Archive for the ‘Experiences’ Category

July 18th, 2012

Pecha Kucha Night: Adventure

A while back we hosted our third Pecha Kucha Night in the Farmer’s Market Depot; a beautiful glass structure located in the center of town.  The theme was Adventure and drew an exciting group of explorers, travelers and athletes of many types.  Rustic Crust hosted wood fired pizza, La Fiamma restaurant donated a catered bar […]


February 18th, 2012

Pecha Kucha Night: Grow Baby Grow

The theme for the evening was ‘Grow Baby Grow- creative agriculture and innovation’.  It was an amazing night of presentations, wood fired pizza, and beer.  Topics ranged from permaculture design to urban farming, mycology, non-GMO policy, habitat restoration, and the county’s agricultural history.  Ten presenters shared a 6min 40sec presentation on their field of expertise.  […]


July 8th, 2010

Altility Bellingham

Big changes have been in the works since my last entry.  For the past month I have been relocating Altility Art Studio to Bellingham, WA.  The move from Portland has long been on the horizon and alas I find myself amidst the great transition.  Bellingham is a much smaller city than Portland in the very […]


May 19th, 2010

Wallowa Mountains

A little while back my partner Jess, myself, our dog Wiley and four friends set off for six days in the Wallowa Mountains of Eastern Oregon to back country ski.  Our base camp was a compound of wall tents including a kitchen, sauna tent and two sleeping tents.  Each morning the crew would wake early, […]


February 26th, 2010

Smithy Class

On occasion friends have stopped by the studio while I’ve been working on a forged metal project.  Other times I’ve invited them down, filled the propane tank along with a growler from the neighborhood brewery and lit the forge for an evening of uninhibited, creative blacksmithing.  Upon connecting a hammer to red hot malleable steel, […]


January 26th, 2010

Into the Sierra Nevada back-country

With word of heavy snow fall in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, my friends Mike, Guy and I packed up and left for an all night drive south of rainy Oregon in search for one thing…powder.  Arriving at 9am we strapped on our ski boots and slipped blissfully into the deep snow of the […]


January 2nd, 2010

Nearly There

At long last my website is nearly ready.  I anticipate this blog section to be an interesting and regularly updated feature of my site.  I plan to post about new art projects and events, artist colleagues that create extraordinary work, and the occasional out-of-studio adventure that influences my life and the work I do. I […]