Featured Artists at the Downtown Hillsboro First Tuesday Art Walk

Work by Featured Artist Mojdeh Bahar

Featured Artist Mojdeh Bahar at Clark’s Bistro; Musical Entertainment by Henry Kaiser

Mojdeh Bahar will be featured at Clark’s Bistro and Pub, 246 E. Main St. with an opening reception on Dec. 3 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Musical entertainment for the reception will be Henry Kaiser.

When Bahar first came to the U.S. she was fresh out of art school in Tehran. While she has been painting most of her life, this training in Persian miniatures has taken her in a different direction. In this show, she uses silicon wafers to reflect the surrounding environment and create moods with colorful textures. She calls this The Controlled Breakdown Series.

Henry Kaiser brings his 12 string guitar to entertain at the reception with music generally in the folk/pop genre including tunes from James Taylor, Allison Kraus, The Eagles, Tom Petty and a few songs from an older era even reaching back to Peter, Paul and Mary and the Everly Brothers. Mixed in will be a few of his original compositions.

Come enjoy a free glass of wine or soda, samples of Clark’s menu and visit with the artist and your neighbors. Judith Shortt, realtor for the Phoenix Realty Group, located downtown Hillsboro, will host this event. Plan your Art Walk journey to include Clark’s Bistro & Pub when you come to downtown Hillsboro, which has become the art destination in northwest Oregon.


The Jackie, James & Linda Show with Skip Farmer’s Music at Weicherts RE

Dec. 3 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. will be the opening reception of the Jackie, James and Linda Show at Weicherts RE, 231  E. Main Street in Hillsboro.

Who, you might ask, are Jackie, James and Linda? They are Jackie Woodward, James Tschida and Linda Holland and this is a meaningful show because they showed their art in this same space 13 years ago when it was called Influence Art Gallery. The space was being run by the non-profit Tualatin Valley Artists, Inc. that also had music every Friday night with an open mic run by Evan Acey.

As happens with time, Influence moved and things changed. Open mic still happens every Friday night and TV Artists still run the venue but it is now at its new location. However, there are still memories attached to this original location. Hence, the Jackie, James and Linda Show  are celebrating the beginnings.

Tschida is an oil painter who dabbles in watercolors as he paints landscapes and still lifes. He loves to take commissions from people who want something specific painted. He lives in Forest Grove and is active in the art scene both there and in Hillsboro.

Woodward specializes in acrylic and watercolor but always ready to try something new like her Brusho paintings (a new medium that bursts with color when sprinkled on water). Her animals and flowers are amazing and she likes to paint large.

Holland has been in the Hillsboro art scene since organizing the TV Artists. She paints watercolors and loves to paint people and flowers. She started with a theme of babies and dragons and they sneak into her paintings often; having tea parties or chasing each other in the land of Hanalei.

Now for a special treat: Entertaining at the opening reception will be Skip Farmer and his band. Farmer has been a mover and a shaker in the music world of Hillsboro, especially in the beginning of the Influence Gallery when these three artists were showing their art so it is fitting he is playing his music on this night. You won’t want to miss this momentous occasion.

Besides all that the reception will include free snacks, sodas and wine as well as visiting with your neighbors and talking to the artists who created this unique art. This is an Art Walk you won’t want to miss.