Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit
The Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit, which features a fair number of guitars of all stripe -- classical, acoustic steel-string and electric -- as well as other stringed and wind instruments, from flutes, to violins, to harps, will be held at Marylhurst College, in Portland, OR, on April the 19th & 20th this year, from noon to five p.m. both days.
It's worth seeing just for the instruments, but there are mini-concerts running both afternoons, in the chapel just across the lawn, in which the players showcase the makers. Some of these are superb, and you get in to those with the price of admission, a whole $3 for adults, and
kids under 12, free.
If you are within range of Portland, you might want to consider it -- it's a cheap date and a lot of fun. The acoustics in the small theater are great, and there are some first-class guitars on display.