Robert Hess

It’s been four years since the sculptor Robert Hess died and I’ve been thinking about him this week.  I thought maybe I’d republish this blog post I wrote at the time of his death because I still appreciate him and miss him, I can still hear his funny, hearty voice, and I like the thought […]

Lucinda Parker: “Knowledge is Not Our Enemy”

Until December 2nd you have a chance to see Lucinda Parker’s new paintings at the Russo Lee Gallery (805 NW 21st Street in Portland)…most done in the last three months.  The show is entitled “Knowledge is Not Our Enemy” which sounds possibly political, but isn’t.  It’s about mountains…most specifically our own MT. Hood. This morning […]

The Proofs Arrived!

Roger Hull has been researching, writing, interviewing and thinking about the Portland modernist painter Louis Bunce for 3 years, at least.  As usual I’ve had the most interesting time tagging along to lenders, archives, museums and galleries as Roger pulled together the story of Bunce’s life and work…a VERY fascinating story.  The book, “Louis Bunce: […]

Sandgren Season

The first in quite a string of events this summer featuring the work of Corvallis painter/print-maker Nelson Sandgren happened last Saturday.  In conjunction with the exhibition opening June 14th at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Michael Parsons also is featuring the Work of Sandgren this month in his Portland gallery (716 SW […]