7 venues open today for monthly event

Today’s (Oct. 14) Second Saturday Art Walk highlights a longtime venue at a new location and another that is closing.

And, just in time for Halloween, a Brookings artist will show how he makes masks.

All this and more can be found from 3 to 6 p.m. at the participating venues, all within walking distance of Chetco Avenue in downtown Brookings.

Feather Your Nest, formerly in the basement of the Central Building, has moved above ground to the Pacific Center at 800 Chetco Ave, a spot that puts it just a few doors away from Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies.

At Wright’s is where Aiden Lile will give his mask-making (see related story) demonstration. Art Walkers can stop by at either 3 or 5 p.m.

Meanwhile at 7Times7D Gallery, Tom Krenecki is closing the venue at the end of the month. Instead of moving his stock of art, he has decided to sell his work. All proceeds will go to the Brookings-Harbor Emergency Helpers Food Bank.

All other mainstay venues will be open with the exception of Chetco Community Public Library and Semi Aquatic.

Most venues offer free refreshments and have live music performed by artists representing a number of different styles.

Those who miss any or all of the event can view an after-art-walk report with photos at www.wildriverscoastart.com.


•7Times7D Gallery, 519 Chetco Ave., features the large-format color photography of Tom Krenecki, as well as art created by others.

•ABC Creations, Art Walk Alley and Willow Street, features artist Julie Scott who paints on repurposed wood. ABC also has paintings, fabric art, sculpture, barn wood art, pottery, jewelry, fabric and other supplies. Music by Billie Ruth Furuichi and Taste o’ Honey.

•Ambiance by the Sea, 530 Hemlock St., featured artist is Tom Moody. There is also a selection of original art and collectibles, including birdhouses, pottery, art glass, driftwood art and more. Music by Toni Land.

•Brian Scott and Signatures galleries, 515 Chetco Ave., has a special event at 4:30 p.m. when guests can meet featured artist Angela Ewing. The multi-level gallery offers art from more than a dozen artists, as well as the artists of Signatures, a gallery within the gallery. Music by Lon Goddard.

•Feather Your Nest, 800 Chetco Ave., features the works of several artists, including photo cards, jewelry, driftwood mobiles and other craft items and collectibles. Music by Patty Ann Da’Cunha.

•Manley Art Center, 433 Oak St., presents a special event at 4 p.m. — an interview with featured artist Karen Vogl. The gallery theme is “Edibles.” The classroom displays art by Tuesday Painters, life drawing, Mudslingers, Chetco Photographers, fiber arts, and more.

•Wright’s Fog and Fine Arts Gallery, 810 Chetco Ave., offers a special event at 3 and 5 p.m. Aiden Lile demonstrates mask making. The featured artist is Jaymie Allen whose medium is melted crayons. The gallery displays works of 37 artists whose media includes jewelry, oil and watercolor. Music by Shirley Hyatt.

Brookings resident Aiden Lile will demonstrate mask making at 3 and 5 p.m. today (Oct. 14) at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies.

The demonstration is part of today’s Second Saturday Art Walk. The event is free.

Lile first experienced art while making crafts with his family. Among the things he learned was how to sew from his great-grandmother, create composition through collage, mask making and more.

As a teen, he used his skills to create his own costumes and masks for the Chetco Pelican Player’s haunted house, which opens Oct. 20 at the warehouse on the corner of East Hoffeldt Lane and Highway 101 in Harbor.

While attending Brookings-Harbor High School, Lile took multiple digital graphic and design classes with Joe Morin. He also took basic and advanced art classes from Sheryl Tuttle where he explored several media. After graduation, he continued his art studies with Sarah Broderick at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

Currently Lile works at Wright’s, which is at 810 Chetco Ave. in Brookings.