I've got a bunch of new stuff happening for this month so let me fill you in.
The Third Annual Recycled Rain Show will take place on Saturday, May 10th 2014 at the Olympic Mills Gallery in Portland, Oregon. All juried artists will create original works using only collected rainwater. While the subject matter in the art is varied, the over concept is to bring to light simple ways that we can rethink the way we use water. Part of the exhibit will also highlight local and national water group's everyday ways that individuals can do to make a difference. A portion of the sale of any works will be to The Human Access project, a local non-profit focused on making the Willamette a safe, clean and accessible for both wildlife and humans.
As you may guess, I was accepted to create a piece for this show! I am pretty excited about this one, not only because my work will be shown along side some extremely talented artists, but I like the concept of using art to reach out and highlight the importance of our water.
Hope you can come out for the opening of this show. I've seen some sneak peeks at what some of the other artists have been working on, and it's going to be a beautiful show! The Olympic Mills Gallery is at 107 SE Washington St
Portland, OR 97214. Please plan on attending! The Opening is Saturday May 10 and runs 6 - 10pm.
I've also been working on a few other projects and commissions, but these gallery events are where I get to show the public eye what I've been up to. As always, I would love to see your face at the openings of these shows. The hoopla is just so exciting and fun, but remember, you can always check out the show at a quieter time during the regular gallery hours. These shows will hang for approximately a month, so there is time to see them at your convenience.
I plan on posting my new work on my painting page after the openings, so you can always see them there if you can't come out for the actual event.
Now, to tell you about a few other cool events that are going on...
With this show, Katie will share her collection of her parents' theater posters from the early 1970s and a little history of what NW Portland was like before the Pearl. The collection, with works by great local artists like Henk Pender and Jere Harley, will be up for the month of May, but the opening should be fun this Thursday, because a lot of people who were involved in the scene will be there, memorializing Tin and Carol.
Should be an excellent opening and I hope you will go to check it out.
First Thursday, May 1, 2014
6 to 9pm
Crawford Gallery at the Friendly House
1737 NW 26th (at Thurman)
Well, that's about it for now. There is always more on the horizon, but I will check back in when the time is right. Till then, Cheers!