Enjoy a special opening reception for new art by Sine Morse and Qin & Qin Paper Art on display in the garden.
June 1, 2018
4 - 6 p.m.
Sine Morse considers herself a paper artist. She cuts free hand with scissors from her imagination or from her sketches to create the details that ultimately are used to build the scene that becomes my artwork. Each cut piece is an individual piece of paper that has been painted with acrylics and then glued together; to give dimension she rolls the paper and builds up. The building of the scene is the most satisfying part of the process for her because she gets to arrange and give each detailed piece of a paper a place. Acrylic paints allow for such color saturation that often times the color laid down dictates the subject of her artwork. Sine appreciates handling the paper and being able to cut it up into whatever shape she needs. It has been an amazing challenge for her to think dimensionally and it is what makes her excited to move on to the next piece. She does the work individually and does not get help from apprentices or assistants.
Siwen Tao of Qin & Qin Paper Art grew up in Dalian, a picturesque city on the northern coast of China. During her college years, she learned traditional Chinese ink painting and Western oil painting from the finest artists in China and taught herself traditional calligraphy and seal carving—all of which influenced her style in paper art. She strives to develop a unique aesthetic in her works that is appealing to people living a contemporary and global lifestyle while still staying true to her Chinese roots. Moving to Seattle, she was moved by all the friendly people and beautiful scenes there. Her latest works celebrate the cultural and geographic diversity of the Pacific Northwest.
This June in the garden, see a special exhibition of painted gourds in the Hall of Brocade Clouds. Featuring work by Abigail Merickel, Carmen Chan, Dan Lucas, Elizabeth See, Fiona W. Wylde, Jinx Griswold, Pamela Larsen, Seddon R. Wylde, and Shelley Toon Lindberg.
2 - 4 p.m. — Sunday, June 10
Art on display is available for purchase through the Garden Shop. For more information or assistance please email or call 503.228.8131 ext. 1028.
Art exhibitions at Lan Su Chinese Garden are supported in part by
The deadline for submissions for the 2019 calendar year has closed. Details on how to apply for the 2020 calendar year will be announced in January 2019.
Lan Su Chinese Garden invites artists working in all mediums to submit images for review for public exhibition in the garden. Exhibitions run generally one-to-two months in one or more of the enclosed pavilions within the garden. Of particular interest are works from Portland-area artists with botanical and Chinese cultural themes although all manner of subjects will be considered. Please include a brief biography stating work mediums and inspirations, any recent and relevant links to your work (website, social media, etc.), as well as details about size, format, and, if possible, retail gallery price ranges of the bulk of your work. If selected, agreements will be entered into for exhibition sales on a commission basis.
Lan Su Chinese Garden, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, serves approximately 150,000 visitors annually. The Mission of Lan Su Chinese Garden is to cultivate an oasis of tranquil beauty and harmony, to inspire, engage and educate our global community in the appreciation of a richly authentic Chinese culture.
Lan Su Chinese Garden is pleased to offer an Artist Membership Addendum for photographers and artists—professional and amateur alike. This yearly membership provides benefits created specifically for artists including additional access to Lan Su, the ability to sell photos and paintings of the garden and invitations to events tailored for an artist.
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