Night Camas in Halsey Oregon

Night Camas-long

Last night we visited the site after attending the opening event in Brownsville for one of the other Art in Rural Storefronts artists. My goal was to inspect lighting and the general nighttime appeal.

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Our conclusion: Night viewing is the best! I’ll get back there soon for better images. The windows are tough to shoot through and you certainly don’t see the entire display in one go. The smartphone was all I had for these images.

All 3 exhibits look best at night!

This installation is located at: 773 W First street in Halsey Oregon.

It will be up until the end of November.

Artist talk: September 24, 5:30-7:30 at the Halsey Community Center.

materials used: wire, bees wax, tracing paper, books, newspaper, grass seed, dress patterns, soft pastels, ink, charcoal, glue, reinforcing bar, concrete piers, hollow core doors.

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

14 thoughts on “Night Camas in Halsey Oregon

  1. An amazing amount of work with a huge vast space and the execution surpassed anything I thought it might look like. The backdrop is amazing! Congratulations for your accomplishment and I love the night time look!

    1. The space was large, much larger than the first year. Well, I could have done more windows on the first year, but it was too daunting! Thanks for all the Harkey/Stahlke support in Texas!

  2. They look amazing! The colours work really well together and the whole effect is atmospheric and peaceful. Having watched the whole process from the first canna petal to this completed installation I feel very attached to your work and so excited for you. Great job and beautiful art to share with us. Karen

    1. Thanks Karen for your support from Australia! It’s so nice having others involved, even if it’s via the web. 😀

    1. Thank you Annerose! I have always enjoyed the process of any project, the ups and downs of creatitive problemsolving. This project was just a tad larger than my normal craziness. 😀

  3. Gale, it looks FANTASTIC! All that hard work has paid off so well. The whole display is most impressive. As Karen says, it has been wonderful following your journey and watching the experimentation and development of this whole concept. Congratulations!

  4. Gale, Wonderful!!!
    That has been our experience: night time viewing is geat: reason the more to do this in winter months…
    It looks beautiful

    and…thanks for coming to Brownsville…certainly appreciate the support of one artist to the next!

    1. Hester, it was wonderful to see Bonnie’s work and meet her in person. I learned a lot of good information from her talk that will improve my future window work. I was seriously impressed at all the window installations she has amassed in her many years of creating! I’m still amazed I was chosen for the opportunity to go crazy in Halsey. It’s quite the learning and problem solving process that my brain craves. I hope the town enjoys it while it lasts!

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