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Businesses, galleries celebrate First Friday art shows

The Columbian
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Battle Ground High School students from Annie Davern's black and white photography class will showcase their work through April 30, 2016 at Gallery 360 at Slocum House.
Battle Ground High School students from Annie Davern's black and white photography class will showcase their work through April 30, 2016 at Gallery 360 at Slocum House. "Eyes," Cody Hughes Photo Gallery


Many art galleries and local businesses celebrate this month’s art shows with a First Friday Art Walk in downtown Vancouver. From 5 to 9 p.m. April 1, visitors can explore opening receptions at participating art galleries, along with events and local music.

Barbara Van Nostern, through May. Rand Gallery, 112 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. Barbara Van Nostern will showcase her watercolor paintings along with pieces from her art collection, featuring national watercolor artists. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 360-314-2474

Battle Ground High School Photography Students, through April 30. Gallery 360 at Slocum House, 605 Esther St., Vancouver. See the work of students from Annie Davern’s black and white photography class in this group show. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. 360-693-7340 or www.gallery360.org

Frank Lagielski, through April 29. Brickhouse Bar and Grill, 109 W. 15th St., Vancouver. Frank Lagielski’s charcoal and pastel drawings of dragons will be on display with his collection of figurative drawings. First Friday Art Walk after-party, 9 p.m. to midnight April 1. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; 360-695-3686 or www.vancouverbrickhouse.com

Inner Light Photographic Society 30th Anniversary Exhibition, through April 30. North Bank Artists Gallery, 1005 Main St., Vancouver. The works of 24 fine-art photographers will be on display. The group was first formed in a Clark College workshop on black and white photography. Photographer Talks, 4 to 6 p.m. April 16. Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturdays. 360-693-1840 or www.northbankartistsgallery.com

Jim Hockenhull, through April 30. Dengerink Art Supply, 518 Main St., Vancouver. Salem, Ore., artist Jim Hockenhull creates abstract images using photographs and digital manipulation. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. www.dengerinkart.com

Jim Sheehan, through April 30. Aurora Gallery, 1004 Main St., Vancouver. New work by local photographer Jim Sheehan will be on display. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 360-696-0449 or www.auroragalleryonline.com

Jo Hockenhull and Sam Marroquin, through May. Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St., Vancouver. Large-scale paintings by Jo Hockenhull use tromp-l’oeil, a technique that gives three-dimensional depth. Encaustic paintings by Sam Marroquin features pieces from magazines, newspapers and other images, on display in the conference rooms. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. www.artsofclarkcounty.org or www.cityofvancouver.us/ourcity/page/public-art

“Ranae (Frogs): An Open Studio Experience,” through April 30. Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St., Vancouver. Anne John, Kathi Rick and Cynthia Heise have embarked on an adventure in artmaking, as they adorn three blank frogs and transform the gallery space. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or by appointment. 360-553-1014 or http://angstgallery.com

“Ten Year Anniversary Show,” April 1 through May 28. Art on the Boulevard will celebrate its anniversary by featuring the artwork of 27 gallery artists, including Romona Youngquist, Elizabeth Ganji, Don Bishop, Denise McFadden, Oleg Ulistkiy and more. Art on the Boulevard, 210 W. Evergreen Blvd., Suite 300, Vancouver. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 360-750-4499 or www.artontheboulevard.org


First Friday in Camas runs 5 to 8 p.m. with light refreshments, with additional activities in downtown businesses.

Candy Bafus, April 1 through April 30. Camas Gallery, 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. Candy Bafus is a self-taught fused-glass artist who creates depth and a variety of imagery using different glass. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 360-817-2415 and facebook.com/camasgallery or www.camasgallery.com

Jean Schwalbe, through April. Attic Gallery, 421 N.E. Cedar St., Camas. A show featuring the work of Jean Schwalbe, who creates impressionistic landscape paintings using vivid and unusual colors. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 360-833-9747 or www.atticgallery.com

“Northwest Dreaming,” April 1 through April 30. Second Story Gallery, Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. Kari Jensen explores story, myth and spiritual connections in her acrylic paintings. Aimee Reimschussel crafts large paper cut-outs of totemic fish, birds and animals. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. 360-834-4692 or www.secondstorygallery.net


“Woven: The Art of Contemporary Native Basketry,” through April 23. Archer Gallery, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Twelve contemporary indigenous artists use traditional techniques to tackle 21st century issues and questions. Includes pieces by Joe Feddersen, Gail Tremblay, Dawn Nichols Walden, Pat Courtney Gold, Shan Goshorn and Bernice Akamine. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 360-992-2246 or www.clark.edu/archergallery