It’s almost First Friday!

Vancouver powerhouse gallery Art on the Boulevard will open Eric Jacobsen’s new exhibit “Quiet Places” this Friday, March 7. A decorated plein air oil painter, the Glenwood resident paints on site from images in the natural world and has received a number of national awards for his work. I just love this one, titled Lone Oak.

BTW, 10 percent of AOTB’s sales this month will go to the Confluence Project, a reimagination of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, honoring their visits to Native American sites.

So, you know, buy art.

Lara Blair at Workshed


I don’t know much about Camas photographer Lara Blair, although the images on her website are pretty stunning — evocative is the right word.

But any reason to check out Workshed Creative Agency on First Friday in Camas is a good reason. The basement music and design studio is sweet — a complete makeover and totally gorgeous. I went there for the grand opening, watched Piccolo Paradiso Pam’s super talented kid front a band and had a great time checking out the art on the walls, meeting the staff and hanging out in the lowlit studio.
Same deal there next Friday, along with the rest of downtown: food, music, art.