I added new photographs and assemblages – all of them can be viewed here: https://sylviedakotahuhn.com/photographs/
The opening reception of my exhibit at the George R. White Library & Learning Center at Concordia University Portland went smoothly – much gratitude to the folks who came out (and to the catering table). My friend of a decade came up to visit, and I was gifted a cataloging rules book circa 1908 from my former exhibitor friend Amanda (Backstory Books) – I geeked out hard. The show will be up until the very end of August.
(Flyer designed by the university). Reception is next week – everyone is welcome.
I think need a break from the Mnemonic Whale for a while. I’m happy with the progress I’ve made on it, but I am ready to work on bigger paintings and make videos. Although the whale is a vessel that is never complete (more side drawers need to be added someday in the future), it is currently fulfilling its duty at Backstory Books. For some of the books chosen from Amanda’s shop (and subsequently placed behind each door), there is a corresponding catalog card in the right side drawer.
I took inspiration from the book The Card Catalog by The Library of Congress published last year. Actual visual examples win me over every time and it was more proof for me that art and library science can be combined. My handwriting has always been the worst. Attempting to fit my bulbous and kinked scrawl onto a 3 inch index card is a little personal challenge of mine (“library hand” penmanship this is not). But practice will eventually make perfect (or close enough) and I hope to learn “library hand” someday. For now, making these little cards are actually helping me with recognizing categories more easily at work. They are free for the taking of course ~
The updated Mnemonic Whale page can be seen here: https://sylviedakotahuhn.com/others/mnemonicwhale/
I have some paintings up at Vtopia Restaurant & Cheese Shop through the month of January. Stop by, have some delicious cashew-based cheese dishes and check ’em out!
She’s Gonna Make It
20 x 30 inches
mixed media/wax on canvas
I hung this for the reception yesterday at Tiny’s Coffee. You can still come and see it until the last week of September.
Postcard announcements finally came! I’ve been scurrying around SE Hawthorne, Belmont, and Division stapling telephone poles – I only ordered 500 cards so I won’t be able to cover all of Portland, but the nearest streets will have to do! Reception is this Thursday from 4:30 to 7pm. I’ll be bringing a few more paintings to display, and I’ll have an (optional) interactive table (it’s a surprise!).
I will be showing at Tiny’s Coffee near SE Hawthorne Blvd and 12th Ave during the month of September! Installation may be in the next day or so, and I will have an official flyer announcing the reception coming soon (I’m thinking for the middle of the month). I’m currently working on a painting that I’d like to swap into the exhibit later. First solo show in Portland (and in a super duper long time)!
If you haven’t already checked out AFRU Gallery’s current exhibit, it ends this upcoming Sunday! Days of operation (hopefully) will be the 26th and 27th. We need more creative spaces like this in Portland, so show them some love!