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March 23, 2018 – 4th Friday Art Stroll

Who? You and your friends
What? Fourth Friday Art Stroll
Where? Through the Galleries of Sisters
When? Friday, , 4 to 7 p.m.
Cost? FREE

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The Sisters Arts Association’s Fourth Friday Art Stroll is happening this week. Spring is in the air, so leave your boots in your closet, and stroll through the galleries of Sisters between 4 and 7 p.m. Some locations offer music and all will serve up light refreshments and amazing new art.

Ready? Start your stroll at Sisters Coffee Company, where you can indulge in one of the Happy Hour Specials while enjoying the landscape photographs of Austin James Jackson, all printed on metal. Then head either east or west on Hood Avenue, or down Oak to Cascade.

Hood Avenue Art features mixed media, contemporary landscape paintings by Sarah Hansen, and fun, casual beaded jewelry by Karen Evans.   

At The Collection Gallery, sculptor Gary Cooley is featuring his new work and some classical favorites.

Clearwater Gallery and Framing will be featuring a show of new works by local artists Janice Druian and Randall Tillery.  Artists will be in residence painting from 4 to 6 p.m. 

Across Hood Avenue, Beacham’s Clock Company will be open, so people may stop in and see clocks being made. 

Don’t miss a rare collection of one-of-a-kind linen garments titled “Wild Flax” at Twigs. Designed by Leotie Richards of Sisters, and fabricated from linen fabrics found at The Stitchin' Post and other sources around the world, the collection includes dress jackets, casual tops, and playful linen t-shirts.

Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop will feature two artists: Jennifer Hartwig, creating scratchboard originals and Laurie SantaMaria making fused glass jewelry, including a new line of rings and earrings. 

At Ken Scott’s Imagination Gallery, owner and artist Ken Scott will display new chandeliers and table lamps. His work has been described as “other worldly, original, lyrical, and the past-meets-the-future.” Also on display are paintings, glasswork, and handcrafted jewelry from guest artists.

Stop at Dyrk Godby Gallery to chat with the 2018 Sisters Rodeo Poster artist about this year’s painting. The posters will feature a team roping event painting by Dyrk, and graphic design by Dennis Schmidling.

Raven Makes Gallery is open for the season, with new selections from Chris and LaRita’s recent travels to artists’ studios in Alaska, British Columbia, and the Southwest: new masks, a new onyx sculpture from Cliff Fragua, and unique Alaskan wall art. Jewelry artist Mary Tafoya continues to amaze with mosaic inlay designs, allowing Raven Makes first pick before her next juried show. Starting next month, in-person artist shows will be held.

Studio Redfield welcomes spring with dynamic new paintings by Randy Redfield, as well as Kibak hand painted ceramic tiles.

Nature's Bling is showcasing several new pieces including rare giant stalactites from China, and the world's largest Idaho star garnet sphere. Marc has added nearly 1,000 new pieces since the last art walk and he looks forward to sharing these new treasures. 

Wildflower Studio is featuring Fiber Arts. Nancy Randall has created beautiful framed soft sculptures, with both bold colors and shapes and mystical muted tones and landscapes. Tricia Biesmann and Cindy Summerfield have nuno-felted scarves in bright spring colors.

Grizzly Ridge Upcycle always has a great selection of remakes by artists who turn trash into treasures.

Jill Neal Gallery is featuring the new equine line with brilliant colors, shapes, and movement, emphasizing the wild, spirited freedom of the horse. The iconic Wild Women are also displayed, with new works and products.

Make your way down to Sisters Library to see a treasure trove of art created by the next generation of Sisters’ artists – students from the elementary, middle, and high schools.