Some of my favorite art nerds joined me and my husband for an art getaway to Portland this weekend. We boarded the train in Edmonds, Washington on Friday and arrived early enough to explore the Pearl District after checking into our lovely hotel.
Saturday we headed to the Portland Art Museum, which is exhibiting The Wyeths: Three Generations, featuring art by N.C. Wyeth, one of America’s finest illustrators; his son Andrew, an important realist painter (and art crush of yours truly); Andrew’s son Jamie, a popular portraitist; and members of the extended family. Andrew Wyeth is one of my biggest art crushes and was the impetus for this getaway. Amazing to see his father's work, his son's work, his sister's work. Swoon!
In addition to the Wyeths, the museum had another amazing exhibit that got my imagination running wild: Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA. This exhibit is a joyful view behind the curtain into the visionary artistry and technology of the globally renowned animation studio, LAIKA. Their creative process, production design, sets, props, puppets, and costumes are magical.
We've had spectacular weather and have taken to exploring the city: just walking around, shopping, eating, drinking, and sketching kept us bubbling with excitement.
We did what we could to Keep Portland Weird.
Thank you to all my travel mates for joining me. I hope you were all as inspired and thrilled as I was. See you on the next adventure!