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Coming up Rosa

  • Outlet 2500 Northeast Sandy Boulevard STE E Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

Join us for a pop-up celebration of all things pink! And shop Helado Rosa's limited-edition summer collection of hand-crafted works by Mexican artisans + hand-picked vintage from the American Southwest, before the site goes live on 8/7.

Artist Karen McAlister Shimoda will join us with a selection of limited-edition prints + original drawings + small paintings, designer Rebecca Nguyen will debut a selection of clothing + objects from her new label ĐIỆN, and Frida Kahlo-inspired floral pieces will be provided by designer Lula Brooks. 

Portland's own Alma Chocolate will be sampling + selling a variety of treats, including Mexican truffles and rosewater caramels. 

PLUS: Paloma cocktails + Victoria beer! And sweet vintage Mexican tunes on the turntable all afternoon + early evening. 

AND: 10% of every Helado Rosa purchase you make is always donated directly to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) in support of their mission to protect Latino civil rights in the United States. 

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HELADO ROSA // www.heladorosa.com + @shopheladorosa

Helado Rosa is a color concept shop founded by  and Zachary Schomburg, featuring hand-crafted works by Mexican artisans alongside hand-picked vintage for you and your home. Each season's limited-edition collection is gathered during our travels in Mexico and the American Southwest, and built around a palette that reflects the landscapes of those regions and the people who inhabit them. Spring/Palma, Summer/Rosa, Autumn/Tierra, Winter/Azul — the quintessential colors of the deserts and cities we love, brought back home for you. Current palette: Rosa. Web shop launches: 8/7. 10% of every purchase you make is donated directly to MALDEF. 


KAREN MCALISTER SHIMODA // www.mcalistershimoda.com + @mcalistershimoda

Largely self-taught in the disciplines of drawing, printmaking, collage, book making, and painting, Karen has made art all her life. She has exhibited in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Montana, New York, Oregon, and Washington. In 2016, she presented her first solo exhibition of Field Notes, at the Missoula Art Museum in Montana, and Field Notes will be exhibited in September 2017 at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyoming. In June 2013, Karen had a solo exhibition of From What I Gather at the Poetry Center of the University of Arizona in Tucson. She was one of the artists in the 2009 Inaugural Montana Triennial, and has had work in numerous annual auctions at the Missoula Art Museum. Karen has been awarded artist residencies at both Jentel and Brush Creek in Wyoming, and has been included in various poetry publications and poetry websites. Karen has traveled extensively outside the U.S. and has lived in five states. In 2015, she moved from Missoula, Montana to Portland, Oregon.


ĐIỆN // REBECCA NGUYEN

What is the difference between light and lightning? 
There is an etching called The Three Crosses by
Rembrandt. It is a picture of the earth and the sky
and Calvary. A moment rains down on them, the
plate grows darker. Darker. Rembrandt wakens you
just in time to see matter stumble out of its forms.

—Anne Carson, Short Talks


ALMA CHOCOLATE // www.almachocolate.com + @almachocolate

Handmade in Portland, OR Alma Chocolate uses fresh ingredients to make confections you can believe in. Alma Chocolate was founded with the mission to make confections as gorgeous in flavor, quality, and integrity as the chocolate (theobroma) that was once offered to gods and used as currency. Made by hand with conscientious and extremely delicious chocolate, local nuts, and fruit, we honor the ingredients as well as the people who enjoy them. 

Later Event: August 8
Drink & Draw W/ Lisa Congdon