Visiting

These last few weeks I’ve been dropping in. Sometimes I was delivering dishes from my “transfer ware give-away,” or checking in to see how the dishes look in place, maybe seeing an art exhibit or looking at beautiful Japanese fabric…various. This has meant some pleasant conversation and lots of great visuals. Instead of a tight […]

Kyle Cook at the Helzer Gallery

You still have 10 days to go see Seattle painter Kyle Cook’s show (https://www.pcc.edu/galleries/2019/01/14/events-excavations-constructions/) at the Helzer Gallery at Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus, gallery hours 9-5:30 M-F…up until February 22, 2019.  The paintings are handsome with a map-like quality which hovers between landscape and abstraction. Bits of the road are embedded in the […]

Dang It!!

Did you ever see an idea that you just wish YOU had had…in fact that almost makes you swoon with sadness that you DIDN’T have it?  Well, occasionally I do…and usually it’s an idea so good but so unrepeatable, you can’t even steal it.  My stress relief is reading (well okay, “looking at”…) World of […]

Fall in CCRHD

The Court Chemeketa Residential Historic District (CCRHD) is one great neighborhood.  It’s close to downtown, to Willamette University, to the State Capitol and campus, walk-able and tree lined…but best of all it’s just a neighborhood of exceptional people and staunch GARDENERS.  Last week in the middle of a beautiful but scarily warm and sunny fall […]

Tom Cramer and Michael Hernandez: the Close of the High Street Gallery

The other evening we went to the penultimate event at the High Street Gallery.  The last evening of the current exhibit, and of the Gallery, is this coming Saturday, June 16th…put it on your calendar and head over there to see a good exhibit and to say goodbye to the gallery.  Michael Hernandez opened the […]