Travel Portland writes Velveteen Rabid
Unique Works of Art Hang at a Wacky, Wonderful Museum.
By Deborah Wakefield
In Travel Portland Magazine’s 2009-’10 edition, Deborah writes: At most museums, restoration is a paintstaking process requiring special training and a delicate touch. But at the Velveteria: The Museum of Vevet Paintings, all that’s needed are a few swipes with a lint roller and – voila! – each piece looks just as it did the day it was painted.
Owners Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin have wielded the rollers since 2005, when a personal passion led them to open their museum on Portland’s eastside. “We saw our first velvet painting and were intrigued,” Anderson recalls. “Pretty soon we had 10 paintings, and before long we had 100. It just kept going.”
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