Posted by Christine Taylor
SATURDAY night at Portland's new Sandbox studios; photography, food, and artists.
Tomorrow night a grand event is kicking off the introduction of a new photo studio called Sandbox. In conjunction with Photo Lucinda, and Slideluck Potshow, the community is invited to participate in a large potluck and multi-media presentation of both local and national work by fantastic photographers and artists.
This event is a great example of how Portland is becoming known for its creative talent. Sandbox has two other studios, one in New York and another in San Francisco. The Portland location is a whopping 13,000 square feet and it opened for business, with its first client, just this week.
NYC-based Slideluck Potshow is an arts non-profit, operating globally in most every major city you can think of. It is mostly run by Casey Kelbaugh and Alys Kenny along with the many volunteers and members who believe in the power of bringing people together around food and art. SLPS makes creative photography accessible and offers a relaxed experience in an otherwise more controlled environment. You can learn more about SLPS here.
Lastly Photo Lucinda is Portland's annual week-long Spring celebration of international photography. It is a gathering to promote dialog and offer portfolio reviews to mid-career and emerging photographers. It is a hefty price, but perhaps it can help an ambitious foot into a door otherwise closed.
Really, you need to go to this event. (and its only a $5 suggested donation)
What: Slideluck Potshow Portland III
Time: April 25, 2009 from 7pm to 11:30pm
Sandbox Studio Portland
Street: 420 NE 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
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Christine Taylor is an armchair naturalist and photographer who spent 8 years in the Chicago area and a couple in New York working in publishing as a producer, editor and photographer. Presently she resides in SE Portland. You can see some of her work at happyplayground.com