"4th Annual Love of Portland Art Show"
RECEPTION: Saturday, February 21 5PM- 9PM
100+ PDX artists exploring the themes of LOVE and PORTLAND
People’s stable print artists, including EMEK, Brin Levinson, Allison Bruns, Jessie Fox, Ursula Barton, Roxanne Patruznick, Chris Haberman and Jason Brown, and many many more.
Portland is a city to love. How can you not love Portland? Whether a Native Portlander or an entrenched Oregonian transplant, the City is our home and this month at People’s Art of Portland, regional artists respond to the themes of Love and Portland. To us, art is a huge part of what makes up Portland culture; its people, and the appreciation and LOVE for all things Portland.
As former joint curators of the LOVE show in past years, (a venture that began with artist/curator Ben Pink in Launchpad Gallery) we started The Love of Portland show in 2012 after the original “LOVE” show ended. We kept the show going because we feel it is important to express local artist’s response to the themes of LOVE and PORTLAND – two ideas that are part of a lot of themed art, but even more local and centered on a subject we live and breathe every day: our city. From tattoos, bikes and bridges, to themes of Portlandia and food carts, this show reflects a “People’s” view of what is Portland, from an artist’s perspective.
The People of Peoples is a beloved collection of 50 plus diverse artists that spans from the owner/operators (Haberman/Brown) to resident artist EMEK and volunteer contemporary encaustic artist Fred Swan. From affordable originals to prints to everything in between, The People of Peoples, has it all.