Come meet T Ngu, the Founder and Designer of Upper Metal Class and Project Object. She'll be sharing her story and some tactical business tips for you to get kickin' on your own business dreams. We'll have cold brew from Junior's Roasted Coffee, raffles, and an opportunity to learn first hand from the best in the industry. Tickets are free but limited! Visit https://www.yworkshops.com/ for more information.
By Hope & By Cloak by Rocky Darensbourg aka Rochelle Koivunen
Opening reception will be from 4-8 pm on July 5th, 2017
Performance At 7pm!
This group of watercolor paintings, titled "By Hope & By Cloak," and new original songs speak to the juncture of surviving and thriving and the ways that our communal experience creates resilience, and they aspire to lift your spirits.
The originals and life-size archival reproductions are for sale by inquiry, if you happen to be so inspired, and smaller archival prints are available at: www.etsy.com/shop/Rorotoyou
BY HOPE & BY CLOAK
The Great Turning.
The Lifting of the Veil.
The Shifting of the Magnetic Poles...
Many names for this prophesied time as we pass through the portal of chaos. Somehow, we will make it. With each other. Or at least the Earth will, in some form. By Hope and By Cloak.
Rocky Darensbourg (AKA Rochelle Koivunen) grew up in the country outside of Portland with trees and a deep hole in the earth as forts and safe havens. As an adult nature is still the refuge of choice, but during rainy winters and long nights art does the trick. With an eye on the ways that we humans experience each other and the world, this work hopes to bring levity to our shared experience.
A great thanks to those of the larger human family whose influences mark my early formative years: Teachers Judy Vogland-Dayton, Gail Young, Shelley Cole, Deanna Hunt, and Laura Ross-Paul; Writers and Illustrators Maurice Sendak, Tove Jansson, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Dr. Seuss, Astrid Lindgren, Jamake Highwater, Louise Fitzhugh; performers and musicians Mr. Rogers, Sesame Street, Ramblin’ Rod Anders, Ben Matlock, The Beatles, The Talking Heads, Paul Simon, Patty Loveless, John Denver, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Michael Jackson, Yip Harburg, Walt Disney, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews.
"Rochelle Koivunen's drawings portray a kinder, gentler post-apocalyptic world. Instead of Mad Max scavengers, Koivunen's survivors have learned their lesson and decided to band together and respect the earth. Through the artist's sheer conviction and carry-through, she rescues this premise from preciousness, building a world where humans, animals, and indeterminate in-betweeners coexist peacefully with Gaia herself, joined together by tentacles and squishy viscera. It's an inventive vision worth checking out." - R. Speer
We're putting the PNW under pressure! Brew your way to victory, and win lodging & travel expenses to Seattle + Registration for the USAC!*
Join the Portland Coffee Social Club in collaboration with Junior's Roasted Coffee and Buckman Coffee Factory, as we host the 2nd Annual & FIRST fully Independent, locally-organized PNW AeroPress Competition at the newest Portland cafe serving coffee brewed on AeroPress: Guilder!
This event is free for spectators, but competitor brackets will be limited to the first 27 who register. $20 to compete. Competitor Registration opens at 10am on May 30 2017.
Bring your own AeroPress and brewing gear (we'll provide filtered water, and your competition coffee).
*This event is not affiliated with the international AeroPress championship circuit, and is not a "qualifying regional" event. First Place prize will include Registration fees which can be used for the USAC, and lodging expenses via airBNB, which can be used to stay in Seattle, if the winner so desires. The winner is responsible for their own registration to compete at the National Level, if they choose. We fully endorse unity in the PNW Coffee Community, and encourage competitor registration at both our indie event -&- the qualifying regional event in Bellingham, hosted by the good folks at Camber Coffee.