With spring in the air you might be turning your thoughts more towards the great outdoors than to the hallowed white walls of the art gallery but I tell you now that it is possible to marry both in the upcoming weeks if you are at all near historic Astoria, Oregon.
An excursion to this coastal town, situated at the ferocious mouth of the Columbia River, will not only get you that blast of salty sea air, but can also stimulate your aesthetic consciousness with a group exhibit of Portland photographers held at Lightbox Photographic Gallery. Some stalwarts of the PDX photo world are taking part, including urban minimalist TJ Norris, antiquarian advocate Blue Mitchell, Blue Moon Camera's Zeb Andrews, and silver gelatin master Stu Levy to name just a few. They even let yours truly sneak a piece on to the wall as well.
The exhibit is presented in honor of Portland Photo Month, a bi-annual celebration of photography in the Rose City that honors the diversity of photographic talent world-wide through exhibits, lectures, and workshops on all things related to the capture of light by a lens, chemistry, code or any combination of the bunch.