Monday, December 27, 2010

Closing Party

Closing Party

It has been a wonderful ride, but the holiday season is coming to an end and with it the fabulous Pop-Up Shops.  Come celebrate with Downtown Artistry, 940 SW Morrison Dec 30th from 6-8pm

Events include

The deconstruction of the Berrier Given,  Alex Rauch will bring down the walls of his installation

Live music by Whale Revolution

Wine and snacks will also be available

Our Holiday Party

What a great night our holiday party was so much fun.  
Thanks to Phil and C.C. Swim

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Party

Holiday Party

Thursday Dec 23rd 6-8pm at Downtown Artistry 940 SW Morrison

Live music from C.C. Swim
A David Sedaris reading by Phil McDodson, "Sedaris Claus"
Free parking provided by Smart Park, SW 10th and Yamhill if you get there between 4-6
wine, snacks, and a ton of local art

Monday, December 20, 2010

Emergency Gift Ideas

Link to Koin 6 news

A little shout out to Downtown Artistry from Kevin Lennox, thanks Kevin. This news clip honors Micheal Kelley's hand-made letter press wrapping paper as a great gift idea. We still have a couple available only $15

The Cross Portrait with Anna Magruder and Christopher Mooney

The cross portrait was so much fun! It was amazing watching these two talented artists work.  As a non-artist myself it was really interesting to watch the creative process unfold, like Christopher scetching with 2 pencils one in each hand, and Anna being very unhappy with where her portrait of Christopher was going and then being thrilled with the results.

These portraits are not finished yet, but I hope to get photos of the completed work to post on here as soon as possible.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Gift of the day

 This guy is named Ringo Starr made by Russell Murphy
 This is Heather beautifully crafted by Geneva Sizemore
These unique "stuffed animals" are hand-made by the artists at Art from the Heart, an organization that works with adults with developmental disabilities.  They are all busting with personality, and the artists have given them all names

Monday, December 13, 2010

This week at {{Downtown Artistry}}

It is hard to believe that this little temporary Pop Up Gallery time is almost up.... So lets make the most of it!  We have a few more events that will blow your socks off

Thurs 12/16 5-7pm is going to be an event not to miss.

Come watch a cross portrait being made by Anna Magruder and Christopher Mooney.  These two talented and different artists will sit across from one another as they paint a portrait of the other, as we all watch the magic unfold.  Thursday 12/16 5-8pm

Sat 12/18 11am-1pm will be a Sculpture Demonstration by none other then the Pacific Northwest Sculptures President Carole Murphy watch as she works with an amazing recycled material to make beautiful nature inspired art.

Also mark your calendars Downtown Artistry is have a all out Holiday Party including a band or two and a Santa doing a reading of David Sedaris 12/23 starting at 5

And the Closing Party will be 12/30 Starting at 5 witness the destruction of  Barrier Given the installation by Alex Rauch

For the rest of Dec all parking in smart park parking lots will be free if you arrive between 4-6 on Thursday

Last nights encaustic demo

Last night at Downtown Artistry we had a wonderful demonstration by encaustic artist Kelly Williams we learned, we laughed, and we were inspired.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Encaustic Demo with Kelly Williams Thursday 12/9

Downtown Artistry is hosting an Encaustic Art Demonstration lead by Kelly Williams Thursday 12/9 from 5-7pm.  

It will be a great opportunity to learn what the heck Encaustic means or to learn more about the art of painting with wax.  Kelly will also talk about her RACC grant project Recovery Pains.  Where she taught people who have been effected by addiction to express themselves in the medium of encaustics. 

Kelly is a fabulous lady, and it will be a fun night.  Also Smart Park is providing free parking if you park between 4-6 on Thursday nights in Dec, and Downtown Artistry is in the base of the the Smart Park on SW 10th and Yamhill.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Feature artists of the day: Brian Echerer: Velo Gioielli

Brain Echerer and his mother Mary Jane started Velo Gioielli bike jewelry company a year ago using recycled bike parts.  He shows his wares at Saturday Market, and is about to join in the fun for his second run at BikeCraft. His stuff is the perfect gift for the bike lover in your family.

The sixth annual BikeCraft is December 4 & 5, 2010.
Open 10am-6pm both days
Venue: Portland Design Works Mothership
15 NE Hancock St. 

Here are a few of my favorite Holiday photos

Brian Fiore-Silfvast

We had a great time last night watching artist Brian Fiore-Silfvast painting with coffee, and man did it smell good in here.  But if you didn't have a chance to make it down I have decided to keep a handful of his pieces here.  So you still have a chance to see his amazing work.