Three cyclists of JDRF, a major charitable 501 organization dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes research, set up a playful fund raiser by biking in place telling silly jokes at the Portland Farmers Market on the campus of Portland State University, Portland, Oregon on May 17th, 2014.
Children learn from actively investigating the world around them.
Children observe street performers at the Portland Farmers Market located and Portland State University on May 17th, 2014. Portland, Oregon.
An intimate portrait session capturimg the essence of a dear friend’s terminally ill cat. It was a lovely and quiet day to capture Kiekie living out his days in the wild nature of an urban homestead.
Kiekie passed away within the following weeks of this session. KieKie’s best friend wrote, “Rest in peace, Kiekie my lovely friend. Aww, to hell with that… May you go on many wild adventures.”
It brings me so much joy to see people get together to connect and the amount of energy at this past Mixer was no exception. We had over a hundred people pass through! The buzz of networking was sound to my ears.
To sum up, we had two Alumni show their portfolios along with seven sponsors from the community, ranging from retail to organizations specifically for photographers. As a bonus, we had a conceptual photographer who used her work for a local tarot deck show her prints. In addition to the alumni and sponsors, we had the poetry club at the mixer. The members wrote poems reacting to two photographs which were hung for others to read write about–live–during the mixer. Lastly we had our free-to-enter raffle, which was filled with awesome prizes for any level photographer to appreciate; free memberships, gift cards for printing and photo retail, prints and more.
In conclusion, I want to thank everyone who came for engaging, it was wonderful to meet excited-passionate people. You are inspirational!
Until next time. Enjoy a view of the Spring PDX Photo Mixer!
All the best, Erica
Meet, network and connect to your Photography Community
all in one place at the PDX PHOTO MIXER
This Thursday May 22nd, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM
The Art Institute of Portland, 1122 NW Davis St. Portland, OR. Second Floor, Room: Open Space
Free to the public
It’s that time again! The quarterly Photography Mixer is Thursday, May 22nd!
Join your fellow creatives for an evening of lights, cameras, and action! The Open Space located on the second floor at The Art Institute of Portland, will be filled with professional and aspiring photographers alongside photography vendors, educational representatives, gallery enthusiasts, camera connoisseurs and the creative community of Portland.
The evening’s attractions include a free-to-enter Raffle, Photography Club Slide Show, Print Swap and The Art Institute Alumni Portfolio Show.
Food and Drinks will be provided.
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I photographed a few moments of the First Thursday gallery opening of Attempts at Breaking Into a Glass House, a three piece exhibition by Nora Wendl and Laurence Sarrazin.
Attempts at Breaking into a Glass House uses the theme of technologies of transparency to examine an untold architectural history. Using the all-glass Mies van der Rohe designed Farnsworth House as a trope through which to examine transparency, this exhibition features three bodies of work. [text from website]