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Image from the article: The Portraitist.
The Portraitist

Shortly after lockdown last year, Cottage Grove visual artist Uyen-Thi “T” Nguyen embarked on a 100-day portrait challenge, reaching out through social media to people she knew in her community. She had no trouble finding participants willing to submit a picture of themselves for her to work from...

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Image from the article: A portrait of Cottage Grove.
A portrait of Cottage Grove

If you have visited historic downtown this month, you have no doubt noticed art hanging in local businesses, 10 of them to be exact. This would not be unusual if these shops were all art galleries or gift boutiques. But when fine art portraits start popping up at Rainy Peak Bicycles or Buster’s Bottle Shop...

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Image from the article: Downtown sprouts a "Garden of People."
Downtown sprouts a “Garden of People"

Through windows of local businesses like Delight, the Bookmine and Buster’s Main Street Cafe, portraits of the people of Cottage Grove are on display.

After nearly a year of painting, interviewing and getting to know various people in Cottage Grove, Nguyen’s book, “Garden of People, A Portrait of Cottage Grove,” is...

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Image from the article: A Walk through a ‘Garden of People.‘
A Walk through a ‘Garden of People‘

Local artist Uyen-thi Nguyen has found a unique way to get to know her community – and is inviting others to “walk through the garden” she’s cultivated.

Her book, “Garden of People, A Portrait of Cottage Grove,” is an artist’s perspective on society, using Cottage Grove as the basis for exploration...

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Image from the article: The Portrait of a City.
The Portrait of a City

The interactions Uyen-Thi remembers having with customers as a business owner in Cottage Grove are what ultimately inspired the premise of the arts and community-heritage project on which she has been working for nearly a year now. The project, entitled “A Garden of People: A Portrait of Cottage Grove,” will endeavor to “create a portrait of a city through its people.”

This is not like a portrait in the usual sense of the word, mind you...

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Images from the article: Nguyen paints the Grove.
Nguyen paints the Grove

Cottage Grove artist Uyen-Thi “T” Nguyen wasn’t the sort of person to stay in one place for very long – that is, before she landed in Cottage Grove.

She and her family decided to move here to enroll her kids in Blue Mountain School. When the school closed, other qualities of the community served to keep her here...

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Image from the article: Water down the drain...Art on top.
Water down the drain...Art on top

Although Oregon’s waterways are one of the state’s greatest assets, many residents might not realize that everyday behaviors can damage the water’s health. As rainwater flows over buildings, yards and streets, it washes pollutants into storm drains and into waterways where they can harm...

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Image from the article: CG artist awarded grant for local project.
CG artist awarded grant for local project

The Lane Arts Council has awarded local artist Uyen-Thi Nguyen with a $2,000 grant to complete a project centering around the Cottage Grove community.

Nguyen was among only five artists in Eugene and the surrounding area to receive the award through the Artist Grant program...

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Image from the article: There's a gem of an art show on display now at the Corvallis Arts Center.
There's a gem of an art show on display now at the Corvallis Arts Center

Eugene artist Uyen-thi Nguyen’s oil-on-canvas painting, “The Truth About Adults” is part of the Around Oregon Annual juried art show at the Corvallis Arts Center; the artist’s aim, according to the artist’s statement is “to make discoveries about both inner and outer worlds, and bring to life pictures that...”

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