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Art on Broadway Events in December 2016

Seeds of Hope, Roots of Change” by Virginia Parks at Art On Broadway Gallery

Lotus Head - Virginia Parks

Lotus Head – Virginia Parks

•Everyday in her job as an archaeologist working for a natural resource agency, Virginia Parks looks at the natural world through the context of the people who call it home but recently in her art, she’s been looking more closely at one particular element of nature: seeds and their pods. Even when they are the last thing standing once a plant dies back, seed pods are holding the promise of new life, sometimes thousands of times over. Despite looking dry and shriveled up or gnarly and impenetrable, seed pods have adapted clever and sophisticated ways to release their seeds and ensure they are carried to new places where they will continue the cycle of life and death. Those adaptations make seed pods fascinating to study and interpret artistically.

•This show represents the beginning of Virginia’s exploration of the subject, and at first she grappled with how to incorporate representations of these unique and often complex shapes into her encaustic paintings. (encaustic is an ancient technique using melted beeswax mixed with tree resin and pigment) Ultimately she turned to block printing, a technique she’s been using in her art for many years, to capture the beauty and individuality of a series of different seeds and seed pods from lotus to poppy. Even the homely dandelion looks graceful when its seeds are being carried away on the wind!

•While preparing the show was an exercise in studying and simplifying the shapes and details of the pods, along the way Virginia realized that these life forms are connected to our human experience in an essential way. Not only are they a physical source of growth and renewal but they can also serve as a metaphor for our spiritual and uniquely human ability to propagate inspiration and hope for the future.

*The exhibit opens Wednesday, November 30th, and ends Saturday, December 30th, 2016. The public is invited to a reception with complimentary refreshments and wine on Saturday, December 10th from 5:00 pm to 8:00pm.

Event Dates: 11/30/2016 – 12/30/2016
Artists’ Reception: 12/10/2016
Time: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Location: 12570 SW Broadway St., Beaverton OR 97005
503.601.3300

 

Annual Holiday Boutique Continues at Art On Broadway Gallery

•’Tis the season to buy local! Come  shop for holiday gifts in the comfort of our friendly gallery located in the historic district of Beaverton. Truly unique high quality gifts created by local artists with many beautiful items that you won’t find anywhere else.

•The boutique runs from Friday, November 2nd through Saturday, December 24th, 2016. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. 

•Artist reception will be held on December 10th, from 1:00 – 4:00pm.

•In addition to our members, other local artists will exhibit wonderful creations for memorable gift-giving including: gourds, baskets, recycled jewelry, paper boxes, glass, ceramics, paintings, embossed pewter, hand woven scarves, holiday ornaments, photography and handmade soaps.

 

Lelsee Burtt Gourds

Lelsee Burtt Gourds

Scarves by Peg

Scarves by Peg

Event Dates: 11/2/2016 – 12/24/2016
Artists’ Reception:12/10/2016
Time: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Location: 12570 SW Broadway St., Beaverton OR 97005
503.601.3300

 

AMEX Small Box Rewards Extended
Thank you to everyone who shopped Art On Broadway Gallery on Small Box Saturday!  Sponsored by American Express, this encourages local shopping during the holiday season.  If you didn’t make it on Saturday, don’t worry, American Express has extended the Small Box Rewards Program through December 31st.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00AM to 5:00PM

 

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