Artist’s receptions set for Friday at Camas galleries

Receptions will be held at three Camas art galleries as part of First Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m.

In the Second Story Gallery at the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., the show “Northwest Dreaming” will feature the work of acrylic painter Kari Jensen and Aimee Reimschussel’s totemic cut-out images of fish, birds and other animals of the Pacific Northwest.

Music for will be provided by guitarist Michael Baker.

Jensen’s art is rooted in story, myth and spiritual connections to the natural world. Birds are featured in her art.

Reimschussel moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2007, and fell in love with the environment. She says it’s the inspiration for her wall art which has won national, state and local awards.

At Camas Gallery, 408 N.E. Fourth Ave., the featured artist in April will be Candy Bafus. She is a self-taught fused glass artist who has been working in the medium for approximately 12 years.

The next highlighted artist at the Attic Gallery will be Jean Schwalbe, who paints landscapes and abstracts. In addition to the First Friday reception, she will be at the gallery, located at 421 N.E. Cedar St., Saturday at 1 p.m., for “A conversation with Jean Schwalbe.”

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