Creativity abounds in Sandy
A monthly art salon is scheduled in a downtown gallery
What could be more engaging than a story about mountain climbers following the storied Timberline Trail around Mount Hood?
The only thing more engaging is listening to its author talking about the book he has published through Sasquatch Books.
That listening is available at the February art salon The Artist Edge at the Lori Ryland Gallery in Sandy.
Bell will talk about the writing of On Mount Hood and share some of the first-person narrative.
On Mount Hood builds the compelling story of a legendary mountain, Ryland said, and its impacts on the people who live in its shadow every day.
Among the topics found amid the books chapters are: weather, skiing, early pioneers, the mountains retreating glaciers, Native Americans, climbing, unique flora and fauna, forest activism and more.
Bell grew up in the Midwest and came west with a degree in history in his back pocket.
He traveled extensively across the American West before landing in Portland. His first published works were about some of his backpacking and climbing excursions in the Pacific Northwest some of his many weekends on Mount Hood.
He is also co-author of a climbing guidebook, Ozone, and a former president of the Ptarmigans Mountaineering Club.
For more information, visit jbellink.com.
A Portland short story author and poet, Molotkov moved to the United States from Russia in 1990. He will return to Rylands gallery to share a short film he created titled The Eternal Shore, which was based on a short story he wrote.
Molotkov won the 2010 New Millennium Writings Award as well as the 2008 E. M. Koeppel fiction award.
For more information on his wide variety of works and other recognition, visit the website at amolotkov.com.
A filmmaker from Salem, Murphy will show a short film called Storefront Stimulus, which was sponsored by the Reed Opera House in Salem.
Murphy also co-directed a film called The Last Laugh, which he will show at the art salon.
That film is described as tinged with contemporary, dark, dry humor and mild suspense.
Also on the agenda at the art salon is a local favorite, Stevan Allred, who will read from his short story Vortex.
Another creative person local residents have been appreciating at the salon is Martha Ragland, who will read from her race car mystery novel and talk more about marketing dilemmas of the publishing industry, and how these issues can affect a writers choices of creative works and processes.
The art salon is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Lori Ryland Studio and Gallery, 39110 Proctor Blvd.
The salon is free to the public, but seating is limited, so reservations are recommended by calling 503-313-7464 or sending an email to email@example.com.Add a comment