On Tuesday, June 4, from 5 – 8 p.m., the Walters Cultural Arts Center (527 E. Main St., Hillsboro) will host an opening reception during First Tuesday Art Walk for “Visions,” an exhibition featuring Barbara Martin, James Halvorson, and collaborative works by Noelle Suzanne Barce and Coleman Stevenson. Working in acrylic, collage, and mixed media, the artists of “Visions” offer narratives drawn out of dream and philosophy, while channeling, manipulating, and diverting the deep generative forces that shape the surface of what we know and how we see. The exhibition will be on view through July 26, 2019, with a second reception Tuesday, July 2.
Born in North Dakota, Halvorson has exhibited extensively throughout the greater Northwest. His collage works and drawings often make use of book pages, alluding to scholarly research, and touch on myriad subjects including media studies, physics, economics, dreams, and folklore. Martin has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her acrylic on panel paintings tap into the subconscious to develop abstracted and surreal explorations of place and emotion. Barce and Stevenson’s collection of collaborative works, “Two Paths,” utilize their overlapping yet divergent working processes to seek balance. The artists respond to segments of a poem through their individual visual languages, resulting in an oscillation between chaos and control.
The June 4 Art Walk reception will feature a demonstration by Barbara Martin from 5 – 6 p.m., an Artist Chat with collaborators Barce and Stevenson at 6:15 p.m., and a Gallery Walk & Talk with Halvorson at 7 p.m. The Arts & Community Pop-Up in the Walters Lobby from 5 – 8 p.m. will host jewelry maker Vicki Szukalla, photographer John Mehja, Portland Chamber Orchestra, and Hillsboro Contra Dance. Calvin Berkenbile will perform on solo acoustic guitar in the Walters Lobby from 5 – 6:30 p.m., and Hillsboro Community Senior Center will host the Kitchen Table Project—an opportunity to participate in intergenerational conversation and connect with community—in the Walters Theatre from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Family art-making activities will take place 5:30 – 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided thanks to our supporting sponsor, Decadent Creations.
The First Tuesday Art Walk is free, open to the public, and takes place on the first Tuesday of every month throughout Downtown Hillsboro from 5 – 8 p.m. Exhibitions at the Walters Cultural Arts Center are open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Walters is located at 527 E. Main St. and is situated on the corner of Northeast Fifth Avenue and East Main Street in a one way grid in downtown Hillsboro. Parking can be accessed from either Fifth or Sixth Avenues, and the Walters is conveniently located just two blocks off the MAX Blue line. For more information call 503-615-3485 or visit www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters.
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