As for the rules around the way the show is structured, I think that the goal has always been to make Fun-A-Day as accessible and unintimidating as possible, while at the same time being rooted in a feeling of community — always a difficult combination to succeed at.

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE POTENTIAL FOR A PROJECT LIKE THIS? DO YOU SEE IT AS A PROMOTION FOR DECONSTRUCTING THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN ART AND LIFE OR DESIGNATED CREATIVE TIME AND THE QUOTIDIAN? I think that since the projects are usually something pretty quick, the doing of them does tend to get inserted into everyday life, between and among other things, as opposed to saying, "I have to go to this other place where I make art now." My friend Jonathan took a picture of his lunch every day this month, and I think that's a great example of the intermingling of art and life. The aesthetic and practical choices that go into packing a lunch, and then the moment of stopping to appreciate and document it before eating it, combine very naturally. I think something really nice about art is that it's about taking a step back from what you are doing or seeing and looking at it in a fresh way. I like to think that Fun-A-Day encourages this.

Annie Larmon can be reached

FUN-A-DAY PORTLAND SHOW | with Artclash Collective | at the Apohadion, 107 Hanover St, Portland | February 11 @ 7 pm | info and photos from previous events at

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