Saturday, March 31, 2012

April First Friday and newsletter

Short Term Gallery
1829 Main Street
Baker City, Oregon
April 2012 Newsletter
First Friday Art Walk April 6, 5:30 to 8:00
Featured Artists:
 Hiro Glover, and Grant County Arts Association.  Live Music by Jenna-Leigh (pop, rock, country).

Hiro Glover   Featured Artist
Born in Okinawa, Japan, Hirofumi Glover showed an early talent for drawing. After immigrating to the United States in 1959, he was inspired by the visually stimulating culture of the modern world. He studied graphic design and photography in college and he soon became one of Oregon’’s accomplished artisans; first as a successful musician and instrument builder, and later as a skilled craftsman of custom furniture.

His passion for painting began as a happy accident when he started painting floor cloths to sell at the various markets in the Willamette Valley. Self-taught, he first began experimenting with acrylics on canvas and his early works were impressionistic abstracts with an emphasis on bold colors. Glover’’s recent works are figurative paintings and Oregon landscapes.
Hirofumi’’s art has been featured in galleries along the I-5 corridor, and he has produced many commissioned pieces for both commercial and private collectors. His work won the ""People’’s Choice"" award at the 11th annual Riverfront Gallery’’s Wild Women 8 juried art show in 2010.
Glover relocated to La Grande at the beginning of 2012 and is taking inspiration from the surrounding beauty of Eastern Oregon. 
  Hiro Glover painting horseHorse
painting by Hiro Glover Geisha RainGeisha-Rain
Hiro Glover painting Landscape


Hiro Glover Three Sisters-1 Three Sisters #1

Grant County Arts Association Featured Artists
Paintings, drawings, and wall sculpture by members of the Grant County Arts Association.
White Chickens Suzanne FindleyWhite Chickens, watercolor, Suzanne Findley, $75

 Currently in the gallery:

oil painting, George Keister, $550

jewelryJewelry, Andrea Stone, copper/turquoise,

boys club

Boys Club on Parade, Watercolor, Rebecca Littke, $879

glass mosaic
I was Born to Swing, That's All  glass mosaic, lighted, Kathy Pennington, $2800

More at:
art in progress work in progress, Tom Novak inside the gallery.
The Short Term Gallery located in historic downtown Baker City shows works by a variety of regional artists.The odd name is from its origins of what was to have been a one month exhibition in a vacant storefront - but success led to ongoing exhibits and sales. Thanks to a generous arrangement with the property owners and donated labor by the artists who show there, operating costs are low and all proceeds of sales go directly to the artists. New art is always coming in, and great art is being sold, so if you visited once please come back again. There's always something new!