Art walk features new stop

First Friday

BAKER CITY — A weekend of artistic events will kick off with the monthly First Friday art show openings on Oct. 6. In addition to the shows, the annual Open Studio Tour will run Saturday and Sunday.

Powder Basin Watershed Council, 2034 Auburn Ave., Suite B

New to this month’s art walk will be the Powder Basin Watershed Council, which will feature a collection of water-themed artwork by local artists.

The Council is a community-based, non-profit organization that has worked for more than 25 years to help improve the streams, rivers and lakes of the Powder River, Burnt River and Pine Creek basins. Projects include data collection, educational programs and in-stream restoration projects.

The office will be open from 5:30-8 p.m. during First Friday.

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave.

Crossroads will feature Linda Gray-McKean’s show “Textures in Clay,” beginning with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

The evening also features music by Hannah Violette and light refreshments by Friends of Crossroads. The student gallery will feature artwork of Keating Elementary School students.

The artist works primarily with stoneware clay, and she started doing pottery in 1973.

“I’m still fascinated by the mysterious somewhat unpredictable process. God’s hands are upon every firing,” she said.

She is well-known for her turtle creations, and her use of patterns — which is something she takes note of in nature, whether while collecting mushrooms or working on her ranch.

She said she gathers objects, or takes pictures for later reference, and will then create an object to mimic a similar texture in the clay.

Broderick Gallery, 1802 Main St.

For October, Broderick Gallery will showcase many of the artists who are participating in this year’s studio tour on Oct. 7-8. The gallery will be open from 5-8:30 p.m. for First Friday.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more about the gallery and its artists, visit

Short Term Gallery, 1829 Main St.

Short Term will continue showing the work of Summerville artist Arielle Star, in addition to many local artists.

Peterson’s Gallery, 1925 Main St.

To celebrate the arrival of fall, Peterson’s will curate a selection of pieces by a variety of regional artists that demonstrate the activities, colors and mood of fall in Eastern Oregon.

Peterson’s Fall 2017 will take place during the Oct. 6 First Friday Art Walk, starting at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact 541-523- 1022 or

Copper Belt Winery, 1937 Main St.

Sherri Linnemeyer will showcase her works at Copper Belt for the month of October.

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