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April 26, 2019 – 4th Friday Art Stroll

Who? You and your friends
What? Fourth Friday Art Stroll
Where? Galleries of Sisters
Cost? FREE

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There is something special about the Fourth Friday Art Stroll this month. On April 26, from 4 to 7 p.m., visitors can get a sneak peek of the artwork that’s part of My Own Two Hands fundraising auction, at two locations: 382 E. Hood Ave. and Sisters Art Works. This is in addition to the upcoming My Own Two Hands Art Stroll through various sponsoring businesses in Sisters, on May 10. The auction itself is on May 11 at Ponderosa Forge, and tickets are still available from the Sisters Folk Festival.

Joining the Fourth Friday Art Stroll this month is Good Day Café at Bedouin. Featured are Jeni Kelleher’s pastel pencil drawings. Artist Patty Freeman-Martin says “Jeni’s renderings of cute animals appear to be done in many layers of subtle colors and marks, some with glittery sparkles in the deep tones. Her technical ability to render is quite astonishing.”

The Clearwater Gallery’s Fourth Friday event, from 4 to 6 p.m., will feature Wendy Vernon Designs. Vernon, a Sisters jewelry artist, will bring in many new pieces, including rings created in collaboration with Brazilian artists. 

At Ken Scott’s Imagination Gallery, the Steampunk Bird Bath, Ken’s latest garden feature, will be unveiled. This  otherworldly artifact combines elements reflecting decades of design work. Tilly’s Garden by Marjie Scott is a tribute to the power of spring: a one-of-a-kind steel wall unit with whimsy and dedication to gardening. 

Sisters Coffee Company has work by Jayde Silbernagel, a coffee company employee who lives in Sisters. Jayde says, “my subject matter is more about who I am working with, versus what subject matter I am capturing. I simply enjoy the yummy vibe, making creative collaborations from fashion to breasfeeding, to coffee – my epicurean soul can dig it all.”

The Stitchin’ Post Fabric Arts Gallery will feature the opening of June Jaeger’s “Inspired by Nature” exhibit. Each or these pieces in this exhibit were inspired by forms found in nature.

Hood Avenue Art is showing monotypes by printmaker Gin Laughery, and one-of-a-kind dichroic glass jewelry by Berta and Rex Heisler of Zantana Dichroic Jewelry in Redmond. These artists bring to the gallery the deep, rich, and gorgeous colors reminiscent of the sky and light of Central Oregon. The exhibit runs through May 21. 

Photographs by Lisa Belt are featured at The Collection Gallery. Lisa finds it an honor to be included with the gallery’s fine artists. “We are not as competitive as we are appreciative of each other’s work.” Gary and Karen Cooley invite you to stop by. 

Jill Neal has painted a new herd of small, original horses, nicely framed and galloping across the wall of her gallery. She has some newly released “Wild Tasteful Women” products as well. Stop in to feel the energy and life, and sample fine wine and chocolate.

Wildflower Studio will feature new leather bags, earrings and bracelets made by Alicia Lovejoy of Triumph Outpost. 

Stop in at Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop to chat with plein air painters Gordon and Kay Baker, “the scratchboard lady” Jennifer Hartwig of scratchlife.com, and pencil artist Mike Stasko. All will have new work on display during the art stroll.

Enjoy a night out in Sisters with light appetizers, wine, art and conversation. Sign up for the Quick Draw, (one ticket per person per gallery). Sisters Arts Association will draw three winning tickets: two $50 gift certificates good at any of the galleries featured here, and one for a pair of free tickets to My Own Two Hands, courtesy of the Sisters Folk Festival. 

And be sure to ask about the Sponsoring Restaurants who support our 4th Friday Events during and following the stroll.

Future events dates for 2019 include:
May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22, December 27