Nearly a year ago, at a member meeting in SE Portland, board president Chas Martin suggested we do a sculpture show based on collaborations between member pairs. Needless to say, the concept was met with much enthusiasm. First, each member could choose their own collaborator, or one would be chosen for them. Each participant would display one of their own pieces along with the collaborative piece. It was encouraged that some form of documentation of the pairs’ creative process is shared. An attractive and accessible gallery space located at the Multnomah Art Center in Multnomah Village was selected for the exhibition.
Unmatched Pairs: The Sculpture Show
There was much anticipation among the members as each pair committed their time, materials, and talent to their collaborations. The opening for this sculpture show was held on Friday, September 6, and it was clear the collaborators had made the most of the idea. It showed in the reaction of the visitors. A happy and noisy, inquisitive crowd had turned out. I had to turn my hearing aids down.