Katy McFadden’s Figurative Grace

By Careen Stoll A visit to Katy McFadden’s studio and garden overlooking Tryon Creek State Park seems like dropping into a forest dreamworld.   McFadden makes prints and ceramic sculpture: her interaction with the natural world yields figures in the garden that seem more to have come there of their own will because they found it […]

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Liv Rainey-Smith: Revealing Woodcuts

by Morgan Madison Liv Rainey-Smith is a Portland, OR based printmaker.  She was first introduced to the medium while earning her BFA from Oregon College of Arts and Crafts.  I meet Liv Rainey-Smith at Atelier Meridian, the print making studio and arts community in North Portland where she creates her wonderfully imaginative woodcut prints.  It […]

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Art Made on a High Speed Collision Course

By Shu-Ju Wang A visit to Martin Waugh’s studio is a singular experience. The art being made is invisible to the naked eye for its size and the speed at which it’s traveling. In the time that it takes a water droplet to fall 10 inches and a second water droplet to follow right behind, […]

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Robert McWilliams: Visionary/ Outsider

by Carolyn Hazel Drake You could describe Dr. Robert McWilliams as a career outsider artist.  For almost forty years, he has been channeling his humor, collector’s eye, and unique perspective into sculptures that resonate with human experience on an individual, yet somehow universal, scale.  He is quick to point out, however, that while he has […]

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Jesse Reno’s Epic Poems and Morality Tales

By Shu-Ju Wang When you look up into the night sky, you see the beautiful light of the stars, light that was emitted thousands, millions or billions of years ago, in a time before people, before earth. The light from this distant past is just now reaching your eyes, passing through your cornea, passing through […]

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