25 Jan

Portland SAQA Outing

The Portland chapter, or pod, of Studio Art Quilt Associates (to which I belong) is well attended and very active. Back in November or so, the group arranged to meet at the Portland Art Museum¬†for a docent led tour of the Seeing Nature exhibit. It was great to get out of the routine of meeting in community center rooms and surround ourselves with inspirational art. It was even better to hear¬†insight and connections from our well practiced docent. I highly recommend that groups similar to ours look to their local museum(s) and schedule a group tour once in a while. It’s inspiring and a fun change from the usual. I look forward to the next time Portland SAQA does this again.

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I loved the way people’s outfits were matching the varied artworks!

 

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A small painting by Klimt was reproduced writ large on a stairwell window. I think it looks even better than the original.

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Terry, Gerrie, Suzie and I took a little extra time to check out the Paradise, Fallen Fruit exhibit. It looked chaotic and “too much” at first, but once we realized that each wall had a unifying theme, then we started to draw connections between the individual works and the chaos became a conversation. It was very different, and quite interesting.

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This wall reminded me of the work of Kehinde Wiley. Mostly, I think it’s the pattern and color.

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