ART WALK OF APRIL 12
Report by Horst, with photos by Leslie Wolf
It was a sunny afternoon in downtown
Brookings, when Pete Chasar, local artist, gave the first
guided tour of the year. The weather couldnt have
been better. The first stop was the parking lot of the Central
Gallery, where local car enthusiasts had parked vintage
and high-performance cars, to go along with the art exhibit
in the main gallery inside: Watercolors of vintage cars
by Janeen Vick and Dale Wells, with some of Christina Olsens
whimsical car paintings in the front gallery. The artists
were present to answer questions and mingle with the crowd.
The Limericists, dressed as grease monkeys under the Queen
Mechanic Lynne Guild, made fun of cars and car owners.
Horst (keyboard) and friends Marshall Thompson (guitar/vocals)
and Scott Graves (Latin percussion) entertained the Art
Walkers, some of whom even did a little dancing.
The focus of the April Art Walk
was a Liz James retrospective exhibit in the Library Gallery.
This tribute was organized by Nancy Tuttle, local wood sculptor.
Starting at 6 PM a group of Lizs old-time friends
reminisced about the artistic life in old-time Brookings
and reported how Liz was instrumental in early days of the
Pelican Bay Art Association, in starting a local gallery,
and paint-outs. Some of her recent students presented little
snippets of what its like to attend her classes and
critique sessions. The gamut of the presentations reached
from serious prose about Lizs merits reaching beyond
Brookings into the neighboring communities of Crescent City
and Gold Beach, to hilariously bad limericks by friends
and would-be poets making fun of her habits in the classroom.
A good time was had by all, and Liz enjoyed the evening
Thats it for today. Lots
more stuff was going on, which you may find in the upcoming
Art Walk report by Nola Range:
or in a future Curry Coastal Pilot.
Tune in again toward the end of April for the May Art Walk