bank. The show will be open for viewing until 6 p.m. during the downtown Springfield Second Friday Art Walk on Dec. 8.) Edited by Anne-Allegra Bennett Official Tour The holiday season is in full swing, and Downtown Springfield is gearing up for its last Second Friday Art Walk of the year with a festive guided tour starting at Willamalane Activity Center (215 W. C Street) at 5 p.m. on Dec. 8. A shuttle will provide service back and forth between...

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On The December calendar at the Eugene Public Library

(Compiled by Anne-Allegra Bennett) EUGENE PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATIONS Downtown: 100 West 10th Ave. Bethel Branch: 1990 Echo Hollow Road Sheldon Branch: 1566 Coburg Road Information: 541-682-5450 or Eugene-or.gov/library   FREE admission to all events ON THE DECEMBER CALENDAR Art Displays Paintings by Simon Graves — A series of paintings of positive icons including Eleanor Roosevelt, Chief Joseph, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All month long in December on the walls in the 2nd Floor Magazines and Newspapers Room. The Grange at 150 — The National Grange organization is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a photo timeline, and historical...

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Eugene’s First Friday ArtWalk helps “Light Up the Night” during December’s darkest days of the year

(Above: A collection of photographs of Oregon and other places in the Pacific Northwest and beyond by Katsuyuki Shibata is on exhibit at Eugene Yoga.) Edited by Anne-Allegra Bennett Join in the fun of the holiday season with December’s festive First Friday ArtWalk, hosted by nationally published author, photographer and KLCC-FM arts reporter Eric Alan. Waltz down the streets under the glow of the streetlights, and take in the free guided tour from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Enter for a chance to win tickets to Eugene Ballet Company’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” being performed Friday, December 22 – Sunday, December...

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