Washington County Museum brings 'steampunk' exhibit to campus
Experience a fantastical world where Victorian-era art and technology merge with the limitless imagination of regional artists at the Washington County Museum as it introduces a steampunk exhibit starting July 12.
"Steampunk: An Art Invitational" runs through Aug. 30. The exhibition combines the artwork of talented tinkerers and features real museum artifacts.
The steampunk genre spans fine art, music, comics, movies, TV, fashion, toys, video, costumes, furniture and accessories. The work spans many materials and themes from re-purposed trash to high-tech, from genres like the Wild West to horror, science fiction, nautical and anything in between. Look out for moving parts, kooky characters and fantasy come to life.
Featured artists include Shannon Breeton, Cherie Savoie Tintary, Rose Tursi, Jessica R.Van Hulle, Chuck Dolence, JW Kinsey, Steve LaRiccia, Daniel Westlind, Daniel McGovern and Charles Mason III. Many of the pieces in the exhibit will also be available for sale. A catalog with artist information and price lists will be available.
The exhibit can be seen at the Washington County Museum, located on the Portland Community College at the Rock Creek Campus located at 17677 N.W. Springville Road in Portland. For more information, call 503-645-5353.
Lovely lilies in Forest Grove
The Lilyflowerfest is coming to Forest Grove beginning July 14 and running through Aug. 5 at Parry's Tree Farm and Nursery, 45627 N.W. David Hill Road.
The Lilyflowerfest showcases more than 20,000 different garden-tested, large healthy calla lilies, day lilies, oriental lilies, asiatic lilies, tiger lilies, orienpet lilies and more. There are more than 250 different colors and color combinations on display, organizers say, from short to tall and fragrant and non-fragrant.
Started in 2012, the Lilyflowerfest has become a yearly tradition of Parry's Tree and Lily Farm and is licensed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
For more information, visit lilyflowerfest.com.
Fusion: Nature and Narrative comes to Brookwood Library
Artists Martin Conley and Ed Labadie will hold a meet and greet session at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library on Sunday, July 8, from noon to 2 p.m. Conley's life-size sculptures in hardwood, pumice and metal, and Labadie's contemporary abstract watercolors, acrylics and oils collaborate to form "Fusion: Nature and Narrative."
Viewers are offered celebrations of abstract forms, discoveries of subject matter, spatial depth and textures, with outstanding execution in their respective mediums. Labadie is a highly regarded art instructor and Conley is active in community art, serving on the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council.
Raise a glass, support the library
An event featuring wine, dinner, music and an auction to raise money for the Banks Public Librry is slated for Saturday, July 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The "Raise a Glass" fundraiser takes place at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course, 12930 N.W. Old Pumpkin Ridge Road in North Plains.
Tickets for "Raise a Glass" cost $50 per person or $375 for a table of eight and can be purchased at the Banks Library, 42461 Market St.
For more information, visit cityofbanks.org.
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