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Brett Binford answers artists' questions

Brett Binford answers artists' questions

Brett Binford, co-founder of Eutectic Gallery and Mudshark Studios, visited our studio today to answer everyone’s questions about art.

“He was really good at working with the artists here. It was impressive. He would walk up to people so he could hear them better and talk at a volume that matched theirs,” said Matthew Spencer (Portland Art & Learning Studios' artist + co-organizer of the talk). “His lecture was very informative on pricing strategies and developing collections. He handled artists’ questions even when off subject.” 

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Jackpot! Recording Studio

Jackpot! Recording Studio

The legendary Larry Crane of Jackpot! Recording Studio and his studio manager Gus Berry, invited members of The Portland Art & Learning Studios to track an original song on July 24th, 2018.

Since 1997, Larry has owned and run Jackpot! Recording Studio, where he’s worked with artists like Sleater-Kinney, Jenny Lewis, M. Ward, Go-Betweens, Jason Lytle, She & Him, Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus, Quasi, Richmond Fontaine and more. He’s spoken on and moderated panels about recording for TapeOpCon, SXSW, NXNW, NARAS and CMJ. 

Gus Berry joined Jackpot! Recording Studio in 2017. His production and engineering credits include Phillip Phillips,...


Laughing Sounds

This is a cover of the Steppenwolf song, "Magic Carpet Ride," from 1968 performed by the artists of The Portland Art & Learning Studios. 

Laughing Sounds was the first album produced by members of The Portland Art & Learning Studios that call themselves Video Tones. Video Tones is a loose collective of about 20 artists that were the first to partake in our digital media venture. 

Limited copies of this album were available in CD format. You can stream Laughing Sounds in its entirety above. 


The Migration of Castelship

Music by Robert Hubert and Steven Cogger.


The Painting

Video concept and music by Matthew Salazar