Two Person Exhibition Featuring The Work Of Tamara English And Kendra Larson
First Image:Tamara English, Let Joy Have More Space, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24 inches/ 61 x 61 centimeters, 2023
June 1st – June 30th, 2023
First Thursday Opening Reception: 6-8 pm, June 1st, 2023
Caplan Art Designs, Portland, OR
We live in a time of an unprecedented mental health crisis among people of all ages. Rates of depression tripled amount US adults during the first year of the pandemic. In 2021, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued a public health advisory regarding the current epidemic of the diseases of despair, such as addiction, depression and suicide, and mental fragility in society particularly among young adults.
Clinical psychologist Dr. Lisa Miller began investigating the role of spirituality in psychology through the lens of science in the 90’s. Her studies have revealed that personal spirituality may cultivate well being. Miller describes what she calls the awakened brain inherent in us, how we each have a natural capacity to perceive a greater reality and consciously connect with the life force the surrounds and imbues us. Using MRI scans in her recent studies, Miller discovered that individuals at high risk for depressive illness who prioritize their spiritual lives have a thicker cortex in certain parts one their brains, making them more resilient to depression. Being spiritually aware, her studies have found, robustly protects one against the diseases of despair.
This new body of work, titled Verdancy Within, reveals the inner worlds as vibrant healthy landscapes, exploring how the inner realms are like gardens that may be cultivated when one is spiritually engaged.
Caplan Art Designs is located at 1323 NW 16th Avenue #1001
NOTE: ENTRANCE to the gallery is on NW Pettygrove between 16th & 17th Avenues
Online Group Exhibition February 10 – March 31
Light, literally or metaphorically can stir conversation on direction, intensity, color, contrast, and hardness. There are seven basic properties of light: reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, polarization, dispersion and scattering. Properties of visible light are intensity, propagation direction, and frequency. Light can be conceptual: have you seen a light at the end of a dark tunnel?
UNLIMITED 2020 Alumni Salon Show
With works by more than 80 alumni artists from across the decades and mediums, you are invited to UNLIMITED 2020, the 4th annual PNCA alumni salon show, opening online, in the PNCA virtual gallery, Thursday, October 1st – 31st, 2020.
Unlimited Artist Panel Discussions
Please join us for a series of Fridays in October at noon for Unlimited Artist Discussions where participating artists will be sharing stories of their journeys, inspirations and challenges.
Dates for Unlimited Artist Panels and Discussion: Noon on Fridays through October.
Friday, October 16, 12:00-1:00pm (PST) on zoom:
Lisa, Brinkman, 1993 BFA Painting; Anne Haley, 2010 General Fine Arts; Travis Wills, 2013; Emma flick, 2019 MFA Print Media; Tamara English, 2004 Painting
Some of my works are now on view at the Museum of the Oregon Territory September 3rd, 2019 – January 3rd, 2020. Thanks to Art in Oregon for making this exhibition possible.
Oil on canvas
34 x 192 inches/ 86.3 x 487.6 centimeters
The Regional Arts & Culture Council acquired one of my paintings as part of a recent purchase for display in the new Gladys McCoy Building, the Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters at 619 NW Sixth Avenue. The purchase included 99 new small to medium scale artworks from 57 artists. These artworks are new additions to the Portable Works Collection, which consists of over 1,200 works on paper, paintings, prints and textiles. Artworks for the building have been selected by a community panel to reflect qualities of Lightness, Openness & Optimism.
Truly I Am Near II, 2015
Oil on canvas
28 x 28 inches/ 71.1 x 71.1 centimeters