From around the pavement comes greetings and pictures of the artists' summer projects and new completions. The hours may be shortening soon, but the solid offers of the Cannibals community are ever expanding, as we can see by the response to the call for snapshots. How great it is to catch the view from so many.
There is no new news of a permanent address to be had yet, but the wheels continue to move in the direction of placing the gallery. A hope for the coming months is that there may be a site by the time we have a holiday exhibition and sale. Greg Hanson is concluding his participation in the GLEAN project, and will be showing the work created through the program in September at Disjecta. Many others, Mark Crummet for example, are jurying into local art shows. Spenser Little and Jaclyn Rose have been up and down the I-5 corridor, while Mark Counts and Jason Berlin are holding Longview/Kelso. LeeAnn Gauthier could be found snapping shots and sipping tea at the Chinese Gardens, and Darlene Schaper has been filling out some space in the Pioneer Place gallery. Kurtiss Lofstrom is creating some inspiring new collages, and showed several new, three dimensional sculptures at a studio visit. Lars Sandel and Mary Arp actively push the boundaries of inventiveness at their spot in Albany, while the streets of Alberta and the markets along Hawthorne serve as the outdoor pop-ups for Michael Lucchese and David Gufstaffson.
Many thanks to all who are sending good thoughts and giving Cannibals the support to keep moving forward. Hope to see everyone soon at a new address, and please let me know if anything might be crossing your path which may help us to land sooner.