Quilts, greeting cards, limericks, interviews, food, music and, of course, lots of art displays during today’s (May 12) Second Saturday Art Walk.
Venues will be open from 4 to 7 p.m., although Ray’s Food Place will begin its special activities at 11 a.m. with Kids’ Mother’s Day Cake Decorating, which will continue until 4 p.m. In addition the store is hosting a Vendor Fair from 2 to 6 p.m.
Special events during the Art Walk kick off at 4:30 p.m. when Angi Christian gives a presentation on designing quilts at Sweet Pea Cafe.
Then at 5 p.m., Pete Chasar will interview artist Jay Mosby at Manley Art Center and Gallery.
During the final event of the evening The Limericists will read limericks related to May Day at Dewey’s Digs. There will also be a presentation about the greeting cards on display.
The public is welcome to attend events as they wish and browse galleries at their leisure. Venues and their offerings include:
•Signatures Gallery features Master Pastelist Albert Handell, whose work has been included in every book on pastels ever published in the United States. Also on display are the works of Kevin Roeckl, Drew Struzan, Karon Walstad, Thomas Sheets, Duncan Regehr, Sandy Bonney and Jan Kunz. Music will be performed by Marshall Thompson on guitar and vocals.
•Brian Scott Gallery displays jewelry and gourd creations by Jewell Johnson. Works by Pete Chasar, Lorraine Filippone, Kathleen Kresa, Christina Olsen, Horst Wolf, Elio Camacho, Randall Tillery, Dale Wells, Donna Goss, Manuel Lopez, Nancy Tuttle, Jewell Johnson, Jane Opiat, Dan Sawyer and Craig Barnes are also on display.
•Manley Art Center’s Artist of the Month is Cathy Dean who works in watercolors. The gallery theme is “Mother Nature.” In addition, there will be a preview of the Azalea Festival art show activities, the Saturday night After Hours Art Gala and the mini art that will be sold during the Art Gala on Memorial Day weekend. International music will be performed by Hither, Thither and Yon.
•Chetco Community Public Library continues its show, “Chasing Challenges in Paint” Audi Stanton. The showcase displays “Custom-designed miniature wood yachts” by Arthur Larason. Audience participation music will be performed by The Boondock Band.
•Salon Dolce will be displaying the fine beadwork of Donna Henderson. Lorna Rodriguez will provide musical entertainment on flute.
•Art Walk Alley Antiques features stained glass and custom framing by Anthony Farcello.
•Dewey’s Digs, the Curry Coastal Pilot conference room, has a display titled “Greetings from America’s Wild River's Coast” – a show of artist-created greeting cards and original artwork that inspired the cards. Music will be performed by McAlla and Ben.
•Feather Your Nest presents the hand-designed beaded jewelry of Marge Norvell and culinary creations by Anne Boulley.
•Wright’s Custom Framing hosts Sara Broderick’s sixth annual theme show titled “Music.” Also on display are the works of Dusanka Kralj, Pat Brewer, Warren Dowler, Vi Burton, Steve Tadin, Mike Tompkins, Gary Vickerman, Gwen Childs, Len Burton, Dale Wells, Sara Broderick, Sharon Guinn, Gordon Marsters, Wayne Bricco, Jane Opiat. Music provided Taste o’ Honey.
•Ray’s Food Place will feature Cooking Creations by Lorraine.
•Chetco Activity Center shows the works of various artists’ work – a cooperative effort with the Pelican Bay Arts Association. Artist Brenda Stafford will be demonstrating. Giraffes on a Raft will provide musical entertainment.
•Sweet Pea Cafe displays hand-made quilts by Angi Christian.
•A Wild Bird and Backyard General Store will feature artist Jane Opiat who will be making scarves.
A full report, complete with photos, will be posted online at www.wildriverscoastart. com following the Art Walk.