If you are not shopping for door busters or finished early, please stop by Abbey Creek Winery. The wine is fantastic and the Tasting Room in North Plains is a 15 minute drive from Portland heading out on 26W. I will be out there working on a couple pieces of art along with a few other artists showing their work. It will be a great weekend for a glass of wine. Thanks Bertony Faustin, see you there!
Join us for our special Thanksgiving "Wine Marries Art" event Saturday Nov 30th or Sunday Dec 1st!
Enjoy some delectable bites with our current wine line up as well as a sneak preview of our 2012 reds, all while perusing the artwork of some talented local artist!
Abbey Creek Winery a.k.a. The Crick
31441 NW Commercial St, North Plains 97133
12-5p Sat Nov 30th or Sun Dec 1st
$10 Tasting fee
I had to post this video even if the doors are not open anymore at Koldshoulder Working Gallery. My friend and the first artist to really step up and go after this idea with me of having a space where artists meet, work, speak to public freely and have great events was Patrick Zahn. He also creates other templates like this one that he is currently building for other businesses to showcase local art and provide advertising space. Thank you Patrick and we will do this again better in the future!
It was a bittersweet night to say the least knowing that this would be the last time an event would be in this space, but not the last event for Koldshoulder Working Gallery. I will reopen it again someday, but right now I need to focus on my art and pushing it out to the world. Lesia Lichonczak captured the night perfectly as always and I am glad that I could hire and pay her to do this at each of the events held. To view the rest of the photos check out the "First Thursdays" section under the Exhibitions tab!
The upcoming event features art from young adults between the ages of 24-30 with a mental level of about 12 years old that learned how to draw by an artist/instructor from New York City. I was asked to be a part of this event by Kohei Takazawa that has a family friend that started a company in Japan helping people of all ages that have some degree of mental retardation, autism, and any disabilities that hinders their day to day activities without assistance. The founder of the company (Domani), has a son that was born with special needs, and that was the reason he started the program Art4Smile.
The company hires various instructors to teach them simple tasks such as bread making, cooking, music, etc. so that some day they can acquire a job and a purpose for their life. Art is one focus, and they have noticed some of the kids excel much more than their peers. The instructor was most surprised by how quickly
they learned the various structures of art. Art4Smile has displayed their art before in Japan, but wanted to get more exposure for the program and it will help build more awareness back in Japan and here as well. The art sold here will benefit the students and anyone that attends the event will also be able to receive printed items with the art on it such as iphone cases, coffee tumblers, mouse pads etc.. through a donation basis.
I was excited to be a part of this event since my aunt has Down Syndrome and has always worked in
some capacity in programs like the one Domani has created.
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