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    A Situation of Meat
    Sep 23 to Oct 29
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    Day of the Dead
    Sep 28 to Oct 22
    @Guardino Gallery
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    Mary Jo Mann "Un-Becoming"
    Oct 02 to Oct 29
    @Gallery 114
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    Yoshihiro Kitai | Michael Schultheis
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    @Froelick Gallery
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    Nick Blosser: Exteriors
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    @PDX Contemporary Art
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    Elise Wagner & Eric Boyer
    Oct 05 to Oct 28
    @Butters Gallery
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    Lynda Ater: Image Building
    Oct 05 to Oct 28
    @Blackfish Gallery
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    BRIDGES
    Oct 05 to Oct 31
    @Pearl Gallery and Framing
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    Karen Esler | Jim Riswold
    Oct 05 to Oct 28
    @Augen Gallery
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    Letting Go of Holding On
    Oct 05 to Oct 29
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mimi near, Mosaic Artist

I am an Architectural and Fine Art Mosaic artist. Trained in Ravenna, Italy
MIMI NEAR is an Architectural and Fine Art Mosaic Artist living and working in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Range. She has been creating mosaic professionally for sixteen years. Prior to her career as a mosaic artist Mimi was a Ceramic Tile/Stone Contractor/Installer. In 2000 she went to The Mosaic Art School in Ravenna, Italy to study under Luciana Notturni. Mimi fell in love with the traditional technique of mosaic, giving “fuel to the fire” of Mimi’s passion to create. Her skills as a professional tile installer have allowed her the freedom to create large installations for public and private spaces. I first stepped into the Cathedrals of Europe when I was Thirteen years old and in that moment of seeing this beautiful ancient art form, I knew I wanted to create in that way! There is something magical about using hundreds ~ even thousands of tiny pieces of glass to bring an image to life.” “When I create, my intention is to uplift and to be uplifted, to stir something inside the viewer as well as in me and often that unfolds as the piece is being created. My hope is that you will be surprised and delighted by what you see!”