Calligraphy practice

I remember Stuart taught Calligraphy after hours at Reedsport High School as part of a local program.

The Bay Window

The Bay Window, gallery and framing. Ron Hogeland, proprietor. Sketches from a print that never came to pass (that I know of).

Johnson House

Johnson House postcard front

When I was a Junior in High School at Siuslaw in 1983 or so, I had a crush on a schoolmate on the cheerleading squad. When she came around to do a little fundraising, of course I bought the flimsy polyester blue windbreaker with the Viking logo in yellow on the breast, nevermind that it […]

Bridgewater Restaurant

The Bridgewater sign has been a cornerstone of Florence’s waterfront for a long time. While I remember it in earlier incarnations in my childhood (Steak & Noodle, anyone?) The current incarnation has spanned multiple restauranteurs and decades.  I think Stuart was inspired by signs he saw in San Francisco and Eureka CA, but I can’t […]

Adult Night at the Library

When I lived on Bay Street as a kid in the 1970s, there was a magical place just up the road, by the little sand dune beyond the firehouse, where I could spend an entire rainy afternoon perusing and borrowing books.  The walk was just the right distance, and usually involved visiting the adjacent dune […]

The Spokesman/Spokesong

“For high schoolers performing a somewhat controversial play dealing with war in Ireland, one of the few touchstones we had — and certainly the most iconic — was this sign Stu painted for our production of “Spokesong,” which hung outside the bicycle repair shop of ‘Frank Stock’ (me) and his wayward, bitter brother, Julian (Nick). […]

Angela

Hi Nick, we are in Queens, N.Y. visiting our daughter Angelina & family at the moment.  Soon after Angelina’s birth, Stuart sent us this sweet gift acknowledging her birth.  It resides on a glass shelve in the bathroom, viewed daily.  It still remains one of the most tender and precious gifts from family and friends.  […]

KXCR

Stuart Henderson and Gigi Lassan in the new KXCR Studios

A Letter from Gigi Lassan I am so very sorry for the late answer! I am in France taking care of my aging mother who is also losing her memories. Trying to handle all of her paperwork and helping in her everyday life. It’s not always easy to get old at the same time as your […]

KB Gallery

Kenneth B Gallery

Creating the KB Gallery Logo Reprinted with permission, written by SK Lindsey. In 2014 I arrived in Florence with the intention of opening a high-end contemporary art gallery and fine art printmaking lab. I rented the loft next to Stuart and Joann who gave me sound advice regarding the of a hand-painted sign vs a […]

Says it all

Stu gifted me this sign, one of those years early in my own adventures in parenthood and adulting… it might’ve been Christmas, but it was intended as a house-warming present. This simple affirmation helped me feel like I had some agency in my life when times were rough, and still makes me feel good every […]

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