Adrienne Stacey’s work has graced our pages many times over the years and, in these days of solitude and distance, it is uplifting and inspiring news to hear of a new show of her work to marvel at.
A Lightness of Being, A Bursting of Joy: Adrienne Stacey’s Pottery and Watercolors is on view from March 6-May 21, at PDX Commons Cohousing, 4262 SE Belmont St. #406.
The 25’ glass vitrine is visible from the sidewalk outside on Belmont Street. Due to the pandemic, it is the only way the exhibit is open to the public at this time. Even so, it is worth taking the time to go by and see Stacey’s latest work.
“In my fifty years of being an Artist, what satisfies me is one of my pieces connecting earth with soul. My life is a product of the Pacific Northwest. The ecology of our area is the primary influence in my art.”
With three of the galleries that hosted her work closed in these times, she sends this message to her fans: “I realize how spoiled I was, being able to share with others about my work at shows, events or classes and I miss that. It is so vital for me to know how you feel about it. However I will admit you’ve been sitting on my shoulders all the while. Come and see how we did together.”
Her Portland studio features a display of her work and is the location where she teaches small classes (her current round of classes are already full). Her website, adriennestaceypottery.com, features her work too.
“I am on Facebook and Instagram,” Stacey writes, “pretty much the best way to see my work. Folks can have safe pick up from my inner SE Portland Studio by appointment. Call 503.232.4393 and text or leave a message.”
PDX Commons is cohousing for active seniors and offers exhibit space to local artists. See pdxcommons.com.