Thursday, March 31, 2011
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Now residing in Northern California, Marty lives an adventurous life of backpacking, cycling, music and merrymaking in her free time away from her sewing machine, silk screen press and giant fabric cubbies. All of her goods begin as brainwaves and are brought to life by her two capable hands.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Brooke finds her inspiration from various natural landscapes as well as Greek and Native American culture. She started drawing when she was a young thing, but started focusing on it in high school and later in college. After receiving her BFA in painting from the University of Oregon in 2003, Brooke flew her native Northwest for the big city, where she focused on her other passion - professional baking. She received a degree in Professional Pastry Baking at the French Culinary Institute of New York in 2005 and worked as a high-end cake decorator immediately.
Craving more trees and more drawing space, Brooke packed up her apartment and re-rooted herself in Portland in 2009. She's been cranking out pieces ever since and has had shows locally at Mississippi Studios, the Farm, and Tribute Gallery. She's pleased as punch to be on her bike, thinking of pictures and what kind of cake to make for her next friend's birthday.
Stop in and see her stuff soon!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Happy sleepytimes, all! Its late, but we are so stoked on this amazing cause we just had to share immediately!
Ohio Valley Creative Energy is a non-profit organization that is proposing an Arts & Education center to be built, and sustained by converted energy from the Clark-Floyd landfill in Southern Indiana. If this center is constructed, it will be the first community & commercial landfill gas development partnership in the US!
So we can take our waste...and recycle it, to make art! This is blowing our minds with excitement! We are hopping on board now in anyway we can to support- you should too!
The mission of Ohio Valley Creative Energy is to educate the public about sustainability through the creation of art and the exploration of innovative design.
About The OVCE Arts Center
The proposed OVCE Sustainable Arts & Education Center will be located near the Clark-Floyd landfill in Southern Indiana and will be powered by its excess methane. This renewable energy source, along with other alternative energies, will initially be used to power clay, glass, and metal studios and eventually will grow to include a gallery, a greenhouse, and an education center.
OVCE has partnered with the Clark County Commissioners and Hoosier Energy to develop the first community & commercial landfill gas development partnership in the US at the Clark-Floyd Landfill. Hoosier Energy´s 2 MW electricity generation project provides “green’ energy for over 1200 Southern Indiana homes.
Their Vision is to transform the local ecology of the landfill through an eco-vention, or an artist initiated project that will involve the entire community in turning a landfill into a resource for our community. In doing this, they hope to inspire each visitor to consider and recognize their individual ability to have a positive impact on the earth, in our community, and the health and well being of all.
We Must be the Change we Wish to See in the World. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Hiya everyone! How's about that sun?!? WE'RE LOVING IT!
Hope you are too :D.
This is a post geared specifically to all you creative ones-
We are currently in the kitchen cooking up a bi-monthly magazine/catalog that highlights our boutique, interests, and the causes we stand for (those specifically promoting the well-being of our earth and humanity).
As part of this endeavor, we are scouting submissions of all types from any and all local/non-local artists that would like to be involved.
We are looking for:
pictures of fine art
(by independent artists)
no more than 5,000 words per entry.
Please include a description of the inspiration
and/or reason for your creation, as well as anything else you would like to include about your work and yourself as an artist. We love hearing about you!
All submissions due by May 15th!
If this sounds like something you or someone you know would be interested in- spread the love! And please send any inquiries to:
Thank you in advance- and have fun!!!!