Fall into art at Toledo celebration

“Moonshine Colors, Secret Pool,” by Toledo artist Ivan Kelly, will be featured at Ivan Kelly Studio and Gallery during the monthly First Weekend Art celebration in Toledo on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7. (Courtesy photo)

The Yaquina River Museum of Art will be hosting the closing reception for the fifth annual Plein Air Show and Competition from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, during the monthly First Weekend Art celebration in Toledo.

Join the Museum for the final showing of these works of art painted in the Yaquina Watershed. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be offered. Find out more information at www.yaquinarivermuseumofart.org.

Across the street, Gallery Michael Gibbons will be featuring “Long Light of Autumn," and oil painting by Gibbons showing a small barn along Highway 20, midway between Toledo and Philomath. Gibbons has always been drawn to depicting the history of the county while painting en plein air (outdoors on location and not using photographs). A painting of dark and light contrasts, the viewer sees an intriguing part of a small farm and relates to life in the Coast Range. 

Gallery Michael Gibbons, located at 140 NE Alder St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Wine and cheese refreshments will be served. Find more information at [email protected] or www.michaelgibbons.net.

At 207 E Graham St., Ivan Kelly Studio and Gallery will be welcoming visitors and featuring Kelly’s painting, "Moonshine Colors, Secret Pool,". The gorgeous colors of fall call Kelly, and local Moonshine Park provides lovely colors and textures for the artist to capture with oil on canvas.

Ivan was honored to be awarded "Best of Show" during the fifth annual Plein Air Show Competition and Sale during the 25th annual Toledo Art Walk.

Ivan Kelly Studio-Gallery will be open Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. Meet with Kelly and enjoy fine art and light refreshments.

 Galleries lining Main Street, featuring a diverse range of art, will also be open to art lovers. Francyfolk Photos and Music, located at 227 S Main St., will be showing the photography of Frank Jones as he serenades guests with his guitar. Francyfolk will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Gallery Briseño, 355 N Main St., will continue to feature the works of the late Sam Briseño, as well as photography by Scott Blackman, artisanal crafts by Sandy Blackman, and fairy houses by John Crawford. Gallery Briseño will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Janet Runger will be showing her carefully crafted and distinctly original assemblage art at Crow’s Nest Gallery and Studio at 170 N Main St. on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.