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I was so happy to finish the data entry for the Artists Among Us Exhibit and Sale coming up soon. I am now in the process of sending copies of inventories to the artists to proof read and making corrections where necessary. My next hurdle is to get the bar code scanner working. I have created bar codes for each piece of art and the dang scanner won’t recognize the scan. Supposedly, when a piece is sold, we scan the bar code and it opens that piece of art work in Filemaker and enter’s the date and marks it sold. As Mr C says, you will find a way – and I will.

To celebrate, I went on an art date with Mr C. We finally got to the Portland Art Museum to see the Rothko exhibit. It was fascinating to follow his artistic path from figurative painting to the very abstract work he did at the end of his career. He lived in Portland and graduated from high school so their is a great fondness for him in this city. I was blown away with how much pink and baby blue there was in his work.

We also saw the John Frame exhibit which was absolutely wonderful. He creates assemblages out of found objects and creatures that he creates and is working on a stop motion animated film — some of which was in a film about him. I think I will dream about these amazing installations tonight.

We then treated ourselves to a great meal at one of the down town institutions – The Heathman. It was a great end to our day.

I did manage to get two more purple 3 x 3s done. Some of you have mentioned how much you are enjoying this month’s offerings. I like them too, and I often say I don’t like purple.

Karen wonders if I have plans for these at the end of the year. Yes, I hope to figure out a way to use them in some installation or piece of work.

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  1. Lorraine says:

    We went to Portland last weekend to see the Rothko exhibit (after having seen “Red” at the Seattle Repertory theater a month or two ago) and really enjoyed it. Have to say we were blown away by the John Frame exhibit, though. There is something magical about it, plus it is so much fun to stumble on something fantastic that you had no expectations about! When I got home, I googled him and spent even more time watching even more videos. The imagery is haunting (in a good way)!

  2. rayna says:

    I saw a Rothko exhibit several years at the L.A. MOCA and my favorite piece (one I was tempted to lift and run away with) was a wonderful early, figurative work. THAT spoke to me and I just can’t get excited about his “Rothko edge” paintings. Does that put me in the unenlightened minority?