Dianna Ferenz presents her paintings at Rolling River Spirits April 3 – 26.
Artist’s Reception Friday, April 3, 5 -8 pm.
“For everything that is unique to an individual, if it does not wish to be silent, needs its proper language.” (Rilke) My mode of language is painting in a highly abstracted voice of dream, poetry, myth. Between space and shadow, paintings emerge more stream of consciously than contrived. My work have been described as ethereal, evocative, emotive, sometimes nostalgic–perhaps trying to capture fleeting moments-the viewer adds the signified. Solitude and silence provide the back space for these reflections; themes of mirrors, water and night recur.
The words of poets and storytellers resonate then fade, their echoes transforming into time-intensive, multi-layered images…
Join us this Friday, April 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for First Friday – Portland’s Eastside Artwalk. Dianna will be there from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
Secrets of Perfect Cocktails Revealed!
Saturday, April 4th, Noon-5pm
What better way to learn to improve your cocktail game than to go straight to the source? Let the master craftsmen of Distillery Row show you how it’s done! After all, they make the spirits so they know how to best bring out the subtle nuances and bold flavors of their products in both simple and more complex concoctions. Let them help demystify your cocktail!
Join Eastside Distilling, Vinn Distillery, New Deal Distillery, Stone Barn Brandyworks, House Spirits, Rolling River, Wild Roots Vodka, and Thomas & Sons Distillery on Saturday, April 4th for an afternoon of spirits tasting and cocktail instruction. The event features all eight Distillery Row distilleries under one roof with over 50 products including gins, whiskeys, brandies, vodkas, rums, and specialty spirits. Visit each distillery booth for sampling and to learn more about how the spirits are made.
Throughout the day mixologists from each distillery will present on a wide range of topics from basic mixology to more specialized tips and information—all of which will allow you to take your cocktail-making skills to the next level. The presentations will focus on “home-bartending” and offer a unique opportunity to see (and taste) first-hand cocktails you can make and serve at home. Topics include herbs and the role of ice in cocktails, balancing, introduction to bitters, making the perfect punch for entertaining, tools of the trade, infusions, and more.
The Cocktail Demystified is designed to get you up and running as a home bartender. You’ll be able to taste new spirits, learn how to use them in cocktails, receive recipes, and even buy the spirits to take home. So fear no more … come learn how to conquer the cocktail!
Saturday, April 4th
$10 advance tickets
$15 at door
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Join us and 40 other distillers this weekend at the Leftbank Annex, March 7th, 4pm-10pm for the 5th annual TOAST.
The 5th Annual Toast event is an opportunity to taste from a wide variety of over 120 spirits from across the Northwest, the Country and the Globe. TOAST allows small distillers and producers to showcase their handcrafted spirits, while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the diversity and quality of craft spirits from Oregon and beyond.
For more information and tickets: http://oregondistillerytrail.com/general-information
Join us on Friday March 6 from 4:30 to 8 pm for First Friday – Portland’s Eastside Artwalk.
The Organic/Vortex series by John Gamboa
The Spirit of the Work: This series of paintings represents years of developing not only a personal style, but a new technique for creating a sustainable series of exciting paintings. I use the term “Organic” for any of my images that neither represent nor are abstracted from some real subject, but are entire compositions that grow spontaneously and innocently of themselves. The term “Vortex” refers specifically to my organic pieces created by cutting spiral patterns into thick oil paint.
For more information on John Gamboa: www.johngamboa.com
Join us on Friday February 6 from 4:30 to 8 pm for First Friday – Portland’s Eastside Artwalk.
ON COLORING | An Exhibition on Art History & Coloring presented by Catherine Haley Epstein
Curator, artist and author Catherine Haley Epstein presents an exhibition of beautifully colored posters by 13 professional artists from throughout the US. The images are from her coloring book In a True Democracy the Many are Obligated to the Few, and are an homage to contemporary artists and thinkers. The exercise in coloring is an exercise in distilling art history and playing with the seriousness that is “Art”. There will also be a colorful mural of 22 soup can images inspired by Andy Warhol and executed by local third graders.
For more information on Catherine Haley Epstein: www.mindmarrow.com
Black Friday on Distillery Row 2014
Cut out the middle man this holiday season!
Friday, November 28th, 11am-5pm
Members of Distillery Row are getting into the spirit of the season with their 3rd Annual Black Friday on Distillery Row holiday shopping extravaganza at Melody Ballroom in Southeast Portland.
This free event offers a unique opportunity to sample and purchase bottled spirits from seven Distillery Row distilleries–New Deal Distillery, House Spirits, Stone Barn Brandyworks,Eastside Distilling, Vinn Distillery, Rolling River Spirits and Wild Roots Vodka–all under one roof.
Also on hand will be samples and goods for sale from several of Portland’s most unique food, beverage, and crafts artisans, including Alma Handmade Chocolates, Cardamom Hills Trading Co, Alesia Zorn Calligraphy & Engraving, Lovejoy Bakers, Portland Bitters Project, Masala Pop, Marshall’s Haute Sauce, Portland Creamery, Salt & Straw Ice Cream, Smashed! Boozy Jams & Jellies, Pok Pok Som Drinking Vinegars, NW Cigars, Sage & Sea Farms, Marigold Coffee, Olympic Provisions, Mee Mee’s Goodies, Unique Gardens and more.
The holidays don’t have to be all about giving to others! Come to Black Friday on Distillery Row and indulge yourself! And if you happen to pick up a few things for friends and family…well, we won’t tell.
For more information go to DistilleryRowPDX or Distillery Row’s Facebook Page.
Free registration on Eventbrite. Register early for a chance to win new 2015 Distillery Row Passports, shotglasses, and other goodies!
Join us this Friday, November 7th, 4:30 – 8:00 pm for First Friday – Portland’s Eastside Artwalk. Shanna Trumbly presents her remarkable series “Daydream”
“Daydream” explores the playfulness of wakeful dreaming and how the search for meaning in our lightly conscious world can reveal a new and vivid Self. She incorporates myth, the liquidity of the unconscious mind, and a profound and whimsical respect for the inhabitants of the natural world within each gorgeously wrought image.
Her works can be found online, at a variety of shows on the west coast, a number of galleries and boutiques, and at the Eugene Saturday Market. www.trumblydesigns.com
Join us this Friday, October 3rd, 4:30 – 8:00 pm for First Friday – Portland’s Eastside Artwalk. Jason Phelps presents “Sojourn”; a collection of work pairing glances of the human form with the designs of nature.
Join us this Friday, September 5th, 4:30 – 8:00 pm for First Friday – Portland’s Eastside Artwalk. Meet our September Featured Artist, Jason Phelps from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Jason Phelps presents “Sojourn”; a collection of work pairing glances of the human form with the designs of nature.