Reception: August 2, 6 - 9 pm Artist Talk & Sunday To-Do: August 11, Noon - 2 pm,
Artist Talk @ 1pm
In August, Sidestreet Arts presents new works by ceramicist, Nicole M. Curcio and mixed media artist (and Sidestreet member), Bridgett Spicer. Both artists share a whimsical point of view and the show, entitled “Closer to Home,” examines their changing relationships to Portland.
Nicole Curcio’s inspiration comes from “the places we call home” as well as “the places we go to escape.” Her colorful ceramic creations are that of dreamlike cityscapes and tree-lined natural settings. Similarly, Bridgett Spicer uses Portland’s people, places, and things as muse and captures them in bright acrylics, colored pencil and ink. Both artists flirt with personal iconography and symbolism in their work while capturing easily recognizable places.
Friday, August 2nd, 2019, and the first Friday of each month we'll be open until 9 pm with reception munchies, beer and wine. Reception starts at 6pm.
Join member and represented artists in the gallery, and be sure to visit our neighbors Wolff Gallery & Stark Street Studios on your Art Walk.
Join us Sunday, August 11th from Noon - 2 pm, for delicious brunchie food and an Artist Talk (at 1 pm) by artist Bridgett Spicer.
“Bridges & In-roads” features Sidestreet member, Bridgett Spicer as she talks about the show’s inspiration, the city as muse, and why Portland is “Closer to Home.” Bridgett will speak about personal symbolism in her art and answer any questions you might muster.
As we do, we’ll serve up brunch nibbles and drinkie-poos while you learn insights into the artwork on the walls. We'll also have a special gift for the first dozen visitors.
The event is free (though you do have to be 21 or over to enjoy the adult beverages). Non-alcoholic refreshments will also be available.
Flesh & Stone Brooke Walker-Knoblich / Kathleen Mistry
September 4 - 29th, 2019
Opening Reception: September 6, 6 - 9 pm
Our September show features a collaboration between two artists:
Oil painter Brooke Walker-Knoblich and metal & jewelry artist (and Sidestreet member), Kathleen Mistry. “Flesh and Stone” melds the beauty of the female figure and the elegance of precious stone and jewelry adornment.
The Month that Was... Recent Sidestreet Events
Sidestreet Arts enjoyed a rousing opening for July’s “The Shape of Clay.” Well attended, our First Friday Opening was full of minglers, OPA members and plenty of “ceramic talk.”
And our Sidestreet Arts Bastille Day Fete couldn’t have been more full of French revelry and fun Francais style. And the cheese... mmmm.
We'd like to re-introduce you to our newest represented artist, showing in our Small Works Gallery... Mini Giri.
Off The Wall...
I reached over Jeff for the remote and turned off the television. It was getting late. The evening had been a success. Dinner by candlelight. A bottle of a memorable Pinot Noir. And Jeff brought a lemon tart that was beyond delicious. In the pause that followed the end of the movie, Jeff suddenly held his hands up to the lamp and began to make shadow animals. First a dog. Then a duck... and then a bird. I was amused.
“That’s a pretty impressive bird”
“Not just any bird...” he corrected me, “... A Phoenix... rising from the ashes to start anew.”
“Kinda like us?”
He smiled... “just like us.”
Detail of “Shadow Puppet” by Gail Owen, linoleum print, $40