Saturday, May 29, 2010

Trisha Hassler at High Desert Gallery in Bend, Oregon

Trisha Hassler's new series of sculpture will be presented for its first viewing at High Desert Gallery in Bend, Oregon. This exciting new direction turns Trisha's work inside out and allows the viewer to intimately connect with the hopes and dreams found inside the protective dwellings, grouped as a village.

The Domain series reflects the choices we make for living harmoniously with our families and surroundings. The work is inspired by our need to embrace an authentic life experience daily. Each domain is assigned it's own unique address, so we can always find our way home.

By using strong industrial grade steel for the dwellings, the fragility of our hopes and dreams are protected and nurtured inside. The explosion of fringe around the edges helps entangle and confuse negativity, keeping our dreams safe and sound.

Come see the work first hand and meet Trisha

Artist Preview
Thursday, June 3, 5 - 8 pm

First Friday Opening
Friday, June 4, 5 - 9 pm

High Desert Gallery
Oxford Hotel
10 NW Minnesota Street at Lava
Bend, OR 97701

Daily 10 - 6

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Paula Benjaminson to Teach in Sisters

Paula Benjaminson (SAQA Oregon/Canada) will be teaching two Stampin’ Safari workshops at the Quilter’s Affair in Sisters, Oregon on July 5-6 and 8-9, 2010. In the workshop, Paula teaches printing with hand-carved wooden blocks from Oshiwa Designs in Namibia, Paula’s former home in Africa, covering everything from choosing fabric paint, tackling different surface design techniques for preparing backgrounds, embossing velvet, and foiling with the blocks. Info on the Stampin’ Safari workshops and the dozens of other fabulous classes offered at the Quilter’s Affair 2010 can be found at Info on the Oshiwa blocks used in the workshop can be found at More photos of Paula’s work and info about Sisters can be found on Paula’s blog. (Photo by Annaliese Moyer.)