I’m honored to have been invited to be on this panel of writers for this creative event, and hope you will join me!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2018
PLEASE JOIN US FOR
A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND EVENT DEDICATED TO CREATIVE FRAGRANCE WRITING
“PAINTING WITH WORDS"
THE ART OF CREATIVE FRAGRANCE WRITING:
INSPIRATION FROM THE PROS
Writing about fragrance is no easy task!
How do you write about a subject so lovely yet so ephemeral?
Paint a perfume portrait that transports readers to another place?
For anyone in the business of writing about scent – Marketing & PR Mavens, Brand Ambassadors, Education Managers, Bloggers and Journalists – this one is for you.
Join us for an evening of inspiration and learn from the pros how they do it so effortlessly and so beautifully. Have fun with some word association teasers and challenge your scent writing skills.
We are honored to welcome:
ANDREA BIFULCO is the founder of Nose University, an educational company that teaches children and adults about the joy and importance of their sense of smell.
RACHEL SYME is a journalist and cultural critic & writes about fragrance for The New York Times, Elle, Esquire, and Racquet. She is also a co-creator of The Dry Down, a popular newsletter.
MICHELYN CAMEN is the Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of ÇaFleureBon.com and a marketing & branding executive.
CATHERINE HALEY EPSTEIN is an Artist, Writer, Scent Maker and Editor of MIND MARROW.
MAX FORTI has developed a channel and other forums, groups & social media platforms dedicated to the art of perfumery.
JESSICA MURPHY has been writing perfume reviews for Now Smell This (NST.com) since 2007 and blogs independently as Perfume Professor.
STEPHEN TRACY - founder of Keap Candles, a Brooklyn-based candle company & writer of Keap Matchbook Blog.
When & Where
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street
New York NY 10065
Can Touch This: a multi-sensory exhibition
An exhibition of visual art that engages multiple senses curated by Public Annex.
September 21 – October 20, 2018.
Paragon Arts Gallery, 815 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217.
Friday, September 21st, 5 - 8pm.
COST: All programming is free and open to the public.
Paragon Arts Gallery at PCC Cascade presents Can Touch This, a multi-sensory exhibition of visual work curated by Public Annex. Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, September 21st from 5 - 8pm featuring a presentation by artist Morgan Steward. Public programming continues with a scent-based workshop led by artist Catherine Haley Epstein on Wednesday, September 26th from 10am - 2pm, and concludes with an exhibition talk by artists and Public Annex organizers on Friday, October 19th, 2018 from 6 - 8pm. All events are free and open to all people along the disability spectrum.
Can Touch This presents work by artists, makers and organizations who are concerned with the experiential qualities of visual art that lie beyond the eye, and situate themselves instead within the multi-sensory. In an effort to challenge a notion of a dominant sense, the works curated include access points for engagement in non-visual ways: through touch, sound, smell and taste. In this way, Public Annex considers exhibition design and curatorial praxis that intentionally dismantles sensory bias. Can Touch This invites patrons to reassess the concepts of biological privilege and limitation while transgressing the many seen and unseen barriers present in typical contemporary art exhibitions.
"Touch teaches us that life has depth and contour; it makes our sense of the world and ourself three-dimensional. Without that intricate feel for life there would be no artists, whose cunning is to make sensory and emotional maps, and no surgeons, who dive through the body with their fingers."
- A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
The exhibition includes work from:
Hannah Piper Burns
Catherine Haley Epstein
Mareika Mirsch (Cromika)
Along with collaboratively authored works by:
OSLP Arts & Culture Program
With special thanks to Sabine M. Rear, Sandy Sampson and Hasan Mahmood for consultation, guidance and production on the exhibition design and identity.
An Exhibition of Scents and Psyche by Catherine Haley Epstein
In the fourth installation of her work on the myth of Psyche, Catherine Haley Epstein will share a multi-media presentation of the task of finding the golden fleece. In this task Psyche must retrieve the golden fleece from the battling rams. Daunted by the task, at night she sits amongst the water reeds only to listen to their advice on how to retrieve the fleece peacefully. The task serves as a symbol to find your own rhythm in the world, trusting and honoring your own unique cadence in the chaos of life.
The artist will have programming for the public in conjunction with the exhibit.
Reception Saturday, September 8, 6-8 PM
Luke's Frame Shop
4703 N. Albina Ave
Portland, OR 97217
This Summer at the Portland Art Museum in conjunction with "The Shape of Speed" exhibition highlighting streamlined automobiles and motorcycles from 1930-1942, Catherine Haley Epstein will facilitate a family friendly art activity where participants can create thier own car freshener, and engage with some curious scents.
Details and time to come.
Join us for a talk by Catherine Haley Epstein at the Working Library where she will provide a brief history of scent in art and introduce contemporary artists using scent, weave in notes from anthropologists' olfactory findings, and address the challenges of using scent in the typical art setting. There will be odorous exercises and time for discussion. Most importantly, she will share practical ideas and resources to help you on your way to getting scent into your studio's tool kit.
We look forward to seeing you there!!
This is open to any artist or non-artist with a passion for olfactory culture and scentsibilities.
When: Sunday February 4, 2-4 PM
Where: Working Library, 8836 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
How: Sign up by emailing the firstname.lastname@example.org
Debuting a recent collaboration with Rory Sparks, stay tuned for details and announcement!
All are welcome, please join us to celebrate our recent collaboration, there will be items for sale for holiday gifts.
Where: The Working Library at the C3 Initiative, 8836 N Lombard St.
Portland, OR 97203