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Art walk features all-female artists exhibition at The Walters, veteran artists and photography of immigrants.

COURTESY PHOTO: THE IMMIGRANT STORY - Olive Bukuru is featured in 'Our Community, Our Stories,' organized by The Immigrant Story, a Hillsboro nonprofit. Hillsboro's downtown will have plenty of opportunities to see local artists and musicians next week, with the return of Hillsboro's First Tuesday Artwalk on Feb. 5.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 5., the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro, will host an opening reception for the Viewpoint Critique Group, a collective of women artists exhibiting a wide variety of art, featuring everything from watercolor, acrylic, gouache, encaustic, oil, pastel, and collage.

Organizers say the group fosters collaboration and the continual sharing of ideas, techniques, and feedback. The exhibit will be on display until March 22. A pianist at the Portland Youth Philharmonic, Natalie Tan, will perform in lobby while family art activities will be hosted until 7 p.m.

Weicherts, 231 E. Main St., is hosting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. its featured artist, James Tschida, a U.S. Navy veteran, Live music by teenage music group Bach to Rock will be on hand.

At Clark's Bistro and Pub, 264 E. Main St., the restaurant will host its featured artist, Bacon Reed. Musical entertainment will be provided by Henry Kaiser who sings as he plays his Breedlove 12-string guitar in the finger-picking style. He will include originals and covers from classic rock, James Taylor, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls, Tom Petty and Jackson Brown.

COURTESY PHOTO: THE IMMIGRANT STORY - Eman Abbas is featured in the photography exhibit Our Community, Our Stories,' organized by The Immigrant Story, and sharing the stories of immigrants living in the United States. The Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E. Main St. will host the opening reception of the photography exhibition of "Our Community, Our Stories," organized by The Immigrant Story, a local nonprofit group which documents, narrates, and curates the stories of immigrants, with the aim of building empathy and promoting an inclusive community.

At 5:30 p.m., The Immigrant Story's founder, Sankar Raman, will speak about the importance of the growing immigrant and refugee population in Hillsboro. Raman will be joined by individuals featured in the exhibition. The exhibition is on display and free to the public until April 2019.

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By Janae Easlon
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