First Friday in March

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2014-02-18 11.16.23Ahhh spring!! We were off in January, snowed out in February, but we’re ready to roll into spring in March.

Come celebrate the onset of Daylight Savings Time and First Friday with fresh, new work by Brenda Boylan, Michael Orwick, Bev Jozwiak, and Bev Curtis. Preview a selection of work by Lillian Pitt for her upcoming show in May. Catch up with Rip, enjoy a little blarney with Kathy (just back from her trip to Ireland), and check on the progress of Chad’s “Helmet Hero” monument. Entertainment by Quincy Blanchette and wine tasting, of course. Festivities start at 5 pm and go through 9pm.

Because we’re so anxious for spring, here’s a little trivia about Daylight Savings Time from timeanddate.com. Did you know:

Not all countries, in the northern hemisphere observe DST, but many do. Records show that the phrases “spring forward and  fall back” have been used as far back as the early 20th century. DST allows more daylight in the evening (which we all love). 

Benjamin Franklin first suggested Daylight Saving Time in 1784, but the instigation of DST is mainly credited to English builder, William Willett who proposed the Daylight Savings Bill to House of Commons in 1908. It was not until WW I (1916) that it was adopted by several European countries. The US adopted DST in 1918 with the Standard Time Act, which also established the standard time zones as we know them. Most states in the US observe daylight saving time except Arizona (but the Navajo Nation does) and Hawaii.

Image: Autumn’s Wake by Brenda Boylan


Announcing The Pearl Art Auction

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tpaa Logo finalThe people of the Pacific Northwest have waited a long time for a signature art auction and the wait is finally over. The inaugural auction is scheduled for Labor Day, September 1, 2014, and will be held at Urban Studio, a contemporary event venue located in the arts culture hub known as the Pearl District of NW Portland. The event will be held in conjunction with the popular Art in the Pearl Festival, which operates in the Pearl Park Blocks, a short walking distance from Urban Studio.

Rip Caswell saw that the Pacific NW region of the U.S. was missing an art related event of such caliber, and so planning began on The Pearl Art Auction in order to fill that void. Expectations are that the event will draw buyers from the entire western states and that The Pearl Art Auction will become one of the west’s greatest art events. Visit the website for more information on how to register, submit art for consideration, and more!