WITH JULIAN TULIP AND BABIES GOT RABIES, WEDNESDAY 6-9PM, BLACKBIRD WINE SHOP, ADMISSION FREE
2GQ's New Oregon Interview Series brings artists, chefs, and other instigators of creative culture into conversation. The new series celebrates Portland's evolving creative culture with a fundraising party at Blackbird Wine Shop featuring wine, music, and chocolate----and limited edition letterpressed artifacts.
Lounge impresario Julian Tulip (left) and electropop imports Babies Got Rabies will play special sets. Guests will nibble chocolates from Pix Patisserie and sample regional wines by the glass or in flights. Letterpress artist and book maker Clare Carpenter of Tiger Food Press will be on hand to discuss her work. Admission is free. Donations and sponsorships will be accepted; wine and limited edition prints and artist-bound books will be available for sale.
"This isn't the first time in history that Portland has seemed on the brink of a creative cultural explosion," said series host and producer, 2GQ's Nora Robertson, "but the last decade has gotten us national attention. We want to explore how things are evolving and what that means for the future. How has your Oregon changed?"
Launching in June, the New Oregon Interview Series presents live, public discussions along with a series of published interviews. Artist Michael Brophy, author Monica Drake, musical impresario Alicia Rose, screenwriter/editor Jon Raymond, and fashion revolutionaries Holly Stalder and Kate Towers of Seaplane are among the forty locals that Robertson will interview.