Adam Paterson – Guest Artist Tuesday July 17th, 2018
We’re excited to have Adam Paterson back in our shop to help with our busy summer season! Adam is the owner and operator of Jersey City Tattoo Co., Adam applied his first tattoo in 1995 in a Lower East Side apartment in New York City while attending art school; tattooing was still illegal in New York City at the time. In 2001 he began tattooing professionally, with the assistance of Deirdre Aikin, after finishing an apprenticeship with Lesley Allen. Adam enjoys all styles of tattooing but his focus lies strongly on Japanese and Traditional American styles.
August 3rd, 2018 First Friday Art Walk 5-8pm
Featured Artist – Jo Goiran
Jo Goiran is an artist living and working in Portland. She has a studio at Running with Scissors, an artist community, on Anderson Street. She was born in Tehran, Iran to American parents. She has lived in various places around the world.For 20 years she taught Special Education students with mild to moderate disabilities. Her art reflects her love of color, form and movement. She loves language and words. Often her art tells a story.
Her current work was inspired by postage stamp birds her father did when she was a young girl. He rarely did art, but she has vivid memories of him bending over the table, using tweezers to carefully place the tiny pieces of stamps together to make magical tiny birds. He died in 1999. Jo has taken this inspiration and created her own series of birds. She has pushed the boundaries of typical “bird art” by bridging the gap between observation and whimsy. She has added language to enhance each image — sometimes one or two words; sometimes a poem. She is dedicating this series that she is calling ” Birds of my father” to her father’s memory.