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Urban Splash Art Showcase Melanie Concannon

As golden hour hit the Jackson Tower, over two hundred guests admired the rooftop exhibit of local mixed-media artist Melanie Concannon. Using materials including spray paint, nail polish, acrylic, liquid oil, rubbing alcohol, metallic pigments and resin, Concannon creates abstract displays of the beauty she finds in nature. Portland Interview’s Publisher, David Bentley was so […]

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Dale Larson

A Legacy in a Bowl WORDS David Bentley | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden Bowl Turner Dale Larson creates over 225 natural wood bowls each year, sending them to art galleries all over the United States, including downtown Portland favorite, The Real Mother Goose (901 SW Yamhill St.), with whom Dale has a long-standing synergistic relationship. Each […]

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Brent Lawrence

steel ARTIST – Capturing Nature WORDS Merlin Varaday | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden IF you ask Brent Lawrence why he enjoys working with stainless steel to create the breathtaking single wall hangings, diptychs and triptychs that dragonflies dance across and elk gallop across, he’ll tell you: “Growing up working with metal made it an easy choice. […]

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Mathieu Schmutzler

DESIGN AS A STORY WORDS David Bentley | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden As the owner and publisher of Portland Interview Magazine, I’ve had the honor of getting to know some very talented people over the years. This month I had a chat with design and branding pro Mathieu Schmutzler of TBIB Creative. I decided to interview […]

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Dayna McErlean

The Art of Spaces – An Interview With Restaurateur And Living Space Creator Dayna McErlean WORDS Jamie Mustard | PHOTOGRAPHY Richard Darbonne Dayna McErlean has a unique voice within Portland’s vibrant food metropolis. As a founding member of Portland’s coveted restaurant community, McErlean is owner of eternally popular — fine dining, artfully hip and casual food spots DOC, […]

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Alexandra Becker-Black

Language of Water written by Isabel Zacharias | photographed by Tim Sugden Alexandra Becker-Black lets me in from the rain and we start down the wood stairs; she tucks some long hair behind her ear and reminds me again how bad she is at “this stuff.” She means the interview, and when I spin seconds […]

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Aiden Kringen

Art & Acceptance written by Mary Walsh | photographed by Tim Sugden When someone with creative talent expresses their dream of making a career out of their passion, they often receive a number of scoffs, eye rolls, and condescending “good luck” wishes. It takes a lot of talent and perseverance to succeed, and twenty-something Aiden […]

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Alexander Rokoff – Painter of Souls

written by Courtney Tait photographed by Tim Sugden In his early 20s, Alexander Rokoff found a book of paintings at a Barnes & Noble bookstore by the Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum. “It was the closest thing I had to a religious experience,” he says. “It gave me hope for my own direction.” As evident in […]

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