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Latest group show at the Estacada art gallery includes multiple mediums, will be featured through the end of February

PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Nina Bradford submitted several paintings and collages for the Spiral Gallery's latest show 'Looking Back and Looking Forward.'

Inspiration from the the past and by the future is the foundation for the featured presentation coming up at the Spiral Gallery.

For the show "Looking Back and Looking Forward," artists at the gallery at 341 S. Broadway St. submitted a piece they created early in their careers and one they'd made recently.

"(We're looking at) what has changed in our art and why, and what our art journey has been," said Nina Bradford.

Each member included a short description telling how their work has evolved over the years. The show includes paintings, photos, jewelry, collages, pottery and stained glass, from almost all of the gallery's members.

"I've been making art since I was a kid," Bradford said. "What I do is many different forms of self-expression. It's not just painting and drawing. I used to decorate movie sets."

January is typically the Spiral Gallery's student art show, but members opted to hold a group show instead because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The gallery also isn't hosting its usual First Friday gatherings, because of the coronavirus outbreak, but is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Visitors are asked to wear face masks.

Because of the gallery's limited hours, the show will be featured for two months rather than one and will hang through the end of February.

Artists appreciate collaborating with one another during the gallery's group shows.

"The group shows inspire me to do something new and different," said Kolieha Bush. "I love seeing how different everyone is, and all of the different ways people interpret an idea."

If you go

What: "Looking Back and Looking Forward" art show

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through the end of February

Where: The Spiral Gallery, 341 S. Broadway St., Estacada

More information: thespiralgallery.com

PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Louise Stivers has several art pieces in the Spiral Gallery show 'Looking Back and Looking Forward.'


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