Sidestreet Arts presents Garden of Hope, their June show, presented online and in their gallery windows. For the entire month, Sidestreet member and ceramicist, Denise Krueger and mixed-media artist, Dona White share the spotlight in a lighthearted, sunny exhibit.

Krueger’s colorful ceramic flower pods bloom among the intense color palette of White’s abstract mixed media paintings. This “much-needed blithesome show” features polka dots, garden leaves and flower pods creating “a kind of daylight in the mind” (a nod to Joseph Addison).

The artists find inspiration in the natural world – Krueger’s  speckled pods resemble an underwater ocean garden or dried seed pods swaying in a grassy meadow or along a creek. White’s boisterous colors exude a garden dream imagery.

Sidestreet’s Bridgett Spicer says “We are planning our re-entry to being an open-for-business gallery. Our website has all the latest information. In the meantime, we will display the art in our new online feature gallery as well as in our storefront windows. You won’t miss the show whether you see it online or in our window.”

On June 5, Sidestreet hosts its First Friday event on Zoom: details at the website, sidestreetarts.com, where you can find the show, other artworks from gallery artists and items for purchase online to be picked up during scheduled appointment times.

Sidestreet Arts, 140 SE 28th Ave, 503.327.8064

Images supplied by Sidestreet Arts – Denise Krueger’s speckled pods and Dona White’s “Party”