Refigium: an area in which a population of organisms can survive through a period of unfavorable conditions, especially glaciation. Plural: Refugia.
This body of work is a commentary on our rapidly changing environment, focusing primarily on the animals and glacial bodies that challenge refugia due to current geographic upheavals.
Whales are lifted from their ocean haven to sift through beautiful but foreboding skies. Arctic seascapes reveal beauty while conceding to inherent fragility. Icebergs and glaciers take their last stand as sentinels of the sea.
Amy Ruppel grew up in the Wisconsin woods just a short hike away from the Kettle Moraine Ice Age Center, inspiring an interest in science and nature from a young age. This fascination has always informed her creative output. She’s adept at many different media with a portfolio spanning digital illustration, drawing, painting and print-making.
Our annual “Off The Wall” print show is now open. We’ve framed up over a hundred different prints from many of our artists just in time for the holidays. Come on up to the gallery and if you see one you like, just take it off the wall and check out downstairs.
Prices for framed art start at only $20.
This show runs through the holidays and into January.
We’re thrilled to be tabling at Crafty Wonderland this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center. We’ve got two special guests to our table, one each day!
Renowned paper-cut artist Nikki McClure will be signing books, calendars and more on Saturday, December 12th from 12pm-2pm.
Our own Molly Mendoza will be signing her fabulous new graphic novel Skip on Sunday, December 13th from 12pm-2pm.
This is also the last weekend to see Nikki McClure’s fantastic show Everything Depends on This Depends on Everything up in the gallery! Seeing Nikki’s work in person is always a treat and we’re happy to be showing the originals from her 2020 calendar upstairs through Sunday. See you soon.