• Next First Friday Event: August 5th, 2016

    Reception will be held at the Gallery @ the Jupiter Hotel on Friday, August 5th, from 6 to 8 PM.

    The Jupiter Hotel has been an incubator for small businesses and a supporter of the arts. Their newest venture is the First Friday Artisan Series where they expand the concept of art into an exploration of all of the senses: visual, taste, touch, smell and sound.

    The First Friday event is an opportunity to treat attendees to a variety of sensory stimulation and support the local artisans that make Portland a unique and wonderful place to live.


About The Artist: Paul Rutz

Artist Bio –   Paul X. Rutz received his Ph.D. in Theory and Cultural Studies from Purdue University in 2011 after writing a dissertation on combat art and the Iraq war. That year Rutz took his portrait painting practice to Portland, OR, where he develops life-size oil paintings working almost exclusively with live models. His … Continue reading