It’s 105°F in the shade on my balcony as I write this. OMG, if you live in Oregon, you know how unprepared for this kind of heat Portlanders are. Nevertheless, I kept my promise from the last post, and drove out to The Manor at Milepost 5, to take a couple photos of room 360.
It was worth the visit: I had the opportunity to see some of John Graeter’s art work. He’s the Artist Coordinator, and Co- Director (along with Chris Haberman) of Portland City Art, the organization behind The Manor of Art. I was able to view some of John’s collaborative work, made with fellow artist Anna S. King. Both artists have rooms in The Manor, but the collaborative pieces are for their joint show at Anka Gallery in August. I’m interviewing each of them for pdxArtscene. More on that later.
Then, upstairs, I took these photographs of empty 360, and measured the walls too, to get an idea how many and which paintings I’ll hang. Sorry, but it was just too hot in the courtyard to do any shots of the exterior building today.