presents "The Creative Art of David Lochtie
" on August 5
from 5 - 9 pm.
has been painting, writing, and teaching creativity for three decades,
all the while tinkering with unorthodox combinations. His choice
of media encompases pen & ink, watercolor, oil, acrylic, and more.
He has led creativity workshops at Portland
State University, Willamette, Lewis and Clark, University of Portland,
Caldera, Art Institute of Portland, LeadingAge, Home Woods and Rose
Villa communitites, Portland Creative Salon, Eastside Business Group,
Crestview School, and North Clackamas.
David favors hybrid forms as they often lead to breakthroughs.
Over time he has found that by leapfrogging
artistic disciplines - writing to dancing to drawing to sound - you can
get to creative places you never would have through one discipline only.
When asked about his teaching he states: "When
I do these workshops, I think of myself as Keeper of the Cauldron - the
soup gets richer and richer with each person's contribution.
Horse & Woman
For David, creative inquiry is like going to
the ocean. We wade in or reach down into a tide pool, or cast a line
into the invisible depth. We reach out and reel in. Something always
comes to us, even if it's the seaweed of a "mundane" object or a "dull"
event. We do not have to manufacture the stuff of inspiration; it can
occur effortlessly. We just look at what lands in our hands and begin to
dream about what it might mean.
The Creative Art of David Lochtie - 5 to 9 pm, August 5 at Avery Gallery
Several Impress with Impressionism
pieces are still available for viewing.
Parking is free in our parking lot next to our building and
next door in front of Cobb Hardware, after 6 pm. There is plenty
of parking at the church across Olive Street.