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10 Inspiring Arts Events Happening in Portland This Month

Posted by Molly MacGilbert on

10 Inspiring Arts Events Happening in Portland This Month
Along with May flowers, Portland’s summer art scene is beginning to bloom. Time to unwrap yourself from your blanket burrito, open the curtains and venture out for a little culture and inspiration. We’ve rounded up a list of current and upcoming local exhibitions, performances and activities worth leaving the house for.

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Celebrate Banned Books Week!

Posted by Julie Swearingen on

Celebrate Banned Books Week!
Banned Books Week starts today, and in honor of the occasion, we wanted to take a look at other art forms that have suffered--and succeeded--because of censorship.

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Forest for the Trees 2017

Posted by Julie Swearingen on

Forest for the Trees 2017

Forest for the Trees Northwest is back! For the fifth year, artists have gathered in Portland to create beautiful murals around the city. Curated by Matt Wagner, owner of Hellion Gallery and author of The Tall Trees series, Forest for the Trees has featured a vast array of artists, including Josh Keyes, Mhak, Blaine Fontana, Meredith Dittmar, Maryanna Hoggatt (author of Tolly), Joe Shea, and Ryan Bubnis.  In case you missed the festivities, here are some of the places to check out this year’s creations. Shawna X & Laura Berger - 1401 SE Morrison   Broken Fingaz  - 1825 SE...

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The Best Place for Music Festivals Is in the Woods

Posted by Olenka Burgess on

The Best Place for Music Festivals Is in the Woods

Summer is the season of music festivals, and there are so many amazing ones to choose from—not only in the States but all over the world. Of these fantastic events, the very best ones have a key offering: music in the forest. Listening to music among the trees is an unbeatable experience. They shade you from summer heat, create a warm acoustic effect, and foster an unforgettable vibe of enchantment. Several of the very best are coming up soon, so get your tickets while you still can! Image courtesy of Kentaro Ohno (CC by 2.0) Fuji Rock: July 22–24, 2016Naeba...

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Happy Birthday to Us! Overcup Press Turns Six

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Happy Birthday to Us! Overcup Press Turns Six

Break out the bubbly, because it’s our birthday! May 17, 2010 marked the day Overcup became an official press! And what better way to celebrate than to take a look back on where Overcup began with the press’s key players. I asked founder/editor Patrick McDonald, co-founder Rachel Bell, and marketing associate Poppy Milliken some questions about what it takes to keep Overcup ticking. Rachel and Pat show off their books at Wordstock 2015 (photo credit Liz Crain) How did you guys first get into publishing? PAT: It was an extension of the work I did at Ooligan Press at PSU,...

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