Saturday, August 6, 2011
Recently, I went to Portland on a business trip. This was my first ever trip to Portland, so I tried to make the most of my short time there. Luckily, I didn't have to go far to see some pretty awesome art. Art work was scattered around the downtown area. Also, I gotta thank my twitter friend and fellow crafter @SisterDiane (check out her awesome blog too) who followed thru with some awesome suggestions of crafty places to go. I couldn't go to all of them, but I was able to go to the Museum of Contemporary Craft.
The Museum of Contemporary Craft is a nice 2 story museum located in downtown Portland. While I was there, the exhibit was "Laurie Herrick: Weaving Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." It was an amazing exhibit. Laurie Herrick taught weaving for Oregon College of Arts and Crafts. The exhibit was a collection of her work, as well as a contemporary perspective of 5 artists' interpretation of her patterns through a variety of new mediums. There's also a table of all sorts of mediums that people are invited to try weaving on cardboard looms.
I took pictures. :)
This one had incredible texture.
Anyway, if you're in the Portland area, you should totally check out the Museum of Contemporary Craft. The admission is only $3 and you can go through the whole place with a leisurely pace in about an hour. There's also a store where you can buy things from local crafters.