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March 2013

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The masked participants of these drawings are acting out rituals involving age old occult signifiers such as crystals, energy fields, levitation, conjuring and sacrifice. Each drawing aims to evoke the feelings associated with magic and the supernatural. There is an interest in how occult practitioners wish to protect themselves, to gather power to themselves, to assure their good fortune and guarantee their luck in this universe by penetrating the Unknown.

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Crayon Coffin & Mushroom Necklace present Ghastly Wave
On view DOWNTOWN March 7th – March 31st
Closing reception Thursday, March 28th (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

For the past five years, Mike Little (Jollapin Jasper), William Khein, and Dusty Dirtweed (Peterman), known collectively as Crayon Coffin and Mushroom Necklace, have been making music posters in three different cities of the West Coast: Portland, San Francisco, and San Diego. Having originally met in the Midwest and shared Ghastly Cave, a collective studio, together they produced silkscreen posters, paintings, and noise music.
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Jeremy Okai Davis: Weapons at Hand 
On View through the month of March at DIVISION
Closing reception is Sunday, March 24th (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

In the work of Jeremy Okai Davis, color use and fidelity to his subjects makes them feel alive, without being too literal. The work feels really light at first glance, but on closer examination of text and posture, the work is full of conflict, an exploration of the contrast between the shiny, smiling exterior that is frequently presented on the surface and the inner, self-conscious, status obsessed mind state that so many of us endure beneath it all.

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Joseph Irving Johnson McVetty: Magic In The Age Of Pyramids
On View through the month of March at BELMONT

The masked participants of these drawings are acting out rituals involving age old occult signifiers such as crystals, energy fields, levitation, conjuring and sacrifice. Each drawing aims to evoke the feelings associated with magic and the supernatural. There is an interest in how occult practitioners wish to protect themselves, to gather power to themselves, to assure their good fortune and guarantee their luck in this universe by penetrating the Unknown.

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On view March 7th – March 31st, 2013
Closing reception Thursday, March 28th (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

For the past five years, Mike Little (Jollapin Jasper), William Khein, and Dusty Dirtweed (Peterman), known collectively as Crayon Coffin and Mushroom Necklace, have been making music posters in three different cities of the West Coast: Portland, San Francisco, and San Diego. Having originally met in the Midwest and shared Ghastly Cave, a collective studio, together they produced silkscreen posters, paintings, and noise music.

The collection of posters presented here for their exhibition Ghastly Wave showcases nearly 150 works from their individual and collective output since moving to the West Coast. Created for musicians such as Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, Blasted Canyons, Warm Soda, Cosmonauts, Shivas, King Tuff and many others, this series acts as a collective visual document of some of the west coast’s recent musical movements.

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Closing reception is 4-6pm Sunday, March 24th
Reading by Paul Maziar

“The impetus for this body of work is extremely dark but like most of my paintings I’ve attempted to approach the subject with a lighter hand. The unfortunate situation that led to this work was the murder of a young lady in Pendleton, Oregon. It happened while I stayed in the room below her. It got me thinking about the value of self defense for everyone but most importantly women. A subsequent trip I took to a Seaside, Oregon yard sale yielded a few books on the subject and I went from there. I’ve addressed the victim, attacker as well as self defense champions in these paintings while maintaining the pop feel and color sensibilities that have commanded my work for the last few years.”

- Jeremy Okai Davis

In the work of Jeremy Okai Davis, color use and fidelity to his subjects makes them feel alive, without being too literal. The work feels really light at first glance, but on closer examination of text and posture, the work is full of conflict, an exploration of the contrast between the shiny, smiling exterior that is frequently presented on the surface and the inner, self-conscious, status obsessed mind state that so many of us endure beneath it all.

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How do you get ready for a Timbers match? Find your favorite scarf? Warm up with a cup of coffee? Hit the pub? Create a two-stick sign? All of the above? We want to see it.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters, along with our pals at The Portland Timbers have a special contest that will run throughout the year that includes a great Timbers and Stumptown prize pack. To enter, all you have to do is on the morning of the first home game of every month, you Instagram a shot of your morning pre-game ritual with the hashtag #SCRTimbers.

A random fan from each match will be selected to win what is a pretty sweet prize pack:

  • One (1) Signed Timbers Jersey
  • One (1) 12oz bag of Kenya Gaturiri Coffee
  • Two (2) Stumptown Coffee Roaster Mugs
  • One (1) Stumptown Branded Red Rooster Hand Mill Grinder

So mark your calendars and show us how you get ready.

  • 3/3 vs. New York
  • 4/6 vs. Houston
  • 5/2 vs. New England
  • 6/15 vs. FC Dallas
  • 7/13 vs. LA Galaxy
  • 8/3 vs. Vancouver
  • 9/7 vs. Toronto FC
  • 10/13 vs. Seattle

For full contest rules, click here.

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Artist, karaoke king, master of disguise, rad dad of Rita and Maggie, and one of the hardest working dudes around, Retail General Manager Jason Overby is very well-loved. He’s been growing beards, drawing comics (he’s often up in the small hours before work to draw in his studio), telling jokes, and making good coffee ever since he arrived in Portland from Texas 9 years ago. He’s also been known to make weird and wonderful mixes for his cafe shifts. Check out his Mixtape contribution “Personality Crisis” and see more of his drawings, illustrations and collage here.