The Curry Coastal Pilot

Today's Second Saturday Art Walk is one of more than 460 events throughout the state celebrating Oregon Days of Culture.

The annual celebration honoring the role of the arts, humanities, and heritage in everyday lives began Oct. 1 and ends today (Oct. 8).

During the Art Walk, from 4 to 7 p.m., people will be able to view art in the making, as well as hanging on gallery walls, hear music from different cultures, have photographers sign their works in a calendar and enjoy culinary delights.

Events begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Chetco Community Public Library where Maryjane Carlson and Tony Parrish will demonstrate "Bonsai Techniques."

Then at 5 p.m. on Art Walk Alley, German music will be performed by the Oktoberfest Oompah Band.

The next two events will be at Curry Medical Center where "Smock It To Ya!" a display of artist-decorated paper exam gowns will take place. Visitors will be able to vote for their favorite. At 5:30 p.m. there will be a silent auction followed at 6 by awards presented for to artists for their gowns.

Also at 6 p.m. artist Sharon Guinn will give a presentation on "Working Outside the Box" at A Wild Bird and Backyard General Store.

During Art Walk hours, people may stop by Dewey's Digs and bring in their Lions 2012 Fundraising Calendar they have already purchased, or purchase one there, and have five of the main photographers sign their contributions. Calendar photographers will also have other works hanging.

Other venues showing work include:

andbull;Signatures Gallery, which features Thomas Sheets' newest driftwood assemblage and paintings in acrylics, as well as the works of Drew Struzan, Jan Kunz, Karon Walstad, Ken Auster showing paintings of surfer Greg Noll, Duncan Regehr, Spencer Reynolds and Sandy Bonney. Keyboard music will be performed by Jerry Moffit followed by Tom Broderick.

andbull;Brian Scott Gallery continues to show the "Silhouette Series" by Christina Olsen as well as the works of Pete Chasar, Lorraine Filippone, Kathleen Kresa, Christina Olsen, Horst Wolf Elio Camacho, Randall Tillery, Magda Druzdel, Dale Wells, Donna Goss, Manuel Lopez, Nancy Tuttle, Jewell Johnson, Jane Opiat and Dan Sawyer.

andbull;Brenda Stafford is the featured artist of the month at Manley Art Center and Gallery. She will be demonstrating her techniques during Art Walk. The gallery theme is "The Great Pumpkin." Spectators may vote for their favorite art work. Guitarist Rapp Brush will provide musical entertainment.

andbull;In the Chetco Community Public Library gallery, "All Critters, Great and Small" andndash; paintings by Sandy Bonney, Sara Broderick, Janice Guernsey, Christina Olsen and Dale Wells, and photos by Vi Burton remain on display from last month. In the lobby showcase is a display of rocks and gems by Carl Durham.

andbull;Art Walk Alley Antiques features stained glass and custom framing by Anthony Farcello. Music will be performed by Lon Goddard and Aura Wright on guitars and vocals.

andbull;Feather Your Nest shows the watercolor works of Norm Rossignol.

andbull;Wright's Custom Framing and Art Supplies features graphite portraits by Crescent City Artist Robert Gormly. On display are the works of Sammy Hernandez, Warren Dowler, Vi Burton, Steve Tadin, Mike Tompkins, Gary Vickerman, Gwen Childs, Bill O'Conner, Len Burton, Dale Wells, Sara Broderick, Gordon Marsters, Dusanka Kralj, Wayne Bricco and Jane Opiat. Musical entertainment will be provided by Spectrum Sounds.

andbull;Curry Medical Center shows "Smock It To Ya!" andndash; an exhibit of paper examination gowns decorated by artists of all ages and art work by Curry Health Network staff.

andbull;A Wild Bird and Backyard General Store displays the watercolors of Sharon Guinn as well as jewelry, glass works, PVC mushrooms and glass ornaments.

Supporters remaining open during the Art Walk are The Art Alley Grille and Dottie's Corner.

A full report, complete with photos, will be available following the Art Walk at