Vibe of Portland

About a month ago, I started volunteering with Vibe of Portland, an organization that brings art and music to schools where funding for the arts has been cut. I work as an assistant art teacher in an after school program for 6th - 8th graders. Its been awesome to get to know the kids and see them get so excited about creativity.

As an artist and a kid who loved art class, I know how important art education is. Kids need to develop the creative side of their brain, not just the analytical. It is necessary for a fully rounded individual. Art also allows them a place to escape from routine, a place to do whatever they want, to be and express themselves, and to discover their own ways of problem solving.

Its a really great organization to be a part of, and I'm so honored to be working along side people who are passionate about the subject.

In a week and a half, Vibe is hosting an event at Migration Brewery. A portion of all proceeds from that night go to support Vibe. All you have to do is go out for a beer as usual and you'll help more kids have access to art programs. Also, Migration makes really good beer and they have $11 pitchers for happy hour as well as $3.75 pints and $3 - $5 appetizers. But only until 6pm. So get there early and support Vibe!

 On another note, I'm excited to start doing some design work for them soon.

On another note, I'm excited to start doing some design work for them soon.