Art | Craft

Fusing Class at Aquila Glass

I got a Groupon for an intro to fusing class at Aquila glass here in North Portland. It was a good excuse to leave the house and leave daddy in charge of Juniper for the day. The class was three hours and we got to make 6 items out of glass remnants. It was super […]

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Pregnancy

The Halfway Mark

Today marks week 20 of my pregnancy with our little Juniper berry. Wow! Halfway! The consensus is that I really look pregnant now. I definitely feel pregnant. I get a few good kicks every day and lots of flutters. I wish there were more, they are so reassuring, but I bet I’ll be sorry I […]

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Portland

Portland Realtor Recommendation for Benjamin Rice

If you’re in Portland Oregon and you’re looking for a great realtor, I’d like to suggest ours. Benjamin was great throughout our entire house hunting and buying process. He made sure we got pre-approved in the very beginning of our search so that if we found the house of our dreams, we’d be ready to […]

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Dog

Doggy Chronicles: She’s Fetching

Our dog is on a roll. She’s making progress so fast right now and we’re so proud of her. It’s like she can tell that we are head over heels in love with her and she’s milking us for attention and snacks. I’ve started letting her off the leash a little, just in places I […]

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Art

Martin Kersels Lecture at MoCC Tonight

Martin Kersels is a big man making big art. Most of his sculptures and photographs have to do with size relationships. Human hamster wheels, no rx giant shoes, look giant nests. His works tend to accentuate mass and gravity. Martin Kersels Lecture Series through PNCA 6:30 p.m. Thursday, sovaldi October 8, 2009 The Lab at […]

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Art

Two Anne Wilson Events/Lectures this week in PDX

Anne Wilson is in Portland this week discussing art and craft through Reed college and the M0CC. Both event are free and open to the public. From Reed College website: Chicago-based artist Anne Wilson will be lecturing twice this week in Portland. Wilson is a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago […]

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Joe Ryckebosch at Half & Half Cafe

I just love this show. The pieces are made from found photos and frames, and graphics tape. Reading through his Bio, Joe speaks of forgetting and remembering, cast-aways, re purposing, revealing, resurrection, and architecture and morality. I want to call them a re-revery. A seeking out of the once cherrished, breathing new life, revealing hidden […]

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Art

PDX First Thursday Highlights for October 1st, 2009

Katie Simpson Spain at the Tyson Gallery katiespain.wordpress.com/ The entire installation was made out of plastic shopping bags. Very very cool. Gala Bent at Half/Dozen Beautiful watercolor drawings More photos on Half/Dozen’s Flickr account. Close up: Linda Hutchins Pulliam Gallery Very intricate, fine line drawings on paper. Like ripples on a pond. And a lovely, […]

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Art

AMPumentary

I’ve donated some art for an annual AMP (Artist Mentorship Program) fundraiser. I’ve been really impressed with everyone I’ve met through the experience and I’m so excited to be a part and so happy to have met them all. The fundraiser will be on November 14th in Portland. I’ll keep you updated on place and […]

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Art | Art Reviews | Writing

Evan B. Harris at Together Gallery

I’m editing an interview I did with Evan as we speak, but his show at the Together Gallery comes down September 20th so I wanted to post some pics of the show and encourage you to head down there before the end of the show. Evan B. Harris Fables and the Flourish Together Gallery 2916 […]

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Heather Cavalieri at Ampersand

Heather’s sweet and intimate grid collages are made from old envelopes, magazines, and thread. Heather Cavalieri Works on Paper Ampersand Vintage 2916 NE Alberta St, B Portland, OR Hours: Tue. thru Sat. 12 to 6 PM, Sundays from 12 to 5 PM August 26th to September 20th, 2009

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Art

First Thursday Highlights September 2009

My highlights from Portland’s First Thursday for September 2009 Shawn Cardwell PNCA Faculty Biennial Sculpture made from Legos. Nell Warren PDX Contemporary Art Nell Warren PDX Contemporary Art Anna Fidler PNCA Faculty Biennial Michael Knudson Blackfish Gallery Michael Knudson Blackfish Gallery Also opening tonight was PICA’s TBA Festival. Read my review.

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Opening Night at the PICA TBA Festival

Last night’s opening of PICA’s Time Based Art Festival was quite a scene. The walls of once abandoned Washington High School were once again filled with people. Ages must have ranged from 0 to 100. The walls were decorated with colored copier paper and colored rubber band garlands adored the front staircase (works by Kenneth […]

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Art

Kate Bingaman-Burt on 20×200

The art website 20×200 is showcasing a limited edition print from Portland artist Kate Bingaman-Burt. Kate is obsessed with her own consumption and catalogs each item she purchases through crisp black and white drawings. Each individual object often includes a little snippet of what she’s thinking or why she made her purchase. consumed goods range […]

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Portland

Get Lost in The Woods

A new bar and music venue has just opened up in our neighborhood. I’m declaring it the best bar on the planet. Why is it so cool? It’s in an old mortuary. There is a beautiful outdoor patio. There are little rooms and nucs with couches and chrystal chandeliers. They were playing Magnetic Fields – […]

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Art

National Plastic Quilt Project Art Deadline August 15th

The deadline for the National Plastic Quilt Project is soon approaching! Here’s the scoop on the project: Submit your proposal by August 15th, 2009, then collect all your single use plastic for three months. Create a 12×12 quilt square with your saved plastic and submit your final piece October 26th, 2009. Open to anyone and […]

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