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September 22, 2017 – 4th Friday Art Stroll

Fall is here, so why not step out and support local artists and merchants during the Fourth Friday Art Stroll, Sept. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Sisters Arts Association welcomes Wildflower Studio on its Grand Opening. Wildflower incorporates an art boutique, artist studios, and custom picture framing shop. The boutique features local handmade items, and the frame shop is up and running. Stop and see Chris Nelson and Wendy Rickards to discuss art, jewelry, and framing.

Last month, Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop featured the latest of Dennis McGregor’s original paintings in the series called “You Stole My Name.” This month, all 22 of McGregor’s original paintings (18 of which will make up a book by the same name) are on display in the Sisters Library Community Room. McGregor launches his Kickstarter Campaign at the Library on Friday, and he will play and discuss his new work in the Community Room at 7 p.m. All of the paintings are available for purchase, and since some have already been sold, this will be one of the final opportunities to see all of them simultaneously. In the Library’s’ Computer Room, Sisters quilters Sharon Carvalho and Torrie Gordon are showing art quilts that reflect their personal experiences and individual processes.

This month at Sisters Gallery and Frame, Paul Alan Bennett is the featured artist, with many samples from his designer clothing line. Bennett has transformed many of his most popular paintings into wearable art: leggings, shirts, skirts, dresses, and more.

Sharyl McCulloch is the featured artist at Gary Cooley’s Collection Gallery. A yarn and fiber artist, McCulloch emphasizes quality materials, unique design, and a sense of fun. Her one-of-a-kind accessories are knitted or woven with the spirit of Sisters.

At Cowgirls and Indians Resale, author Jill Stanford will be signing her book, “Cowgirls In The Kitchen,” with cookies and treats on hand. Kate Aspen is featuring her own Red Necklace Series, along with furniture and décor from Junk Yard Stella, and needle weaving necklaces by Marlene Hasler.

Studio Redfield has paintings and hand painted ceramics by Randy Redfield and hand painted Kibak Tile.

Nature’s Bling just imported more than 20,000 pounds of amethyst from Brazil and Uruguay and four new major fossil imports: two from Montana, and two from Africa. Candyce Park will show her jewelry designs, and be available for jewelry repair.

The Clearwater Gallery highlights woodworker Bob Bousquet, fused-glass artist Edie Shelton, and jewelry artist Wendy Vernon, between 4 and 6:30 p.m.

Twigs’ featured artist is Art Quilter Helen Brisson, “Sketching in Fabric.” She uses personal photos and sketches as stepping stones to dying, painting, and printing on her own fabric, and experiments with commercial fabrics, finishing her work with “Maxine,” her quilting machine.

Raven Makes Gallery has new acquisitions from a recent Southwest buying trip: Navajo silver and precious stone jewelry from the Lister family, gold and silver bracelets from Cody Hunter, and a curated sample of Pueblo pottery.

Barbara Berry, the featured artist at Ken Scott’s Imagination Gallery, captures subject, time and place with vibrant colors. During the Art Stroll, she offers a 10 percent discount on her art.

Jewelry artist Sharon Reed is featured at Hood Avenue Art. Her stunning jewelry combines textured sterling with stones she has collected from around the world.

Journeys Art Quilt Group will present its annual show at Sisters Art Works. The theme is “Shelter,” as interpreted by 15 quilters. Some of these unique works are for sale.

Also open for the Art Stroll – Beacham’s Clock Company, Dyrk Godby Gallery, Disney Fine Art Gallery, Grizzly Ridge Upcycle, and The Jewel.

Brand new Gallery Walk Maps are available in all of the galleries of Sisters. Stop by and pick up a map, sign up for this month’s Quick Draw: A $100 gift certificate to the Depot Café. Sign up for the Quick Draw once per gallery – the more galleries that you visit, the greater your chance to win!