Get Inspired by Gorge Art!
Visit the Architectural Heritage Center, in Portland, this November and December to view their art exhibit entitled "Gorge Inspirations."
The Center is located at 701 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. Their hours are Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit their website for more information.
|Painting by Stephanie Cissna|
The exhibit features artists who have drawn their inspiration from the Columbia River Gorge. Artists include: Stephanie Cissna, Shawn Demarest, David Greene, CJ Hurley, Brad Lorang, Dave Shelman, Heather Soderberg, Jean Thomas and Aaron Trotter.
Additionally, Clarence Mershon's collection of historic photos depicting the construction of the Historic Highway will be on loan from the Rooster Rock State Park Office.
Gorge Events at the Architectural Center
Mark your calendars for the First Friday openings in November and December and for the following events at the Center:
Fri. November 2 - First Friday Art Exhibit Opening, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, featuring a guest presentation by Renee Tkach who will provide the Friends of the Gorge's vision for the Towns to Trails program
Wed. November 7 - Lunchtime Lecture, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Tom Kloster will give a presentation on Hole in the Wall Falls - the only man made waterfall in the Gorge. Kristen Stallman will share how this project fits into large vision to reconnect the Historic Highway as trail through the Gorge.
Wed. November 14 - Lunchtime Lecture, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, John Harrison will provide a presentation on Mona Bell. John is the author of A Woman Alone, Mona Bell, Sam Hill and the Mansion on Bonneville Rock
Thurs. December 6 - Gorge Stories for the Curious- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Gorge travel writer, Scott Cook and Lewis & Clark Professor Stephanie Arnold will host a round table discussion on what makes the Gorge a fascinating place. Bring those nagging questions and your own Gorge story.
Fri. December 7 - First Friday Art Exhibit Opening - 6:00 - 8:00 pm hosted by Friends of Vista House and Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway -- A great opportunity to meet the folks behind the preservation of Oregon's iconic structures and landscapes.