UPCOMING EVENTS, SHOWS, & READINGS
Leap Day: Realigning with the Cosmos
Every four years, our calendar adds an extra day to the end of February. This "Leap Day" is a chance for our concept of time to catch up to that of the Cosmos, as the Earth's actual rotation around the sun is not exactly the number of days we think of as a year. In this workshop, we will explore using Leap Day as a day of ritual for taking stock of our personal progress and realigning as needed. Coleman Stevenson of The Dark Exact will offer simple concepts and tools for building personal rituals. Heather Agosta of The Jasmine Pearl will guide participants in creating a unique ritual tea blend of their own. Participants are encouraged to bring a tarot or oracle deck and a notebook to the workshop. All other materials will be provided.
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Jasmine Pearl Tea Company
Coniunctio: A Collaborative Printmaking Workshop
with Travis Lawrence & Coleman Stevenson
This workshop will explore artistic collaboration, beginning with a discussion of historical and contemporary examples of artists and writers working in tandem to realize their creative visions. Lawrence and Stevenson will also discuss their own recent collaboration, the process of unifying their individual symbolic languages, and how such work relates to the alchemical journey. Participants will then learn simple methods for making relief prints; each participant will carve a small block to be printed collectively during the workshop. All materials are included in the cost of the class. Participants will take home a copy of the group's collaborative print.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Mortlake & Company, Seattle Washington
Still & Unstill: Objects and Landscapes as Human Metaphors
This Delve takes place at the Portland Art Museum and coincides with the exhibition Volcano!, which marks the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens. This Delve will explore museum galleries, pages of books, and the realm of memory, discovering commonalities in ways writers and visual artists recreate human experience through their hyper-realistic descriptions of material objects and natural places. Through a multi-sensory examination of objects, images, and texts, we will become fluent in this symbolic language of concrete detail. We will also look at various ways text and image interact, including how illustration functions as form of creative adaptation of a text, influencing our initial processing of its content, and how personal narratives can reframe familiar works of art.
Thursdays, April 9-May 14, 2020
Portland Art Museum