Introducing Grey Raven Gallery

Introducing Grey Raven Gallery

Art classes are coming soon!

Grey Raven Gallery cares about children’s art education. Barbara Mason, President, and founder of the non-profit Golden Road Arts opened the gallery when she needed more space to make her free educational videos. She saw a need to provide resources for educators in schools. The 50 videos to date at www.GoldenRoadArts.org, demonstrate a variety of easy art lessons with a list of all materials needed. The lessons introduce children to a variety of techniques and encourage art literacy by introducing them to the work of living artists.

Barbara is a print artist and co-founder Martin Conley is a wood sculptor. The front of the gallery has a beautiful collection of artworks by 30 artists all from Oregon. Aside from the founders’ work, artists such as painters Robert Gamblin and Yong Hong Zhong, glass artist Joann Wellner, and jeweler Heather John exhibit work in the gallery. There is a diversity of materials and styles of artwork with an emphasis on nature and landscape. They gave me a tour of the gallery and explained the history of the artists and the techniques used to create their work. It was easy to see their commitment to the artists and enthusiasm for educating others about the work.

The gallery will be offering in person classes soon. Check their website www.GreyRavenGallery.com for details. Additionally, they host free art events in the summer at the Hillsboro and Beaverton libraries as well as Art in the Park events.

If you are in the area Tuesday-Saturday stop by and say hello. They are a short walk from the BG food carts and across from Central Station Taps and Kitanda Coffee. They have new work exhibited every month as part of Beaverton First Friday events which include music and light refreshments, and the gallery stays open until 9pm.

 

Amy Mower is a local artist and lifelong Beaverton resident. She is passionate about the future of the arts in our community.