Art by Clement Lee
"Clement Lee, an expressive abstract painter, born in China, grew up in Hong Kong, lived in Brazil and finally settled down in the United States.
His style of painting reflects his unique background with energetic, gestural brushstrokes of Chinese calligraphy, the warm colors of Brazil and the looseness and boldness of the American Abstract Expressionism.
After a successful career in engineering and marketing, Clement returned to his love of art in 2006 and immersed himself in art studies at Portland State University and PNCA. His diverse interest in modern art contributes to his varied style, ranging from abstract to realism, from painting to drawing to collage. His painting style is influenced primarily by the bold, gestural style of Chinese calligraphy and abstract expressionism and the realism of the Bay Area Figurative Movement.
He and his wife now live in Pacific Northwest, in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon." Clement Lee
Music by Doug Smith
"Acoustic Guitarist Doug Smith is a Grammy Award Winner and the 2006 winner of the prestigious Winfield International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition.
His playing has been heard on the big screen in the popular 2007 film August Rush and his original compositions are heard everywhere from NPR to TCM to Martha Stewart to Good morning America. His playing combines folk, classical and jazz elements and has been called “a cross between Chet Atkins, Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges.
Doug picked up a Grammy Award in 2005, along with 11 other great guitarists, for his contribution to the Henry Mancini tribute CD Pink Guitar, which won in the category of Best Pop Instrumental CD. By himself, he has a dozen CDs to his credit.
He has shared the stage with such guitar luminaries as Laurence Juber, Tommy Emmanuel, and Andy McKee, and he recently finished up another tour of Japan.
He is often joined by his wife, flutist/vocalist Judy Koch Smith.
Billboard Magazine writes, “Inviting melodies . . . stunning fingerpicking” and ChristmasReviews.com raves “Outrageously good!” Doug Smith
Food by Class Cooking, Chef Kim
Class Cooking and Catering is the culmination of Chef Kim Mahan's years of training and exploration in the culinary field, complimented by a background in fine arts, psychology and education.
Chef Kim's small-group gourmet cooking classes offer students a hands-on learning experience, and her catering and event planning services have received rave reviews from clients and guests alike. Class Cooking