Gallery favorite, Michael Orwick paints in a style all his own, self-described as “Inspired Expressionism.” He is a master of creating mood through atmosphere and color, utilizing space, a sense of place, and time of day to convey his vision. His work hints at a story and it is what he leaves untold that engages the viewer in the creative process of storytelling.

Also showing on First Friday will be Elena Orwick, the 9 year old daughter of Michael Orwick. She has already had several gallery shows. “I see beauty in everything, everyone. Why do I see everyone’s beauty? Because everyone is special, and that is what inspires me to show and share my art.”

Enjoy entertainment by guitarist and vocalist, Bryan Arakelian and complimentary wine tasting.

Be sure to visit Ali Peret and see what’s new. As always, our Gallery is full of beautiful work by some of the Pacific NW’s most popular painters: Bev Jozwiak, Brenda Boylan, Jm Brodrick, and Phil Smith. Not to mention, raku pottery by Bev Curtis, and metal wall art by Donna Yde. Katie Hovis of Whimsy hasDSC01506 (958x1024) brought in brand new, gorgeous jewelry for summer.

Come buy the Gallery on June 18-22 when Native American Pueblo potter, Jeff Roller will be in the Gallery sculpting and offering some of his pieces for sale.

We continue to receive new art for The Pearl Art Auction. As a reminder, we are accepting work through June, so if you would like to downsize your collection, this would be a great tpaa Logo finalopportunity. The Auction is scheduled for September 1 at Urban Studio in the Pearl District of NW Portland. We are now accepting registrations to attend. For all the Auction details visit, http://www.thepearlartauction.com. While in the Gallery, be sure to visit our Auction Preview corner where you can view some of our lots right now.

If you are an artist consider setting up at the East County Bite, scheduled for Saturday, July 26. Coordinated by the Troutdale and Fairview Business Associations, this event should be fun and well attended. They are seeking art vendors for each 10’ x 10’ space. For more information contact Renaye Delano at renaye@kaardelsafety.com.

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