Well, we were supposed to announce the availability of new prints for the grand evening show for My Morning Jacket, our long time collaborators, in Bend, OR. This would have been a relatively local show for us here in Portland, and we love it when we can provide for the local citizenry and their visiting out of town compatriots.
After a lovely return to the area with a concert at Edgefield here in the Portland area, the prevalence and danger of intense smoke and heat in Bend, OR. compelled My Morning Jacket to cancel their show for that evening with no forewarning to know what lay before them in the area. A tragic series of events for everyone. Again, these fires are incredibly serious and are too common lately not only here in Oregon but across the country as we are seeing. Huge sections of the forest outside of Bend haven’t come close to recovering from other relatively recent fires that stripped the mountains of forest and properties and livelihoods. The scorched trunks and bare hills surrounding Bend have been a constant reminder to travelers in the area for years.
BUT…the serious situation here in Oregon is one of a record setting heat wave and also large fires (again) in Southern Oregon threatening life and limb and roof and rail throughout the state. Affairs of life and safety take precedent of those of entertainment as has been so common over these last several unique years, AND the years prior to those years. We have had our share of fires and trials. Constant vigilance is the requirement of this new Era.
We are offering our Limited Supply of MMJ Bend 2023 prints for sale shortly. We hope folks pick up prints from us here to support our efforts and also pick up prints from the band’s merch store to support their efforts as well. We are going to do our part to try to bonus any purchases here so show our continued appreciation of your continued patronage.
If you are interested in picking up one of these now Very Limited prints we have a print on Natural archival stock and also our first prints on White Swirl Foil which looks very nice and compliments the art and subject.
IF the show is rescheduled for the future and IF we are asked to provide the prints for that show, perhaps even reproduce this artwork with updates, we will use receipts of purchases of our current Bend print as a Coupon for Savings for those customers who return for those possible future prints. That is all speculative but it’s the plan.
Thanks for tuning in! We do have some future items coming in … the future… and the best of hopes for those items, for you, and for the World.