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 […]

Dan May

Dan slipped off the island this week and won’t be coming back.  All of us Islanders are bereft, and others in the greater world too. Artist, poet, maker, gatherer, friend. Dan lived his life here.  He left a few times but always came back, even though…it had its difficulties… His presence here made Salem an […]

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 […]