AFRU Gallery



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Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6-11:55pm
AFRU Gallery
Please join us for this jovial celebration for the opening reception of the group show Naughty and/or Nice, guest curated by legend making Rich Mackin!! We revel in the spirit of Santa, Krampus, good and naughty cheer and playful mutant toy making. Holiday and Santa attire are encouraged! Musical guests will feature Punk Rock Ukelele Xmas Carols by TOUCAN SAM AND THE FRUITLOOPS and DJ SANTA We are also taking donations for the homeless at this event, non-perishable items and cold weather gear, blankets and tarps. “I hate Christmas, I like SANTA” is a correction oft spoken by show curator Rich Mackin. Mackin's history of Christmas is one of broken homes, family fights, materialism, dashed expectations, lies, and unlikely religious tales. Mackin's history of Santa is a do-able story of embodying a myth and making it personal, a refuge in audacity. Upon learning of the true meaning of Santacon, Mackin's heart grew three sizes that day, and has been involved with Portland Santa culture in various ways for a decade. He hopes this art is a gift for all the good little boys and girls, and a warning for the naughty. PDXSANTACON.COM AFRU gallery, in the heart of Portland's Southeast industrial area, has garnered a strong following and the respect of Portland’s art community since its inception in 2012. A cash bar and potluck style appetizers are available during AFRU’s First Friday openings. We hope you can attend this amazing, free, all ages show. The showcase runs throughout December, the following hours: Fridays: 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Saturdays: 12:00pm-4:00pm, Sundays: 2:00pm – 6:00pm