Have you checked out what Hillsboro has to offer on the First Tuesday of every month? Now's the time to start. Set your calendar and clock for 6:00 p.m. and head on down to Main Street. Enjoy the music and the art while sipping a free glass of wine and munching on snacks. Drop in at all the businesses open featuring artists and musical entertainment as well as the art galleries. See ya there!
Cindy Marsh at Clark's Bistro; Rob Cork Plays Music
Cindy Marsh will be February’s featured artist at Clark’s Bistro and Pub, 264 E. Main St. with an opening reception on First Tuesday, February 4 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Musical entertainment for the reception will be Rob Cork. The artist is a watercolorist who believes life is art – the details, impressions, moods, colors, shadows and light are there around us all the time but it’s the awareness that makes the magic happen. As an artist she tries to express and interpret those things. She is a member of the Oregon Society of Artists and has been in the Washington County Open Studios. Rob Cork, a long time guitar player/singer in various bands will be entertaining with some northwest modern folk songs about life on life’s terms. He has just recently become a solo artist in the singer/songwriter tradition. You won’t want to miss this opening reception where you can talk to the artist while viewing their artwork. Besides that you will be hosted by Judith Shortt from Phoenix Realty with free snack samples from Clark’s menu and, as always, free wine while enjoying the musical entertainment. Plan your Art Walk journey to include Clark’s Bistro & Pub when you come to downtown Hillsboro, which has become the art destination in northwest Oregon.
Jason Elstrott at Weicherts; Coin Club Band Plays Music
For the month of February at Weicherts, 231 E. Main, the featured artist is Jason Elstrott. You can see his artwork at the opening reception held on First Tuesday, February 4 at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. There will be snacks and wine as well as musical entertainment by the musical duo of Kirk Larsen and Don Patch of The Coin Club Band. Inspired by tropical landscapes and beautiful beaches, the artist moved to Costa Rica and created a series of watercolors. The landscapes, painted plein air style, required working around bad weather and driving on dangerous roads to reach the goal of capturing the energy of the scene not possible with photography. In 2008 Elstrott moved back to the US and drove from Florida to Portland painting along the way. Many of his paintings depict that journey. He now lives in Portland with his wife and three kids. Entertaining at the opening reception, The Coin Club Band, are two Pacific Northwest performers covering an eclectic mix of Americana and roots music. They offer pleasing harmonies and familiar rhythms played on acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, harmonica and banjo.