The time spent was marvelous and a video is available here to see what Scrap is all about and how our members had fun creating.
Mask Making with Russ Ford
I will begin with the fact that the last time I worked with clay was in grade school so it was with both excitement and trepidation that I signed up for the workshop.
The first day was at the Oregon Society of Artist classroom with Russ. There were over 14 people in the room ! I saw many that I knew and saw many new faces.
My attempts to film that day did not go as planned so I made special effort to capture day 2. Russ collected our masks and took them to his studio for a bisque firing.
The video below begins with some pictures of the art surrounding us when we ventured into Russ’s studio. You will see where we glazed our pieces, the glazes I used for my pieces followed by video of filling the kiln, removing the hot pieces, placing them in the raku cans, then the pieces are removed to be cooled in a water trough.
October 2022 Meeting
Meeting for this month will be at Bob Deasy’s house for catching up and chatting. Address is 14990 SW 144th Ave, Portland, OR 97224.
Let’s plan to chat about work in progress, winter plans, and more.
Zoom link for remote attendees: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5034591009
September Meeting at Portland ADX
Our meeting this month will take place at Art Design Xchange at 417 SE 11th Avenue, Portland.
The space is home too many creative types in many disciplines. We are invited to meet their members and see the space. Here some detail around Kelly and Blue the team at ADX
Kelley is founder and owner of Art Design Xchange (ADX), a Portland based makerspace and creative hub for artists, designers, builders, makers and innovators that has been going strong for over 10 years. She is the author of two books: Cartopia, Portland’s Food Cart Revolution, and Portland Made, The Makers of Portlands Manufacturing Renaissance.
Blue is a Portland based mixed media artist and the community manager of Art Design Xchange. Blue’s work focuses on the relationship between all things, activism, and social justice initiatives. His pieces range from realism, to gestural, and abstract. He strives to have his subjects embody the spirit of the thing rather than be a copy. Blue’s primary mediums are; acrylic paint, mixed media and resin on wood, wood-burning, and colored pencils.
Wander/Wonder: A Sculptured Dance Happening at Price Sculpture Forest
You are invited to a Sculpture Forest first: an immersive professional dance performance interacting with sculptures along our Forest trails. We are honored that famed choreographer Eva Stone selected the Sculpture Forest to create “Wander/Wonder: A Sculptured Dance Happening” and present it for the public with a professional dance troupe. The dancers are national caliber professional dancers who perform at venues such as McCaw Hall, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and now at the Sculpture Forest, too! Each short performance is directly related to and inspired by the art and environment that surrounds it. The movement-artist dancers include Leah Terada, Mary Sigward, Zsilas Michael Hughes, Hannah Simmons, Joh Morrill, Julia Y. James, Hutch Hagendorf, Emily Schoen Branch, Kaelyn Lefferts, and Ivana Lin.
This event will occur Saturday August 27 from 1:00-3:00pm. You can arrive anytime during then since the dancers will be repeating their short sculptural interplays at each selected sculpture throughout the two hours, and you can walk from one to the other. We recommend showing up between 1:00-2:00 so you have enough time to see them all in action. Overflow parking will be provided at a generous supporter’s property across the street. A $20 donation is suggested, with proceeds to benefit the Good Cheer Food Bank and the Sculpture Forest, though it is also pay what you can and everyone is encouraged to come regardless of ability to pay.
Come and join us for a whole new experience Where Dance Enhances Sculpture and Nature.
July 2022 Meeting at The Geode, Marty Eichinger’s Studio
Marty Eichinger hosted our July 2022 meeting in his studio.
A long time member of our group Marty has been exploring a band new avenue of work and has lots to share with us.
You can see some of his new work here Art At The Geode
June 22nd, Wednesday Night meeting
This month we will meet one of our more Northern members, Ulrich Pakker.
Ulrich shares, on his website Ulrich Pakker Studios – Stainless Steel Fountains and Sculptures. ”My artistic process creating metal sculptures, fountains and public art begins by visualizing the proposed artwork in as many ways as possible. With public art spaces, different hours and days produce different lighting and changing populations. Will collectors have a bird’s-eye view of the art or will it be a garden focal point? How will climate affect a fountain’s materials? What is the expected longevity of the installation?”
Everything influences me and my process.
See you online, via Zoom.