The art world has lost a familiar presence with the recent
death of Ed Groome. Ed and his wife, the painter Martha Groome, were always
present at every art opening of note, and many that were pretty obscure. They
would travel sometimes enormous distances to be part of an opening. It was not
unusual to go to see a friend’s show at some little gallery at the end of the
last road on a peninsula and find Ed and Martha already there.
Today we introduce a new beginning - a new thread on this blog that we're calling "Innocent Bystander," in which Portland Phoenix art reviewer Ken Greenleaf will muse on various aspects of the local art scene and, as in this entry, meditate more deeply on particular aspects.
On the painting Pont
St. Michel by Henri Matisse at the Portland Museum of Art