Author Archives: Sophia Valdez

Notre-Dame–Restoration and Awareness

On April 15th 2019, two thirds of the roof and the spire of the Notre-Dame cathedral caught fire. 850-year-old wood was engulfed in flame and crumbled around the roof’s Gothic arches. All tourists and attendants were successfully evacuated. Although two … Continue reading

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Sophia ARTS Around

The Map is Not the Territory  Portland Art Museum – Portland, OR Only moments after walking through the familiar doors of the Portland Art Museum I was immersed in a sea of lights and flickering shadows. Huge projections danced on sheets … Continue reading

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Sophia ARTS Around

Borders: Representation and Reality at the MK Gallery                                    PSU – Portland, OR               The word “border” holds … Continue reading

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Our Mission Grows

The NOW and the future. Over the years NOW open studio has grown from a teaching studio, a residency and now the final piece of the puzzle an advocacy for all things creative; individuals, groups, and art organizations. As an … Continue reading

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Mortality and Twine, A Retrospective 1998-2018, The Olympic Mills Building

This July – August our founder Gina Hartmann exhibited  ​Mortality and Twine​ a retrospective covering 20 years of work in SE industrial Portland. Whether sculpture or mixed media painting/drawing, each work was incredibly layered, often containing interwoven patterns melting into … Continue reading

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