The five artists from this year's Glean program have now completed their "tour of duty" at the city dump. They've spent the last several months gleaning "good stuff" from the city dump that they could then re-use to create some amazing art. I was a part of this program four years ago, and continue to watch what each year's group of artists create. If you live here in the Portland area, you can catch their show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Furthermore Gallery, 421 N.E. 10th Av....open from 12 - 5 pm. I saw the work last week and have a few photos to share.
More information about the Glean Program...HERE!
I was recently invited to be a part of an amazing online poetry and art magazine. A few images of my former assemblage and collage pieces have been paired with the works of several poets whose poems were selected through a submission process by the owner/curator of this publication. Click on the cover of Issue 3 to have a look!
Introducing Stella...the newest member of the family! She's a chocolate labradoodle, now five months old. She's "pure puppy" at this point in her life...bounding around with so much energy! She has quickly become best friends with Gracie, my other labradoodle. She's now recovering from the "big surgery" and will have her stitches out in a few days.
For the last five months, this season's "glean artists" have been creating art from the mountains of trash they've found at the Metro Transfer Station (the city dump). I was a member of this "Glean Dream Team" three years ago, and continue to follow the artists who have been chosen for this residency each year. I was finally able to see the show today and took a few photos. There was some exceptional work this year...all materials used having come directly from the city dump!
If you live in the Portland area, you can see the Glean show:
8371 N. Interstate Av.
Friday-Sunday Noon to 6pm'
You can find out more about this glean program HERE!
There's a great new (two artists) assemblage show at Gallery 6 PDX this month. Owner/curator, Liz Cohn will be closing her gallery at the end of this month, and moving on to other things.
The new MAX commuter train is coming to my neighborhood. There is still obviously lots of work yet to do, but as of next Sept. 2015, we'll be able to ride the seven miles to downtown Portland, catch one of the other lines to different parts of the city, and even get to and from the airport. My house is basically at the end of the line for this new route...with a five to ten minute walk to get to one of two local stations. I started documenting this here on my blog over a year ago, and will add a few of the very latest photos of this project: