I wanted to quickly share an upcoming event at the Portland Museum of Art that I thought particularly cool, and honestly couldn’t word it better than by simply posting part of the press release.
On Saturday, September 11 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Portland Museum of Art’s front patio will be the launch site for artist Andrea Zittel’s new project, The Group Formerly Known as Smockshop (GFKAS), as part of SPACE Gallery’s outdoor art and music Block Party on Congress Street. Sponsored by the Quimby Colony, GFKAS members or “panelists” Tiprin Follet, Peggy Jo Pabustan, and Karen Gelardi will be creating and selling rectangular shaped products on the patio in front of the Museum. The public is invited to witness the making process as well as view and purchase finished products. GFKAS is an artistic enterprise that generates income for artists whose work is either non-commercial, or not yet self-sustaining and includes artists from Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Berlin, and South Portland. The Museum will be open extended hours until 9 p.m.