Pittock Mansion members were invited to bring a guest to the Artists After Hours party on Friday, June 17. Members were able to mingle with artists whose items are featured in the Museum Store. They enjoying desserts, wine, live swing/jazz music, and stunning evening views.
Artists included Italian jewelry designer Elisabetta Ricciardi; internationally-known, Portland-based fabric designer Deborah Polonoff of Polonova; “purse designer to the stars” Julie Feldman; local historian and archivist Richard Engeman; local vintage jewelry designer Susan Rogers; local multi-media artist Aaron Wilson; local jewelry artist Jane MacLellan of Emily Jane; and local plein air painter Barbara Masterson.
The Pittock Mansion was home to Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914 to 1919. During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, their lives and work paralleled the growth of Portland from a small Northwest town site to a thriving city with a quarter million population. With its eclectic architectural design and richly decorated interior, including family artifacts, the Pittock Mansion stands today as a living memorial of this family’s contributions to the blossoming of Portland and its people.