The City of Portland has one of the premiere collections of bridges in the world. Each bridge has a story to tell about how it facilitates and inspires the growth and sustainability of our changing community.
Four well known local artists take inspiration from our bridges and they share their stories in this interesting group exhibit.
Join Gary Wilson, Gary Houston, Richard Melloy and Errol Beard at the opening reception on October 5th.
This exhibit showcases a collection of work by four of Portland’s well-known fine artists: Gary Wilson, Gary Houston, Richard Melloy and Errol Beard. Each artist takes inspiration from our beautiful bridges and tells their own story of structure and beauty.
In addition to the original works by each of the four presenting artists, we will have on display work by Oregon’s premiere bridge designer and builder Conde B. McCullough. A state bridge engineer from 1919 to 1937, McCullough created a legacy of bridges that have been touching and inspiring every part of the state of Oregon for nearly a century. A selection of McCullough’s Willamette River Bridge (Oregon City) presentation drawings and working drawings will be framed and on exhibit.
This is an exhibit you will not want to miss!
Special thank's to the Oregon Department of Transportation and to Robert Hadlow author of “Elegant Arches, Soaring Spans” for their support and contributions to the exhibit.