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Brooklyn Collective
Three of the four partners at “ManifeStation PDX” art collective, from left: Richard Cawley, Gustav Sculptor, and J. B. Noll. (Photo by Rita A. Leonard)

Brooklyn collective supports eleven artists

By RITA A. LEONARD
for THE BEE 

A rust-colored warehouse, bordered by scores of potted plants, sits at the corner of S.E. 21st and Bush Street, adjacent to the Union Pacific tracks. The only hint of the creativity inside is a small sign that reads “art”, barely visible between the bamboo stalks.

But this is the site of an art collective, “ManifeStation PDX” – a studio for eleven artists. While there are several metal fabricators here, there are also creators of kilts, yoga clothing, jewelry, collage, blown glass, costumes, cargo bikes, tattoos, and creative sculpture.

The four main partners in the venture are Gustav Sculptor, Richard Cawley, his father Jeff Cawley, and J. B. Noll. Gustav manages the building. Jeff is a blacksmith, and J. B.'s focus is glass blowing, making lamps and alternative fuel. 

Jeff and Richard, both trained at art school, do most of the metal work. “We make a lot of handrails and bike racks, but art fabrication is our main focus,” says Gustav. “Whatever you can dream up, we can build,” adds Richard. “We’re into making dreams come true.”

Richard and Gustav attended the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta in July, delivering the metal head of a 100-foot-long dragon they had made. “The dragon's head was about 20' x 30' tall, and it was the main gate for the event,” says Gustav.

“We build a lot of theater props and costumes,” explains Richard. “We also brought some other art pieces to the Fair, and some costumes for ‘Jaws, the Musical’.”

Gustav formerly owned a shop in Northwest Portland called Dancing Devil’s Design, but he needed more creative workspace. A year ago he joined Richard and several other artists to form “ManifeStation PDX”. There's enough studio space in the 8,000-square-foot Brooklyn warehouse for them all.

“Everybody works off each other’s energy here,” says Richard. “When you have people working on so many different things, it keeps your own ideas fresh and new. We also network with many other artists.”

The collective also includes glass blower Elizabeth Johnston, jewelry maker Katie Garrett, Johnny McClean of Stumptown Kilts, and Dana de Lashmutt – who makes clothing for yoga.

“Our Renaissance man, ‘Bonzai’, is both a tattoo artist and a landscaper,” reports Richard. “He also sells exotic rugs and crystals.”

Kevin Takalo and James Mitchell create foot-powered vehicles under the name Nomad Cargo Bikes.

ManifeStation PDX also constructs puppets and performance art pieces for parties and festivals. Gustav modeled an articulated winged costume made by Richard. A large elephant costume from a display at the Crystal Ballroom sits atop a storage cabinet, next to a row of giant pink crystals. Richard made many of the winged sculptures that hang from ceiling and walls. A totem pole costume and other forms of artwork decorate a mezzanine wall, and fantastic metal sculptures and cargo bikes abound.

“The previous business here before we came in was a machine shop,” remarks Gustav. “So there’s a lot of room and a lot of electrical power available, as well as open space for circulation and display. We’re raising money for a new roof, and insulation, so it won't be so cold in winter. We build a lot of theater costumes and props, and deliver art sculpture to our clients. We’re booked out on projects for months, but you can contact any of us here through: gustavmac@yahoo.com.” 

“We try to re-purpose a lot of things before they’re melted down or thrown away,” says Richard. “A lot of our materials are recycled. We buy some, and people often bring us unusual items to work into our metal sculptures.” Humor and creative energy shine in every corner. It’s like a museum of fantasy and possibilities.




BUSINESS BRIEFS

 

Southeast Portland Rotary Club, Neal Brown, Joe Amato
At the annual banquet of the Southeast Portland Rotary Club in late June, Master of Ceremonies Joe Amato, left, introduces the club’s new President, realtor Neal Brown, as outgoing President David Tate looks on, at right. (Photo by Eric Norberg)

Southeast Portland Rotary Club inaugurates new President. As part of its annual Awards and Installation Banquet at the end of April, the Southeast Portland Rotary Club thanked David Tate for his year of service as President, and inaugurated Neal Brown as its President for the Rotary Year beginning July 1 and ending next June 30. Tate is Executive Director of the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation; Brown is with Meadows Group Realtors. Recognized as the 2014 “Club Rotarian of the Year” was former President Patricia Nichols; eight club members were recognized for “perfect attendance” of at least a year – led by former President Joe Amato, whose 40 years of perfect attendance sets a standard. The club also awarded a record number of “Paul Harris Fellows” to benefit the work of the Rotary International Foundation, and its fight to end Polio forever. The club meets for an hour every Monday, except on holidays, at noon in the Eastmoreland Golf Course clubhouse. Visitors are always welcome.

Woodstock realtors sponsor market. Tiffany Mackley of the Woodstock John L. Scott realty office reports that this year it sponsoring the Woodstock Farmers Market, and is hosting a booth, and “handing out mini planter pots and seeds for kids”. In addition, she says, the office is hosting a “Ronald McDonald Meal Night for children and families of Legacy Emmanuel Hospital”.

Learn something at Homestead Supply. Portland Homestead Supply is offering a “Mead-Making Class” at Portland Homestead Supply Company on Saturday, August 16 2:30- 4:30 pm. Student fee: $50. Mead, which is honey wine, is regarded as the ancestor of all fermented drinks. It is easy to make, and once mastered opens the door to a world of delectable home brews. Everyone will take home a Mead of their own that will be ready for the Holidays. Ages 21+ only! All materials provided. But if mead is not your thing, maybe sausage is. Corey Pressman will be teaching a sausage-making class at Portland Homestead Supply Shop in Sellwood, 8012 S.E. 13th Avenue, on Friday evening, August 22. “Basic Sausage Making” will run from 6:30 to 9 pm that evening; cost to students is $85. Corey says, “We will grind, stuff, eat, drink and be merry! Plan to have a meal. Wine included. Apron suggested.” Also ages 21+ only. Sign up for the classes online at: http://www.homesteadsupplyco.com – or call 503-233-8691.

Windermere, Boys and Girls Club
Windermere Stellar Brokers Renita Gerard (at rear) and Deann Pettit are shown cleaning the grounds at the Meyer Boys & Girls Club on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, on Windermere’s company-wide Community Service Day. (Photo by Amy Rosenberg)

“Community Service Day” benefits Boys and Girls Club. The “Windermere Stellar” real estate office at 1610 S.E. Bybee Boulevard spent a day volunteering at the Meyer Memorial Boys and Girls Club, at 7119 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, painting, doing yard work and performing cleaning projects, on Windermere’s company-wide “Community Service Day” again this year. The club provides after-school and summer programs for youth.


Kelli MacConnell
Kelli MacConnell’s linocut relief print “Hazelnut Orchard” is part of the August artists’ exhibition at Sellwood’s 12x16 Gallery.

Halvorson and MacConnell exhibition at 12x16 Gallery. During the month of August, an exhibition of the work of two artists – James Halvorson and Kelli MacConnell – will be showing at the 12x16 Gallery in Sellwood, at 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue, No. 5. Halvorson, a native of the High Plains of America, offers in his work a dreamy contemplation of how meanings change with time; MacConnell traverses landscapes with careful observation, and translates her natural surroundings into richly detailed prints. The First Friday reception for both artists’ exhibitions is August 1, 6-9 pm; the Artists’ Reception is Sunday, August 3, 2-4 pm.

Two candles on the cake at Les Schwab Sellwood. Jenny McCool, who has managed the Sellwood Les Schwab tire store at the Tacoma Street exit from S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard since it opened, announces that this month – August – marks the second anniversary of the new tire shop location. The celebration includes a community barbeque outside on its parking lot on Saturday, August 16, 11 am to 1 pm – “free food, games, and a free raffle”. The exact address is 2500 S.E. Tacoma Street, at McLoughlin.


Mara Cox, Windermere Stellar
Mara Cox is the newest Broker in the Windermere Moreland office.

New Broker in Windermere office. Brian and Joan Allen, owners of “Windermere Stellar”, are pleased to announce the addition of a new Broker in its Windermere Moreland office on S.E. Bybee Boulevard – Mara Cox, formerly an assistant manager for “American Apparel”.

Dispensary and police are getting along. Geoff Sugarman of the “Green Oasis” medical marijuana dispensary remarks, “After successfully completing our first three months of operation, the Green Oasis – Sellwood’s only medical marijuana dispensary – has provided a safe place for patients to secure legally produced medical marijuana. Something that has drawn the attention of patients is the regular presence outside of a Portland Police car. For years now, the Portland Police have used the nearby Sellwood Baptist Church as a convenient community location to write reports and a place where officers can take needed breaks. We’ve had a lot of patients ask us if we’re under surveillance. So we want to assure our patients and our neighbors that this police presence has been around for many years, and has nothing to do with our operation.”

Art School Studio in basketball fundraiser. Art School Studio, which recently moved from the Richmond neighborhood to open a classroom facility in the Our Lady of Sorrows complex at S.E. 52nd and Woodstock Boulevard, announces that “in a continuing effort to support our local community, Art School Studio has become a sponsor of the Southeast Portland Girls Basketball Club, and has been donating $50 for each camper that registers for art camp in July and August.” For information on the program or registration, contact Art School Studio at 503/232-1280 – or e-mail: Makeart@artschoolstudio.com. The website is: http://www.artschoolstudio.com.

Alex Stewart, Classical Ballet Academy
Alex Stewart, a local high school senior, has achieved national recognition for his talent. He is a student at Sellwood’s Classical Ballet Academy. (Photo courtesy of CBA

Classical Ballet Academy student wins huge scholarships. Classical Ballet Academy student Alex Stewart recently attended New York City Dance Alliance’s (NYCDA) national college audition in New York City, after earlier this year being awarded an invitation and full scholarship to attend the event in New York City. On July 6th, Alex was awarded two scholarships totaling $120,000:  Chapman College located in Orange, California, awarded Alex $40,000; Marymount Manhattan College in New York City also awarded Alex a scholarship worth a total of $80,000. While in New York City, Alex was asked to audition for the Broadway show “Newsies”. Alex attends Gladstone High School and will graduate next spring. He has danced at CBA since the age of seven, a decade ago, when the studio first opened its doors. Classical Ballet Academy is situated in the block in which S.E. Milwaukie Avenue and S.E. 17th converge, just north of Tacoma in Sellwood, and offers ballet classes for all levels (beginner to pre-professional) and a variety of ages 3 to adult.

“Haydn on Tap” Biergarten opens in Westmoreland. Papa Haydn East, at 5829 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland announces the opening in mid-July of a new Thursday-through-Sunday Biergarten – “behind the hedge, on the lawn, under umbrellas in the afternoon and the stars at night, in the garden of Papa Haydn East, accompanied nightly by the live music of the Tracy Kim Trio” – until September 1. The Biergarten is open Thursday and Friday 3 pm to closing, and on the weekends from noon to closing time. Tasty Biergarten food is served, and – since it is Papa Haydn – some very tasty desserts are available as well.





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