It is February! And I have new art being showcased in various Valentine-themed shows around town. That’s right – whether you adore or despise Valentine’s Day, prepare to be bombarded with art that celebrates LOVE:
The Love Show
Launchpad’s annual Love Show brings together a wonderful variety of love-themed art by local artists each year. This year they have scaled down to fit their gallery space, but it will not be any less impressive. The theme this year is “Hindsight is 20/20. Love in retrospect.” Since many of my images are inspired by retro images and often incude couples or people and their relationship to each other, it was easy to create within this theme.
Launchpad Gallery, 534 SE Oak, Portland
Opening reception: February 10, 7pm – 12am
Show dates: Feb. 10-25, 2012
The Pink Show
Splendorporium’s annual Pink Show celebrates pink, red, hearts and love. Their opening receptions are wonderfully over-the-top, and this one is no exception. The pink Voodoo Donut truck will offer tasty treats while Rojo the therapy llama will share the love.
Splendorporium, 3421 SE 21st Ave, Portland
Opening reception: Friday, February 3, 7-9pm
Show dates: Feb. 3-24
Stop by Jam on Hawthorne for a tasty brunch and to view a group show of art on the theme of — you guessed it — LOVE!
Jam on Hawthorne, 2239 SE Hawthorne, Portland
During the month of February