And so the holiday season begins.

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Yesterday the first annual Art Carts happened in SE Portland. Who says carts are just for food? There were lots of cute trailers full of art, live music and blue skies. I am sure this was the start of many more to come. I set up shop with the folks from PDX Magazine , who, lacking their own trailer, had borrowed a small covered wagon from the Oregon Trail Museum . I was glad I brought my polka-dotted umbrella because it was hot hot hot.

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It’s hot hot hot. Have some ice cream.

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From a recent show at Good Gallery. The theme was octopi and of course I couldn’t resist the call of the tentacle! Decided to use one of the designs from my Pedalpalooza poster and learned that bikes have a lot of parts to sculpt.

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I just got back from setting up my Crooked River in Mountain View California. It can be visited at the Mohr Gallery until July 27th.

Cassidy and Stella are having a close look at the critters and I’m posing with Raquel’s animation students. I wonder where this river will flow next. Let me know if your state needs a new river!

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Herman would like to meet you at Guardino Gallery next Thursday.

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This is why I’ve been hiding in the basement all year: there are two big shows opening this month and I worked and worked and worked. The first one, Crooked River, is the rebirth of our Portland show River Without End  from last October, this time solo without Sarah Hall. I am going to install a new river on the walls of  the Mohr Gallery in Mountain View California and bring a car full of critters with me that will reside on the banks of that river for a while. Here’s the what:

Mohr Gallery, Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA
Friday, June 13, 2014 through Sunday, July 27, 2014
Opening reception is Friday, June 13 from 6pm – 8pm.

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The second show will be at Guardino Gallery in Portland, opening on the last Thursday in June. It has all new work, including my recent adventures in clay. It’s been great working in a new medium and the results are a bunch of larger than usual animals that will all look at you irresistibly with their googly eyes. Details for that show:

Guardino Gallery, 2939 NE Alberta, Portland, OR
Thursday, June 26, 2014 through Sunday, July 27, 2014
Opening reception is Thursday, June 26 from 6pm – 9pm.

hold-on-tight_01And then, when everything is up on the walls, I will be free to interact with humans again! Won’t that be nice? Buy me a beer.

I hear there will be an art show at Guardino at the end of the month. Lots of new work! The opening is on June 26th.

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Pedalpalooza, Portland’s annual bike mayhem, is about to start. And guess who designed this years poster? Me, that’s who.

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