Tony Smith Featured at Weicherts; Small Town Ruckus Playing Music
Photographer Tony Smith will be featured at Weicherts RE, 231 E. Main St. with an opening reception on Oct.1 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Musical entertainment for the reception will be the band Small Town Ruckus.
Smith has been taking pictures since grade school using a simple 127 camera and always interested in nature in his surroundings. High School changed his focus after attending mock Republic and Democratic conventions. That went on to wedding and portrait photography and then landscape, plants, flowers and especially the Oregon coast. Eventually with the software available he experiments with selective color manipulations making them real artwork.
The Small Town Ruckus band will keep the action moving with their music with leader zBone playing guitars, ukulele , CBG, stompin’ and hollerin’, David on bass, double bass and vocals and Tim does percussion. They play Olde Timey Blues and Americana.
Don’t forget to check out the interesting display of Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals in the back of the room. And you can pick up your own free sample while you ask your questions.
Besides all that listen to 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.
JanSu is Back!
JanSu Hirst will be featured at Clark’s Bistro and Pub, 246 E. Main St. with an opening reception on Oct. 1 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Musical entertainment for the reception will be singer/guitarist Michael Orgera
Artist JanSu Hirst, who now lives in Corvallis, was well known in Hillsboro and Forest Grove for many years as a member of Influence Art Gallery and art teacher at Walters Cultural Art Center and Valley Art Gallery in Forest Grove. She has continued progressing in her art career and experimenting in new methods of innovative creations. Folks in Hillsboro who haven’t seen her art since November will find this show very interesting and those who have never seen her artwork will be amazed.
Music by Michael Orgera
Michael Orgera is a storyteller in song as he shares how his songs came together, then sings them while playing his old Gibson acoustic guitar. His songs have heart with words that depict that very moment of experience. Ray Maras joins him on electric guitar for a fun time for all ages. Many of his songs are happy; some written about the joy of life; others silly and childlike while a few are deep and on the sad side.
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 Ore
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