ORA shines light on art for 11th year

PHOTO: Visitors at last year’s Celebration of Art browse at artists’ booths in the MJCC.

Art will tickle all your senses at the 11th annual Celebration of Art at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center the last weekend in October. Admission is free to both events.

ORA Northwest Jewish Artists returns to the MJCC for their 11th annual art sale. The art extravaganza kicks off Saturday evening, Oct. 28, with the Taste of Art preview party and sale from 7 to 9:30 pm. The fun continues all day Sunday (10:30 am-4:30 pm) with the Celebration of Art sale. Affordable, original, high-quality fine art created by local Jewish artists will be available. Live music and tastings from local food and drink vendors will round out both events.

Glass, ceramics, fabric, beads, stone, paint, metals and photography from local artists will spark your senses with a selection of beautiful Judaica and a variety of secular art. Most participating artists will happily discuss commission ideas.

The preview evening also showcases some phenomenal local “food artists” who will be handing out samples: Sake’One, Stone Barn Brandyworks and Love Bites from Carne Wilson and Tiffany Miller. Guests will be treated to the sounds of a local three-piece jazz trio: Andres Moreno on drums, Jon Lakey on bass and Wyck Malloy on tenor saxophone.

At the Sunday celebration, music and food again accompany the art experience. Music by Rich Garber, George Fendel and Tom Roth will be heard throughout the day. Food artists will again offer tastings: The Portland Bloody Mary Mix, Portland Juice Company, Stellar Pops and Love Bites. Cafe at the J will offer a special meal; all art purchasers will receive a coupon for a discount at the cafe. All art purchases also include raffle tickets toward a seven-day getaway.


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