Joni Mitchell, Stone Sculptor

By Susan Gallacher-Turner Joni Mitchell, chiseling out beauty. As I stepped out of the car, it was obvious right away that a stone sculptor lived here. In the front courtyard was a pumice sculpture of a mother and child that radiated a loving connection mixed with free-spirited playfulness. This was one of two outdoor sculptures […]

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Contemporary Abstraction

Portland Open Studios artists Lorna Nakell, Jennifer Mercede, and Kelly Neidig recently had an interesting exchange about the place of abstraction in contemporary art. Lorna conducted this as an interview with Jennifer and Kelly, and you can read it on Lorna’s blog, in this entry.

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Lorna Nakell at Portland Art Center

Portland Art Center presents: The Family Dynamic A family exhibition featuring large scale paintings by Portland Open Studios artist Lorna Nakell, sculptures by her husband Noah Nakell, oil paintings by Noah’s mother Susan Sumimoto, and photographs by his stepfather Chuck Nakell Sept 6th – Sept 28th, 2007 Portland Art Center 32 NW 5th Avenue Portland, […]

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Karen E. Lewis at Columbia River Gallery

Columbia River Gallery presents: Local Oil Landscapes by Karen E. Lewis August 3 – 31, 2007 Columbia River Gallery 305 E Columbia R. Highway Troutdale, OR First Friday Artwalk August 3, 5-9 Below, Just Around the River Bend, oil on canvas, by Karen E. Lewis. We asked Karen to talk a little about her work, […]

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Corporate Waste Turned into Art

Portland City Hall presents: Corporate Waste Turned into Art July 1 – July 20 Portland City Hall 1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, Oregon Opening reception First Thursday, July 5 from 5:00 – 7:00pm Artists gleaned materials from company storerooms to make commissioned artworks. It is a great way for businesses to support artists and it […]

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