Friday, October 29, 2010

Opening Night Wrap Up

Here, in no particular order some photos from last night. In the main gallery are many large sculptures from Janet Geib-Pretti using bronze and wood, an amazing body of work.
Outside greeting you when you arrived, was an Altar put together by Cynthia Mooney. Many candles, marigold flowers, bread, nuts a beautiful reminder to honor our ancestors
Here's another view of the glow......

From left to right Tory, Dayna, Steph and Nik. I missed many pics of friends who came...

Another view from the outside looking in......lots to see!

The talented Janet Julian taking a break form singing.
She has work in the show too! (thanks Janet)

Here's Donna Guardino and painter Marcia Hindman in front of one of her many paintings, so many layers of interest, you really need to see them in person.

Here are few PAC members, who happen to have work in the show L-R
Cynthia, Tory and Gloria. Great night,
Muchos Gracias to all who came.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Day of the Dead at Guardino's

Coming Soon..... (This Thursday Oct. 28Th)!!!

Today was the hanging of art at Guardino Gallery It's always a little like Christmas, never knowing what all the artists will bring in for the show. The Challenge of putting it all together so it looks cohesive, is one of the highlights of curating. Here my found object carvings "Beloved Couple"

To start, the gallery walls are bare, my little horse is waiting to see where he'll go.....

" A little to the right". My hanging team this year, the talented Tory Brokenshire and Gloria Sowell. Both have work on display, Tory's art is that giant Santos, one of two! And Gloria's are those amazing gold encaustic pieces on top, they just glow.

Job well done, phew. Missing in this photo is Janet Julian, who is a local legend, with her "props" lol. She brought me all kinds of goodies for the front window, to make it look like little Altars. PS. She'll be preforming on opening night!!

Here's the night shot. You can see the cut wood banner I painted to match this years show card, surrounded by the traditional marigold flowers, very festive. On opening night Cynthia Mooney will help set up a Public Altar outside,with flowers and candles. All are welcome to leave a photo or note. Can't wait.
* See the show until Nov. 21st

Weekend in Review.....

Kenton neighborhoods, third Thursday art walk, was in full swing. I went out to see my friend Janet Julian's art work. Also showing were Tabor Porter and Greg Carrigan.
One of her famous mermaid paintings, here shown on a old chest and giant chain.

Her large painting is a hit. Here Annie Grgich , goofing around.

One of the many displays.

Find it all here!, at Salvage Works till the end of the month,
Then Friday on to Menucha, for a bi-yearly Portland art group went to work and play

We were greeted with flowers and a spread of food.... no one went hungry.

A pond on the grounds has fresh cut flowers floating on top.

The fall colors were if full force.

The wild life was abundant.
The view of the Columbia gorge is stunning, as always

Dayna here with Darlene captured this years Menucha on her blog. I'm still trying to remember to take photos. A little art demo frenzy. Suzy Wolfer was kind enough to share a technique.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Studio Visit with Darlene Schaper

Last week Darlene Schaper did ,Portland Open Studios. Our paths have crossed for years at various art venues.

1st , the animals, how did I miss a photo of the 3 cute dogs & 2 hairless cats? You'll have to settle for the beautiful chickens, the white one is has blue claws!

Her living room was all set up. I loved the two deer heads she painted black , there's ribbon wrapping around the antlers.

Here's one of her Famous Bunnies, they wear little wax dresses, and are in various poses.

One of her displays, some ceramic tiles and some mixed media pieces. I'm so happy she's in the Guardino Gallery Show next week!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cannibals Art Show

My very talented friends Tabor Porter and Greg Carrigan helped put on a show at this very unique gallery....Cannibals

First, some food with friends. I highly recommend Tin Shed. (PS Happy Birthday Dayna) The other fun redhead is the talented Tory

Behold one of the front windows, set up like an altar to honor Day of the Dead.

The other window is just as festive, flowers and fun.

Inside the blue door against the green wall blew us away, the art is set up nicely.

Here's a happy fellow, waiting to greet you!

Most of the art is Mixed Media .... I need to figure out how to upload more photos, I barley scratched the surface of what was there. You just need to go see it!
Here's the piece I put in the show "Our lady of the Tree" a carved panel surrounded with molding scraps.
Definitely a show to see

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wedding in Boise

Just back from a rustic style wedding with a fun twist

First the vows, under a willow tree by a old barn....

Beautiful flowers everywhere, mixed in with the corn stalks,....

My date.

The barn at twilight, bales of hay covered with lace to sit on out front.

Me, my mom & sisters giving each other a rub (L to R , Amy, Margo, Stephanie and Roma)

The Brides Dress converted to knickers, my niece is quite the hoop dancer, hers lit up!

A amazing performance, not your mama's hula hoop! I needed to have this on video to appreciate all the elegant and gravity defying things she can do.

Then the fire dancing hoop, then on to a big bon fire. A wonderful night in Boise.