Walters Gallery Exhibits

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Artwork from The Frida ProjectAugust 1 - September 25

The Frida Project
by Group Mural Exhibition | Upstairs & Downstairs Gallery

In the spirit of cross-cultural understanding and collaboration between Latin American and Caucasian communities in Hillsboro, the Frida Project brought together a group of Hillsboro artists whose multiple perspectives explore themes of intersecting identities and cultures. Together, these artists have created a collection of mural panels that reflect the powerful legacy of the great Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and explore possibilities for how her work and ideas might relate to our home here in the Willamette valley.

First Tuesday Receptions:
August 1 | 5 - 6:30 pm 
Live music in the lobby by Austin Randle

September 5 | 5 - 6:30 pm
Live music in the lobby by Bob Shoemaker

 

Flirting With Blue by Dianne Jean EricksonOctober 3 - November 24 

Reckless Forms
by Dianne Jean Erickson | Upstairs & Downstairs Galleries

This fascinating collection consists of encaustic monotypes created on a hot plate. For these one-of-a-kind prints, pigmented wax bars move freely over the plate as they melt—creating the paint—then paper is laid over the hot wax to create the image. Each piece comes from mind to hand to paper without preconceived ideas about what they should be, leaving evidence of the artist’s hand in the making of each mark. The figures in “Reckless Forms” are intuitive and gestural, evocative of bodily and ethereal forms that are open to the imagination.

First Tuesday Receptions:

October 3 | 5 - 6:30 pm   
Live music in the lobby by Dan Abrahamson (Guitar)

November 7 | 5 - 6:30 pm   
Live music in the lobby by Jason Okamoto (Classical Guitar)

 

December 5 - January 26

Rebeck 5 by Plata GarzaThe Abstracts
by Plata Garza | Upstairs Gallery

"The Abstracts” is a collection of experimental acrylic paintings wherein each piece is a vibrant exercise in color, process and perspective. The artist has hidden a symbol in each painting: three dots—a personal hieroglyphic that is both a part of the painting and something that stands apart as a marker of the artist's presence, like a flag on the moon saying “I was here.” While the pieces in this collection move through a variety of different modes, points of view and subject matters, the symbol of the artist unites them all—a mysterious presence that hovers in the abstraction of each piece.

Abstract Expressions
by Steve Kleier | Downstairs Gallery

The Gay Gendarme by Steve KleierTo achieve the abstract visions of this new watercolor collection, artist Steve Kleier looks to an inner world and dreamlike space, allowing fleeting impressions to come to the surface to be interpreted on the canvas. “Just as music does not imitate sounds we hear,” says Kleier, “so these paintings do not imitate things we see…They are visual music.”

First Tuesday Receptions:

December 5 | 5 - 6:30 pm   
Live music in the lobby by Elizabeth Nicholson (Harpist)

January: There will be no First Tuesday reception due to the holidays

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With thanks to our First Tuesday sponsor, Decadent Creations