Upstairs from the Comics show at the Lake Oswego Festival, we found hundreds and hundreds of paintings, collages, sculptures, and mixed media pieces.
There was a room of younger children’s work from the “Elementary Art Literacy Program” including this interpretation of “foreground, middle ground, and background”.
The foreground is a child holding binoculars, through which you look to the forest and wolf beyond.
Outside, past the children’s clay experience area, was the giant tent where the youth jazz band played while hundreds of folks looked at an Open Art show.
Landscapes, portraits, unusual collages and textile pieces were all mixed up, and you needed to keep your eyes open around every corner.
We had an Italian soda in the Atiyeh Family garden while realizing we needed dinner, as we and our phone batteries were all running out of power (hence, no photos!). We navigated to Sellwood and the Ancestry Brewing Co. for fabulous sandwiches and fries and a much needed stout. Then on to Hurry Back Ice Cream for the will and energy to get back home.
All this culture is exhausting!