Thursday, September 26, 2013

Por Vida VI
Saturday, October 26th
at Double Happiness in Columbus, Ohio

One night only. 
DJs, food, drink specials, you.

It's been a hell of a year, and in light of MANY life changes, I'll be keeping it simple this year.
Come enjoy....

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Por Vida V complete lists!

The Por Vida V official poster. Poster design by Clinton Reno, who is also a Por Vida V artist, and our first guest artist for promo. There WILL be posters available at Por Vida V. Spread the word!

As well as the annual exhibit, the Por Vida list of sponsors and artists is always much anticipated. We'd like to thank our Por Vida V sponsors for their support of the event and for their contribution to the enrichment of the Columbus creative landscape. It's the entrepreneurial spirit of our local small business owners that keep Columbus unique and in perpetual growth. So without further adieu,

 The official Por Vida V sponsors: (website links highlighted)
Pattycake Bakery
Tracer Media
Moffett Embalming Service
Spoonful Records
Lucky 13
Wholly Craft!
Wilde Hunt Corsetry
El Pirata Borracho
Salon Hotel Lily

 The complete Por Vida V list of art exhibitors: (website links highlighted)
Mike Egan
Sharon Dorsey
Kelly Henninger
Cat Sheridan
Lisa McLymont
Laura Alexander
Clinton Reno
Dave Tevanal
Brain Reaume
Ron Abram
Krystopher Sapp
Stephanie Rond
Laine Bachman
Scott Santee
Joey Monsoon
Lawrence Webber
Adam Brouillette
Dusty Rabjohn
Justin Jason
Larissa Boiwka
Beth DeWitt
Amy Leibrand
Kat Marie Moya

 *In addition to the annual curated show, we will be hosting a small side exhibit by art students of Denison University.

*Expect to see our main hall full of creative works by local elementary school students. This work is always a big favorite at our event.

Friday, October 26th ~ 7-10pm ~ FREE

Saturday, October 27th ~ 10pm-2am ~ $10 at door
MAIN EVENT (we HIGHLY encourage theme specific costumes)

entertainment includes:
DJ Captain Lonesome (old and rare soul, prepare to dance)
Tigers in The Mirror (unique, experimental)

*portraits by Nick Fancher

 Sunday, October 28th ~ 1-5pm ~ $5, 12 and under free
includes crafts, story telling/puppet show, art exhibit, food and drink

**Por Vida V will be held at Junctionview Studios 

Bring a photo/s, story, and/or a relic to share the faces, read the stories and reflect on those we have all come to remember and celebrate. These stories and faces are the very reason Por Vida exists.

Por Vida V limited edition prints, patches, buttons, and other items will be available for purchase at the event if you'd like to nab yourself a piece of Por Vida memorabilia.

Monday, July 9, 2012


Only 5 available slots!
For all details and submission form, visit the Por Vida website: HERE

We look forward to your submissions!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Por Vida IV news!

As we wrap up another great year, we're so very thankful for what has been accomplished. The artists, sponsors, performers, and crowd are unlike anything we see at other events. The support for Por Vida creates the energy of it. The Wall of Remembrance grows bigger and bigger each year. Names that fill the wall are people we surely wish we still had in our daily lives, but the fact that people bring and post them, as guests of honor to Por Vida is exactly what this is all about. We will strive year after year to keep this format going and keep it accessible to those that are willing to participate and memorialize in this way, festively and respectfully.
In the coming weeks, we will be adding photos and links to photos of the event.

We wish to congratulate Eden Richardson (12 years) for being this years Por Vida coloring contest winner! Eden will receive a $100 gift certificate to CCAD art classes!

Please join us on Saturday, November 5th at the Salon Hotel Lily for round two of the Por Vida IV art exhibit. This collection is of the remaining available pieces from the Por Vida art show.

Salon Hotel Lily
864 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 294-0400

Thank you once again for showing your support and love to Por Vida.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

We regret to inform you that we will not be able to offer Por Vida IV tshirts this year.
There will be still be handmade lino printed cards, banners and buttons for you Por Vida IV memorabilia!

Friday, October 21, 2011

We spent the day tidying up the studio and decorating in preparation for Por Vida IV!
The Columbus Alive came in to do a quick interview with myself and artist Kelly Henninger to discuss our work and what's new for the event this year. I'm very proud of what Por Vida has become, and I can hardly wait to share what we have in store for you.

Listen in to CD101 on the morning of Monday, October 24th (8:15) when Dan Gerdeman and I will talk about Por Vida on air, and Dan will be sharing what he has been diligently working, the DJ booth altar dedicated to the late Andyman of Cd101 fame.

On Tuesday, October 25th, join us at Surly Girl Saloon as they host a benefit event all day and night for Por Vida IV. You'll just have to come, eat, drink, and check the bottom of your seat for a chance to win one of the last remaining tickets for free entry to Por Vida IV.
There are only three left!
The Facebook event invitation:
And the Por Vida facebook fan page where you'll find up to date info on our event:

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Por Vida 614!

Por Vida IV in 614 Magazine this month!