Archive for February 2010

Gary Ewing Panel

I am working on a 4’x6′ panel, which will be in the new Crystal Hotel dining room and is a tribute to Gary Ewing, a figure well known in some circles for his psychedelic light shows.  

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Spring Irish Whiskey Tastings

“There’s Whiskey in the Jar…”

Who hasn’t belted out this iconic Celtic drinking song after a few shots in a crowded Irish pub? It’s a time-honored tale of love, betrayal and spirits, written in the 1700s and since covered by the likes of the Pogues, U2, Metallica, even Jerry Garcia.

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Hillsdale Brewfest Results

And the Winners Are…

Last weekend, as the springtime sun shone down upon Portland, hundreds of beer-drinking guests gathered at McMenamins Hillsdale Brewery & Public House for its annual Hillsdale Brewfest, a raucous and merry affair in which our McMenamins brewers submit specially crafted ales on which the guests can vote.

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Mural Maintenance

While I always like creating new things, as the years go by artwork is starting to need maintenance. That’s what I spent this week doing. I returned to one of my murals at the Crystal Ballroom to do some major repair work.

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Cafe Zeus panel

The explanation for this picture is complicated.  Stop reading now if you value highly every second of your life.

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