We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary of providing low cost studio access to Portland printmakers with a fundraiser and variety show at the Alberta Rose Theatre! The event, which takes place Friday, August 23rd, 2013, will feature comedy acts Nathan Brannon, Shane Torres and Jason Traeger as well as music from Magic Mouth, Onuinu and Bonnie Montgomery. The benefit will also include a raffle and member prints for sale with all proceeds going towards the studio’s planned remodel. To top it all off, drag superstar La Tina Turner is set to MC!
Portland may be familiar with a few of these names as both Nathan Brannon and Shane Torres were named Portland’s Funniest Person in 2012 and 2013 respectively. The music of Onuinu and Magic Mouth has also been well received with both acts winning Best New Band nominations from Willamette Week in the past. “We’re very excited and lucky to have the support of all of these talented artists,” said member and president Roger Peet. “Our target fundraising goal of $5000 will enable us to purchase new equipment and improve our studio facilities, further enabling local artists to develop their work and careers.”