March 2023 Newsletter
Meet up – Swap – Sell – Eat Cookies
In April we will be meeting at Carole Murphy’s studio space on April 8th and the address is:
4495 SE Aldercrest Road Milwaukie, OR, 97222
Plan to arrive around three o’clock – 3P – plan to be finished NLT seven.
Bring your favorite cookies to share as we share experiences, catch up and talk about be prepared to swap/sell/barter so bring things to trade or sell that others might use to create new conversations.
Also note that there is space you check out to rent for classes, and events so come visit to scope out the space.
For our out-of-towners here are the meeting details:
We will be meeting up at SCRAP PDX on Saturday, April 29th, 2023 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM
Their address is: 1736 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205, United States.
Visit https://portland.scrapcreativereuse.org/ to learn more about them.
On March 29th at 7PM we will meeting with Patrick Gracewood at his studio located at 4920 NE 55th Ave – Google Maps.
Patrick describes himself: “As an artist, I carve space, materials, and time. For over twenty years, I designed and created architectural ornament for new buildings and restored historic terra-cotta facades. This professional work influenced both philosophically and technically my own fine art.”
You can see some of his works here Sculpture, Bas Relief, Fine Art, Wood Carving – Gracewood Studio and watch a video about one of his works which is part of the trolley trail https://vimeo.com/308802097
Bring something for the potluck
For remote attendees:
Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer, mobile app or room device
Meeting ID: 291 759 901 707
Hopscotch, an interactive art installation, is set to take up a 23,000-square-foot space in Southeast Portland’s Goat Blocks.
San Antonio, Texas, is the current home to the art experience, and Portland will be its second location. Like the original location, the Portland Hopscotch will feature local, national and international artists, creating what co-founder Nicole Jensen calls “an immersive, experiential and unconventional art experience.”
Co-founder Hunter Inman calls it an “entertainment experience that is art-driven,” similar to “festival art” like Burning Man or even Portland’s Winter Lights Festival, but in a different category.
Hopscotch presents curated art with an emphasis on visitor interaction, and it also will be accompanied by food and drink offerings and live or curated music.
The art venue plans to open in the Goat Blocks commercial and residential development at Southeast Taylor Avenue and Belmont Street in early summer. Jensen and Inman said they are also working to hire a general manager and other staff for the project.
Inman and Jensen started out making art events in Austin but established their first permanent Hopscotch location in San Antonio in 2020. They said it quickly became a popular attraction, winning praise a must-see for visitors or an unconventional date night option.
When looking for a place to expand, they saw Portland as a natural choice for its arts community and offbeat reputation, similar to the vibe of their home base in Austin. It also happens to be Jensen’s new home since relocating from Texas last year.
“It’s got that rich network of artists. It’s inclusive and diverse,” she said. “Portland just felt like the right move for us.”
Besides opening in Portland, Jensen and Inman said they want to be “as intentionally local as we can,” in collaborations with local artists.
For visitors who would experience Hopscotch for the first time, Jensen said she wants them to have an experience of “really letting of the outside world.”
“We hope they come away with a feeling of connection,” she said. “It really inspires people to revisit the creative parts of themselves.”
Julian Voss-Andreae is hosting a PNWS studio tour/potluck at his Sellwood shop 7pm on April 30th.Please, do plan to attend the address is 8003 SE 17th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202 – Map link https://tinyurl.com/22jmx6hj
There will be a teams meeting link soon
We glazed and Raku fired over 70 marine figures last weekend at Longview, WA. My neighbor decided to celebrate his birthday by making Ocean creatures for his friends to glaze and fire. We used a traveling art studio van for the glazing and braved the weather for the firing. Next stop, Newport!