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Artslandia Magazine 17/18 Features

Letting Go & A Layered Life: Karen Wippich

By Kate Garcia “Maybe next time I’ll go with little, tiny heads,” Karen Wippich confesses as we sit in her Southwest Portland home that doubles as a studio. Open and well-lit, the space more like a sunroom than an art studio, with every inch of the walls plastered with thick, …

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Who is Howie Bierbaum?

Introducing the most omnipresent and diligent figure in the Portland arts scene of the last couple decades: Mr. Bierbaum, or as everyone knows him, Howie. Howie came to Portland in 1981 at the height of the Reagan recession (his Comprehensive Employment and Training Act job in Eugene was cut, so he moved …

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3 Days of Art at the Beach

  A mere two hours away from the concrete jungle of Portland is the spectacular Oregon Coast. Yes, a quick walk at water’s edge will leave your toes bright red and the bellowing wind will do the same to your cheeks, but the beauty will lull you into embracing the …

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Heated Relationships

Portland arts power couples dish on the sparks that fly in creative collaboration and cohabitation. By Brett Campbell Coupledom is a collaboration. Composing a life together requires cooperation, compromise, constructive criticism, and can bring comfort, joy, and rewards impossible to discover alone. Art partnerships work the same way. Much of …

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Design Capital

A quintet of Portland designers illustrate how the Rose City has become a mecca for design of all kinds. By Brian Libby Photos by Meg Nanna Like many American cities, Portland was once known for manufacturing-related and agricultural industries such as timber and steel. While there’s no shortage of hundred-car …

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