Tuesday, July 1, 2008

First Thursday Art Shows!

This month two lovely and talented artists are having First Thursday art openings...and you won't have to work too hard since they are mere steps away from each other! Head on down to the Indie Rock Block and support two really swell guys while also supporting two fantastic Portland institutions (Reading Frenzy and The IPRC).

Ryan Berkley is the creative talent behind the illustrations in both the Super Crafty book and Crafty Wonderland posters and has become an overnight Etsy superstar with his fantastic illustrations of animals in clothes. Come check out a new batch of animal friends in his upcoming show Sophisticated Menagerie at Reading Frenzy. Who doesn't love a turtle wearing a fez?!

Sophisticated Menagerie - Drawings by Ryan Berkley
at Reading Frenzy
921 SW Oak St. in Portland
Opening Reception Thursday, July 3rd 6pm - ?
Runs through the end of July

And just upstairs from Reading Frenzy is the Independent Publishing Resource Center where "urban folk artist /wildman" Justin "Scrappers" Morrison will be selling his work and releasing his new limited edition hardback book entitled "Camp". Justin wrote, illustrated and published the book through Grass Hut. Can't wait to get my hands on one!

Book Release + Art Exhibit by Justin "Scrappers" Morrison
at The IPRC
917 SW Oak St. - 2nd Floor #218
Opening Reception Thursday, July 3rd 6-9pm
Runs through the end of July

1 comment:

Chloe said...

Thanks for the plug, Cathy! It was nice seeing you last week. xc