Thursday, February 18, 2010

February 18 Art Spark and AIGA SHIFT

This month Someday Lounge hosts Art Spark. There will be a ten minute presentation at 6 by local arts presenter Young Audiences. The rest of the time is valuable networking in the art world of Portland! At Someday Lounge 125 NW 5th 5PM-7 Free

Portland has an active chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Designers. They have a periodic sustainability salon, SHIFT, organized around invited speakers. This month includes varied presentations: "Don’t be square! : From parent sheet to final printed item", by Austin Whipple, Creative Director, Pinball Publishing; "Propelling a movement: Design, technology, and cooperation to support the local economy", Katrina Scotto di Carlo, Supportland; "SCRAP", Elaine Volpe, marketing manager, Slate Technologies; "Pros & cons of materials in large format printing", Dallas Roemelling, OBP Signs & Graphics; "CMYG: Projecting authenticity in a crowd of Greenie McFakersons", Daniel Eckhart, Numerosign; "Utilizing water-based inks for apparel & textile graphics", PJ Portlock, Designer, Prolabro; "What is normal? And why?", Jonathan Bean; "Shave the world", David Vanadia, Interdisciplinary Artist; "re:active, and the sustainability of design professionals’ demographics", Michael Etter, Senior Art Director, Ziba Design; and "A journey in sustainable product & packaging design", Ken Tomita, TomitaDesigns & Grove. Bring your own cup for free beverages. At Ziba Design 810 NW Marshall. 7PM. Doors 6:45, doors close at 7:15 sharp. AIGA Members, free, else $5.