The Steele Collection
Exquisite sculpture work by Emily Steele in steel and glass.
The Arts Center became trustees of the collection in 2018, along with endowed support for the benefit of public art in Corvallis.
The Arts Center, including the Art Shop, will be open 10 am-6 pm Saturday, September 28 and 10 am-5 pm Sunday September 29, to support the Fall Festival! Preview the stunning Art for the Heart 8×8 gallery and immerse yourself in The Steele Collection exhibit, celebrating the art and life of Emily Steele, sculptor, maker and collaborator.
August 27-September 21, 2019
Repetition: A study on geometric shapes, colors, and dimensions
Conversation from the Corrine Woodman Gallery, Thursday, September 5, 12 noon-1 pm
This exhibit showcases Levant Karayalim’s three dimensional wall hangings. All pieces are made from repurposed materials such as corrugated paper, wood, cloth, and canvas. His works combine vibrant color combinations as well as bold black and white contrasting geometric shapes.
Levant was born in Istanbul, Turkey and moved to the United States in the late 1980’s. At age 25, while living in NYC, he restored 14th-15th-16th French and Flemish Medieval tapestries that now reside in museums and residences. This talent has transformed into his artworks. He is inspired by Neo-concrete and Minimalists art movements. Work in this show focus on repetition and creating a large whole from smaller repetitive elements.
An all-acoustic music event performed by local musicians!
WHAT IS IT?
The focus is folk music. Other musical genres are welcome. Both individuals and groups and a variety of instrumentation are encouraged.
Free and open to all, both performers and audience.
2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison, Corvallis
Contact Kurt Smith at k_smith1342(at)comcast(dot)net or phone at 541-270-6369
LOCAL FOLK is a partnership of the Corvallis Folklore Society and The Arts Center, Corvallis
The Arts Center is a member of the Mid-Willamette Valley Art Trail — “Fifty Miles of Art” along the Hwy 99W corridor. Pick up a brochure at here, or any of the other twelve participating galleries, and create your self-guided art adventure to McMinnville, Independence/Monmouth and Corvallis, Oregon.
Trystan shares his story of life, family and transition with us.
Trystan Reese sprang into the public consciousness in 2017 when he decided to tell his trans pregnancy story in the mainstream media. He and his partner, Biff, are also the adoptive parents of Biff’s biological niece and nephew. They are proud to have expanded the public conversation about trans reproductive justice, queer families, and what it means to be a father. He regularly tells the unique story of his family’s creation to audiences across the country.
He is the Director of Family Formation at Family Equality Council, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ families and those who wish to form them.
Youth Open Mic Poetry Reading, Wednesday, May 1 @ 5:00 pm
In celebration of April Poetry Month 2019, Grades K-8 poets, living in Linn or Benton County have sent poems and artwork to the 14th Annual Youth Poetry Celebration. All poems submitted are exhibited in the Corinne Woodman Gallery at The Arts Center. Last year over 100 young poets participated.
The show ends with a celebration and Open Mic Poetry Reading. Each youth participant receives a modest cash award. Reception, Youth Open Mic and Award Announcement is Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 5-6:30 pm.
Award certificates are selected by poetry and art judges, and awarded for poetry and artistic presentation in several age categories.
Three artists share their personal approaches to watercolor painting with images from around Oregon. Doyle Leek, Midge Black and Humberto Gonzalez share their work in the Corrine Woodman Gallery.
Represented are traditional plein aire techniques, “controlled spontaneity” and more precise use of the medium.
Thanks to Debby Sundbaum Sommers for selecting works for this show. She is a print maker and painter and former graphics artist for Oregon State University.
November 15-December 29, 2018
Artists, Makers and Tinkerers are celebrate “TOYS” in a show for the holiday season. The resulting collection is a delight for kids, dogs, cats and grown-ups alike. The exhibit is part invitational and part open. The show is also a fundraiser, so each work in the show is for sale. Makers and The Arts Center and share the sale price 50/50.
About the Toys:
They may be for play (functional), but also for pure decoration (non-functional), and are made out of most any materials including wood, glass, clay, metal, wire, paper, plexiglass, fabric or fiber. There are also a few 2D representations of toys. The only parameter was that they may be no bigger than roughly 1 foot in all directions, and even this rule was broken.
Pat Berman, Rich Bergeman, Trish Browning, Roberta Casteel, Hester Coucke,
Rutger and Judith Coucke, Brian Egan, Suzanne Getz, Anthony Gordon, Jess Graff,
Jen Hernandez-Cornelius, Kathy Jederlinich, Ann Lahr, Kimberly Long, Marta Maxwell, Karen Miller, Lauren Ohlgren, Susan Pachuta, Rani Primmer and Peggy Sharrow.
Artist Talk: Kimberly Long, Rani Primer, Susan Pachuta:
“Giftwrap” at the Exhibit:
Thursday, December 20, 5:30-7:30 pm is a “last minute shopping and gift wrapping” event during the Corvallis Arts Walk. Patrons who bought work to give as a Christmas gift may pick up their purchase that day and have it gift wrapped. We’ll leave an image of the toy in its place.
Thanks to Corvallis PakMail for sponsorship support of TOYS.