By Paula Manley
The Mt Tabor Art Walk is Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20. Now in its 13th year, this juried art show and sale features forty talented neighborhood artists at twenty-four sites. It’s free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm both days.
The Art Walk is the perfect opportunity to see high quality visual art while meeting artists in their studios and homes. Many disciplines are represented including painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, glass mosaic, cast glass, textiles, printmaking, jewelry, and metal arts.
Larry Olson is Oregon’s quintessential landscape photographer, known for his stunning prints of landscapes across Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and other western locales. Award winning photographer Don Jacobson’s work features breathtaking color and black and white compositions focused on architecture as well as the natural world.
Jim Simmons and Celeste Bergin are two painters who work in the plein air style to create lively and lush landscape and still life paintings. Portrait artist Diane Russell is known for her detailed drawings and oil paintings of musicians and dancers. Mila Raphael creates watercolor paintings that capture the vibrant colors and textures of her travels.
Glass artists include
(work pictured above), whose colorful and whimsical mosaics are for the yard and garden, and Pamela O’Kane whose translucent cast glass sculptures are based on natural forms.
Potter Adrienne Stacey creates ceramic wall hangings featuring organic forms and an earthy palette. She makes her glazes for truly one of a kind pieces. Ceramicist Rochelle Harper creates elegant ceramic vessels as well as unique textile creations.
These talented artists and many others are featured in this year’s Mt Tabor Art Walk. Walk one of Portland’s most beautiful neighborhoods in the springtime! Preview the artists’ work and download the map at mttaborartwalk.com.