MAKE THE BRUTAL TENDER with April Artist Allison McKeen

“I think it’s important to acknowledge the brutality of life but there are ways to translate it into something tender and relatable.”

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SPRING PLAYLIST

Melt and freeze, the mud and thaw. The swing—warm wind to snow. This playlist taps the uncertain and let’s the sap run cold, clear, and sweet.

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An affordable, monthly subscription of mail art. In 2018, funds from this project will be donated to Portland OutrightImage: May 2017 Glimmer Post mailing by meg willing.

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Doug Von

How to make a Doug: take a New York baby raised in New Jersey, blessed with an eye for composition and color, cultivated with a formal education in Graphic Design and Painting, add 10 years of experience to the mix, drop him in Portland Maine, and boom; you got yourself a stew, baby!

Doug is armed with the good sense to keep things simple, and enjoys wrestling many a design challenge to the ground.

Doug Von

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