Category Archives: nature art

BOOK REVIEW: May the Stars Drip Down & a Nikki McClure art exhibit in Portland

I have posted about the Olympia, WA-based artist Nikki McClure before – about some children and nature-themed art on display (in the exhibit Nikki McClure: Cutting Her Own Path, 1996-2011 at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland in 2011) and a … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Wait! Wait! & In the Meadow

   Two recent children’s books from Enchanted Lion Books, I absolutely adore. Their stories are as simple as can be, and their illustrations beautiful, delicate, and immersive. Translated from Japanese, they capture the wonder and excitement of young children exploring … Continue reading

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“Nature in the City” art exhibit at Architectural Heritage Center, Feb. 7-28

From the Architectural Heritage Center: Nature in the City An Art Exhibit by Portland Print Maker, Gracie Campbell Opening Reception: Friday, Feb 7, 2014 6pm-8pm Free and open to the public Featuring a Special Presentation by Matt Clark, Executive Director … Continue reading

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BOOK: S is for Salmon: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet

Hannah Viano, S is for Salmon: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet (Seattle, WA: Little Bigfoot/Sasquatch Books, 2014), 32 pp. The flora, fauna, and essence of the Pacific Northwest is beautifully captured in this artistic alphabet book by papercut artist Hannah Viano. … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: my little (or big?) eaglet

This week’s photo comes a day early, because I love it and just want to share it: This giant sculpture of a bald eagle’s nest rests at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge in Sherwood, south of Portland off of Highway … Continue reading

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Help construct an eagle’s nest sculpture at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Sept. 28

Via the Friends of the Refuge:

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Monday thought of the week: we are a small part of nature (& Marquam Mosaic dedication, Sept. 28)

A thought: Tranquility reminds us that we are a small part of nature in a place where listening and looking inspire us. – on the Marquam Mosaic art project at Marquam Nature Park. The mosaic will be completed this week, … Continue reading

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Participate in the 2013 Wild Arts Festival 6 x 6 project

Patrick did this in 2011, and painted a bald eagle (photos). Not sure if we’ll do it again this year, but just in case you want to or know someone who does, it’s time to pick up your canvas and … Continue reading

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Marquam Mosaic public art project extends dates for volunteer opportunities

Today I received this from the Friends of Marquam Nature Park, as we participated earlier this month: To Marquam Mosaic participants, Thank you so much for being part of our exciting summer project! We hope you enjoyed the time you … Continue reading

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Participating in the Marquam Mosaic public art project

The Friends of Marquam Nature Park in SW Portland and artist Lynn Takata have been doing a series of workshops over the last couple of months exploring nature through art and poetry, with the final result to be a new … Continue reading

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