Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtTalk is back this Friday featuring central Oregon painter Irene Hardwicke Olivieri.
She’ll give a free talk and slide show titled “I Love Your Secret” at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct.3, at Oveissi & Co., 22 W. Seventh Ave. That’s right across from the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and there’s no-host wine and beer; come early as seating is limited.
Olivieri is a dynamic and unusual painter, creating big, dreamy autobiographical canvases as well as assemblages of bones and other natural objects.
Her work has been exhibited in New York and Los Angeles, and she had a show this summer at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
I’ll be introducing her for her presentation.
LAC’s First Friday ArtTalk kicked off in June with a presentation by Eugene sculptor Jud Turner, who drew a standing-room-only crowd to the Jacobs Gallery.