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July 26, 2019 – 4th Friday Art Stroll

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Visit Art Galleries in Sisters Featuring:
• A great time
• Beautiful art
• Good company
• Refreshments
• Music
• Demonstrations
• Hors d'œurves

Summer is in full swing in Sisters, with music, art, food, and recreation around every corner. Stay in the swing by joining the Fourth Friday Artwalk through the Galleries of Sisters this week, sponsored by the Sisters Arts Association.

The Clearwater Gallery’s featured artists are the owner and longtime Sisters artist Dan Rickards, and the gallery’s newest artist, Aubrey Sloan, who creates functional stoneware with hand carved texture and designs. Rickards’ latest work is “Adventure on Wonderland,” Mount Rainier, the eighth rendering in his National Parks series.

Sarah Kaufman is the featured artist at The Stitchin’ Post Fiber Arts Gallery. Her favorite technique is the age-old Folded Log Cabin, designed in new ways. Her quilts are weighty wall pieces – not so suitable for beds. Her book, “Folded Log Cabin Quilts,” is now in its third printing. 

Gary Cooley’s Collection Gallery is undergoing a bit of an upswing, as Cooley is turning this into his working sculpture and painting studio. Stop by to see what’s in the works or on his easel. 

Parents and grandparents – are you looking for something creative to occupy your youngsters? Stop by Beacham’s Clock Company for a kit from UGears. Each kit includes all of the working pieces for anything from a wagon to a magic box. Manufactured in Ukraine, these unique kits are fun for ages six to infinity.

Marjie Scott creates bronze castings, steel wall sculpture, silver jewelry, human portraiture and mixed-media abstracts – a little of this and a lot of that. Stop by Ken Scott’s Imagination Gallery to view her latest creations.

Sculpted mud babies and more by Mary Moore, new twisted junipers in watercolor by Caroline Stratton Crow, and “Midnight Embrace,” Jennifer Hartwig’s latest Western themed scratchboard, are among the many new works at Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop.

Raven Makes Gallery is welcoming three Native American artists: Melissa Melero Moose, contemporary painter; Joey Allen, traditional decoy maker; and Tia Flores, gourd-calabaza artist.  Art of the Great Basin Region is expressed through the relationship that the Paiute, Shoshone, Navajo and Aztec People have with their vast high desert and its precious riparian environment. 

Rachel, aka Lighten Photography, is the featured artist at Good Day Café. She says that her images tell her life story, Darkness hides, but light exposes; her life has gone from wanting to be hidden in the dark, to longing to be held in the light.

Fourth Friday at Jill Neal Gallery means Wine, Women, and Chocolate. New originals, giclee prints and mugs feature Jill’s iconic empowered women and impressionist horses. 

At Antler Arts, visit Julie Neff of JN Jewels and antler artist Brian Black, who has been making antler items for the home for more than 32 years. Neff’s zebra jasper necklace is one of many dramatic pieces she’ll be showing.

The featured artists at Hood Avenue Art are Kathleen Keliher and Michelle Deaderick. Keliher has long worked in pastels and oils, but lately is experimenting with graphite, gesso, and inks, finishing her pieces with thin glazes of oil color. Deaderick sculpts amazing bird figures, glazed and trimmed with jewels and feathers.

Stop by Wildflower Studio for wine, appetizers and art. The studio is filled with paintings, glass, jewelry, and fiber arts.

Wrapping up this month in Sisters Library is the heartfelt photography of the wild horses of the Ochocos and Utah by Carol Statton. 

Also open during art stroll are the Dyrk Godby Gallery and Grizzly Ridge Upcycle, where you can decorate your house, your yard, and yourself with treasures from yesterday made new for today.

Future events dates for 2019 include:
August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22, and December 27. All events are between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

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