Stroll Downtown Springfield’s Second Friday Art Walk (5 to 8 pm) and see the abstract paintings of Connie Avery at City Hall, the expressionist works of Amber Stock at Hearts for Hospice and the fine Chinese Brush technique of Sandi Grubbs at the Emerald Art Center — Grubbs spent eight years in China where she studied both the spontaneous and Gongbi style of brushwork.
To the chagrin of many a professional photographer, everyone is a photog these days, especially with the advent of smart phones and cameras like the Lytro — where a photo’s point of focus can be altered after the click. But if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em with the “Everyone is a Photographer” workshop hosted by artist and art consultant Susan Detroy 6 to 8 pm Aug. 13 at The Wave (547 Blair Blvd.); $20-$35. The workshop is part of the Create! Eugene August arts extravaganza, which continues this week with dance classes, ukulele lessons, creative writing courses, creative yoga workshops and more. Visit createeugene.org for the month-long schedule.
Eugene has its own original street style, but once a year, the fashion on the street gets elevated, literally. On Aug. 14 at 7:30 pm, the Summer in the City program presents a free “Sidewalk to Catwalk” runway show downtown (8th and Oak), featuring designs by local designers walked by local models. Meow!
The Bijou Metro kicks off its Classic Series with Stanley Kubrick’s early film The Killing (see movies), running Aug. 9-14. If you’ve never had a chance to follow Kubrick’s curious and brilliant oeuvre, the time is now. The 13-film series runs through November and includes some of his best works — 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange — and some of his more questionable work — Eyes Wide Shut. Here’s the good news: Good, bad or ugly, Kubrick’s movies are all fascinating.