Aug 29 2013

This piece by artist Joe Cotter hangs on the 2nd floor of Edgefield and depicts one of the original Edgefield "artists" – Racer X – hard at work.  

Racer X

Between 1982 and 1989, the poor-farm-turned-old-folks-home-turned-county-eyesore stood empty. Well, sort of empty – along with the blackberry bushes, the mice, snakes and other invaders came a band of merry pranksters armed with spray paint. One of these (or maybe all of them, who knows?) went by the slightly unoriginal moniker Racer X.

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Aug 22 2013

MermanThis work is by McMenamins artist Jenny Joyce, and it currently hangs upstairs at the Lighthouse Brewpub in Lincoln City, Ore.

Here's what Jenny has to say about it.....

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Aug 9 2013

con·tin·u·um /k?n?tinyo?o?m/
Noun · A continuous sequence in which adjacent elements are not perceptibly different from each other, although the extremes are quite distinct.

MyrnaPieceThis detail (taken from a panel by artist Myrna Yoder) hangs in a back corridor at the Kennedy School and depicts a festive gathering outside of the Little Red Shed at McMenamins Edgefield-the old county poor farm in Troutdale, Ore. While it may initially seem out of place at Kennedy, its inclusion is no mistake; rather, it is a conscious expression of the continuum that exists among our places.

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