Bastille Day Reprise

Bridgett and her “A Paris, I wish I was…”

Dear Liza,

On Sunday July 14, Auntie Bridgett’s Gallery, SideStreetArts, celebrated Bastille Day.

Un Grand repas Parisian

The show of the month is called The Shape of Clay, and isn’t French, but the other decorations, lots of Bridgett’s work, and food and drink were very Parisian oriented.

Gail Owen, wearing her chicken scarf, and Kat Mistrry

Auntie Bridgett’s new work includes Paris rooftops, remembering our apartment views when we stayed there, and a wonderful big Eiffel Tower piece that makes me homesick.

Gail Owen used her printing skills to create bandanas with fleur du lis and some lovely silk scarves with hens on them….very French country inspired!

“Improbably Beautiful and Afraid of Nothing” by Shelly Fredenberg

I baked about a gazillion Palmiers, and other folks brought goat cheese, Brie, macarons, and sliced baguettes. Champagne, mimosas and kir cocktails were offered.

“Puppetshow” by Sara Swink

I am happy to say, the food and drink were enjoyed by an enormous crowd and art sales were most definitely UP. The Southeast Examiner and Facebook Websites had the gallery listed under “Places in Portland to celebrate Bastille Day”, which brought a lot of new people in. A great deal of work by dozens of artists paid off, for the publicity, good will, and sales.

Chayo Wilson’s wondrous combinations

The regular show, The Shape of Clay, features more than 30 ceramicists’ work. Quirky, lovely, and just plain odd, these were wonderful to look at and very tempting to touch. But I resisted!

I feel so full of art, culture, history and, well, cheese. What a blessing!


Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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