Friday, July 25, 2008

Fundraiser for Helping Hands Against Violence

Stacey Shaw and Swirl Wine Club present the compelling documentary I Know I’m Not Alone” on Saturday, August 9th at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts. Proceeds from the viewing benefit Helping Hands Against Violence, Inc.

Two years ago world-renowned musician Michael Franti decided to ‘walk his talk’ and traveled to the war zones of Iraq, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. This wasn’t a USO green zone sponsored visit – Franti and his team organized a trip that would take him to the core of the red-zoned, war torn neighborhoods of Baghdad, the West Bank and Gaza Strip with his guitar, video cameras and the intent to experience first hand the human cost of war. Out of this journey, Franti has created a compelling documentary film titled
"I Know I’m Not Alone."

In addition to his groundbreaking music, Franti is a renowned speaker for social justice and human rights. He has lectured at many of the country’s top universities, including Yale, Georgetown and Stanford, and shared the stage with the likes of Mohammad Ali, Bill Clinton, Michael Moore, Ralph Nader, and Gloria Steinem.

A true armchair travel film,
"I Know I'm Not Alone" pulls the audience into these war zones in the company of Michael's guitar, eloquence and wit – you feel the humanity, artistic resilience and sometimes horrific experience of what it's like to live under the bombs and military occupation.

Admission : $5 • Wine : $6 / glass
7 pm – 7:25pm Social/wine • 7:30 pm Film begins

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Summer means Seniors!

When's the best time to have your Senior Portrait created? In the summer, in the glorious, warm and wonderful outdoor arena that is the Columbia River Gorge! Class of 2009, you've been put on notice - NOW is the time to book your on location senior portrait session at Photosensitive Portraits! Looking for something rural and pastoral? Prefer something a little edgier, a little more urban? There are barns and orchards, brick and concrete galore in and around Hood River to choose from! Do you want to wander farther afield? Photo safari sessions to downtown Portland or McMenamin's in Gresham are available! Location sessions book up fast, so call Denise at 541-436-2755 for more details and to reserve YOUR appointment this summer! Don't let the summer slip today!