Portland artist Eric Steen has a knack for combining his passions, no matter how incongruous the combinations might at first appear.
His blog, Beer and Sci-Fi, for example, combines discussion about beer, science fiction, utopian dreams, movies, and tall tales with activism and social art.
Some of Eric’s past art projects include Drinking Beer With Friends and Working for PICA’s 2008 Time Based Art’s Festival, and Good Beer = Good Times at Portland’s Igloo Gallery.
Eric’s latest project is Art & Beer at the Museum. Brewing good beer is an art form. The experience of tasting an especially interesting beer brewed by a creative brewer is akin to peering at an inspired painting or sculpture. Beer is best when enjoyed with friends. So why not combine all of these activities?
Portland-based artist, Eric Steen, presents an event that combines drinking beer and experiencing art. For one night only, you can sample three new beers from Laurelwood, Lompoc, and Lucky Lab at the Portland Art Museum. A brewer from each of the three Portland microbreweries received a tour of the museum’s collection, selected an artwork, and made a beer that will complement that artwork. This beer sampling is part of a one night event called “Shine A Light: A Night at the Museum”, an event that will host a number of performances, time-based art actions, music, and more. The entry fee for the event is $12 and will give you access to all the art and performances, the museums galleries, and unlimited sampling of the three new beers.
The event takes place Saturday, September 19th from 6pm to midnight at the Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park).
Entry is $12 and includes access to all the Shine A Light: A Night at the Museum, the art collections and unlimited beer samples.
More details are available here and at Beer And Sci-Fi.
Radical Women says
Actually, it might bring in more customers. Most people think art is boring but if you throw in a beer, think of the possibilities. You could open the minds of some people.
Speaking of events, I would like to invite everyone to this discussion on a topic that I’m sure we can all relate to – Healthcare. See event below:
Take Back the Fight for Healthcare!
What kind of grassroots change do we need to see real health care reform? Obama and the Democratic led congress have tried to distance themselves from a single payer or public option. The far right tries to shut down public discussion on healthcare and organized the ground troops to push their extremist anti-immigrant and anti-women’s reproductive rights ideologies. Claudia Krenz of Single Payer Action and long time social justice activist will present at this round table discussion on the fight for healthcare for all.
Thursday, September 10th @ 6:30pm
Bread & Roses Center
819 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR
(1/2 block west of N. Albina; Tri-met lines #4 and #72)
A light meal, with a vegan option, will be available at 6:15pm for a $5-$8 donation. For more information, call 503-240-44662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope you can join us,
Radical Women – Portland Branch