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'Because She Cares' exhibit at 510 Museum and ARTspace

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Mixed media artist Theresa Weil will present her cut-paper collage portraits of women leaders of Oregon nonprofits at 510 Museum and ARTspace. The show opens Oct. 28 and continues through Nov. 12.

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego will present mixed media artist Theresa Weil’s exhibit, “Because She Cares,” a collection of portraits of women leaders of Oregon nonprofits beginning Oct. 28 at 510 Museum and ARTspace. A video about the collection that features some of the honorees and what their organizations bring to the community will debut at the exhibit.

Weil hopes her exhibit will inspire young people to follow their ideas — to think outside the box and become creative problem solvers. From her inspirational subjects to her inspiring quest to create a meaningful exhibit, the clear message is that people, or even just one person, can make good things happen.

“My art takes inspiration from my great aunts who were first-generation Italian-Americans, whose creative spirits could be seen in the beautiful garments they created using salvaged materials from their life’s work as seamstresses and tailors in New York City’s burgeoning garment district,” Weil writes in her artist’s statement. “Like them I take pride in creating work with my hands. Although I have explored many mediums such as printmaking, acrylic, oil and reverse glass painting, it is my cut-paper portraiture I now enjoy and create for clients. This collage technique, which I developed, brings joy and depth to my work along with a strong color palette expressing the spontaneity and vibrancy of the human spirit.”

An artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7. The show continues through Nov. 12.

The 510 Museum and ARTspace is located at 510 First St. in Lake Oswego.

Learn more online at artscouncillo.org.


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