marine in dress blues

My First Art Showing in Portland!

I can’t remember the last time my art was shown in a public place. The good news is, my art’s hermit streak is over!

Starting tomorrow night, I will have three pieces on display at the Back Door Theater in Portland. I kind of fell into this opportunity thanks to my man-friend, Ryan. He’s starring in a production about the struggles of injured Iraq veterans (a very suiting part for him since he is a veteran). The production company wants to infuse other art forms with each play they put on by providing a space for artists to display their work that relates to each play’s primary theme. In the case of this show, Costa Rehab, the theme is war, and war-related injuries.

Ryan asked me if this would be something I’d be interested in and I figured, why not?! For me it may be that step into the Portland art scene I need to take.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have much art related to war in my portfolio other than a cubistic painting of my cousin Ben in his dress blues that I painted during my freshman year in high school. However, I managed to create two other pieces in time. . .

If you happen to be in PDX from May 24th – June 23rd, you should watch the performance. Not only will you be able to enjoy a comedy that pays tribute to our war vets, you’ll be able to see Ryan perform, AND  you can view some of my art up-close – maybe even buy it!

You can find all the info you need about the location, dates, and time of the shows on the Costa Rehab facebook page, as well as the production company’s website – Book of Dreams. Just keep in mind that the show runs for an entire month and there are four performances each week so there are lots of opportunities to see this! (I’m saying there are no excuses NOT to go! 😉 )

I hope to see you on opening night!