Arts Hound

Très chic: It’s time for the 10th Annual ArtChics Benefit sale 4 to 9 pm Friday, Nov. 7, and 11 am to 4 pm Saturday, Nov. 8, at 76 W. Broadway (the old Saturday Market office); a portion of proceeds will go to the Pearl Buck Center, a nonprofit that provides recreational and education programs to those affected by disabilities. The ArtChics — a local artist group — will have a wide variety of member’s art goodies, from Mija Andrade’s hand-painted records to fiber artist Tylar Merrill’s felted designs (seen recently walking down the runway in Eugene and Portland Fashion Week) to Kasey White’s heirloom legume designs. “She takes the beans, which are gorgeous, and makes them into jewelry,” Andrade says. The ArtChics help each other with individual works but do larger projects, such as painting a mural in the Pearl Buck Center preschool and updating past projects. “The most recent thing we did was cleaning up the Whiteaker mosaic sculpture,” Andrade says of the 2001 MECCA piece “Of the People, For the People, By the People” at 2nd and Blair.

The rains have come, but November’s First Friday ArtWalk is going strong, and eclectic. The tour, led by Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Communications Manager (and former SLUG Queen) Debbie Williamson, starts at the Hult’s Jacobs Gallery with Talent Pool, a show hosted by the Eugene International Film Festival featuring behind-the-scenes film photos, set dressings and more. Next, discover the subtle beauty of painter Gabriella Soraci’s still lifes at Oregon Art Supply. Off the beaten (guided) trail, take a gander at the stark and elegant photography of Dmitri von Klein at Route 5 NW Wine Bar.

If you find yourself in Portland before Dec. 30, mosey over to the Wonder Ballroom’s Bunk Bar for the Portland Shutter Rock group show featuring the electric music photography of six photographers, including that of EW’s very own Todd Cooper. Cooper’s portraits feature Yelawolf, YG, Shakey Graves and Justin Townes Earle. 

Don’t miss: Greenhill’s 7th Annual Art for Animals Silent & Live Auction 7 pm Friday, Nov. 7, at the Ninkasi Administration Building, 155 Blair Blvd.; see for details.

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