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Cell Phone Photo Paintings

May 13, 2015

Local artist Brittany Powell beautifully captures images of daily life in the Portland Building’s latest installation, Cell Phone Photo Paintings: Free

Powell’s art installation was inspired by losing her camera during a vacation. Her husband jokingly suggested that she should paint all of their photos – and she did.  All 80 of them.  

Powell is holding “studio hours,” in the Portland Building’s lobby. Visitors meet with Powell and text her a photo of their daily life. She will then paint the photo and put it on display for the duration of the installation. 

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) sponsors the Installation Art Series. Selected through a juried process, each installation questions common perspectives through art. 

Cell Phone Photo Paintings: Free is up now through May 29 in the Portland Building’s lobby. Powell’s studio hours are Monday – Thursday, from 2 – 5 pm. 

Check out RACC’s website for more information.

Portland Building Installation Art Series

1120 SW 5th Avenue

8 am – 5pm

Portland artists turns cell phone pictures into fine artMaggie Vespa in KGW News

Photo courtesy of RACC.