Bobby Fouther is a second-generation artist and a second generation Oregonian, born on Labor Day and raised in a house full of creativity. Bobby strives to use his gifts on a daily basis to improve his community.
After 20 years of live performance work Mr. Fouther has revived his visual art projects as a way of continuing to dance on the page and as a source of fundraising for his creative work with children. Based at a local school in his community Mister Bobby, as his students fondly call him, teaches through a creative process that allows the student to become successful as well as understand the entrepreneurial aspects of the art world. Currently Mr. Fouther, a 2009 “Spirit of Portland” award winner has shown artwork in city hall and continually has featured work with “ColoredPencils:Arts & Culture Night” a New Portland project sponsored by the City of Portland’s Office of Human Relations as well as locations and events throughout the metropolitan area.
Bobby Fouther's career in the Northwest spans over forty years of artistic expression.
Of primary focus is his lifelong goal of bringing communities together through the arts. Having filled the rolls of producer, director, performer, designer, exhibitor and teacher, his work has influenced thousands of students, peers and audiences in communities throughout the United States. For many years, this former Portland State University faculty member and current instructor for Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Outreach Programs has served as an artist-in-education for statewide artist residency programs sponsored by the Oregon, Washington and Idaho Arts Commissions and the National Endowment for the Arts. Mr. Fouther has also served on curriculum development committees for the Children’s Museum, The World Affair’s Council of Oregon, Portland Public Schools and White Bird Dance.