A Preview of Artists from Portland Open Studios 2011

A selection of artists you might see on the Portland Open Studios tour of 100 this weekend:

Bridget Benton demonstrates how to work with molten wax to create colorful encaustic works, embedding personal symbolism.

EMEK has created rock posters for artists from the Decemberists to Erykah Badu. He works in layers of silkscreens, but also experiments with new techniques, such as laser cutting, holographic printing, and resin casting.

Kim Lakin works with abstract textiles.

Dan Pillers works with words and found objects, to comment on the experience of being gay in a homophobic culture.

Sculpter Nik Mills speaks about his practice and studio.

“Watch Artists at Work” this weekend during the Portland Open Studios tour. This is a great way to meet your favorite local artists and see where they work. You’ll probably discover some new favorites as well! Get more info and purchase a Tour Guide