As we work away behind the scenes at RevArt/Trash Panda Chic, adjusting to this new (ab)normal, figuring out ways to support each other while trying to remember what day it is, are hearts are aflutter at the kindness and generosity we find as we surf around the web. Here are some highlights:
Storm Large and a group of Portland artists have created Gimme Shelter PDX, a performer’s emergency fund - RevArt designed and donated the logo. Read about her project below and click the link to donate.
As Oregon and the rest of the world navigate an unprecedented global pandemic, thousands of people have lost their livelihoods and their businesses. And it has hit the entertainment world particularly hard.As concerts, shows and readings have canceled across the board to support social distancing, Oregon artists, musicians, and entertainers have lost their livelihoods.GIMME SHELTER EMERGENCY FUND was created to help performers affected by these cancellations to keep a roof over their heads while we all weather this storm. That means every type of entertainer - actors, musicians, burlesque performers, strippers, drag queens, storytellers, standup comics...if you are a performer and have lost gigs due to this pandemic, we're here to help.
And speaking of creatives - RevArt has teamed with some amazing seamstresses that have designed 100% cotton face masks for us. This one features Anne Lesniak’s now iconic uterus (that sounds funny, I totally snorted writing it) design.
These masks have a silkscreened design, are double-layered, washable, with a flexible nose wire that can be contoured to your face and cheeks for a comfortable, custom fit. They’re $13, available in black with a white print or yellow with a black print, locally made, and are stellar quality. A portion of profits are donated to Planned Parenthood. We have more styles as well as a blank design coming soon!
Author Danny Bland recently spoke about his new book, We Shouldn’t Be Doing This, with Joe Daly. Joe is a freelance music journalist who regularly contributes to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Men’s Health, Outburn, Bass Guitar Magazine and other print and online outlets. Head over to his website, JoeDaly.Net to read the interview, as well as many other hilarious and poignant interviews with artists of note.
- 36 waffles
- 2 dozen bagels with lox and cream cheese
- 12 sack lunches, sides, and soup
- platter of cookies, all of which were delivered yesterday and today.
Another source of sanity for us is author, comedian and recovering agoraphobe Sara Benincasa’s new podcast Well, This Isn’t Normal which can be found on all your favorite pod platforms.
And lastly but not leastly, for the month of April we’re giving 15% off any purchase of $30 or more! Discount will be automatically deducted at checkout.
Remember to floss and keep dancing.