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First Tuesday brings new art, new stops

First Tuesday in downtown Hillsboro brings art, wine, hors d’oeuvres and music to a few familiar locations and one new one June 3.

Influence Music Hall, at 135 S.E. Third Ave., is back on the First Tuesday Art Walk route.

Evan Acey of Influence said when he opened up the hall in 2005, they suggested creating First Tuesday and helped kick-start the event.

As a musician, Acey has been focused on his music the last few years, but is excited to have new artwork lining the walls for a reception next week.

The Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace is starting up again Tuesday, June 10, and Acey said he appreciated the complementary timing.

“What a beautiful time to open up our gallery,” Acey said.

“I love the marriage of art and music — that’s why I opened Influence gallery,” explained Acey, who wants to provide access to the arts to anybody who is interested — regardless of socioeconomic class or other limiting factors.

Acey said he believes the First Tuesday events have “caused culture to thrive in our sleepy little town of Hillsboro.”

Six artists will be featured in June.

n Catherine Bede, director of Tualatin Valley Artists, will display her work at Influence this month. Bede’s art invites viewers to notice ever-present hidden beauty. It’s “exciting to once again be part of the thriving art community in downtown Hillsboro,” Bede said.

n Local mixed media artist Barbara Martin’s work explores ethereal themes inspired by nature and the rhythm of the seasons, landscape and sky, and our sensitivity to those rhythms.

n Photographer Lindsay Ruiz-Hanway focuses on textures, colors and patterns. Her photographs are reflections of how she sees the world.

n Robin Johnson uses her music and art as a way to grow spiritually through original introspective paintings and drawings.

n Alan Scally’s paintings come “from the interface between my inner world, the external and mythology/legends.”

n Jeanie Bates started out as a sculptor but now focuses on painting. She focuses on landscapes, inspired by her love of gardening and the Pacific Northwest.

Musician Andy Harrison will perform at the Influence Music Hall’s reception.

The art walks have grown since their inception nearly 10 years ago, and includes a few staple participants.

Sequoia Gallery + Studios, 136 S.E. Third Ave., hosts new displays and an opening reception every month. In June, the Student & Teacher Show will be featured in the gallery, which showcases works inspired by instructors at Sequoia’s various classes. Students and teachers alike will display their work this month through June 27. The opening reception will be on First Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m.

The Washington County Museum, 120 E. Main St., will be open late for a reception 5 to 8 p.m. with wine and light appetizers. The new quilting exhibit will be featured with more than 30 national and local quilt artists displaying pieces, and a photography exhibit about the restoration of Washington County’s Fanno Creek is also up at the museum.

The Washington County Museum just recently joined the First Tuesday Art Walks.

Summa Real Estate, 231 E. Main St., will be holding a reception for its June featured artist with music, wine and appetizers.

The Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St., is hosting Sunny & Mitch, who will provide live music, at a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

For the second month, the works of photographer Stuart Allen Levy and painter Edyta Salak will be displayed.

These two separate exhibits explore how color and form can capture the essence of a place or person.



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