Students and artists speak out about Portland Open Studios new mentorship education program.

By Susan Gallacher-Turner Megan Delius and Shelley Hershberger This year, Portland Open Studios paired up 21 artists with about 40 students in a new mentorship education program. Students from four area high schools, Wilson, Century, Grant and Arts & Communications Academy were offered a unique learning opportunity to work with artists in their studios during […]

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Sara Swink, Bridget Benton and Kurumi Conley in Little Things 9.

The annual holiday show, Little Things, at Guardino Gallery features artwork 7” and under from 39 artists including three Portland Open Studios artists. Opening reception is Friday, November 27 from 6-9pm. And the show runs through December 27, 2009. Guardino Gallery is located at 2939 NE Alberta Street.

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Katie Simpson Spain: ‘Our Own Jungle’ at Tyson Gallery

Brightly colored, intricate sculptures constructed out of recycled plastic bags make up a large, new installation entitled, “Our Own Jungle”. Artist, Katie Simpson Spain created these pieces by crocheting yarn fashioned from strips of plastic bags. The opening is First Thursday, October 1st from 6 to 9 pm at Tyson Gallery located at 625 N.W. […]

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CRAFT PDX: A Block Party

Sunday in the Park With Portland Open Studios Artists At CRAFT PDX: A Block Party By Susan Gallacher-Turner Above, Robin Bown (left) and Joni Mitchell, at Craft PDX. The sun was shining. The music was playing. And artists were sculpting stone, metal and clay. Painting. Making prints. Weaving. Carving wood. Basket making. Drawing on eggs […]

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Artists coming together for Dawn McConnell

Former Portland Open Studios artist Dawn McConnell was diagnosed with stage 4 lung and liver cancer earlier this year. This last Friday, Sept 7, 2007, the community gathered together for a benefit to help with Dawn’s mounting expenses. Among the attendees were Dawns students, friends, family, and artists. Many donated art that were auction off […]

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