Monthly Archives: June 2012

W+K Amsterdam’s Alvaro Sotomayor Shares Portraits of Bulls, His “Mid-Life Celebration”

W+K Amsterdam Creative Director Alvaro Sotomayor has focused his art for the last several years on portraits depicting the 69 bulls that in Spanish history have succeeded in winning the bullfight to the demise of the matador. Having transformed the office garden house in to an art studio, it is filled with discarded materials that Alvaro uses to create paintings that fuel his “mid-life celebration” rather than a mid-life crisis.

Klea from In The Make has interviewed Alvaro on his art, life and the meaning behind the bulls; read the interview here.

Portland Incubator Experiment Now Accepting Applications for Next Class of Startups

PIE is looking for its next batch of entrepreneurs and startups. Are you one of them?

Applications are due June 12, 2012, and they’re looking for 6 startups; class starts in mid-July. Check out their press release below for more info and how to apply.
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First Thursday: Caldera Presents the Tamarack Hall and Caldera Blues Projects

This First Thursday in the W+K atrium, Caldera presents an exhibition that is two-fold: an exploration of central Oregon’s landscape through the eye of a lens and illustrating the impression of legendary blues singers from Bessie Smith to Blind Boy Fuller; and their impact on Caldera’s student artists. Continue reading

W+K Tomorrow & PIE Host Hack Day for Portland Public Schools

This Saturday, W+K Tomorrow and the Portland Incubator Experiment hosted a hack day for Portland Public Schools. Emerging from the GOOD Ideas for Cities event in February, the hack aimed to make some of the ideas more tangible. It was also the first move in an attempt to get the 85% of Portlanders who don’t have school age kids more involved with public schools.

Mayor Sam Adams kicked off the day at 10am. We had a great turnout – a good mix of representatives from the City and the school system, people from some of the key organizations supporting schools, and a healthy dose of developers.
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