The arts are shining through this week with music livestreams, gallery exhibit opening, and the launch of a series of workshops for arts professionals, among other events happening this week in Lane County.
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Trampled by Turtles: Live at First Avenue
Tune in for the final Trampled by Turtles: Live at First Avenue virtual concert. The band performed four unique sets at their favorite Minneapolis venue. A portion of the sales goes towards the #SaveOurStages movement.
Thursday | Virtual | $15-$185 | hultcenter.org
Random Perfections & Embodied Experience
Opening Friday, Maude Kerns Art Center is opening two exhibits on Friday: Random Perfections & Embodied Experience. Random Perfections, in the Main Gallery, features ceramic pieces by Rebecca Arthur, abstract paintings by Carol Jenkins, and mixed media works by Geralyn Inokuchi. Embodied Experience, in the Salon Gallery, includes cut-paper pieces by Vicki Idema and elaborate sculptures by Karen Russo.
Opening Friday | Regular gallery hours | $3-$5 suggested donation | mkartcenter.org
Join the 5th Street Market in celebrating the Market Expansion at the last installment of the Weekend Market. See artists pop-ups, visit the new businesses along the Market Alley, and see what’s coming up next.
Saturday and Sunday | 11 am | 5th Street Market, 296 E 5th Ave. | Free admission | 5stmarket.com
George Johanson: Why Make Art?
As part of their David and Anee McCosh Memorial Visiting Lecturer Series, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is hosting an artist talk with George Johanson, exploring where art has taken him and why he keeps making it.
Sunday | 2 pm | Virtual | Free | jsma.uoregon.edu
Creative Resilience for Artists
Lane Arts Council is hosting a series of workshops for artists to build business expertise and brand building. The first, Creative Resilience for Artists, will be led by educator, musician, and arts leader Marie Schumacher, with a discussion facilitated by artist and teacher Katie Schuessler on March 16.
Tuesday | 4:30 pm | Virtual | $25 (or $65 for the whole series) | lanearts.org
Ideas on Tap: Housing Instability and Eugene’s Vulnerable Populations
The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is hosting another iteration in their Ideas on Tap series, this month talking about “Instability and Eugene’s Vulnerable Populations.” University of Oregon sociology Claire Herbert will look at Eugene’s affordable housing crisis and what that means for all people who are at risk for experiencing homelessness.
Wednesday | 6 pm | Virtual | Free |calendar.uoregon.edu
Thursday Night Live with Francesco
Every Thursday through April, Eugene Symphony conductor and music director Francesco Lecce-Chong for visits from guest musicians, watch parties of past performances, and an all-around appreciation of music.
Thursdays | 7 pm | Virtual | Free | eugenesymphony.org
Lane County Winter Farmers Market
Shop local and fresh at the Lane County Farmers Market! Check their “In Season” page to see what will be available on your shopping list (or expect to be surprised and inspired).
Saturdays through March 27 | 10 am | Oak St. and 8th Ave. | Free admission | lanecountyfarmersmarket.org
Eugene Contemporary Art: A Critical Conversation
Continuing through March 21, Eugene Contemporary Art is bringing A Critical Conversation, a multi-faceted project focusing on the intersections of art, race, and privilege. The exhibition, which will be both in-person and have virtual options, will feature works by Gregory S. Black, Kathleen Caprario, Mika Aono, Kaitleyn Carr-Kiprotich, Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, Perry Johnson, Stormie Loury, William Rutherford, Josh Sands, Kerry Skarbakka, and Yvonne Stubbs. This week, Beth Robinson-Hartpence and Megan Malone will be hosting a panel discussion.
Now through March 21 | Anti-Aesthetic, 245 W 8th Ave. | Reservations Required for in-person viewings | eugenecontemporaryart.com
White Lotus Gallery Collection
White Lotus Gallery is showing a collection of works from their carefully curated collection, gathered through the last 30 years. See works by Katsunori Hamanishi, Kozo Inoue, Yuiji Hiratsuka, Xuesheng He, Huixin Miao, and Morris Graves, among others. Open through March 6.
Now through March 16 | Normal gallery hours | White Lotus Gallery, 767 Willamette St. | Free admission | wlotus.com
Karin Clarke Gallery is hosting an exhibition of works by Erik Sandgren, who specializes in paintings and woodcut prints depicting scenery from around the Pacific Northwest. Last chance!
Now through February 27 | Normal gallery hours | Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St. | Free admission | karinclarkegallery.com
Springfield Arts Commission: Season of Light
Downtown Springfield will be celebrating the Season of Light,” featuring luminarias created by six local artists displayed in the Springfield History Museum. Other Springfield businesses have been encouraged in put up their own displays and you can also get involved by picking up a DIY luminaria kit, giving to the Light Supplies Drive, or participating in the Seasons of Light Winter Reading Challenge. Last chance!
Now through Mar. 1 | Downtown Springfield | wheremindsgrow.org
Grilled Cheese Experience
The 6th Annual Grilled Cheese Experience is kicking off this Monday, with 25 restaurants featuring everyone’s favorite cheese sandwich to benefit FOOD for Lane County. Each restaurant is putting their own spin on the classic, so be sure to try them all to find out which one is your favorite. Last chance!
Now through February 28 | All day | See website for locations | Free admission | foodforlanecounty.org