In Anthony Roberto’s darkly comedic series titled Object/Model, Figure/Form, the Portland-based artist uses 3D rendering tools to create a series of scenes where figures cavort in a placeless, timeless void. The stage setting and subtle scrim place the viewer as outside and other, looking on as the figures, at once anonymous and expressive, interact in ways both confusing and absurd. Join the artist for an intimate reception and artist talk about this series. A selection of works remain on view in Upfor’s back room through November 30, 2019.
The Sogetsu School is known for its willingness to explore new ideas and materials. The Sogetsu philosophy advocates that ikebana should be part of a lifestyle, appreciated by many people from all over the world, rather than being considered an exclusive aspect of Japanese culture to be enjoyed by a limited number of people. Visit the Portland Japanese Garden to see these elaborate and colorful flower arrangements presented by the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.
Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, has been translated as “living flowers” or “giving life to flowers.” Join the Portland Japanese Garden from 1-2 p.m. for an Ikebana presentation in the Cathy Rudd Cultural Corner in our new Cultural Village by cultural partner Nana Bellerud.
The MA in Critical Studies program in collaboration with the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art is excited to welcome Emi Koyama to present a public lecture on their work and research as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lecture Series.
Emi Koyama is a multi-issue social justice activist, writer, and rogue intellectual. Emi often writes and speaks out about feminism, sexual and domestic violence, sex work/trade and trafficking, queer and trans liberation, intersex and disability issues, among others.
In his current exhibition at Froelick Gallery All our Infinite Senses in the Cycloids of Ceva, Seattle-based painter and sculptor Michael Schultheis explores the visual and surprisingly interpersonal aspects of mathematics in a style he terms Analytical Expressionism. He will be joined in dialogue with Oregon State University Professor of Microbiology Dr. Jerri Bartholomew.
Featuring music by Leonard Bernstein with a special guest appearance and remarks by Bernstein’s daughter Jamie Bernstein.
BRAVO transforms the lives of underserved youth through intensive orchestral music instruction emphasizing collaboration, promoting self-confidence, and creating a community where children thrive.
A Talk with Jamie Bernstein on her memoir Famous Father Girl, a memoir of growing up Bernstein in conjunction with the exhibition Bernstein at 100 and Jewish Book Month. The book won several awards as Best Book of 2018. "The oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir." In partnership with Mittleman Jewish Community Center and Institute for Judaic Studies.
The Oregon Jewish Museum Story Swaps are loosely based on The Moth, in that people tell true life stories. In November, we have diverse storytellers on the topic of Resistance. Their storytellers include a Native American artist whose work reflects on issues of history, legacy, and time; a champion for change to our political and social systems; and an advocate for immigrant justice. This is a not to be missed powerful evening!
Join Waterstone Gallery for an exhibition tour with Bill Sharp. Sharp explores the nature of Sacred Spaces in his newest series of oil paintings. Inspired by Alan Ginsberg’s poem “A Footnote to Howl” and his own experiences seeking solace in difficult times, Sharp discovers the sacred in everyday places.
The board of directors and staff of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center cordially invite you to our largest party of the year! Come on over for a drink, something nice to eat, and for a celebration of community, in support of something we all believe in, art.
Started in 1999, this annual event features readings by prominent Oregon Jewish poets and writers. The writers in the 2019 program, who span a range of genres will share selections from their work in Oregon Jewish Museum’s auditorium. This year’s writers are Eric Flamm, Suzy Harris, A. Molotkov, Willa Schneberg, Sabena Stark. OJMCHE Director Judy Margles is the emcee for the evening.
The PNCA MFA in Applied Craft + Design and Visual Studies programs are excited to welcome Josh Faught to present a public lecture on his work and research as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lecture Series.
Josh Faught’s practice combines textiles, pop cultural detritus, and archival materials to address the relationships between language, community, and constructions of identity.
Daniel Tucker will give a talk at PNCA in connection with the Center of Contemporary Art & Culture exhibition Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements, which Tucker organized.
Daniel Tucker works as an artist, writer and organizer developing documentaries, publications, exhibitions and events inspired by his interest in social movements and the people and places from which they emerge. His writings and lectures on the intersections of art and politics and his collaborative art projects have been published and presented widely.
PNCA presents a free, full-day interdisciplinary symposium to promote dialog on the interplay of environmentalism, social justice, design, education, and the arts.
Scholars, activists, educators, designers and artists working on environmental justice issues will explore the politics surrounding systemic biases and the ways that environmental degradation and climate change intersect with race, gender, and class to create disproportionate outcomes on both a local and global scale.
The day’s agenda will place art and design at the center of these conversations, investigating how creative practices contribute to community and global struggles for environmental justice.
The PNCA Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is excited to welcome Macarena Gómez-Barris to present a public lecture on her work and research as part of the 2019 Graduate Symposium: Art and Environmental Justice.
Macarena Gómez-Barris is a cultural critic, author and Chairperson of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute. She is founder and Director of the Global South Center, a hub for critical inquiry, aesthetic praxis, and experimental forms of social living. Macarena works on cultural memory, race, queer and decolonial theory, and rethinking the anthropocene.
In conjunction with the exhibition Organize Your Own PNCA will screen American Revolution 2 (1969) Co-Directed by Mike Gray and Howard Alk. The film will be introduced through a conversation between writer Walidah Imarisha and Hy Thurman, an original member of the Young Patriots Organization, a group featured in the film, founded in the late 1960s in Chicago of displaced southern white youth, who created services in healthcare, breakfast for children programs and fought urban renewal plans to destroy the homes of the southern white residents.
Joe Feddersen (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation) will discuss his works found in the Portland Art Museum’s collection, his important inspirations, and some significant recent projects.
Reservations required by October 18th as seating is limited. Email email@example.com and note “Feddersen Program” to RSVP.
Co-sponsored by Froelick Gallery
With Maribeth Graybill, Ph.D., The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art
Dr. Graybill looks back at 12 years of curating Asian Art at the Portland Art Museum, reflecting on key moments. She will share her favorite acquisitions and memories of special programs, including artist talks and the festivities surrounding the repatriation to Korea of an important Buddhist painting. After revealing how behind-the-scenes activities have transformed the way the Museum cares for Asian art, she will consider some of the possibilities and challenges that lie ahead.
Join Disjecta and Biennial artist Anthony Hudson (in drag, as Carla Rossi) for a performative walking tour of downtown Portland’s Harvey Milk corridor, formerly known as “Vaseline Alley”. The tour will be a historical exploration of gentrification and now-vanished spaces for Queer embodiment and culture.
Location: Begins at the corner of SW 10th and SW Stark in front of Living Room Theaters
Please join the Elizabeth Leach Gallery for a conversation with Stephen Hayes, Linda Tesner and Tad Savinar on Saturday, October 19 at 11:00 am. The discussion will center on Hayes's current exhibition In The Hour Before: This Land…, which includes a series of paintings that depict American landscapes imprinted with the tragedies of gun violence.
The Portland Japanese Garden is pleased to host an exhibition by Ikebana International. Ikebana International is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of ikebana. Ikebana International does not teach any single type of ikebana. Rather, it is an interest group made up of people of many nationalities who enjoy ikebana and other arts of Japan.
The Portland State University College of the Arts presents an artist talk by Cheryl Leontina '18 (Master of Architecture), winner of the 2018 Andries Deinum Prize for Visionaries and Provocateurs. For her project, “Stories Under the Bridge,” Leontina built an artsy bike with wings and rode along Portland’s esplanades to collect personal stories from Portland's houseless community. The resulting exhibit, on view through December 31 in the Broadway Gallery of Lincoln Hall, aims to change public perceptions of houselessness in an effort to bridge the divide between housed and unhoused residents.
Reception to follow artist talk in Broadway Gallery.
Sharyll Burroughs is a multidisciplinary artist and dialogue facilitator who is interested in transcending conventional beliefs about what identity means. She utilizes Buddhism, along with the practice of self-inquiry, to explore identity beyond racial, cultural, and societal definitions, an unorthodox approach that cultivates dialogues embodying our common humanity. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Los Angeles and in Portland, where she now resides.
The PNCA MFA in Applied Craft + Design program is excited to welcome Sruli Recht to present a public lecture on his work and research as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lecture Series.
An amalgam of his many influences and aptitudes, award-winning Icelandic designer Sruli Recht is an exemplar of the hybrid ethos. Equal parts innovator and provocateur, Recht has made a career of blurring the lines between fine art, runway fashion, and industrial design.