Dia de los Muertos shrines at Alma Chocolate October 18, 2007

Cathy Pitters of Bossa Nova Baby is having an art opening tonight at Alma Chocolate on NE 28th here in Portland. She sent me a couple of photos from hanging the show earlier today, and like the sneak peek I got at her studio the other day, they look amazing!

Three shrines by Cathy Pitters
En Memoria & Dolorosa (two pieces displayed together), Blue Demon

Cathy says, “In honor of Dia de los Muertos I have made a new batch of shrines using religious imagery and lots of colorful tin and vintage metal scraps cut into various shapes… birds, flowers, leaves. They are similar to work I have done in the past but the metal brings a new element that I am really excited about! If you can’t make it to the opening, the show will hang for about a month — through the middle of November. For those of you who came last year, Sarah from Alma will be serving the same delicious chocolate bread pudding! YUM!”

If you’re not in Portland, you can see more of Cathy’s work on the art section of her website.

If you go:

Thursday, October 18th – 6:30 – 8:30pm
at Alma Chocolate
140 NE 28th Ave., Portland
(just north of Burnside)

ps: Portland Fashion Week is starting up tomorrow — I highly recommend checking out UltraPDX for lots of visuals and info on the shows and events. There’s an interesting free panel discussion tomorrow at noon, “Talking Fashion: Boutiques and Designers.” Panel members include Jo Carter, owner of Physical Element; Giovanna Parolari, owner of Una; Elizabeth Dye, owner of The English Dept and designer of Elizabeth Dye; and designers Liza Rietz, Rebecca Pearcy (Queen Bee Creations), and Alice Dobson (Sofada).

If you go:

Boutiques and Designers panel
12:00 noon, Friday, October 19
The Art Institute
1122 NW Davis St., Portland

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