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Celebrate Bastille Day and Then Float the Willamette!

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Celebrate Bastille Day and Then Float the Willamette!
In honor of French independence day,Bastille Day, Portland has some fantastic ways to celebrate! We share details on the Bastille Day Festival and Willamette River Float. Learn more here!

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Tall Trees of Paris - Artist Updates and Events

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Tall Trees of Paris - Artist Updates and Events

  Tall Trees of Paris  features many amazing artists. We’ve compiled a list of updates, showcasing some of their recent and upcoming events! Rebecka Tollens Credit: Rebecka Tollens - Facebook   Rebecka Tollens, Marie Pierre Brunel, and Wataru Kasahara presented their exhibition Daydream Darkness Disgrace at the Galerie Arts Factory on January 30th, 2017, with a special private meet and greet on February 11th. Credit: Galerie Arts - Facebook © Vanina Esdras The exhibition not only appeals to the sight, but to the touch and hearing as well. As translated from the Galerie Arts Factory Facebook page, “Presented during the...

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For the First Time... Paris! Hellion's Third Ema Show This Year

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For the First Time... Paris! Hellion's Third Ema Show This Year

If you love Japanese culture, creative rebirth of tradition, or art in general, you’d be fascinated by Matt Wagner’s annual Ema show. The Portland-based curator of Hellion Gallery just wrapped up the third and final venue of this year’s display. But first things first: what are Ema? According to Japanese tradition, one of the first emperors would donate a black horse to a Shinto shrine to bring rain, or a white horse to end it. As time carried on, the tradition morphed into more financially manageable means, becoming what are now known as Ema. The word itself means “picture of a...

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"Tall Trees" Artist Update! Bradley Delay Talks Art and Tattoos

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"Tall Trees" Artist Update! Bradley Delay Talks Art and Tattoos

We at Overcup Press get (understandably) attached to the books we put out. Since publishing Matt Wagner’s Tall Trees of Portland, a luxurious art book showcasing dozens of artists living and working in Portland, Oregon, we started thinking: just how were these artists faring in the biggish city since the book’s publication in 2014? I had the great pleasure recently to answer this question with fine artist and tattooer Bradley Delay, one of the featured artists and an all-around great person. We talked about painting, tattoos, and everything in between. The interview has been shortened and edited for brevity. Keely:...

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3 Absolutely Outstanding Cafes to Visit in Paris

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3 Absolutely Outstanding Cafes to Visit in Paris

Cafés have always been bastions of egalitarianism in Parisian culture—spaces accessible to all for a small fee. But because many of those most frequented by Parisian’s literary and visual artists of the past, such as La Closerie des Lilas and La Palette, are now far more expensive, we looked to the artist's handwritten surveys in The Tall Trees of Paris: 42 Independent Artists Share Their City and Their Work by Matt Wagner to point us in the direction of modern cafés that are affordable on an artist’s budget. So, if you’re planning a trip to Paris this summer, whether you require a...

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