Ash Street Project

Ash Street Project, the vision of artists Thomas Orr and Joanna Bloom, encompasses art studios, visiting artists, gallery space, community programs and a clay-based emerging artist mentorship program.  Our site also hosts an on-line gallery shop.

Changing Topics Conversation: The Direction of Art

For our recent 3rd Thursday conversation group, we wanted to probe the question "where is art going", as a compliment to Ash Street's up and coming exhibit " "Purple".  Purple (see gallery page), program participant Aldin Huff's curatorial debut, is a sampling of work he has chosen to represent youth culture in art.  By luck gen x, gen y, millennials, boomers and the "greatest generation" were all represented.  Suffice it to say we did not agree on every point, which left our conversation lively and thought provoking.  Thank you participants!  

This month's artists:  Aldin Huff (ASP mentee, clay/glass), Ned Siegel (Shoemaker), Thomas Orr (Ash Street), Joanna Bloom (Ash Street), Brett Binnford (Mudsharks/Portland Growler, Ceramics),  Matt Causey (ASP visiting artist, clay).