Shu-Ju Wang: Relay/Replay, Connecting the Past in the Present

By Susan Gallacher-Turner Above, Martha, an artist’s book by Shu-Ju Wang It all started simply enough. Shu-Ju Wang wanted to find a way to connect with her American mother who suffers from memory loss. As a painter and book artist, she came up with the idea to make art prints with her mother and create […]

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Seeing Green During Portland Open Studios

The word ‘green‘ is prominent in this year’s Portland Open Studios, a tour of 98 artists’ workplaces throughout metro Portland. ‘Green’ and ‘art’ said in the same sentence usually means the color. Marcy Baker uses a lot of green, gentle new grass green and deep rich pine, in her prints and paintings which are abstractions […]

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Bonnie Meltzer: Weaving Art and Life

By Morgan Madison Below, Recording Memory, painted found object on wood, by Bonnie Meltzer. At the outset of our interview Bonnie warns that she has had a few cups of coffee and might be a little scattered, but to be honest it is quite remarkable that she keeps everything together with all she has going […]

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Artists Drawing and Photographing Other Artists

By Bonnie Meltzer Several Portland Open Studios artists visited some of the other studios on the tour to document what artists do. Lisa Parsons, a painter and photographer took pictures of the art process. Allen Schmertzler and Deborah Marble drew the artists at work. Here is a small sampling of all the drawings and photos. […]

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Teresa Sullivan, Sewing Seed Beads into Superwomen

By Susan Gallacher-Turner Entering Teresa’s living room, it was easy to see her inspiration starts at home. Bookshelves lined the walls filled with an eclectic collection of books on music and musicians like Radio Birdman, Nico, The Velvet Underground and Ramones, comic books and graphic novels as well as science fiction authors like Philip K. […]

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