First Thursday in Portland’s Pearl District with Artist Chet Malinow
Chet Malinow is a Portland-raised local artist who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at University of Oregon. Chaos and control is an ever-present theme in his work, striving to create a juxtaposition of chaotic patterns and defined images. Chet’s art is primarily mixed media, utilizing spray paint, oil and acrylic.
First Friday in Bend with Journeys Art Quilt Group
Journeys is a group of artists expressing their passion for art through creating and sharing their love of quilts and fiber arts. They define art quilts as original work, consisting of fabric, layered and stitched together. Seeking to move beyond the boundaries of tradition quilt making, each quilter develops a unique style.
Formed in 2007, they create a new exhibit annually. Starting in September, their opening show is at the Sisters Art Works; they have additional showings in Oregon, throughout the year.
Third Thursday in Lake Oswego with Artist Aneelah Fazal
An award-winning, international contemporary artist from Portland, OR, Aneela Fazal’s paintings are about experiences, love, joy and sorrow. Each painting starts with a feeling – the subjects are imperfect and raw, abstract and modern. Aneela paints her emotions on the canvas. The vibrant colors and textures are captivating, the stories behind each piece inspiring.
Fazal has developed her own techniques, but her style of painting is constantly evolving. She finds great joy in experimenting with different mediums.
The trick is being able to retain your own style throughout the medium or technique changes, for me I’d say I want people to feel a sense of comfort looking at my pieces, and if I am able to achieve that then I’ve done what I intended to, to spread a little happiness.
To view more of her pieces, visit www.AneelaFazal.com.