Rewild Portland Spring Fundraiser
Friday, April 15th, 6:30-10pm
Ecotrust, Natural Capital Center, NW 9th & Johnson
Rewild Portland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our mission is to create cultural and environmental resilience through the education of earth based arts, technology, and traditions. This mission comes to life in the form of educational workshops and programs, community-building events, and ecological restoration. We offer a range of programs from free monthly classes and community building events to children's summer camps to adult workshops.
Hannes Wingate, a local artist known for creating the "Burnside Nest," will be doing a presentation on his nest projects and how art can connect us with nature. Hannes runs Foreign Service, an art and design practice creating bespoke sculpture, environments and objects for public and private clients worldwide. With 20 years as a vagabond creator Hannes role is crafting stories through spaces and objects with an increasing focus on the critical interface between people and nature. Hannes' work has been exhibited and published in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Spain and the United States in among others New York Times, Architectural Digest and Wallpaper Magazine and Redbull TV. Hannes has a past with leading design firms including Stylt Trampoli and Studio Gang Architects and also teaches wilderness survival skills at the renowned Boulder Outdoor Survival School in Utah. He graduated with honors from the visionary BA Arts and Design program at Central Saint Martins College of Art, in London in 2002. Born in Sweden he currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter.
Silent Auction (Opens at 6pm, closes at 8:30pm)
At the silent auction, you can engage in a bidding war for crazy cool stuff and fund another year of awesome programs for Rewild Portland. Items at the silent auction include things like; massages, artwork, gift cards, float tanks, wellness, movie passes, and much more! Stay tuned for a list of items.
Nathan Jr. and others will be performing live acoustic set in the evening.
Ancestral Skills Demonstrations
Apart from the lecture and silent auction there will be ancestral skills demonstrations such as; basket weaving, stone tools, and felt-making. Check out the awesome skills that we teach in our classes.