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Artist Lisa Laser to be featured during Joseph, Oregon’s Sixth Annual “Art Walk in May.”

May 3, 2013

JOSEPH, Ore., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Nine art galleries in the beautiful, northeastern Oregon town of Joseph welcome the public from 3 until 7 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, with new work, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and music.

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Stewart Jones Designs, jewelry studio & art gallery, 2 South Main Street, presents new work by oil painter Lisa Laser of Portland, Oregon. Her most recent works explore interior and exterior landscapes in heavily layered oil. Most are small, such as her This Much I Do Remember, a 6 x 6 inch oil on canvas. Her largest work in this series is the 24 x 48 How to Bind a Spirit.

After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University, Oregon, Laser continued taking art classes in subjects as diverse as encaustic painting and welding for artists. Her works are often multi-layered wood, metal, and paint constructions. Lisa Laser’s portfolio of past work includes colorful, acrylic and oil paintings of the objects, people and creatures she finds intriguing. Her subjects in this series, objects and symbols, such as animals, insects, hearts, shoes, tricycles, flowers, and the everyday objects she is surrounded by are often whimsical and sometimes scary, but never fail to amuse.

Her work can be found at Stewart Jones Designs in the heart of downtown Joseph, population 1054, located at the base of the spectacular Eagle Cap Wilderness, a protected area of 350,461 acres characterized by high alpine lakes and meadows, bare granite peaks and ridges, and U-shaped glaciated valleys. Joseph is a tourist destination in a county offering hiking, skiing, boating, fishing, hunting, biking, and other recreational activities. It is the gateway to the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway. And it is a mecca for artists in every medium.

The area was first occupied by the ancestors of the Nez Perce Indian Tribe in 1400 A.D. and later the Cayuse, the Shoshone and Bannocks. The Eagle Cap Wilderness itself was used as hunting grounds for bighorn sheep and deer and to gather huckleberries. It was the summer home to the Joseph Band of the Nez Perce tribe. Settlers first came to the Wallowa Valley in 1860. Now cattle and horses dot the landscape and outnumber the population.

For additional information on artist Lisa Laser, please go to stewartjonesdesigns.com or call at 541-432-5202. To learn more about Joseph, go to josephoregon.com, and to learn more about Wallowa County, go to wallowacountychamber.com.

Submitted by Catherine Matthias, Business Consultant

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