Gallery Calapooia First Friday & Artist Reception

Gallery Calapooia from the outside with glowing light spilling to the sidewalk
May 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gallery Calapooia
222 W 1st Ave
Albany, OR 97321
Gallery Calapooia First Friday & Artist Reception @ Gallery Calapooia | Albany | Oregon | United States

The Featured Artists at Gallery Calapooia for May 2023 are Koka Filipovic and Bill Marshall. Their art will be on display from now until May 27.

From Koka Filipovic
“Art can serve to inspire us to feel the joy that is a natural part of being human. It offers some much needed relief during these unprecedented times of rapid fire changes. It has become my joy to share this unique experience in a variety of nature inspired pieces that offer a sense of being inside a sanctuary. My deep reverence for the natural world has inspired a collection of contemporary and arts and crafts designs that serve to enhance a variety of interior settings.”

From Bill Marshall
“Is it me, or has this been one of longest, cold, wet winters here in western Oregon, my home for the past 40 years? As a fisher and gardener, I welcome the rejuvenating rains, and the mountain snowpack assuring that there will be ample water in our rivers, lakes, and reservoirs during the heat of the summer. And as an artist, I feel so fortunate to be able to turn to the studio when the pouring rain prevents such outdoor activities. I can turn away from the wet windows, put on some music, and drift off into the land of drawing, painting, and printmaking. So, what subjects does one choose when the snow/rain mix is blowing sideways outside? Sunflowers in full bloom, drifting in a canoe, fishing a mountain stream, the garden in full production, of course!”


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