In The Arts
At the Emerald Art Center
Join the Community of Artists at Emerald Art Center
500 Main St., Springfield OR 97477 (541) 726-8595
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm
Emerald Art Center is a place where beginning and established artists join together to create and show their art in a historic building in downtown Springfield. And it’s a place for people in the community to view local and national art shows as well as attend classes and other events. Come for a visit today. Enjoy the art. Become a member.
HAPPENINGS AT EMERALD ART CENTER
Second Friday Art Show – Opening Reception: February 12, 5 – 8 pm. Join us for the opening reception for member artist Glenn Dow and our visiting artist, Sarah Fagan. Enjoy refreshments and goodies while you view the art!
Youth Art Works! Free Classes for Kids aged 6 – 12. Saturdays, 12 – 3 pm from February 6 – March 19th. See Children’s Classes for details.
NEW CLASSES FOR ADULTS: “Drawing for Absolute Beginners: Beginning Still Life Using Pencil, Pen, and Watercolor.” On-going drawing class (one month) with Cara Brasted. Monday evenings, February 1, 8, 15, and 22: 6:30-8:30. See Adult Classes for details.
“Zentangle Essentials” taught by Wendy Hoffman, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Saturday, March 12 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful, artful images by drawing structured patterns. See Adult Classes for details.
Open Figurative Drawing Sessions. Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Weekly sessions with a model who at the end of each session chooses her favorite drawing for display in the gallery for the week. $6 for 2 1/2 hours.
Adult Painting Classes. Thursday evenings 7 – 10 pm. Come join artist, Alan M. Clark, for weekly painting sessions. Alan provides guidance to all artists seeking instruction in acrylic, drawing and illustration. $15 for 3 hours.
CALL FOR ARTISTS – 2016 NATIONAL JURIED SHOW
The Emerald Spring Exhibition is a national juried show begun in 2005 to recognize, promote, and reward excellence in fine arts by top artists from across the nation. Held in May each year, the show offers $5000 in financial awards, display of art to hundreds of gallery visitors for the month, and publication of accepted entries in the show catalog. Our nationally recognized juror is Barbara Jaenicke who will also be teaching a workshop on The Poetic Landcape on May 3-5.
ARTS IN THE NEWS
The Register Guard featured a front-page story in the Arts section about our “World Painting Challenge” exhibition. Click the link to read the article by Randi Bjornstad.
Lane Monthly magazine features a full page article about activities at the art center in their edition on “Celebrating the Arts.” Click the link to read the story.
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