City of Hillsboro
Community Partners Event
I’m participating again in the Washington County Open Studio Tour. If you have been wondering what this gelli printing I’m always mentioning is, you can come see how it works. You might even make a print yourself.
I’ll be at the VisualsSpeak headquarters since as you can see in the photo, there is no room for extra people in my studio. Come visit at 6443 NE Brighton St Hillsboro, OR 97124. There are lots of other wonderful artists to visit in my area, so plan on seeing several of them. You can see sneak previews of each artists work and find directions and maps on the tour website. http://www.washcoart.org
Sunday September 7, 2014
2:00 Pm – 5:oo PM
Artist talks at 3:00 PM
Hillsboro Public Library Main Branch
2850 NE Brookwood Parkway 2nd floor
Hillsboro, OR 97124
This is the show I have been working on for the past two years. So excited to finally see it up!
I’ll be in the arts village on the Courthouse Lawn demonstrating mixed media mapmaking.
I started out by going to Google Maps and grabbing a screen shot of the city. I opened that file in Photoshop and traced out the roads, buildings and trees. I printed out these maps to use in different ways.
I used transfer paper to trace this onto watercolor paper. I’ll be using tube watercolors on one, watercolor pencils on another. I also printed it out on cover weight paper and colored it a couple of different ways with pens and pencils. I’ll be printing those out and making cards and envelopes.
This is a more abstract painting I did of the whole city of Hillsboro. The buildings are not literal, and I only depicted some of the roads. In this one I was more interested in showing the contrast between the dense suburban area and the agricultural land that surrounds it. It’s one of the things I like about living here. I have the city amenities and I can drive/cycle a couple of miles and get into lovely countryside. I’m also fond of the green parks and trees that thread through the area.
You can see the whole schedule on the City of Hillsboro website. Use the links on the left side to explore the offerings.
Rebecca Shapiro and Lisa Sonora Beam will join me for the show we have been working on for over a year. Here are the details:
Show opens September 5 and goes until October 31
Opening celebration September 7, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Artist talks on September 7 at 3:00 PM
Hillsboro Public Library, Main Branch
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy 2nd floor
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Each of us has been working in our own studios, talking about how we are each exploring the topic. The work will come together for the first time when we arrive to hang the show.