Festival of the Arts' special exhibit will focus on paper
"Chasing Paper" will highlight everything from papier-mache to 3D sculptures
In an increasingly digital world, the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts announced this week that it will take a new look at a classic and essential medium for its 53rd-annual special exhibit: paper.
Chasing Paper, will feature everything from papier-mache and book excavations to recycled paper and 3D sculpture when the festival returns to Lake Oswego from June 24-26. The iconic festival typically draws more than 20,000 people to Lake Oswego for events at the Lakewood Center and George Rogers Park.
For Chasing Paper, a talented group of artists from across the U.S. will offer a series of lectures and hands-on demonstrations, including:
-- James Allen, described as a book excavator extraordinaire, who explains his process thus: Each book excavation begins by cutting a hole in the cover of a book with a scalpel or X-acto blade. I cut my way through the pages, selectively keeping fragments of images and words to create a composition using the content of the book as it emerges.
-- Anne Greenwood, Diane Jacobs, Rachel Siegel and Shu-Ju Wang known collectively as Times4 who will present the intimate relationship between people and forests in an installation in the lower level of Lakewood Center.
-- Massachusetts artist Kate Higgins-White, who will showcase her linocuts and 3D cut paper.
Learn more online at www.lakewood-center.org or call 503-636-1060.