A Silent Shock for for the Visible Arts Community

This is Sandy Brown Jensen, and you are listening to Viz Metropolis, KLCC’s Arts Review System. I want to personally invite you to a lavish exhibit of 83 images currently showing at a locale you may perhaps not nevertheless have visited: The new Midtown Arts Center on 16th and Pearl in Eugene.


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“ASean” a portrait of social commentary by Glenn Newland, a person of the two featured artists at the major PhotoZone clearly show presently exhibiting at the Midtown Arts Middle Gallery.

The photography exhibit is hosted by the PhotoZone Pictures club right here in Lane County, so you know you’re seeing the finest of the ideal. There are two showcased artists, Susie Morrill and Glenn Newland, the two of whom check out illustrations or photos with essential messages of social commentary. Among the the numerous gallery areas at the Midtown, there are two substantial convention rooms with glass walls, so individuals coming into the building can glance to their ideal and promptly see the two walls of these artists’ photographs.

In addition, there is an atrium showcasing huge vertical abstracts by Patrick Plaia. Flip suitable, and you are in a long, spacious, gallery-lit corridor.


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Two extraordinary vertical abstracts dominate the atrium showspace at the Midtown Art Heart Gallery.

It is rather a present, and you need to go see it.

But I also want to explain to you about the location. Midtown Arts is the full bottom three flooring of the developing, and the upper degrees are condos. It was concluded in 2021 and is principally devoted to dance. There are rehearsal halls the exact same measurements as the two major Hult Center levels. The making properties all the important non-financial gain arts organizations, from the Lane Arts Council to Chamber Tunes Amici.

The art gallery spaces have been developed into it from the commencing, so all the things is staged and lit to the maximum criteria any visual artist could wish for.


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Sandi O’Brien’s luminous photos grieve the passing by hearth of so numerous of the sacred web-sites up on the McKenzie River and in other places.

I also always enjoy to emphasize demonstrates at what I connect with tiny pocket galleries, and there’s a gem at O’Brien Imaging on 2833 Willamette in Eugene referred to as “In Memoriam: Following the Getaway Farm Fire” by Sandi O’Brien. A lot of of these richly textured and often lush images are infra-pink, inverting the black and white globe. She is honoring sacred spots like Delta Campground that were misplaced in the hearth. It is a lovely show–do try to see it.