Please join us for night one of a three-day festival of poetry & prose, featuring local & national writers, and the visual art of Chairboy / Hayden Senter and Wild Child / Jason Blandford. Curated by Kleft Jaw Press & hosted by Seth Elkins. 6-9 pm.
Tonight! Join us for North Portland's monthly drink-n-draw in the Wild & Free Room at Backyard Social Bar! Bring a sketchbook or project to work on, and I will bring some drawing supplies, collage materials & reference books.
As usual, you'll receive one raffle ticket with each bar purchase. This month I'm giving away a small pad of cold pressed, cotton rag watercolor paper by Fluid, and a set of aquarelle art crayons by Marabu (a personal favorite)! Runner-up gets a $10 gift certificate to SCRAP.
Hope to see you!
Scene from last month's event, with Brian, Jesse & Tirso. ✨
Trust Collective is proud to present a two-part show celebrating the work of recent graduates of the Image & Text certification program at the Independent Punlishing Resource Center! Join us FIRST THURSDAY, JUNE 1st, from 6-11 pm, for the second annual visual art exhibition exploring intersections between image and text, featuring the work of Patricia Dresler, Shawn Furst, Mimi Loughney, Izzy Leslie & Emily Montagno. Mediums to be presented include textiles, printmaking, video, book arts and collage.
This event is FREE and open to the public. FREE BEER for those 21+, compliments of BREAKSIDE BREWING, and vegan mini-cakes generously donated by RAWDACIOUS DESSERTS.
Co-curated by Coleman Stevenson and Noelle Suzanne Barce.
Please join us MONDAY, JUNE 12th for part two of this event, a special artist talk and poetry reading, featuring the artists listed above, plus graduates of the poetry program at the IPRC. Details to come!
"In a post-apocalyptic land, the last few remaining inhabitants are the spirit animals of graffiti writers. This existential fantasy follows three solitary vandals who cross paths while on the hunt for the meaning behind the abandoned enigmatic artwork left behind by UFO 907 (another nomadic artist). Roaming from one decaying zone to the next in a never ending search for beer, weed, and a wall to paint, these artists form a pact with the rest of the surviving mystics to attain the answer to their unanimous question: What's the point? "
Please join us FRIDAY, APRIL 21st, from 6-11 pm, for the Portland premier screening of Andrew H. Shirley's WASTEDLAND 2, and an accompanying collaborative video installation with artist Shea Cote.
For more information about the artists, please visit trustcollective.net/wastedland2
Trust Art Collective presents... DRAW SPACE, a sketchbook social. Every THIRD TUESDAY, beginning February 21st, from 7-11 pm, in the Wild & Free Room at Backyard Social! Bring a sketchbook to work in, meet other artists, share ideas, and enter to win raffle prizes with any purchase from the bar! This is an informal event - you may show up any time after 7 pm, but be there in time for the raffle drawing at 10 pm sharp! 21+ only. Hosted by Noelle, aka Epochal Void.
This February, TRUST celebrates the spirit of collaboration with the exhibition, Curry & Cigarettes, by Portland's own OWL CAT INK! Michael and Roxanne McGovern have been collaborating in life and art for over twenty years, and present a prolific body of work that explores themes of family history, memory, and ghosts of the past, through mediums of collage, printmaking, painting and drawing. "Through this process the work became stepping-stones to our past that narrate a shared history, but also explore our future together." (2012)
Please join us FIRST THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, from 6-10 pm, for the opening reception of Curry & Cigarettes, as well as a special benefit for the emerging independent radio station FREEFORM Portland! Purchase raffle tickets for $1 each to win prizes, including original artworks by OWL CAT INK & others, as well as a gift card to Portland's newest, employee-owned art supply store, Artist & Craftsman Supply! Drawing will be held and prizes will be distributed at 9 pm. Tunes provided by Odd Monster of FREEFORM, refreshments provided by TRUST. Don't miss it! +++
Read more about OWL CAT INK: http://www.themonarchreview.org/owl-cat-ink/ and follow on Instagram @owl_cat_ink_pdx !
Find out more information and STREAM LIVE! at http://www.freeformportland.org/
Follow https://www.facebook.com/ArtistCraftsmanSupply.PortlandNorth/ to find out about sales & discounted art supplies! Artist & Craftsman is located at 2906 N. Lombard at Atlantic.
TRUST will be CLOSED for First Thursday in January in order to plan, gather resources and to prepare for the one of the greatest demonstrations of civil disobedience in history. Join us on January 20th, for a march against corporate oligarchy and American fascism in the streets of our beloved city. Let's do this, Portland.
December 1st opened A GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS, an exhibition of eight Portland printmakers, and what an event it was! Check out Portland trio, ELECTRO-KRAKEN, tearing it up for First Thursday... More photos to come. +
This December, TRUST is proud to be host A GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS, a holiday print show, featuring original artwork for $100 or less. The show opens FIRST THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1st, from 6-11 pm, with special musical performance at 9 pm, by Portland trio ELECTRO-KRAKEN (electrokraken.bandcamp.com)! Don't miss it! +++
Curated by Noelle S. Barce
We are thrilled to be launching this site concurrently with the November exhibition, STATES OF GRACE: three celebrations of contemporary craft, featuring paintings by MONIKA KRALICEK, weavings by CARDINAL POINT, and special live performance by BRIAN MICHAEL LEVIN. We couldn't have asked for a better reception, with First Thursday crowds packing the space from beginning 'til end. Many thanks to PUBLIC COAST BREWING, of Cannon Beach, for donating two kegs of their Oswald IPA, and to RAWDACIOUS Desserts for supplying us with their amazing craft mini-cakes for not one, but three opening receptions this fall.
Come say hello! If you missed the opening, you can view this show during open gallery hours ~ Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturday, 2-5 pm, or by appointment. To make an appointment, and for all other inquiries, please email me directly at email@example.com. +++ Noelle