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First Tuesday roundup features artists, musicians

JIM MARTIN - Jim Martins photography of canyons is just one of the many art pieces on display at the participating vendors of First Tuesdays Art Walk in downtown Hillsboro.Get ready for some eye-popping art and toe-tapping music on First Tuesday in downtown Hillsboro — and it’s all happening May 3.

Lens Flare’s featured artist for May is Karl Strauss. The opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at 229 East Main St. will feature musical entertainment from singer and guitarist Mike Jeffery.

Strauss began creating art at a young age by drawing his favorite cartoon characters, such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Darkwing Duck. Now, his favorite medium is oil and his favorite subjects are landscapes.

Hilarie Couture is May’s featured artist at Clark’s Bistro and Pub, 246 East Main St., with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Musical entertainment for the reception will be singer and guitarist Randy Morrison.

Couture’s passion is painting people, and she captures the personal expressions that make them unique. She’s a self-taught painter whose style is colorful, impressionistic and full of energy.

Featured for the month of May at Weichart Realtors, 231 East Main St., is photographer Jim Martin. The opening reception will be held May 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres and wine as well as music by The Man Who Fell in Buffalo. Martin indulges in photography as a hobby, taking advantage of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest as well as trips to the Grand Canyon and the Arizona desert.

Sequoia Gallery’s May featured artists are Leopoldine Brew and Gordon Campbell. The opening reception is at 136 S.E. Third Avenue from 5 to 8 p.m. and will feature Brew’s wildlife oil paintings and Campbell’s linoleum mosaics will be on display.