Listen: Pre-Order Kara Suzanne’s New Album!!!

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Here’s the thing, folks. Kara Suzanne and I go all the way back to middle school. She has always had the most beautiful voice. I loved when she would sing and play her guitar for us, or when we’d go to the middle school choir concerts and she had a solo. She’s amazing. Her last album, Aumsville, is stunning. If you haven’t heard it, you can check it out here. Now Kara is hard at work on her latest album, Parlor Walls, and she needs a little help. She has the opportunity to produce the album herself and retain full creative license. Something all artists dream of, right? So if you pre-order Parlor Walls, you’ll assist in the production of the album. It’ll make you feel good AND you’ll get a fabulous new set of music to listen to. She also offers other contribution packages should you wish to help out even more. You can hear some new demo tracks here. (I really like Doses.)

Handmade Nation tickets on sale!

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Get your tickets for the Portland screening of Handmade Nation, the indie craft documentary! It’s playing at the Museum of Contemporary Craft on Friday, April 3rd and Saturday, April 4th! They’re expecting it to sell out, so don’t wait. Click here to read more about the event and buy tickets. I can’t wait to see it…and see some of my friends on the big screen! 🙂

Happy Birthday Oregon!

My beautiful home state is turning 150 years old this Saturday! What better way to celebrate than to look at some cool Oregon-inspired art!

Check out Art is 3 Letters’  Oregon on a Stick painting! (fyi, you can commission your favorite state on a stick.)

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Here’s Matte Stephens’ cool Self-Portrait Driving In Oregon

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Shyama Helin‘s romantic Portland Dreamers

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and last, but not least, Clancy’s Classics’ beautiful polaroid transer of a vintage photo of an old Oregon schoolhouse

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There’s even a special website dedicated to Oregon’s big day!

Mini Crafty Wonderland at Fir Fest!


(sweater by Bossa Nova Baby)

Doug Fir Lounge presents their semi-annual FREE outdoor music & art extravaganza!
With music by LOCH LOMOND, BARK HIDE AND HORN, Y LA BAMBA
plus Arts, Crafts, Fashion & more! 
 

 

Come see the mini Crafty Wonderland and enjoy some live music! We have an awesome lineup of Portland crafters who will be there!
Saturday September 20
Show – 5pm – 10pm
FREE!  21+
On the OUTDOOR Jupiter/Doug Fir patio (830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR)
Cocktails by Dewars
 

 

Fashion Design Camp’s Fashion Show!


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 This Friday night is the third annual Youth Fashion Show with designs from this year’s Fashion Design Camp attendees. The campers, ages 8-16, will showcase their designs on the runway alongside many favorite local designers, including Kate Towers & Holly Stalder (the former owners of Seaplane), Elizabeth Dye of The English Department and Frocky Jack Morgan!

Friday, August 1st
Starts at 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:00pm

Melody Ballroom
615 S.E. Alder
Portland, OR

$10.00 in advance, $3 for kids 15 and under, $12.00 at the door
(order tickets online at fashiondesigncamp.com) or buy them at Seaplane (827 NW 23rd Ave, PDX)
Proceeds will benefit local children’s charities.

T’ai Chi for 1,000

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you are practiced at t’ai chi or this would be your first opportunity to try it – your attendance is requested at what is sure to be a very special event.

T’ai Chi for 1,000
This Saturday – May 31 – from 10 – 11:30am
South Waterfront Park – SW Moody at Curry (Portland, OR)
Rain or Shine
Dress for the weather and wear clothing that allows comfortable movement

This is the culminating event of Horatio Hung-Yan Law’s project China-on-Willamette for the South Waterfront Artist-in-Residence Program (AiR).

PLEASE FEEL WELCOME TO BRING GUESTS AND SHARE THE EVENT DETAILS WITH YOUR COMMUNITY.