These four artists are representing the ever changing landscape of Portland. Mitch Freifeld is using a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council to paint historic buildings before they disappear. In Beth Kerschen’s “East Meets West” installation at the Portland Airport, she captures the city in its present moment, bursting with creative energy. Come hear all four artists talk… Read more
Watching fish swim lowers your blood pressure. Listening to a cat purr decreases stress, and may even strengthen your bones! The health benefits sited for being around animals are numerous and sometimes hard to believe, but honestly, I’d be a crazy cat lady even if it was bad for me. To see more works by these artists, please Browse the Artist… Read more
The moon can cast familiar scenes in a mysterious light. Twilight changes the color palette, and electric ultramarine takes over. For most of us, it is a time for sleeping and dreaming, but for many artists it is a time when new ideas emerge from the dark.
Artists have been utilizing light’s emotional power for ages. Renaissance painters developed the technique of chiaroscuro to bring new drama to their work. Darkroom photographers dodge and burn for days to get the right tone. The impressionists are famous for their obsession with light, studying the same scene at different times of day, during different seasons, to capture its ever changing qualities. Whether… Read more
When our early ancestors looked out at the horizon, they believed they were staring at the end of the earth. Ships sailed off the edge, and mystical monsters presided at the boundary. Now we know that the earth is round, that there is no mystical land beyond the hills, but nonetheless we are captivated by that thin line in the distance.… Read more