Nature takes spotlight at First Friday


Screen Shot 2018-05-02 at 3.33.58 PMBAKER CITY —  Crossroads Carnegie Art Center will open a new show titled “Timber Culture” during a reception starting with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. May 4.

This exhibit is curated by the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, and will be on display through May 26. Gwendolyn Trice, executive director of the Center will give an opening talk.

Timber Culture is an exhibit providing an inclusive look at Oregon’s multicultural logging industry. Consisting of 20 framed photographs, and several artifacts, depicting the lives of loggers and their families drawn together from different cultures during the great migration. The exhibit is created by the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, which seeks to gather, catalog, preserve, and interpret the rich history of the multicultural logging community of Maxville as well as similar communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Copper Belt

Mary Davies Kerns will be the featured artist for the month of May at Copper Belt Winery. New works in acrylic will be the focus of this show. Mary will be in attendance for the artist’s reception Friday evening. It is Copper Belt’s second year anniversary so there will be additional celebration during First Friday as well.

Peterson’s Gallery

During the month of May, Peterson’s will be featuring a selection of new pieces by Terri Axness (ceramics), Ivy Wreden (monoprints), and Bonnie Peacher (acrylic painting). The gallery will be open until 8 p.m. Friday. For details, contact at 541-523-1022 or

Short Term

Short Term Gallery’s featured artist for the month of May is photographer, Teresa Uriarte. 

“Her inspiring photographs might just bring about an awakening in you of the incredible beauty that exists everywhere, all around us,” according to a gallery press release.

The gallery will also be continuing last month’s show of paintings of Blake Musselman, as well as works by local artists. The evening features appetizers, wine and punch beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Powder Basin Watershed

Powder Basin, 2034 Auburn Ave. Ste. B, will be open during First Friday from 5:30 p.m. to
8 p.m. to feature artwork with a water theme. 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.

Also during First Friday

The Baker Valley Education Foundation will host a community open house and art sale at
5:30 p.m. May 4 at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave. Student and professional art will be displayed and available for sale. All proceeds will benefit the BVEF, which provides grants to district teachers for hands-on, innovative learning projects.

Also, the sixth annual art sale to benefit the art department at Baker Technical Institute will be at 5:30 p.m. at Lone Pine Cafe, 1825 Main St. Art instructors, students and community members spent 12 hours in March to make 103 pieces of pottery.

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