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  • Oct 6
    Tyler Mackie: "The Bleed is Working"
    Oct 06 to Nov 25
    @Wolff Gallery
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    BEN BUSWELL: THE STORY IS NOT THE STORY
    Oct 19 to Dec 02
    @Upfor Gallery
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    Paton Miller - New Paintings
    Oct 30 to Nov 25
    @Butters Gallery
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    Sue Tower & Kentree Speirs
    Oct 30 to Dec 02
    @Blackfish Gallery
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    Barbara Mason and Greg Wilbur
    Oct 31 to Dec 02
    @Waterstone Gallery
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    Guards of Eden
    Oct 31 to Dec 02
    @Basic Space Gallery
  • Oct 31
    Nat Meade & Sarah Horowitz
    Oct 31 to Dec 02
    @Froelick Gallery
  • Nov 2
    Transitions
    Nov 02 to Dec 02
    @Gallery 903
  • Nov 2
    Tom Cramer, Janet Marcavage, Mark Andres
    Nov 02 to Dec 02
    @Augen Gallery
  • Nov 2
    Jinie Park & Amanda Briggs
    Nov 02 to Dec 23
    @Elizabeth Leach Gallery

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mimi near, Mosaic Artist

I am an Architectural and Fine Art Mosaic artist. Trained in Ravenna, Italy
MIMI NEAR is an Architectural and Fine Art Mosaic Artist living and working in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Range. She has been creating mosaic professionally for sixteen years. Prior to her career as a mosaic artist Mimi was a Ceramic Tile/Stone Contractor/Installer. In 2000 she went to The Mosaic Art School in Ravenna, Italy to study under Luciana Notturni. Mimi fell in love with the traditional technique of mosaic, giving “fuel to the fire” of Mimi’s passion to create. Her skills as a professional tile installer have allowed her the freedom to create large installations for public and private spaces. I first stepped into the Cathedrals of Europe when I was Thirteen years old and in that moment of seeing this beautiful ancient art form, I knew I wanted to create in that way! There is something magical about using hundreds ~ even thousands of tiny pieces of glass to bring an image to life.” “When I create, my intention is to uplift and to be uplifted, to stir something inside the viewer as well as in me and often that unfolds as the piece is being created. My hope is that you will be surprised and delighted by what you see!”