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Breathing Exercises
New artwork by Joseph Jo Jo Dancer McVetty

On view June 4th – August 4th

Jo Jo dancer is an artist an illustrator living and working in Portland, Oregon. He loves his wife and 3 children.

Artist’s Statement:

1.  Breathe in through your base chakra to your solar (666) chakra.

2.  Hold your breath as long as you can, comfortably, and focus on your 6th chakra/pineal gland.  You should feel a bit of pressure on the 6th chakra.

3.  Exhale, and repeat for as many rounds as is comfortable.

What this does:  This breathing exercise connects the two all important pineal gland/6th chakra (female aspect) to the 666 solar chakra (male aspect).  A powerful energy link must be established between these two chakras in order to perform the Magnum Opus.

 

For more information, please contact Wendy Swartz (wendy@stumptowncoffee.com)

Division Stumptown
4525 SE Division Street

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On view May 30th – June 29th
Opening Reception Sunday, June 8th
 4 – 6pm

“The things that stand out the most are:  I have a little boy who is three. He is the cutest human on the planet. I live with him, my partner and her teenaged daughter. They are cute too, and also scary. I work, to pay some bills, with fruit and vegetables at New Seasons Market. And I work in my basement studio, to keep a tenuous grasp on my sanity, on some artwork.  I like being in the woods and with friends and eating sweet things. I don’t get enough sleep at all. I’m so happy it’s summertime. I like movies and sometimes stay awake to finish them. I like to listen to books, which brings me to…

This show came to mind while I was on a science fiction binge. It really stood out to me that both classic and current authors nearly always write up a dystopian future. Whether environmental or world war or technologically driven (usually a combination), the end of our society was always down. Yes, it’s easy to imagine, with our environmental disregard and hand computers and general lack of empathy.  But, what if the strongest and best version of us is what wins out?  I wanted to imagine an end to all this as a path to something sweeter. Maybe our future is utopian. Maybe we are better than we think… And if so, this is where I imagine we make our new home, these spaceships.”

- Nicholas Schaefer (aka Cin Shepherd)

PS: Proceeds from this show go to Eden Carr’s “Carpe Diem Education” trip to India.

For more information, please contact Wendy Swartz (wendy@stumptowncoffee.com)

Belmont Stumptown
3356 SE Belmont Street

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On view May 28th – July 1st

For House of Sound, his first solo photography exhibition at Stumptown Coffee Roaster’s Downtown space, Chris Bennett spent time in record stores, vintage stereo repair shops, vintage retail shops and people’s houses, photographing and having conversations about why they listen to music the way they do. From Portland to Seattle, New York and Berlin, Germany, the love, passion and obsession for music and listening is a common thread that runs through all of the people and shops, connecting us all together to the moment we first felt the sound.

Artist’s Statement:

When I was 10, a family friend who lived down the street gave me my first record, KISS Alive II (gatefold double vinyl no less!). The memory of that record being given to me, and the first time I listened to it on my mom’s record player, will always be with me. The album was already well loved, the years of playing coming out in pops and crackles when I placed the needle on the record. As the opening song, Detroit Rock City, began, I opened the gatefold to see a full panoramic image of a giant stage, pyrotechnic flames and sparks erupting behind the swaggering figures of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley. I envisioned myself there, right up at that stage and felt the heat and the rush of the loud music.

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Chris Bennett is a photographer and photo educator living in Portland, Oregon. Bennett is the founder and Director of Newspace Center for Photography. He is currently pursuing his MFA at the Hartford Art School.

For more information, please contact may@stumptowncoffee.com

A Film About Coffee // Theatrical Trailer from Avocados and Coconuts on Vimeo.

We’re pleased to announce the Portland premiere of A Film About Coffee, Thursday May 29th at the Laurelhurst Theater. The film features Stumptown and our Direct Trade relationship with producers in Rwanda. We’re really excited to be a part of an exceptionally produced film.

We’ll be serving Huye Mountain samples prior to the event in the lobby. Doors are at 6pm, show begins at 7pm. There will be a short Q&A following the movie.

We hope to see you there!

Purchase advanced tickets here

LAURELHURST THEATER
THURSDAY, MAY 29th

Doors at 6pm, Show at 7pm

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On view April 30th – May 27th

With Figure Studies, K. Scott Rawls returns to Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ Downtown space for his third solo exhibition. This new body of work is about utilizing classic motifs and contemporary materials. Rawls’ surfaces and paint are both plastic, repelling each other, fighting for a footing, clinging at last.

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K. Scott Rawls was born in Nuremberg, Germany and currently lives and works in Portland, OR. He received his BFA from Penn State University. His work has been shown at Mark Woolley Gallery, Gallery Homeland, Nationale, and Stumptown in Portland, OR.

For more information, please contact may@stumptowncoffee.com

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We’re looking forward to another rowdy weekend at Coachella. Thanks to Poler for setting us up with our barista tent city and Yeti Coolers for keeping things icy in the sweltry Coachella valley.

Come see us again this weekend as we do it all over again. We’ll be there keeping you going with Cold Brew and espresso drinks from 7 am to 2 pm Friday through Sunday, in Camping Lot Area 8. We’ve set up shop in the shadow of the road runner sculpture. Photos by Stumptown barista and photographer Ben Biros. See more of his great work here.

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