Fumbling Forward: Personal Stories of Awkward Grace
Hosted by Erin Leichty Modern Art and Waterstone Gallery
Saturday, January 23, 2016 // 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Waterstone Gallery 124 NW 9th Ave Portland, Oregon
An evening of storytelling by local writers Sage Cohen, Susan Domagalski Fleming, Christi Krug, Gypsy Martin, and Carisa Miller, highlighting the fumbling, bumbling, panic-induced sweating, excruciatingly awkward way we trip over ourselves on our way to making sense of life.
Artist Erin Leichty has invited us to bring our personal embarrassments and insights to her latest show at Waterstone Gallery, “Confluence: Where Our Stories Run Together.” We chose our theme as a complement to her show’s title, being under the impression that the occasional graceless misnavigation of circumstances is something universally human and that those who cannot relate are either flawlessly programmed robots, or Audrey Hepburn.
Erin’s art is made of deep lines carved through images over words layered with color on top of shadows. The results are beautiful and story-filled, built of paint, plaster, wax, emotion, and life experience. “Each panel is a cathartic memoir designed to inspire the viewer to bring their own stories to light.”
Please join us for a night of artful/awkward/elegant/human expression.
Learn more about the artist, the gallery and the writers…
Erin Leichty- ELModernArt.com
Waterstone Gallery- WaterstoneGallery.com
The Writers- CarisaMiller.com/events/