Celebrating 20 Years of Art

February 2015 kicked off the 20th Anniversary celebrations with an invitational show of past and current members and a special founders show in the upstairs gallery area. From March through October, smaller, themed shows will also feature past members’ work. For Lunaria’s full story, visit “20 Years of Art”.

October Show

October 2015 postcard

September 29 – November 2
Artist Reception: First Friday, October 2nd, 7-9 pm

‘Draconta’ features the collaborative and individual works of direct metal sculptor, Paul Jenkins, and textile artist, Linda Jacobson. ‘Draconta’, meaning to watch, is the original Greek word for dragon. As the title suggests, dragons are featured…whether they are of fantasy or from nature. Both award winning artists are known for their attention to detail, their artistic imagination and just a smidgen of humor.
Jenkins has been creating direct metal sculpture throughout his life. He originally trained and worked for 25 years as an Industrial Designer. His last decade before retiring to Silverton was spent working with Michael Curry as a sculptor, senior mechanical designer and ‘Maker of Things’. While with Michael Curry, Jenkins was involved with Curry’s Emmy-winning ‘Lion King on Broadway’, ‘ the Utah Winter Olympics opening ceremony and many other amazing productions for venues around the world. Since retiring, Jenkins has focused his art and craft on sculptured interpretations of creatures that share our planet and our mythologies.

Jacobson spent many years as an executive for the U. S. Postal Service serving in various parts of the country and was hailed as Cleveland Ohio’s first lady postmaster. In 2006, upon retirement she returned to her native Oregon and entered the art world. Her work with fibers and textiles is known for its unusual and engaging colors, textures and design. Her art can be found at shows and galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest.
This is a must-see show!

October in the Loft

Barry Shapiro and Cathy Cheney

October in the loft features the photography of Barry Shapiro and Cathy Cheney. Barry Shapiro is a graphic designer, photographer and teacher. He is a former member of Lunaria and lives in Silverton. He will be exhibiting a select group of photographs, taken in New York City in 1967-1968. Cathy Cheney is an award winning photojournalist working in the Portland Metro area for over 30 years and living in Mt Angel. Cheney is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara Ca. She is currently working for the Portland Business Journal.These two artists work with humor, lyricism and imagination to represent aspects of the human condition.

Artist Reception: First Friday, October 2nd, 7-9 pm.

October 2015 Loft postcard