Nike graphic designers to hold fund-raising event

Nike graphic designers to hold fund-raising event

June 14–Nike graphic designers are holding another fund-raising event — the Nike Graphic Studio Poster Show. The one-night only event will be held from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at Disjecta, 8371 N. Interstate Ave., in Portland.

The first show was held in early 2011, co-founded by organizers Christopher DeGaetano and Eugene Serebrennikov. Both of them answered questions by email about the upcoming show.

What is your role with this show and previous shows?

The Nike Graphic Studio Art Shows are a team effort with all members actively contributing in their own individual way. Since our first show in early 2011, our goal has always been to harness the collective creativity of our design team and give back to the local community via a charity. For this show, our fourth, we are showcasing our work on posters to help raise money for CHAP (Children’s Healing Art Project).

The show chooses a different charity each time. How was CHAP chosen?

Part of our mission for each show is to inspire and give back to the greater art community. As their website articulates, “CHAP brings the healing power of art to life in 3 ways: In-hospital healing art programs, Art Club and Outreach.” Having worked with the children of CHAP motivated us to take a larger role in supporting this program.

Some basics on the show: How many artists? Pieces of art? What kind of work can be expected to be on display?

Here in the Nike Graphic Studio we treat each T-shirt like a canvas. Each graphic is truly a piece of art. The Nike Graphic Studio Poster Show is a retrospective of some of the most compelling t-shirt graphics to come out of the Nike Graphic Studio over the past four years. For this particular event we are showcasing our work using posters as our canvas. There will be 60 posters exclusively available and limited to the night of the show only.

— Allan Brettman