the projects...

The Projects is the name of an annual interactive arts event here in Portland featuring visual arts, music and performance, bringing local and out-of-town artists together in a collaborative atmosphere, with fun workshops, performances, art shows and more! Here are some of my photos from the Projects workshops. At one point I looked up from my drawing and saw at least 60 people totally focused and completely involved in their art projects. It was so cool, every single person I could see was busy making wonderful things!

My apologies on the crummy photos, I am a lousy photographer. If you see your photo here and want it removed, or labeled with your name let me know or if I mislabeled you I'm sorry!

A visiting artist from Mexico painting a mural. If you know his name please let me know!

A bunch of us getting goofy in the jungle photo booth!

Suzette Smith leading a myth-making workshop.

Patrick Keck painting paper puppets for Marsuplala's  time-lapse 

Manny Reyes (sadly I didn't get any pics of him making wigs!) led a wig-making 
workshop. The wigs were super fun and folks looked great wandering around making art
in them.

Sean Christensen led a sexy post-office comics-making workshop.
The amazing artist Edie Fake works on comics beside cartoonist Graham Kahler who was
designing a beautiful book cover for the future zine publication of these comics. 
And you can see the back of Nusha Ashjaee's 
head as she writes fun words into someone else's comic strip.

Painter, animator and cartoonist Amy Kuttab 
paints a paper puppet for Marsuplala's time-lapse 
moving painting project.

Bwana Spoons led a driftwood totem pole making workshop.
The cumulative effects of a bunch of folks painting on these things and adding stuff ended up working really well.

Souther Salazar had this great installation there. Tons of tiny details to look at. This photo doesn't even capture the cotton clouds floating overhead or the hot air balloons dangling in the sky.

Edie Fake's new captivating illustrations were up for the event also. 
So great!

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