R.J. Marx


R.J. Marx performed LIVE on May 4.  Art by Lisa Sofia Robinson and Barbara Rosbe Felisky; calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and Brenda Gordon.

 

Art walk hostesses staged a photo for the opening reception of Portraiture, Fairweather’s May exhibition.

Carolyn Macpherson painted LIVE during a gallery event. Segmented wood vases and shells by Mike Brown; pottery by Suzy Holland; painting by James Waterman and wood boxes by Ray Noregaard.

 

Blue Bond painted en plein air  outside on Broadway at Fairweather’s.

 

Neal Maine lectured during Fairweather’s ‘Portraiture’ opening reception.  Photographs by Neal Maine and Michael Wing; glass are by Bob and Rox Heath.

 

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Photos and collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for the opening reception of Portraiture.

 

Photographer Scott Saulsbury stepped up to the plate to fill-in for Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Faiweather’s after hours event photographer.

Fun Fact: Linda selected Scott and they both had Neal Maine as a teacher at Seaside High.

 

Guy and Karen Rainsberger poured for Parrett Mountain Cellars at Fairweather’s Wine Walk.  Art by Britney Drumheller, Diane Copenhaver and Emily Miller.

 

Shirley 88 played  LIVE during the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.  Fused glass by Mike Fox.

 

More than 800 tid-bits were consumed during four hours of the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.  In addition, back up “In the Mist” books by Russell J. Young and stored Odes to the Tides flyers, Fairweather’s JUNE exhibition.

 

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk hostesses served as SDDA Spring Wine Walk hostesses on May 18 at Fairweather’s.   And, yes, the ladies  dressed to complement each other.

Hundreds of  guests came to the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s. Art by Paul Brent;  Chanel jewelry by Reneé Hafeman and photographs on bamboo by Don Frank.

 

Late in the month of May, Blue Bond made the announcement that he sold his painting  of “Willie Nelson” to the country music legend Willie Nelson!!!

 

For more about the gallery, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

R.J. Marx is a leading tenor saxophone stylist, specializing in bebop, swing, hard bop and modern jazz.

 

After classical and jazz studies, Marx attended Berklee College of Music in Boston in the mid-1970s. While pursuing a career in journalism, he maintained a lifelong interest in jazz. He returned to performance in 2001, continuing studies with celebrated jazz pianist Pete Malinverni and saxophonists Ralph Lalama and Charlie Lagond.

Marx, a founding member of the Katonah Studio Jazz Band, appeared regularly at prestige venues throughout the metro New York region.
Moving to the Oregon Coast in 2015, he teamed with guitarist John Orr, drummer Dave Gager and bassist Joe Church to record and produce “The R.J. Marx Quartet,” a collection of hard-driving and contemporary jazz tunes, through Bent Rabbit Records.

As a duo, Marx and Orr appeared in February with jazz great Tom Grant and singer Shelly Rudolph in concert. They gig along the coast and can be heard monthly at WineKraft in Astoria.

As a solo player, Marx weaves a musical history reflecting his influences from swing, bebop and modern jazz, inspired by Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and the greats of American music.

 

Save the date and time.

Celebrating 15 years in 2019, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk, will be held 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday May 4.

The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside in various sponsoring locations.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway St.

Opening artist reception for “Portraiture” featuring regional artists Leah Kohlenberg, Susan Romersa, Patricia Clark-Finley, Rebecca Gore, Carolynn Wagler, Carolyn Macpherson, Mike Mason and Russell J. Young.

Welcoming new artists Karen Doyle, Lisa Sofia Robinson and Shelby Silver.

Introducing new emerging artists Tamara Watanabe and Vanessa Stokes.

“The art selected is a debut exhibition contemplating character in portrait drawings and oil sketches displaying the relationship between artist and sitter as its central subject,” D. Fairweather, gallerist.

Seaside artist Blue Bond, who will be offering a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode during the Art Walk.

One highlight  of the ‘Portraiture’ opening will be LIVE jazz music by R.J. Marx.

As a solo player, Marx weaves a musical history reflecting his influences from swing, bebop and modern jazz, inspired by Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and the greats of American music.

 ‘Portraiture’ habitat lecture by local naturalist, wildlife photographer Neal Maine at 6: pm.

For more info about Doing Good Works, visit the artists tab Neal Maine at   www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Q: What is an interesting bit of information about R.J.Marx, you ask?

A: R. J. Marx  is editor of the Seaside Signal and covers South County for The Daily Astorian.

 

Q: What is another interesting bit of information about R.J.Marx, you ask?

A: R. J. Marx is married to Eve Marx, north coast newspaper columnist/feature writer – EO Media Group.  And, too, Eve is the best selling author of  ”Beddington Place,” a hot new novel.