Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Scavenger's Delight

I spent the whole day, the whole day, with Steph at the Palmer Wirfs Antique and Collectible Show at the Portland Expo. Over 1,000 vendors. Yowsa!

Time to head home.

A drumroll please . . . . my loot from a full day of shopping at America's largest antique show!

And on top of all my goodies, a friend, Paula, gave me a rolling metal cabinet to store and organize my many metal bits!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Dias de los Muertos

Last night was the opening of the Dias de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead Show at Guardino Gallery on N.E. Alberta in Portland. The show was curated by Stephanie Brockway and she did a fabulous job of pulling together a group of talented artists. Here's a peek in the window as Howard and I walked by on our way to dinner at the Vita Cafe. (That's Steph, her daughter Nicole, Tabor Porter and Greg Carrigan in the photo.)

A bit of the show:

Steph with Nikki Blackwood:

And here are four fabulous female artists: Tory, moi, Steph, and Nik (Tory and Steph both had pieces in the show).

The inside altar where we could leave a prayer or a message. Mine is the one about my Dad: My Dad is dissolving. Come back.

Tory telling a joke (which I can't repeat here). She looks good . . . .

We gradually moved outside the gallery, but didn't get very far. Here's the beautiful outdoor altar that Cynthia Mooney created and a shot of Tabor and Howard having a laugh.

After hanging out at the show, a group of us headed next door to the Caffe Vita for lattes: Darlene, Greg, Tabor, Nik, Tory, Howard, and myself. I didn't snap a photo of the whole group lounging on couches, but I did get one of Nik and Tory. Cute.

And surprise surprise. When Nik walked in to the gallery, she handed me a gift!! A birthday gift. I just love a surprise. Meet Old Fogey.

Post Script. The Day of the Dead Show will be up until November 21st. I recommend you stop by to browse (and buy a piece of art!). I didn't get a photo, but I bought a piece of art by Janet Julian.