Autumn has arrived at Sidestreet Arts.
With the change in the weather, we're loving the chance to open doors and windows and let in the sounds and smells of fall in Portland. Also in the air is the excitement and anticipation of the holidays. Time spent with family, friends and just gearing up for cozy nights in front of the fire.
Last year at this time we were spending our days busily getting the gallery ready to open. It's been quite a journey, and we're grateful you've come along with us. Now we're entering our first holiday season. We're excited to show you what we have planned for the next few months!
So read on friends, and thank you for your patronage over this last year.
Cathi, Dawn, Denise, Alicia, Bridgett, Kathleen,
Gail, Michael and Reta
October 3rd - 28th, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5th from 6 -9 pm.
Artist Chat: October 14th, 11 am - 2 pm.
Fashion Series No.11 - Michael Pratt
Good Morning - Reta Larson
This month we are featuring the art of our members, Reta Larson and Michael Pratt. Mixed media collage artist, Reta Larson, shows us pieces from her ongoing series “Women at Work.” In this show, we get to meet this colorful cast of working women the artist has created from made and found objects. In “Good Morning”, a rainbow plaid toaster pops up a “breakfast serving woman” whose many hands, and hair, offer us donuts, coffee, breakfast cereal, a pan-ful of eggs and plates of morning delights. Chickens join in the breakfast melée.
Michael Pratt’s acrylic paintings offer us a smartly dressed cast of furry and feathered characters where Dior meets anthropomorphic animalia in billowy 1950’s fashion. A delicately begloved cat gazes at the viewer “Do you see my lovely dress? Aren’t my gloves purr-fect?” A crow steps out in a fabulous black dress with a demonstrative feathered hat. Spirals dance in the background. What are we to make of Fluffy striking a pose? The artist leaves that up to the viewer.
Every First Friday we join our neighboring galleries in welcoming art-lovers in for an evening of fun. Snacks, beer and wine are provided as you mingle among artists and their artworks. Then head off to see Stark Street Studios, Wolff Gallery, and the True Measure Gallery.
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Don’t miss the chance to chat with gallery artists on Mimosa Sunday where we’ll treat you to mimosas, brunchy munchies and hobnobbery. Be the one of the first dozen patrons to walk in the door and you’ll receive a special gift. It’s all free although we do ask that mimosa-drinkers be over 21 years of age. For those of you not seeking alcohol, we’ll have other delicious options.
.Coming in November...
Our November featured show will highlight works by our new members,Mixed media artist Bridgett Spicer, Printmaker Gail Owen and jeweler Kathleen Mistry.
They are ready to conquer the world together. It’s the Jazz Age. They’re free spirits, like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda. What if they stayed out all night drinking? They could catch a cab downtown and dance the night away at Club DeLuxe. Or maybe they’d slip into the Fronton for martinis and take a late night walk through the park or gaze upon the Queensboro Bridge in the moonlight. They could do anything with those smiles. Anything could happen. Anything at all.
Moonlight by Alicia Justus, Graphite and Gouache, $225