Visual Artists’ Group

Artists’ Group Monthly Show:  Mar. 2018

Artist of the Month:  Bob Grover and Gene Maier

Artist’s Reception:  Sunday, Mar. 18th, 6-7:00pm in the Pioneer Chapel immediately following Jazz Vespers

Bob Grover and Gene Maier have been friends for many years and Bob says they are long time senior citizens! Bob is 90 years old and Gene is 88. Bob has had a studio in downtown Portland for the past nine years and is closing it on March 31st to work primarily at home. Bob and Gene don’t remember how long they have been sharing the studio but guess it has been about five years. Bob says, “they have been doing a lot of sharing lately because their brain cells are getting old and tired.” Bob has been doing art since the mid-1970s and does watercolors, acrylics, pen and Ink drawings and found-object sculpturing. Gene has been weaving rugs for a number of years and more recently been doing math-derived abstract drawings using coptic markers. Both are members of the St. James Art Group and enjoy creating art that they hope you will all enjoy. Their work will be exhibited starting on March 3rd.

An artist’s reception for both artists will be held after the Jazz Vespers service on March 18th at 6:00pm.