Pastel and Drawing Classes with Eve Kenyon

Coming in March, April and May

Local artist and educator Eve Kenyon is bringing a series of six very inspiring pastel and drawing classes and workshops to the gallery in March, April and May. Her classes range from Pastel Landscapes to Spring Gardening Still Life in Pen & Ink with Watercolor. While the gallery is not sponsoring these workshops we are so excited to have such great creative energy in the space that we are listing her classes here to help promote her endeavors. Check out Eve’s lovely work and her Group Classes and Workshops schedules here. Contact Eve directly for questions and registration.

Artist Lecture SATURDAY: Mark Tompkins on Mixing Media

Mixing Media: The Rewards and Pitfalls of Doing the Unexpected
Saturday, February 21, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Mark Tompkins, our featured artist in the gallery in February is both an accomplished writer and photographer. In creating art, when you begin mixing media, you begin challenging the visual references of your viewer. Not only does each component need to work, they need to work together – a romance, of sorts. Just as strongly it challenges the character of the artist, particularly their ability to trust. As an artist that mixes original photographic images with dedicated text (varying in length from one line to full poems), Mark will discuss the creative processes and challenges of mixing media as illustrated with these elements. Joins us for a fun, inspiring lecture. Preview Mark’s online catalog of his show here.

Visiting Book Artist Lecture THURSDAY: Tobias Lange

Join us for a fascinating visiting artist lecture:
Thursday, February 19, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

We are very pleased to welcome Tobias Lange to the gallery for a presentation of his work and a discussion of his collaborations as a letterpress book artist. Tobias will be at Portland State University as a visiting artist the week of February 16-21. We are thrilled that PSU is hosting this public event here in the gallery. Tobias comes to us from Hamburg, Germany following his lecture at the CODEX Conference in San Francisco. Click here to preview Tobias’ work at his web site.

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