Movin’ Upstream

I am proud to announce that our artist, Shelly Dax, has been selected as one of five local artists to paint an art installment on the sidewalks of Springfield, Oregon, as part of the city’s Upstream Art Project, an effort to raise awareness about storm-drain pollution and habitat protection. Congratulations Shelly!!

She’ll be awarded $1000 and have two days to complete her painting on a specific storm drain and the surrounding sidewalk.

Shelly’s Art Installment

Since the art for Reel Me In! helped inspire her to enter this contest, and considering the board-game shares in an effort to protect wildlife and fisheries, we will be setting up an information table underneath the shade structure where she’ll be working.

The event will take place on Friday, August 11th, so don’t forget to put it on your calendar. The project also coincides with Springfield Museum’s History & Hops event which is $10 to attend, with local breweries Claim 52, Planktown and Wildcraft Ciderworks all being in close proximity to where we’ll be. So, we invite anyone and everyone to come on down and stop by to see the progress of the game, enjoy the history of Springfield and maybe even indulge in a few fizzy libations. We’ll be answering questions about Reel Me In!, and have a slideshow of art and graphic design from the game, as well as a sign-up sheet for those interested.

Here’s a link to the UpstreamArt Project, if you care to see what last year’s entries looked like.

And this is the page for the History&Hops event.

We hope to see you there.

*Next week I’ll be discussing the challenges we encountered with board layout while designing Reel Me In! and how exactly we’re proceeding. So, until then, “Play, laugh and be Merry!”




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