Jan vonBergen, Building on Cultural Influences

By Susan Gallacher-Turner Jan’s interest in art started in her childhood at the family dinner table where ethnic dishes were served up with side discussions of the culture, textiles and art from around the world. She remembers delicious curry dishes, her mother’s beautiful sari, and a home filled with exotic smells, artifacts and furniture. These […]

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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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Robin Bown, Turning Eggs into Art

By Susan Gallacher-Turner Above, Ukrainian eggs by Robin Bown. As I looked through the Portland Open Studios Calendar and Tour Guide, I was captivated by the colorful, intricate designs of Robin Bown’s artwork. What was even more fascinating was the fact that these amazing art pieces were originally eggs. Chicken eggs. Goose eggs. Even ostrich […]

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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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Jody Katopothis

By Allen Kinast

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