Monday, April 23, 2007

Oregon Crafts-travaganza!

Hold onto your hats, because there hasn't been a cosmic convergence like this since Gaspare Campari threw a few herbs in with distilled water and alcohol and colored it with dye made from the crushed cochineal bug to make Bitter all'uso d'Hollandia, thankfully later renamed after its creator.

What, pray tell, could measure up to such an introduction? Well, get thee to the Oregon Convention Center the weekend of May 4 through 6 and be prepared to have your wallet thinned, because not only is the Oregon Potters Association having its annual Ceramic Showcase, but the Oregon Glass Guild will be there, too, as will the Creative Metal Arts Guild, the Northwest Fine Woodworkers, the Portland Handweavers Guild and, last but not least, the Portland Bead Society. Whew!

So if you want to get going on your Christmas list, now would be a good time to start looking for that special gift for Aunt Lucy. Otherwise, the weekend presents a fine opportunity to see what's going on in Oregon crafts all at one go. See you there!

Details: Oregon crafts event at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Fri.-Sun., May 4-6; free. Hours: Fri. and Sat., 10 am-9 pm; Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

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