I really can't believe how quickly February
by! I hardly spent any time here, and for that I apologize. I will have plenty to update you with this month, the month of the spring equinox and the return of the evening sun...(aka daylight savings time - yay!)
But updates will have to wait one more day.
In the meantime, a quick synopsis of February's highlights:
-New Oregon presented it's final installation of the interview series - Urban Development night was a huge success. Portland Mayor Sam Adams, Architect Brad Cloepfil, and Journalist/Editor specializing in architecture and urban spaces, Randy Gragg were on hand to talk about what would make Portland a world class city in urban design. The online transcripts will be available soon at www.neworegon.org.
- I finally had the opportunity to sit in on one of Paul Moxen's Vandercook press essentials two day workshops. I learned a lot, both about the presses at OCAC and my own press. Paul stresses that, since we no longer have the luxury of calling in "experts" to help us with our Vandercook maintenance, we all need to become our own experts in order to be better stewards of these machines for the future. If you're unfamiliar with Paul's website and the Vanderblog - a wealth of information on all things Vandercook - be sure to check it out.
- Also: My mom started a blog! Girl on the Town will be a mixture of new and old writing from the perspective of a woman interested in exploring the arts and culture in Central Oregon. Caryn May (that's her!) wrote for the Bend weekly the Source for several years, so she'll post some of her old favorites, plus new observations and reviews.
Not to mention, that even though the majority of our days here in the PNW are still very, very wet and grey, we have color bursting out all over.
To round things out, here are a few things to check out in March:
- Em Space is presenting a "working exhibition" of Heather Watkin's work in progress from the time she spent as a resident there. See the link here and check it out in person here.
- 23 Sandy Gallery re-opens after its winter hiatus to present two shows and a lecture or two in March. These look interesting!
- And finally, I'll be working on the broadside for the New Oregon Interview Series, which will include all the "pithiest quotes" from the series so far. Plus a semi-sekrit project that will be revealed very soon. I'll keep you posted!