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The Kenneth B Gallery LOGOKennethBGallery Workshops ~ February, 2015

Kenneth B Gallery - Contemporary art, community printmaking lab, and film house.  This gallery features local and regional artists, workshops, weekly art classes, live entertainment, movies and private events. For additional information go to KennethBGallery.com or call

 541-999-5875 ~ 1458 1st Street, Old Town Florence, OR.

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FEC: CALL TO ARTISTS "LIFE IN OUR TOWN"

During March, the classic production of Our Town will be presented by the Last Resort Players at the Florence Events Center. In an exciting collaboration between the play’s producers and the FEC galleries, the Gallery Committee is announcing a “Call to Artists” for a Rent-A-Rod show during the month of March. The theme is “Life in Our Town.” The deadline for entries is February 23rd and the art is due for hanging on February 26th.

Entries can either follow the themes of the play – everyday living, love and marriage, and the reality of death, or can focus on our own town of Florence. To rent-a-rod, download the application document below. The cost to rent-a-rod is $20.00, and each rod can hold up to three paintings. The glass case is also available for up to three items per application for $20.00.

All mediums of art and photography are encouraged, and organizers urge the art community to participate in this celebration of Our Town. Deadline for applications is February 23rd. For questions, or additional information, contact cignatieff@live.com, or jennifer@eventcenter.org.

Florence Event Center - click for prospectus and application (see at bottom of the web page)


@ Florence Events Center February 2015 :
FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS - RENT-A-ROD

The FEC Gallery Committee is presenting "For the Love of Animals" in Gallery One during the month of February. This exhibit will benefit the Florence Area Humane Society (FAHS). Photography, paintings, 3-D art, pastels, scratch board, pen and ink – a variety of mediums will be on display. The art community of Florence is happy to have this opportunity to help support the local animal shelter.


@ BACKSTREET : February 2015
HEARTHEARTHEART exhibit at Backstreet

You’re invited. Backstreet Gallery artists put their heart in the Heart exhibition for the month of February. With twenty-some talented artists pouring their heart out into their media with their interpretation of the heart theme, it’s bound to be an interesting show. There will be a reception in their honor on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th, from 3-5 PM, at 1421 Bay Street, just the perfect time to start off your romantic plans for the evening. Beside the array of tasty appetizers, guests will enjoy the talented Rebecca Phillips with her quartet, aptly called "Just for Fun", with Richard Jones on clarinet and tenor sax, Lou Invernon on flute, and Barbara Jones on bass. Member Jill Hardin will possibly join them on a song or two, while Rebecca fills in with other vocals, along with her amazing keyboard work. Romance will be floating through the air with Hearts and Songs of Love. HearTHEARTheart.

The image is by Jane Rincon, Florence, OR.


VIEW FINDERS PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB ~ February 2015 Photo Contest : MACRO; and PICTURE OF THE YEAR

The annual banquet of the Siuslaw Viewfinders Camera Club was held Saturday, 2/7, at the Elk's Club. It was the club's tenth anniversary and was well attended. There were two photography contests that evening, one was the assigned theme and the other was "Picture of the Year" which could be any subject.

The theme for February (above left to right) was to explore the world up close and personal employing macro photography. First place went to Will Calvert with a closeup of mushrooms growing in the forest. Second place was captured by Rudy Gargioni with a black and white photo of a dandelion gone to seed. And third place went to Larry Bacon with a closeup of a well tied knot hanging on the side of a ship. Read the whole descriptions of each work here.

Picture of the Year (above) could be any subject. In first place (from left to right) was Curt Peters with a picture of “Thor's Well” by Cape Perpetua. Second place went to Stephen Jones with a photo of “Horseshoe Bend” of the Colorado River. Third place was captured by Jane Pittenger of another well known place, “Many Glaciers of Glacier National Park.”

Read more on Viewfinder's Club


Second Saturday Art Gallery Tour

The Second Saturday Gallery Tour from 3-5PM has begun. Get locations and phone numbers here.

GALLERIES ON THE TOUR:

Backstreet Gallery: 1421 Bay St. Open daily 10-6PM
Old Town Coffee and Gallery: 125 Nopal St. Open Daily 8-6PM
The Gallery Above the Silver Lining Boutique: 2217 Highway 101. Open Mon. – Sat. Open 11-5:30 PM.
Vardanian Gallery: 1287 Bay St. Open Sat., Sun.: 12-5 PM
River Gallery: 1335 Bay St., Open daily 11-5PM
Pacific Frameworks: 2420 Hwy. 101 * Store hours Tues. through Sat. 11-5PM * 541 997-1138 local artists plus framing.
The Siuslaw Public Library: 1460 9th St. Open Mon. 10-6 PM, Tues. & Wed. 10-8 PM, Thurs.& Sat. 10-6PM Sun. 1-5PM
FRAA - Florence Regional Arts Alliance is located at 4969 Hwy. 101. Suite #4 -Open Tuesday - Friday 12-4PM and Saturday 9-4PM.
Kenneth B. Gallery & Print Lab Project - The hours are Wednesday - Sunday 1-8PM, or by appointment (541-999-5875). (Located behind the Old Town Coffee Shop)
FEC Florence Events Center: 715 Quince St. Click here to see info.

Start your tour at any gallery and enjoy the outstanding Florence art community. The next tour is Sept. 13, However you may enjoy the galleries during their regular hours also.


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