We are almost upon our 5th First Friday event and they have been going very well. I’m particularly excited about this next one on June 6th, HOPE IS A MUSCLE. We are having a fundraising event/rock show/art show for the Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls. Camp Photographer Shayla Hason will be sharing her work with us and rock camp band Blubird will be playing a set in the Nemo Studio.
Check out the press release after the jump and come rock out with us for a good cause- hh
Hope is a Muscle: Photos from the Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls by Shayla Hason
PORTLAND, OR – Nemo Design presents Shayla Hason’s Hope is a Muscle: Photos from the Rock
n’ Roll Camp for Girls exhibit opening on Friday, June 06, 2008. The show will run through Tuesday, July
01, 2008 at Nemo Design: 1875 SE Belmont Street in Portland, OR.
“It has been a great honor to watch the camp grow, and with every session to see the girls gain
knowledge, confidence and strength in a single week. As a documentary photographer, I am most
interested in the small, sublime moments at camp and the interactions between the girls in the days
leading up to the showcase,” said Hason, who has been taking photographs at the Rock n Roll Camp
for Girls since 2001, the second year of its existence.
Hason is a photographer and musician living in Portland Oregon. She received a BA in Cultural and
Interdisciplinary Studies from Antioch College, and in 2006 was awarded a Caldera Arts Residency.
Her photography has been exhibited around the world, and has appeared in numerous magazines
such as Oprah, WWD, ANP, and Arthur magazines. Her frequent travels and investigations are
documented in Adventures In High Contrast Living, a photo zine she has been producing since
1999. An unrepentant bookworm, she was delighted to be included in the Vice Photo Book and
the upcoming Submerged: Tales From The Basin. Her personal work can be seen online via http://www.dokuchan.com
The Rock’n’Roll Camp for Girls, a 501(c)3 non-profit, builds girls self-esteem through music creation
and performance. Providing workshops and technical training, we create leadership opportunities,
cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourage social change and the
development of life skills.