Harry Smith fans know he was born on May 29, 1923, in Portland Oregon.
If they didn’t, they do now. Harry Smith love reaches a fevered pitch next month in Portland, with four events devoted to the artist-who-escapes-all-description.
The first two events are presented by Oregon Cartoon Institute in partnership with Northwest Animation Festival, Hollywood Theatre and KBOO, and take place at the Hollywood Theatre.
The Harry Smith Seance, at 7:00 PM, is preceded by the Harry Smith In The Pacific Northwest panel discussion at 3:00 PM.
Then on Saturday, May 18, Joe McMurrian presents a live Harry Smith tribute concert, Harry Smith’s Last Kind Favor,
Finishing up the weekend (with some singing and cake) will be Oregon Cartoon Institute’s Harry Smith Free For All, at The Cleaners downtown. Presented in partnership with Ace Hotel, Stumptown Coffee, KBOO, and The Late Now. Hosted by Leo Daedalus.
So the run down is: you have two free events to attend, and two for which you have to buy tickets. In other words, no excuses, for all you undernourished Harry heads! If you want more Harry in your life, come to Portland on May 16 -19, and we can fix you up!