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.
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.