Popup Show: Create Wonder June 1

Popup Show: Create Wonder June 1

Create Wonder.

Art that invokes a sense of awe and wonder.

Step into a realm where art comes alive and experience the sensational gallery show that is currently enchanting visitors. "Creating Wonder," the first exhibition presented by The Open-air People's Art Museum (OPAM), is an awe-inspiring prelude to a series of captivating open-air art installations set to adorn the vibrant community of Old Town Chinatown. This event is dedicated to showcasing art that inspires a sense of awe and wonder in the viewer. Prepare to be mesmerized by the creative brilliance of 10 Portland artists, whose masterpieces have given birth to 22 captivating art pieces.

As you explore the gallery, we invite you to become an active participant in the artistic narrative, transcending the boundaries of traditional art appreciation. You will encounter a diverse array of artwork from a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, and installation. Each piece has been carefully selected to showcase the unique ways in which artists can create wonder through their work. 

Join us in this extraordinary celebration of creativity, where wonder and inspiration are in abundance.


The Artists

Immerse yourself in the world of our talented artists and get to know their captivating works of art. From thought-provoking to mesmerizing, each artist brings a unique perspective that will leave you spellbound. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the visionaries behind these remarkable creations and gain a deeper appreciation for their artistic journeys.


Kimberly Marie Kimble

Kimberly is an internationally published, award-winning photographer based in Portland, OR. They have been recognized for their maternity, birth, newborn, and family photography, as well as their documentary protest work. Publications that have featured Kimberly’s work include National Geographic, HuffPost, BuzzFeed, and several books/magazines. Handed a camera at a young age, they developed their photographic eye through quick, honest documentation of the people, places, and things Kimberly encountered.


Victoria Rind

Smells are the keys to our personal time machines. They can be very personal or they can be very communal, eliciting the same memory in many people. They unlock the doors to our collective past, giving us access to moments we thought were forever lost.


Sam Conklin

Born and based in Portland, Oregon, Sam Conklin is a multidisciplinary artist fascinated by the intersection of science, engineering, and art.


James Stugart

James Stugart’s work leans towards surrealism, using identifiable subjects in an abstract setting. His inspiration derives from psychology, spirituality, and duality. His work displays the complex realities of inward perception to outward projection. He feels that understanding the cycles of life can help bring a more balanced flow in living.


Matt Kleinman

In baseball, an especially massive home run is referred to as a Moonshot -  a hit so big, the ball leaves the park, the atmosphere, and lands on the moon. 

In 2022 NASA set course for space on Lunar Mission XXIII in an effort to reclaim the balls from Major League Baseball's most famous home runs. 

Featured: Bryce Harper | August 15th, 2019 | Walk-Off Grand Slam | Philadelphia Phillies v. Chicago Cubs


Yaara Valey

Yaara Valey is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, vocalist, and musician of Jewish Latinx heritage based in Portland. In her music, she utilizes looping technology to create luscious vocally based live transmissions.


Clifton Holznagel

Clifton is a multimedia artist rooted in theatre, performance and projection art. His work juxtaposes the natural and fantastical, blurring the line between the observer and the observed.


Matteo Padovani

Matteo Padovani is a multi-disciplinary artist from Portland, Oregon that explores the concept of connectivity in his art. He uses figuration and abstraction with multiple mediums to try and unpack and make visible/tangible the invisible realm of connectivity between objects, people, and places.


Monika Kralicek

Monika Kralicek is an independent, self-taught artist based in Portland, Oregon. Working in acrylics, she paints highly textured landscapes and expressive abstracts inspired by moments spent outdoors. Her work employs subdued colors and layered detail in an impressionistic and emotive manner.


Braeden Cox

Braeden Cox (she/her) is an artist working and living in Portland, Oregon. Born in Eugene, Oregon she has also lived in Christchurch, New Zealand and Knoxville, Tennessee. She studied at the University of Oregon in Eugene where she earned a dual major in Fine Art and Digital Art. Braeden went on to complete her BFA degree in Digital Art at the University of Oregon’s Portland campus.


Curatorial Emphasis

We'd love to highlight LGBTQA+ creatives and others from marginalized communities. We encourage people of all disciplines to apply.


Event Info


Free popup art show


June 1 - 25 from 1-5 pm. Open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.


OTCA (Old Town Community Association) Gallery, 23 NW 4th Ave. Portland, OR 97209


Support a community of creatives and residents of Old Town Chinatown who are using art to interconnect our community. Come to learn more about OPAM, The Open-air People's Art Museum.



Through our programming and events, we strive to create opportunities for artists to showcase their work, connect with other creatives, and engage with the broader community. Our collective also works to promote economic growth in Portland by partnering with local businesses and organizations to create events and initiatives that bring people together and support the local economy. 


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