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Artist Reception: Kimberly Chai

Gracing the Gallery through the summer are the lovely Florals and Yamhill landscapes by local artist Kimberly Chai. Meet Kim today and enjoy her art. 

 Born and raised on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Kim is an artist, an educator, a freelance textile designer, and former patisserie cook who has been a resident of Newberg for 3 years. In moving to Oregon, Kim brought her handmade soap business Daily Ranch Soap Kitchen. "Daily Ranch" is an anagram of Kim's and her husband David's last names: Chai and Landry. Kim makes olive oil and cocoa butter soaps, goat milk soaps, coconut milk soaps, and solid lotion bars. As a textile designer, Kim has produced many designs for men’s aloha (Hawaiian) shirts using the relief printmaking process. She also has a line of hand printed clothing, paper bead jewelry, scarves, and hats, under the label Chai DESIGNS.