Thanksgiving always has a way of reminding us what’s most important in our lives. It’s also a good excuse to leave behind the cares and worries of every other day in the year to enjoy time with family and friends.
Before Portland-based artists Brian DeLaurenti and Jonathan Dahl became The Gay Beards, they were two little boys having playdates after school. Since their first encounter nearly twenty years ago, the two have remained the best of friends, teaming up together in the summer of 2014 to bring to life their vision of dressing their facial hair in matching outfits. Over the last year and a half, they’ve put everything from splatter paint and glitter to roses and popcorn in their bristles in hopes of transforming their faces into colorful confections.