Had the pleasure to take part in this fun show this month! One Grand Gallery hosted a group art show commemorating a historic institution here in Portland, Magic Gardens. Opening in the 1960's as a lesbian club, Magic Gardens Strip Club soon became a Portland Chinatown staple. On December 31st Magic Gardens will be closing its doors forever, as Patty Wright, owner and operator, was not given the option to renew the lease in the 100-year-old building. Since One Grand Gallery's inception, the culture and living history of Portland's nude dancing scene has been something we've all been eager to celebrate.
If you have a chance you should definitely go check this out. There were SO many amazing artists and I was absolutely blown away by each and every clever interpretation. Including a riveting photo collection from Magic Gardens itself by Jenny Olson.