This Saturday, in conjunction with the first Project Jams, we’ll be hosting meetups in 5 different cities. If you’re free Saturday Night (5/18), we’d love for you to join us!
The little park that could.
Portland’s Two Plum Park is a testament to the strength of a neighborhood.
Once a vacant, overgrown lot, the surrounding community banded together to transform this tiny green space into a city park. Now a local nonprofit is raising funds to install a bench in Two Plum, completing a revitalization that began nearly 15 years ago.
Won’t you be their neighbor? It’s our Project of the Day.
Don’t let the name fool you — the Hollywood Theatre is the premiere art house cinema in Portland, OR.
The theater’s marquee is currently damaged beyond repair, threatening the Hollywood’s iconic facade. Backers can help this independent movie palace return to its 1926 glory, while scoring free tickets, custom swag, and even a personalized message on the new marquee. Not to mention the undying love of Portlandia's Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein (just check out 1:40 in the project video).
Props to the adventurous duo behind The Italian Market, a soon-to-be-sizzling food cart in Portland, OR.
The creators worked double shifts and saved every penny to leave their Philadelphia home and head out West. Their dream is to introduce South Philly Italian dishes to Willamette Valley produce — and serve up the results to the unsuspecting foodies of PDX.
To that end, they’ve launched a Kickstarter project, which is already halfway to its goal. Now take a long look at that oven-roasted pork and lend them a hand.
In Portland? Be sure to pop by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center tonight at 7pm for a special edition of Kickstarter School with Kickstarter’s own Stephanie Pereira, who will lead off the evening with a presentation on how to bring your project to life. Everything you need to know about the event is right here.
As their project enters its final days, the Portland Afoot app has introduced a slew of brand new, $1 reward tiers that are as clever and fun as they are — eek! — totally limited. We love it! Get ‘em while the getting is still good.
KSR IRL: 9/27 & 9/28 @ 7pm in Portland, Cinema Project screens Helga Fanderl’s “Rhythms and Rhymes I + II,” her beautiful and other-worldly Super-8 and 16mm films.
Cinema Project is currently raising funds on Kickstarter for their 2012 season of programming. This screening will be held at the Clinton Street Theater. Click here for more info on the event and HERE to support their KSR project!
The literary legends recently raised over $8k on Kickstarter to release their 20th anniversary issue.
Festivities will feature Colin Meloy of the Decemberists & illustrator Carson Ellis reading from their new children’s book; a silent auction with art by Storm Tharp, Michael Brophy, Cynthia Lahti, Midori Hirose, Melody Owen, Kate Bingaham-Burt, Dana-Dart McLean, Kristan Kennedy, and more; dance floor love with Strength, Atole, Dr. Amazon featuring former members of SMEGMA, Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner, DJ Miracles Club, DJ Yeti; video & film by Vanessa Renwick, Lena Munday, Adrian Freeman, Shana Moulton, Duncan Malashock, Nic Chancellor, Bruce Bickford, Hooliganship, Andrew Benson, Andrew Jeffrey Wright & Clare Rojas, E*Rock; AAAANNNDD MOREEEEE coolness like Laura Fritz’s light & space installation and Jason Kinney’s custom photo booth.
Oh. And also: ping pong.
$50 advance, $75 door. Purchase tix here.
Peep this FB invite for more event details.
Series X: Secret Art and Kitty Cats
Series X — by Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel is making an art show, but — shh — it’s a secret! All that she’ll tell us is that it will be completely different than anything she’s ever done before. “It will be more than just pretty pictures of animals,” she teases us, showing the camera a cheerfully colored painting of a deer. “But there will be images of fauna, so I thought this would be a good place to start.” As part of her (successful!) Kickstarter project, she promised backers a limited number of doodles of their favorite animals. All it took was a ten buck pledge!
And now that her project has ended, she’s busy fulfilling rewards and keeping us updated on all the furry little guys she’s been creating as a result. How could I not be charmed by a video titled “Drawing a Cat”? How could you not be charmed by watching her actually draw it? Seriously. Watch. If you can figure out the answer, tell me, because I’ve been scrolling through her work for the last solid hour and I think my boss is starting to take note.
Here’s the making of:
Here’s the finished product:
Pretty cool! For more, be sure to keep up with Gwenn’s ongoing updates over at her project page.