Tuesday, July 15, 2008



AT CRAFT PDX: A Block Party

The sun was shining. The music was playing. And artists were sculpting stone, metal and clay. Painting. Making prints. Weaving. Carving wood. Basket making. Drawing on eggs. And crocheting with wire. It was all part of the second annual Craft PDX block party put on by the Museum of Contemporary Crafts.

I was there doing my copper repousse' along with many other talented artists featured in this year's Portland Open Studios Tour. There was so much to see and do. In addition to the Portland Open Studios tent, there were many wonderful demonstrations from the city's local art guilds. You could even make your own art. Whether you were a grown-up or still growing, you could make your own raku pot or play with clay.

It was a wonderful day. If you weren't there, here are some pictures I took for you to enjoy. If you see some art that you want to know more about, mark your calendars for October 11, 12, 18 & 19 for the Portland Open Studios Tour. And come watch artists at work. You can buy the Tour Guide from participating artist, Art Media, New Seasons or the website http://www.portlandopenstudios.com/

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