Friday, January 12, 2018 @ AFRU Gallery
with 9pm performance by Sally Tomato

6pm All Ages FREE!

"Journey into the land of Kara's allusions"

Kara began to draw from the instant that she was able to hold a crayon. Her desire to do so was born of the therapeutic outlet which her creations provided. These creations incorporate elements of her childhood in eastern Oregon, as well as provide an insight to her struggles and achievements. In 2003 Kara took her passions and talent and officially started Karallusions. Through her time of doing Karallusions she has been able to work on projects that have illustrated her unique style and that have helped her to home that style and further develop as an artist.

Kara's first painting was in 2010 when her parents Carlos and Toni (aka Sally) from the band Sally Tomato gave her the opportunity to do a mural outside of their house. This mural was to measure 13ft high by 26ft wide! Although Kara had never painted before she was able to make this creation happen.

Since then Kara has gone on to add her creations to many different surfaces such as statues, guitars, lampshades, and even the trunk lid of a classic VW Bug. Kara's highest profile project to date was in October 2016 when she was asked to do a mural for the Johnson Creek Fred Meyer. Kara's dream has always been to spread joy via her creations and colorful characters. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your time in the land of Karallusions.

SECOND Friday Opening Reception
January 12th -- 6pm to midnight

9pm live music by Sally Tomato

All Ages :: Beer/cider/wine available for purchase with ID (cards accepted but cash preferred) :: As always admission is FREE!

Catering at our events are casual pot luck style so bring something to share if you can.

Booking inquiries for live music/performance email:

And hey everybody, don't forget the art is available FOR SALE! The show will be featured all month long during gallery hours (see below).

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AFRU Gallery is curated by Jonas Nash. Located in the heart of Portland's Southeast industrial area, AFRU has been growing steadily in exposure since its inception in September of 2012. Its relaxed atmosphere, quality artist displays and extraordinary music performances on first Fridays have given it a healthy reputation in the artist community and a tip of the hat from internationally established artists and galleries alike.

AFRU Gallery
534 SE Oak Street
Portland, Oregon 97214

Hours of operation
Fri/Sat/Sun 2-6pm

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