greenHAUS gallery + boutique

Infuse your life with art at greenHAUS gallery + boutique.

greenHAUS gallery + boutique showcases a different artist each month drawing from Oregon talent as well as from across the United States. In addition to the art, greenHAUS is a boutique offering one of a kind furniture creations by Cole Reed, artisan crafts, vintage items, jewelry and accessories.

Henry Frison - 40 years being a Black Portland Painter

Public reception for show of artwork by Henry Frison, local African American artist

The public is invited to meet artist Henry Frison, and join greenHAUS gallery + Boutique staff, neighbors & friends to celebrate the life-long art career of a local African American artist. The event will take place on 

Saturday July 29th from 7 – 10 pm at greenHAUS gallery & boutique  at 18 NE Killingsworth St.

Refreshments, including wine, will be offered. This is a family-friendly event & children are welcome. This unique exhibit of Henry Frison’s is both a retrospective of one man’s personal career as a fine artist, and a chance to recall Henry Frison’s participation in a group of Portland African American artists who used public murals to educate and uplift their community. Henry’s paintings for the 1977 Albina Mural Project (five 20 ft x 20 ft murals on a building on the corner of N. Vancouver & NE Alberta St) were of two profound themes:  

Black Cowboys

incorporated images representing the timber industry, cattle ranches & dairy farms and the close relationships between African Americans and NW indigenous people. Henry visually represented his experience growing up in a ranching family in Texas as well as local history. His 

Civil Rights

mural illustrated marches led by Martin Luther King Jr and Ralph Abernathy and the violent police repression in response to African Americans demanding their rights. This year mural programs in other US cities have taken time to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of Chicago’s 1967 

Wall of Respect

mural.  This collage-style painting depicted nearly a dozen African American heroes & community leaders in a variety of fields (music, sports, religion, politics). When 

Ebony

magazine published a photograph of the mural, it inspired Black artists around the US who understood the value of positive public images in often impoverished neighborhoods. The 

Wall of Respect

mural was crucial in sparking a vibrant community mural movement that continues today.    To see Henry Frison’s private portraits of President Obama; Martin Luther King Jr.; Rosa Parks; Prince; Michael Jackson and other iconic Black figures, is to appreciate important moments of American – and Portland- history. To recall his Albina Mural Project murals - once prominent visual landmarks in the thriving African American community of NE Portland also brings regret that until quite recently there were many other socially conscious Black murals, now lost to gentrification.    

You Made Me Realise - By Jeff Slim

Jeff Slim's collection, "You made me realise" consists of people who have influenced Jeff's work by aiding his creative path with their shared words, visuals and rhythms. The subjects range from people in literature, film, and music to his grandparents, family and friends. Most of the paintings consist of friends who have allowed Jeff to capture a bit of their essence. His unique and bold style beautifully complimenting the intimate and familiar subject matter. 

greenHAUS is proud to host this talented artist. Join us third friday for the opening and artist reception. Light refreshments will be served. 

Opening Night/Artist Reception: February 21, 2014 6:30-10:00p

Available for view and purchase: February 21, 2014 - March 19, 2014

evolution of the heART - by Sarah Schweiger

Evolving from pain to possibility Sarah used her talent as an artist to express the vast loneliness of her heart with a part gone missing, the solitude like the vastness of the desert surrounding us...Or is that part gone missing an opportunity to be filled? 
 

Opening Night/Artist Reception: January 17, 2014 6:30-10:00p

Available for view and purchase: January 17, 2014 - February 19, 2014

Sarah Schweiger - heART

Red Matter - by Yvette Arteaga

Red Matter is a new body of work by artist, Yvette Arteaga. The stunning collection is inspired by sayings of the heart:

Red Matter by Yvette Arteaga

Hearts live by being wounded.

- Oscar Wilde

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.

- Mark Twain

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

- Anon

Blessed are the hearts that can bend; They shall never be broken  

- Albert Camus

Home is where the heart is   

- Pliny the Elder

One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter           

   - James Earl Jones

Fawn - by Lauren Lee

Humans have long looked to the animals for guidance, inspiration and wisdom. Fawn is a collection of oil paintings depicting woodland creatures in various stages of unity. The work is painterly and expressionistic, much like the Three Birds mural on greenHAUS that has gained local notoriety for Lauren and launched a mural career. Fawn is a sweet examination of Nature, and her intricate systems of balance. 

 Opening Night/Artist Reception: October 18, 2013 6:30-10:00p

Available for view and purchase: October 18, 2012 - November 14, 2013

http://www.loveleelauren.com/ 

Fawn, oil painting by Lauren Lee

Signs of Earthly Finds - by Delaney Dickerson

greenHAUS is proud to host and present Delaney Dickerson's new work, Signs of Earthly Finds.

The summer solstice falls on the night that opens Delaney's show at greenHAUS. This special day inspired Delaney's new collection, a body of mixed media work of the astrological signs that is visually stimulating and rich in texture and dimension.

Opening Reception June 21, 2013 6:30 - 10:00. 

Works available for view and purchase June 21 - July 18. 

Portrait of Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling - by El Moises

February 21 - March 14

www.artedemoises.com

Moises is leaving his mark as a modern day artist that brings the essence of urban culture and barrio flavor to mainstream fine art arena. The foundation of his artwork is influenced by the Chicano, American, Native American, and Mexican cultures that are reflected in his art pieces.

Narrating history, culture, visions, and street life, he creates the core elements of a chic, vibrant cornucopia. The artist's distinctive style is bright, intense, and exhilarating with countless strokes of brilliant colors flowing in all directions layered on his images, often distorted and surreal, bordered in a bold black outline.

Inspired by his roots, El Moises accents his wood carved frames with a Native American and/or Mexican folk art touch often bringing the artwork outside of the square dimensions. El Moises persistently creates innovative, inimitable work that conveys wit, ethnicity and sincerity. The lively, extraordinary artworks of El Moises tell stories that are at times humorous, moving and often derived from a life experience.