Dec 2 – 3: Come see our exhibition
Artist collective Belly & Bones (Stef Choi & Tony Candelaria) is creating an interactive zoetrope sculpture that presents a fungi life cycle, from mycelia to mushroom. This larger-than-life zoetrope (four feet in diameter!) presents a sequence of sculptures that sprout into mushrooms right before your eyes.
Alongside the mycelium zoetrope, on December 2 from 2 – 6 pm, we’ll host an afternoon fair where you can view the sculpture; shop for mushroom growing kits, wild and cultivated mushrooms, and gifts; view video portraits of regional foragers and cultivators; make spore prints; and even taste a few mushroom, mold, and yeast treats. Come down and learn all about our region’s fungi.
When: Zoetrope on view Sunday, Dec. 2, 2–10 pm & Monday, Dec. 3, 12–8 pm
The Mushroom Fair: Sunday, Dec. 2, 2–6
Where: The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland
403 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205 (map)
Free, all ages
MUSHROOM FAIR EXHIBITORS:
TALK: WEBS OF SYMBIOSIS
Seeing the forest beyond the trees
Monday, Dec. 3, 12 – 12:45 pm
Professor Dan Luoma of the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University will discuss the interrelationships among fungi, plants and animals in our forests. Expand your understanding of the central role that fungi play in the dynamic life of a forest.
ARTIST TALK: BELLY & BONES
The making of the zoetrope
Monday, Dec. 3, 6 – 6:45 pm
Then join us for a special presentation by the artists behind the incredible mushroom life cycle zoetrope, Tony Candelaria and Stef Choi of BELLY & BONES.
A huge thank you to our sponsors:
Do not miss it!
[Illustration by Stef Choi on a photo by Alex Speaks.]