The artists roaming Olympic Mills has been putting on some great art shows for over a year now. The Love Show is one of the largest and best of the year and will have music, 0ver 200 artists, a live participatory art show and a Valentine's day bizarre! If you have time for only one event to see this weekend, this is what you should go to. This is also a benefit for Buckman Arts Elementary and the Oregon Food Bank.
Plus, you are just right over the river from the bad luck video variety show at Valentine'sÃƒâ€š Cafe. Yes, that means Pipeline will be at both taking pictures, video and twittering. Lastly, bring your “received, sent, or never-sent Break-Up Letter to the Love Show” and get chocolate (info below).
February 13th – March 26th, 2009
FREE!! ALL AGES!! ALL ARE WELCOME!!
at Olympic Mills Commerce Center
107 SE Washington St.
(head down Washington St. toward the river, enter on the south side of the building-
You'll know it when you get there! (map)
Partial proceeds of the Love show 2009 benefit
OREGON FOOD BANK and BUCKMAN ARTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
* * * * * Please, Please bring a canned food item * * * * *
to donate to your fellow Portlanders in need!
About the Love Show:
The Love show started out as a very reasonable humble endeavor with the following clear goals: to do a non-juried show about love, open to everyone be they beginner or professional; to highlight the complex nature of love as a contrast to all the syrupy romantic schlock we are bombarded with leading up to Valentine's day; to make a fun, low pressure, non-commercially oriented environment to show vulnerable, honest work. It was the 3rd show at Launch Pad and with 77 people, and it far exceeded our wildest expectations.
The goals for the show remain unchanged, but now, 3 years later, the scale has shifted up considerably. The Love show has out-grown Launch Pad and so we have partnered with curator Chris Haberman & Portland City Art (the Portland Mural Show, The Big 100,Ãƒâ€š 30 Rooms at Milepost 5, etc) to bring you the 2009 Love Show show at Olympic Mills Commerce Center, a much, much larger space!
Some big changes with this years show: No 2ft square size limit! Fundraising for emergency food relief and art education! Multiple spaces to hang art!!! More artists!!!! (currently over 270 artists are signed up) More volunteers!!!!! (over 100) more, more, more!
See a Full List of Participating Artists with Links and artwork on our website:
Music: Stumptown Sawyers, live old-time string band songs of Love, Death, Loss and Drunkeness (9pm) Strong like a bull, sweet like your momma'!! (http://www.myspace.com/stumptownsawyers )
DJ Try My Cabbage, whipping up the floor with eclectic love songs and beats (http://www.panzen.net
with other performances happening through out the night….
Also at this year's show:
Participatory Art Project Needs Your Break-Up Letters!
Friday the 13th vs. Valentine's Day!
It's been 6 years since the auspicious coincidence of these two dates, 6 years since the first publication of Break-Up Letters – a zine devoted to those paragons of letter-writing, the Final Letter.
We invite you to bring your received, sent, or never-sent Break-Up Letter to the Love Show, this Friday the 13th at Olympic Mills. We'll provide a copy of volume 1 of Break-Up Letters, plus a bar of chocolate for each submission. Send that letter you never sent! Re-purpose those terminary epistles into a new life, as Art!
Bring the actual paper copy of the break-up letters for submission. For those of you who don't' wish to part with your letter, a scanner will be on hand. You can also forward break-up emails or text messages (!) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Valentine's Gift bizarre
If you forgot to get your sweetheart a valentine or you'd like to treat yourself to something nice, there will be a mini-gift bizarre organized by Kirsten Moore (our fabulous designer upstairs at Launch Pad)
with 15% of the proceeds going to charity.
Featuring Piper Ewan, Faith hats, Lulus chocolate, Scrumptious Suds, Mimimuse Designs, Handmadejulz & Infinitecreature and others.