Thursday, March 31, 2011

Proof of the Pudding

This is the final week in our rotating series of ORA art exhibits in the MJCC lobby. The current selection of works will be coming down tomorrow afternoon. So, if you haven't come by this week, HURRY!

This has been a fascinating experience. Every Sunday we've put up a new exhibit, and every Friday we've taken it down. It required a great amount of organization, cooperation, and flexibility. In some ways, I found it exhausting. But the response within the Community has been remarkable. Everywhere I go, people are asking "how is Jewish Arts Month going?" and they often add that they loved the exhibits in the lobby. So I guess the proof of the pudding is in the.... lobby!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Art Spark Was Awesome!

This evening ORA hosted RACC's "Art Spark" program, and it was amazing! So many people showed up, mostly NOT from our usual support group. So it was wonderful to meet and chat with so many new people. And the Urban Farmer restaurant was just tooooo cool! If you ever want to impress out-0f-town guests, this is the place! Or just go there for the sheer pleasure of it.

Our congratulations go particularly to Sabina Wohlfeiler for making this happen, from start to finish. It was a glorious success for us, and I think it will yield some new members. Sabina, great job!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Art Spark March 17th!!

I hope you will be able to join us tomorrow as ORA hosts this month's Art Spark gathering.

What is Art Spark? It's a program of the Regional Arts & Crafts Council (RACC) to promote art in Portland. It's described by RACC as "a bi-monthly mingling for artists of all sorts to meet, discuss, blather, applaud and plot the growth of art in Portland." Each meeting is hosted by a different group, at a different restaurant, club, or bar.

This is a big coup for our group, and I hope lots of our friends will turn out to support us and have a good time. Each of the ORA artists will have one or two works on display, and Eddy and I will each do a very brief address, around 6 pm. The rest of the time is for schmoozing, networking, drinking, and socializing.

There will be raffle prizes, and a no-host bar all evening. Admission is free.

Thursday, March 17th, 5-7 pm
Urban Farmer Restaurant
(8th floor of The Nines Hotel)
525 SW Morrison