Artist Exhibits at Arts Place Portland Center

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from September 2, 2016 until September 30, 2016

Daily from October 7, 2016 until November 11, 2016

Location: Portland Center of Arts Place, 131 E. Walnut St., Portland, Indiana

Phone: 260-726-4809

Email: sbenedict@artsland.org

Link: http://www.artsland.org

Event Description

August 16, 2016 Updated Sep 8, 2016 at 7:13 PM EDT

Arts Place, Portland Center will be displaying the works J.T. Thompson September 2 through September 30. The exhibit is titled “Labyrinth of Illusion.” There will be a free opening reception from Friday, September 9 from 5-7. The Portland Center is located at 131 East Walnut Street, Portland, IN.

Joseph Thompson trained as a painter at the Columbus College of Art and Design and now works at the 64 Parsons St. Underground 64 studio in Columbus, Ohio. He and his studio mates are presently engaged in opening a printmaking facility while providing still life and figure drawing workshops.

Thompson’s work can be found in the collections of the Columbus Museum of Art, the Downtown Hilton, Northern Kentucky University and Greater Columbus Convention Center.
For more information about this exhibit contact Kimberly Anderson, Visual Arts Director at 260-726-4809.


Arts Place, Portland center will feature the artwork of Katherine Fries October 7 through November 11. The exhibit is titled “Objects of Memory.” The Portland Center is located at 131 East Walnut Street. For more information on this exhibit contact Kimberly Anderson, Visual Arts Director, at 260-726-4809.

Katherine Fries was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska where she was immersed in stories about her family and their friends. These stories captivated her and were illustrated with mementos, photos, and imagination. Katherine wanted to know as much as she could about their lives. Eventually her interest would lead her to consider how she and her peers interact with history, memory, and the objects left behind.

As an artist, Fries is interested in capturing and preserving the world around her: people, their stories, rituals, possessions, and history. Her work constructs spaces that act as an externalization of an internal experience.
Fries is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Indianapolis- teaching Foundations and Printmaking.

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