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First Friday Downtown Celebration!

Join us for another festive evening of live music, fine art, great wine and good food! Enjoy live music by local Dave Wentz, singer songwriter. Check out the new art by local photographer Ted Magarian, and the textiles and mixed media art by Vicki McArdle, all pieces of the show are for sale through the end of May. We’re offering glass pours, open bottle purchases, growler fills and half carafes this evening. Featuring a fantastic dinner menu by Chef Emilee of Class Cooking School. Stay tuned for the menu!

Live Music by: Dave Wentz, acoustic rock, singer songwriter

"Songwriter Dave Wentz drove from Baltimore to Portland after feeling a desire to start a fresh music project; one with a cohesive vision that involved not only creating meaningful music, but also embodied a vibrant, inclusive community."

Dave performs solo in our venue, but he also has a band called Tigers of Youth, "TOY is a Portland-based music project creating bright-edged alt-rock."

Check out Dave online to learn more about his music: www.davidmwentz.wixsite.com and his band: www.tigersofyouth.bandcamp.com.

Featured Artists: Ted Magarian, photography and Vicki McArdle, textiles/ mixed media

Ted Magarian, fine art photography

“Seeing art and beauty in every day common things enriches your life.

I come from a fine art background and have always used photography, like any other art medium, to find or make interesting shapes, colors or light. Photographs are where I find them. It can be a walk down the street, in the park or around the house. Potential photos are all around us. Sometimes it’s an object, or interesting shapes, or light and how they work upon each other. We just have to find them, and the fun is in the hunt!

The making of a print is the final process in creating a finished work. The physical print is the end product of the original version. If it lives only on a screen it’s only a facsimile of a photo.

The photographs in this collection include a variety of subject matter and styles, created over a long period of time. They include both Black and White, and Color.

All proceeds from the sale of my photography exhibit will be donated to Community Home Health & Hospice in Vancouver, Washington, to help those in need in our community. You can learn more about this new center at: www.chhh.org .”

Ted was born in Chicago and grew up in Long Island, New York, Arcadia, California and the Puget Sound. He studied Fine Art at Western Washington State in Bellingham and graduated from Evergreen State College in Olympia in 1973. Ted moved to the Portland Metro area in 1975, and he feels most at home in the Pacific Northwest.

Ted enjoys art, music, literature, fine wine, good food, dogs, and traveling. Some of his favorite places he’s traveled to are the Southwestern states, and the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ted’s hobbies include photography, playing ethnic flutes and guitar.

Contact information: tmart4u@gmail.com

 Vicki McArdle, textiles/ mixed media :

"As an artist and healer, I honor the awareness I have cultivated to create and move energy through my hands. Through the creative and healing arts, I have found a deep sense of purpose and connection.  It is with great joy that I share these gifts with you."

WEAVING AND UNRAVELING
HONING THE CRAFT
Each piece of art, each experience with a client, reminds me of the process of allowing. Most days, honing my craft means asking “how else can I let go?”   

To learn more about Vicki's art, please visit her website: www.vickimcardle.com.

Contact information: vickimcardle@gmail.com

Food by Class Cooking:

Dinner theme to be announced.

Earlier Event: April 26
Wine Trivia Night!