Thursday, November 12, 2009

Merry Melange of Art

Mixed media on reclaimed board by Tim Combs, Portland
Pastel landscapes by Scott Jeffs, Portland
Fused glass enamel on copper trees by Angelina Marino, Portland
Acrylic paintings by Lisa Sayles, Portland
Glass nativities and ornaments by Ana Maria Torres, Quito, Ecuador
Tagua nut carvings and ornaments by ProPueblo, Ecuador

Deck the halls and decorate the walls with small works of art by four local artists and handmade crafts from Ecuador.

• Tim Combs, as The Reclamation Project, works with materials found, reclaimed and recycled. He usually creates pieces of Asian aesthetics.

* Scott Jeff’s award-winning pencil drawings and pastel landscapes can be seen at juried festivals and one-man and group exhibits throughout the northwest.

• Lisa Sayles teaches at Clark College and exhibits artwork often with feminist subject matter. She has created over sixty abstract paintings for this show.

• Angelina Marino's vibrant paintings and sculptures can be seen in public commissions and corporate offices. In the enamel-on-copper series to be shown here, she transforms the tree in all possible colors and moods.

• Ana Maria Torres is an innovative glass artist from Ecuador who creates contemporary fused glass art, uniting natural elements - earth, wind, fire and water - and religious images.

The ProPueblo Foundation is providing work to many artisans in Ecuador, especially those carving tagua nut from the palm tree, also know as vegetable ivory.

November 27 - December 29, 2009
Opening and Artists' Reception - November 27, 11 AM-9 PM

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