February sketchXchange—Vance Feldman

What if an artist had an infinite canvas? What kind of worlds could they create? ForeverScape by Vance Feldman explores this very idea, and the results are extraordinary. Join us for our Feburary sketchXchange with Vance and experience a slice of his 740+ page lifelong masterpiece that is still growing!  

Date: Friday, February 7, 2014

Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm Check-in begins at 6:00pm. Doors close at 6:45pm.

Place:Tillamook Station, 665 N Tillamook Street, PDX 97227

Cost: Donation at Registration

Registration begins Friday morning, January 31st at 9am.

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Vance Feldman is an artist and software developer living in Portland, Oregon. He is as kookie and colorful as his drawings, and can often be found sketching in local coffee shops. ForeverScape began in September of 2009, when he took a familiar ream of 8.5” x 11” paper to create his canvas. After filling the first page, Vance decided to keep going and before too long he had filled the entire stack of paper. That was over four years ago and he is now 740+ pages deep in the project that can span the length of two football fields.

"Often people ask if it is a graphic novel or a comic book. It is not. That’s not to imply there are no stories or plot arcs. I spend a great deal of time pondering the story—I have a general idea of where I want to be in one-hundred pages, five-hundred pages and I even have specific ideas about where characters, motifs and style will be after the next thousand pages. I won’t tell you though, it would spoil the surprise," said Vance.

The artwork is surreal, spanning vast landscapes, fantastic environments, and a variety of inhabitants for each of these worlds. Some of the subject matter is playful and funny, while other pieces address a subtle (or sometimes not so subtle) social commentary on the world around us.

Vance’s talents span multiple dimensions. He is an artist, programer, animator, and even lists ‘rapper’ to his credentials! ForeverScape was recently funded on Kickstarter and will be developed into an app that allows you to explore the worlds that have been created. There will be a gaming aspect to the app and the artwork creates the perfect place to play.

So come play with us on February 7th. Hear from Vance, explore his worlds, and sketch with friends. See you there!

Date: Friday, February 7, 2014

Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm Check-in begins at 6:00pm. Doors close at 6:45pm.

Place:Tillamook Station, 665 N Tillamook Street, PDX 97227

Cost: Donation at Registration

Registration Begins Friday morning, January 31st at 9am.

RSVP on Eventbrite