4th Friday Art Stroll
April 27, 2018
Leslee Burtt • Chris Warren
Housewarming. This month we are featuring the beauty and function of art that makes your house a home. We are thrilled to welcome you to an evening with local woodworker, Bob Bousquet at The Clearwater Gallery on April 27, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 pm. Also featured are Leslee Burtt and Chris Warren of Handwoven Arts. Wine and light appetizers will be served.
We are honored to feature the craftsmanship of local woodworker, Bob Bousquet. Bob is a local, self-taught woodworker who learned his trade by trial and error, creating a lot of firewood along the way. Working with wood has been a passion of Bob’s for the majority of his life, tracing back to grade school. His objective with wood is to build pieces that are practical, pleasing to touch, and beautiful to look at. Bob pieces are timeless; his simple, clean lines highlight the natural beauty of the wood he uses. Bob creates with the hope and intention that what he creates can be enjoyed and appreciated for generations . Bob’s woodwork ranges in scope and size from jewelry boxes, to tables, to custom designs, but his remarkable craftsmanship threads through every piece, making even the most functional pieces true works of art.
Leslee Burtt • Chris Warren
Chris Warren grew up in the Seattle area, and moved to Portland in her early twenties where she took a number of classes at a local art center. She was hooked after her first class of basketry.
"The main emphasis in my baskets is the use of natural materials; I spend several weeks each year gathering bark, kelp, driftwood. Whilst exploring the back roads, the mountains and the coast of The Pacific Northwest in search of new materials, I have been privileged to visit many beautiful places which have inspired my work."
Chris lives Portland, Oregon with her husband. She is a member and a former board member of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild, and a member of the Lake Oswego Crafts and Arts League (LOCAL 14). Her baskets have received many awards; one was featured in 500 Baskets by Lark Press Books. Her work can be seen in galleries and art shows around The Pacific Northwest.
Leslee Burtt was born and raised in Portland, Oregon.
"I have always loved hiking and camping in the mountains and forests. I feel very fortunate to be able to combine my art with my love of the outdoors."
Leslee taught high school in Washington State for several years before deciding to give up teaching and concentrate on her art. By the early nineties, Leslee was pursuing art full-time. Leslee is a founding member of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild, a board member of Portland’s premier fine art festival, Art in the Pearl, and a member and director of the Lake Oswego Crafts and Arts League (LOCAL 14). Her baskets have received many awards; two were featured in 500 Baskets by Lark Press Books. She lives in Milwaukie, Oregon with her husband and their dog, Lily.