First Friday Downtown Celebration is our favorite time for friends to come together. Joins us at the winery for live music, new art, dinner and wine! We’re excited that our friend David Tutmark, contemporary classic guitarist, is playing live music starting at 6pm! Our featured artist of the month is Deb Spofford, textiles and printing. Deb has a local art studio and she was recently featured in The Columbian. Her show is on display and all pieces are for sale. For wine service today we’re offering glass pours, open bottle purchases, growler fills and half carafes. Class Cooking is serving food starting at 5pm. Stay tuned for the menu!
David Tutmark is an guitarist actively performing in the Pacific Northwest. Known for his visceral yet polished style of playing he consistently delivers captivating performances of traditional and contemporary classical guitar. Coming from a background in electric guitar and rock, David began studying classical guitar at Portland State University in 2008. After earning a Bachelor's degree in classical guitar performance from PSU, David began a busy performance career, touring internationally as well as in the states giving over 350 performances between 2012-2018 alone. With over 10 years of teaching experience and vast performance experience David is excited to help you progress as guitarist and musician. All lessons are tailored to the needs of the individual student. David teaches with an emphasis on both technique and creativity.
To learn more about David go to his website: www.oregonguitarstudio.com
Featured Artist: Deb Spofford, textiles and printing
I'm Deb Spofford, owner, and designer for Made on 23rd. Our studio and production space are located in Vancouver, Washington, just across the river from Portland, Oregon. I've always had a passion for textiles. The abundance of color, pattern, texture, and intricate design speak of history and purpose. Whether utilitarian or decorative, textiles are an important part our lives. Our travels took us all over the country where we were introduced to the rich history of textiles. This renewed my passion for the process of creating fabrics. Luxurious embroideries, batiks, and silks spoke of centuries of artisans dedicated to their craft. Upon returning to the US, I was inspired to learn more about fabric design and production. This took me 2800 miles away from home. After a 3 year course of study, I received a Masters of Science degree in Textile Design at Philadelphia University. When school finished, I returned to Washington and began exploring block printing. Early examples of block printing date back to 220 AD! I love the wabi-sabi of the process, perfectly imperfect. As each print is made by hand the signature of the artist is embedded in the cloth. After an additional 1 1/2 years of experimentation, Made on 23rd was born. As each season approaches, I am inspired by the world around me to create a new collection. Our collections start with themed inspiration and hand drawings. The drawings are then cut into woodblocks and used to hand-print linen, wool, or velvet with heat set eco-friendly inks. I am privileged to work with two young designers that have joined our company. Thomas and Heather are skilled artists, printers, seamsters, and problem solvers. They bring youthful perspective to our design process. As someone who returned to school at the age of 50, I encourage all to follow their passion no matter what the age! Pursue your dream, discover your purpose, inspire others. You won't regret it!!
I am inspired by travel and experiencing different cultures around the world. I love the complexity and the simplify of nature and often draw inspiration from things that are growing in our garden.
To learn more go to her website: www.madeon23rd.com/process
The Columbian Article link: Deb Spofford
Food by Class Cooking
Dinner theme to be announced. Stay tuned.