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


Tony McMigas of McMigas Family Farm
Springwater Farm & The Farmer’s Feast
Organic Valley
Oregon Mycological Society
Ken’s Artisan Bread
Salt & Straw
And more!



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.



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:

Regional Arts & Culture Council
The Celebration Foundation
Organic Valley
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Ace Hotel Portland

Do not miss it!

[Illustration by Stef Choi on a photo by Alex Speaks.]

9 Responses to “Dec 2 – 3: Come see our exhibition”
  1. Oh, I want a special viewing in late December!

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