In concert with the kick-off to Hillsboro Arts Month, the vibrant I Love Oregon exhibit opens to the community at the Walters Cultural Arts Center (527 E. Main St., Hillsboro) on Tuesday, October 1, from 5 – 8 p.m. Guests of all ages will also have an opportunity to interact with featured artists and enjoy light refreshments provided with thanks to our supporting sponsor, Decadent Creations. The evening will also include hands-on art and craft projects, artist demonstrations, food trucks, and a full schedule of live performances as a part of ArtFest 2019.
I Love Oregon gathers together the talents of Donna Sires, Sandra Pearce, and Donna Clark in celebration of the majestic beauty of Oregon. Clark, a native Oregonian and Northwest landscape oil painter, captures “the light, texture, moods, and the stories of the lovely rich rural farming heritage that is so uniquely Oregon” in her vibrant plein air work. A native of England and an Oregon transplant, Pearce works in watercolor, seeking to transport viewers in a way that they feel a “part of that scene, enveloped by the heat of that day, or the cool of that dark passageway.” For Sires, a move to Canada in search of nature and green mountains wasn’t successful: “as soon as I crossed the state line into Oregon, I knew I had found my new home.” Her love for Oregon is evident in her tranquil and stunning works in pastel.
The First Tuesday Art Walk is free, open to the public, and takes place on the first Tuesday of every month throughout Downtown Hillsboro from 5 – 8 p.m. Exhibitions at the Walters Cultural Arts Center are open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Walters is located at 527 E. Main St. and is situated on the corner of Northeast Fifth Avenue and East Main Street in a one way grid in downtown Hillsboro. Parking can be accessed from either Fifth or Sixth Avenue, and the Walters is conveniently located just two blocks off the MAX Blue line. For more information call 503-615-3485 or visit www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters.