First Friday adventuring


BAKER CITY — Members of the public are welcome to explore the various art galleries and shops in Baker City during this month’s First Friday Art Walk. The monthly event marks the debut of exhibits that will be on display for several weeks.

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Crossroads, 2020 Auburn Ave.

This month, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center is celebrating the total solar eclipse happening
Aug. 21 with an art show titled “The Path of Totality.” Artists were encouraged to explore the eclipse theme in any way they chose — literally, as in depicting celestial events, or inspired by the words in the title of the show. This is an open regional show, and organizers expect to see sculptures and artwork in various media types and styles.

“The open regional shows are always well received by the community,” Cynthia Newman said.  “It is always exciting to see the creativity and talent of our local and regional artists.”

An informal talk about the eclipse will start at 5:30 p.m. with Alice Trindle and Nancy Coffelt. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Crossroads, and Tater Field Funk will provide live music, an eclectic mix of funk and jazz. Band members include Brian Ames on tenor sax, Dan Sizer on drums, Paul McNeil on bass and guitar, Trevor Davis on electric bass and Richard Chung on trumpet. The show will be up through April 29.

Broderick Gallery, 1802 Main St.

Broderick Gallery will feature works by local, regional and international artists during the month of April.

In addition to Oregon artists, other works come from Canada, Chile, Cuba and England, as well as clay work by Terry Strehlou. The opening reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

According to a press release, “This show will provide the opportunity to view work by an English member of the Royal Academy, Mick Rooney, and a large work by the Portland artist Arvie Smith who was recently featured in a solo show at the Portland Art Museum and work by the Scottish artist Crawfurd Adamson.”

The gallery’s regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

Brooklyn Primary, 1350 Washington Ave.

Brooklyn Primary will unveil new artwork by students during their annual Art Night, which
happens from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 7 during the art walk.

The halls of the school will be lined with work by children in kindergarten through third grade. The evening also includes refreshments and live music.

Copper Belt Wine Tasting Room, 1937 Main St.

Winemaker Travis Cook of Copper Belt wines will showcase his art this month — sketches of landscapes, portraits, old buildings and vintage vehicles.

Short Term Gallery, 1829 Main St.

New works by Becky Litke will be showcased at Short Term Gallery this month, as well as the continued showing of paintings by Sherri Kay Linnemeyer. The show opens April 7.

Litke’s works feature birds, and most are in watercolor although one is pastel.

“Most are garden birds, but I have quail and pheasants as well,” she said. Twelve are the original watercolors that are featured in her 2017 calendar.

A few copies of the calendar will be available, as well as notecards featuring her paintings.

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