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Christina Sullivan Art Opening
May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THRU Gallery’s featured artist for the month of May is Ottawa painter, Christina Sullivan. Come by the gallery on First Thursday to celebrate the opening!
Christina is new to Portland, and this will be her first art show and the first place for many of us to see her art if you’re not already an Instragram follower of hers. She is trained in the physical sciences, having attended school in Canada to become an ecologist. That career path was not for her, but the environment and her love of animals and nature pervades her work.
Plants and animals are common subjects in her work, but nature’s influence shows up in her technique and emphasis on texture also, to demonstrate her tactile relationship with the landscape. Her work draws from how it feels to touch nature — a tree branch, a rock, water — and her interest in the energies that transfer when that occurs.
She’s unsure of how long she’ll be in Portland, having only intended to stay through March, but she is here for the summer and excited to get engaged in the street art scene. Through public art, such as murals, she seeks to send messages about the environment and peace.
Come by on First Thursday and check out the Ottawa native expressing her love of nature through art — surely, there are many that can relate out here in Portland.
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