Friday, October 7, 2016

All Ready For Saturday Night's Reception

Tomorrow night, Saturday, October 8, we will celebrate the work of member artist Kris Paul, and guest artist and CraneAge founder Patrice Demmon. The reception begins at 5 p.m. and continues to 8 p.m. with refreshments, wine, and opportunities to learn more about the work of these talented ladies.

Kris has said of her work, "I approach ceramics with a design aesthetic of wabi-sabi. To transform raw clay into a piece that reflects the imperfect beauty found in nature is my greatest pleasure. My early influence was my Mother who specialized in black and white photography, and as a young girl I would work in her darkroom, transferring her photos from tray to tray, watching the images captured on film come to life. The purity of black & white has kept me captivated, and translating that into my work has been my passion."

Hanging Sculpture - Discs

Naked Raku Zoftis

Patrice created an entire collection of black and white paper cranes just for this show. They hang in one of the gallery's main windows while the colorful chains of cranes adorn the West Wing.

The guest wall is filled with original artwork from twelve Portland artists who have illustrated Patrice's book for young children, "Today I Will Be..." All the artists have donated their original artwork and 100% of the sales of cranes and artwork goes to CraneAge.

This is a wonderful way to own a piece of original artwork by Rick Austin, Chuck Bloom, Alea Ahwahnee Bone, Heide Davis, Jac Evalds, Lisa Kaser, Anna Magruder, Amelia Opie, Roxanne Patruznick, Anjanette Petty-Kountz, Fred Swan, and Consu Tolosa, while supporting a great cause.
The paintings sell between $150 and $750, and the cranes are $1 each.

Chains of Black & White Origami Cranes

Book Illustration by Amelia Opie

Two great exhibits - you won't want to miss either one of them. We hope you will join us.

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