Come see our newest exhibit and shop for your Mom this Friday, May 6th.
Verticality! by Rosalyn Kliot
This month, we’re featuring local artist Rosalyn Kliot’s new show, Verticality!, a collection of bright, colorful mixed media works that are, frankly, uplifting!
About the Artist
Rosalyn Kliot is an award winning and published artist currently residing in Oregon. Her works have been shown and or sold nationally and in a traveling exhibit in Japan. She studied formally, earning a B.A in studio art while on scholarship at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She is also a Certified Vocational Counselor.
“My art explores various themes, utilizing diverse media: painting, printmaking, ceramics, paper art and fiber art. Although formally trained, my approach is mostly experimental and intuitive. I employ various techniques in my mixed media collages, including stamping, spraying, stenciling and cutting or tearing monoprinted papers. I want the works to engage the viewer, drawing them into the piece”.
She is a juried member of the Oregon Society of Artists, and a member of ORA and Lake Oswego Arts Council.
Meet Rosalyn on Friday, May 6th, during our artist’s reception from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Gifts for Moms
Sunday, May 8th is Mothers Day. Still looking for a gift your Mom will love? Stop by Village Frame & Gallery. We have jewelry by Susan Koch Bead Designs; seam rippers, pens and more by Randy Bonella — all made right here in Multnomah Village. And don’t forget framed art and gift certificates — they make wonderful gifts!
Mirrors are you best decorating friend when you want to:
Make Small Rooms Seem Larger: Prop a tall mirror in a tight corner to instantly create the illusion of more space.
Express Your Personality: Hang a collection of mirrors of different sizes, shapes, and frame styles–your gallery-style exhibit will look especially dramatic if the wall is painted a deep, rich, or bright color.
Brighten gloomy corners: Hang a mirror so it reflects a window or lamp, directing the light where you need it most.
Right Now, Mirrors are 50% Off at Village Frame & Gallery
Stop by today to see our selection of designer mirrors on sale. We are open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm, at 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. Need an in-home or in-office consultation? Call 503-245-8001.
A book of “Painterly” photography illuminated by poetry.
An ode to the ethereal wonder of mist, this spectacular collaboration is comprised of exquisite images from photographer Russell J. Young accompanied by nuanced poems from seven esteemed Oregon poets. With soft, pale breath, the mist casts an undeniable veil of silence wherever it reaches — from the glassy face of a pond ot the concrete underbelly of a bridge to the towering shoulders of a pine forest. These mist-clad Oregon landscapes and urban moments, along with their poetic responses, evoke the whisper of stillness. This book binds together poetry and photography in a relationship in which one is not excluded from the other, but rather both are met and bound and emerge as a new wholeness — a wholeness seeking that which is hidden in the mist and that which is revealed: silence, memory, breath.
“As the truest society approaches always nearer to solitude, so the most excellent speech finally falls into Silence. Silence is audible to all men, at all times, and in all places. . . . Silence is the universal refuge.”
—Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack
This book is an artists’ collaboration of word and image, quietly multiplying further expression of the profound and fertile silence that Thoreau suggests is, ultimately, the deepest philosophy. Seeking the company of silence, photographer Russell Young spent over 10 years capturing the light and movement of these fleeting landscapes.
Young and the poets of this volume approach the ineffable silences of mist-filled landscapes, places where air and water co-mingle. It is in the mist that the diaphanous veil between silence and sound, death and being, beauty and knowledge, seem most porous, where the possibility of silence and revelation draw near. In Young’s captivating photographs, the water-saturated air itself suggests a quiet introspection; a re-hydration of the self.
Margaret Chula, Cindy Williams Gutiérrez, Diane Holland, Andrea Hollander, Donna Prinzmetal, Penelope Scambly Schott, and Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen express as much in the silence between their words as with the words themselves, creating delicate containers of the beauty and mystery of a landscape touched by the Pacific Northwest’s rain-softened atmosphere. The lyric poems offer a momentary promise of a lifting of the mist or the nourishing enveloping of a deep fog—in landscape and in the self.
Each of the poems stirs in us the experience of mist and silence, evoking breath, memory, death, story, transition, and mystery–that which Prinzmetal observes is “half-hidden to us,” both visually and emotionally. What Holland describes as “a shimmer of mist . . . a thin indigo line,” Gutiérrez identifies as the “marmoreal breath of the world.” For Chula the mist soothes memory and lays to rest, temporarily, “the fear left behind.”
Working together as a long-standing writing group known as The Portland Pearls, the poets collaborated with Young to respond to and draw inspiration from his evocative photographs. As in the intricate margins of a medieval illuminated manuscript, the words do not “explain” the images, nor do the images “illustrate” the poetry. Instead, in a centuries-old tradition of word and image, the photographs and poetry of this collection amplify each other and invite us as readers and viewers to enter into a near-sacred space.
It is no surprise that Thoreau, one of America’s great nature writers, sought the nexus of landscape, literature, and silence. So too do the photographs and poems of this book offer their spare gestures: our own self speaks to us through these images and poems of insight and heart, leaving room to bring forth our own breath, memory, or experience. Our encounters here within this book can awaken our own receptivity when next we wake to a mist-filled morning. The reader is invited into this space of reflection, a place of mystery captured by Young’s precision, a place where, as Petersen writes:
Silence has opened
its wide bloom.
Meg Roland Professor of English,
It’s officially Golden Ticket time! Nov. 16 through Dec. 31 participating Merchants in Multnomah Village and Hillsdale will be offering a special shopping program. This is a great way to “Shop Local” and support local jobs and businesses! Village Frame Gallery will offer 10% off ready made frames and custom framing if you bring us a Golden Ticket from another shop. And when you spend $10 on anything in the gallery, we give you a Golden Ticket to use for discounts, prizes or specials in other participating shops.
The Golden Tickets program has become a holiday tradition in Multnomah Village and Hillsdale. It seems like every year more businesses and shoppers are participating and the savings are adding up.
This year, more than 40 local businesses are handing out Golden Tickets and offering special savings when you bring in a ticket. Present a Golden Ticket at Village Frame & Gallery between now and December 31st and we’ll give you 10% off your purchases. Buy from us, and you’ll leave with another Golden Ticket you can use at any of these business:
Multnomah Village Businesses Participating in 2014 Golden Tickets:
Action Fast Photo
Annie Bloom’s Books
David Klick, LMT
Fusion Modern Organic Salon
Healthy Pets Northwest
Jacqueline’s Found & Fabulous
Jones & Jones Jewelers
Jules of Morocco Clothing
Little Shop of Drawers
Mary Truitt’s Antiques
Multnomah Family Care Center
Multnomah Village Dental
Switch Shoes & Clothing
Topanian Global Gifts
Village Family Dental
Village Frame & Gallery
Hillsdale Business Participating in 2014 Golden Tickets:
Smart holiday shoppers are heading to Multnomah Village, starting this weekend! Want to have fun, support local businesses, and save on unique gifts? You need to know about:
1. Golden Tickets
Shop in Multnomah Village and Hillsdale to collect Golden Tickets that qualify you for special savings at more than 40 participating businesses. This year, Village Frame & Gallery is offering 10% off when you present a Golden Ticket. Buy from our shop and get a Golden Ticket you can use at neighboring businesses. The more you shop locally between November 15th and December 31st, the more you save! Watch the Multnomah Village Business Association webpage and Facebook page to stay up-to-date on specials throughout the season.
2. Little Boxes
Shop locally on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday for savings and the chance to win prizes at participating Little Boxes stores. Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November 29th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., shoppers can get 10% off plus be entered to win shopping sprees, an iPad, gift certificates, and more. If you have an iPhone, download the Little Boxes App to play along digitally. If you don’t have an iPhone, no problem. Stop by Village Frame & Gallery to pick up a Little Boxes Passport. Every time you visit a participating merchant, you will be entered into the Little Boxes raffle, and there is no limit to the number of times you can enter. Earn bonus raffle entries when you make purchases during event and unlock 10% savings at the next Little Boxes merchant you buy from. All the details, and the iPhone app, are at the Little Boxes website.
3. Ready-Made Frames and Gifts from Village Frame & Gallery
The possibilities are nearly endless and the savings are built-in when you purchase high-quality ready-made frames from Village Frame & Gallery. We also have unique gifts from local artists, 50% off select mirrors, and lots of great ideas to help you please everyone on your list while supporting the local art and small business community.
Need something custom framed? Make sure your project will be gift-wrap-ready in time by bringing it in today!
Tomorrow is August 1st and that makes it First Friday in Multnomah Village. Come enjoy shopping and special events with your neighbors until 10 p.m. Don’t forget to stop by Village Frame & Gallery where all art posters are on sale 50% off, Friday only. What would you do with a poster? We suggest …
3 Places to Decorate with Posters
Dorm rooms: Know someone headed off to college? Help liven up that dreary dorm room with a colorful poster of their favorite artist’s work, a style they love, or subject matter that reflects their passions.
Work spaces: Art has been shown to help reduce stress, boost creativity and productivity, and enhance employee morale. Because they are so affordable, posters are a sensible, attractive choice for offices, hallways, and break rooms.
Kitchens, Laundries, and Baths: Art posters make a dramatic statement, yet are easily replaced in case of damage from humidity, making them ideal for areas where environmental conditions would be rough on your fine art.
Sunday, June 15th is Father’s Day this year. Show Dad how much you appreciate him with a gift of art that will provide him with year’s of pleasure. Village Frame & Gallery has a variety of gifts for fathers and many are on sale this month, so if you are looking for something unique, stop by the Gallery.
When choosing art as a gift, look for:
Images that evoke a shared memory of an experience, place, or time.
Works featuring the recipient’s favorite place, hobby, or other interest
If the recipient is a collector, for instance of model trains or antique tools, pictures that fit into their collection
As always, if we can be of service while you are shopping for Father’s Day, please come see us during our usual business hours or call for an appointment.
Welcome spring with a new piece of art. It’s the perfect way for art lovers to celebrate the return of light and color to the Pacific Northwest. In April, every piece of artwork at Village Frame & Gallery is on sale. Stop by with the April Word of the Month, RABBIT, and save big.
Here’s a very small sample of artwork available now: