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2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: You Can Do Anything With Words and Images, with Courtney Cook

In the words of Harvey Pekar, from which this course draws its name, “Comics are just words and images. You can do anything with words and images.” This generative course is designed to spark inspiration by providing an exploration of the nearly endless ways text and image can be combined to create a symbiotic relationship that strengthens work as a whole. Created for writers and artists at every level, this course aims to eradicate self-doubt and the belief that one must embody a certain level of artistic skill to employ utilizing illustrated or visual elements in their own work. Through examining graphic narratives by creators such as Kristen Radtke, Yumi Sakugawa, Kevin Huizenga, Allie Brosh, and Theresa Wong, and participating in a series of generative…

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Lecture with Eileen Isagon Skyers

Eileen Isagon Skyers, an alumna of the MA in Critical Studies Program at PNCA, will share a talk covering her multifaceted practice and career in the arts. She will discuss our contemporary framework for viewing, making, and valuing art against a backdrop of rapidly shifting technology, and how that manifests in her own work and criticism about digital art and culture. Wednesday September 22 in PNCA’s Shipley-Collins Mediatheque and Livestreaming 6:30 pm Live Captioned PNCA LiveVideo on YouTube Eileen Isagon Skyers is an artist, writer, and curator based in New York City. Her work and research engages with identity, new media, and digital culture. She co-founded the New-York based gallery HOUSING, whose mission is to support artistic practices and aesthetic experiences that contour the limits…

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ART & BACKFENCE PRESENT: CAMPFIRE STORIES

Hosted by Frayn Masters & Mindy Nettifee In collaboration with BackFence PDX, ART presents CAMPFIRE STORIES, a live, outdoor* storytelling event you won’t want to miss! Spend a fall evening around a campfire** enjoying your favorite outdoor treats while your favorite Portland storytellers spin tales of wonder.  Parking is $5 per vehicle. There are only 60 tickets available per show. Regular Tickets are $20 and gets you into the show. VIP tickets are $50 and comes with parking, a goodie bag, and a drink ticket (VIP tickets are limited to 10 per show). Masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend.*** When the leaves are in their glorious orange and red prime, and a hint of crispness is in the air, it’s the perfect time for ghost,…

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Unrepeatable Peattie/Abel Yard Sale!

Extraordinary . . . Eclectic . . . Esoteric . . . International . . . Exquisite . . . Artistic Don’t miss this unforgettable extravaganza!    & please tell your friends! Saturday, August 21 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (or so) Sunday, August 22 (BARGAIN DAY) 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 1005 SE 36th Avenue (at Yamhill) No early birds and sorry, no pre-sales Cash, cards, and payment apps accepted Screaming deals! Vintage! Mod! Strange and Marvelous! Weird and wonderful home decor Select photos can be seen on the Facebook event page Tchotchkes & bibelots Adult trapeze with ropes 1920s Conn alto saxophone Chinese & Turkish ceramics Three Islamic-style side tables Large collection of mid-century lucite paperweights & objects Floor and table lamps Decorative…

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Crit Night

Monthly 7-9 pm NEXT UP: August 18th Hosted by Sarah Lofthouse + True North Studios Crit Night is a safe place to get feedback on art or creative project. Allow us to be your sounding board and help you create the best work possible. Aren’t ready to present? All are welcome to join in supporting creatives regardless of experience. Sliding suggested donation $5-$25 – nobody will be turned away for lack of funds! Masks recommended for those not vaccinated. About the host Sarah Lofthouse is a mixed media artist. She holds a Post Bacc Certificate from School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Studio Arts and BA in Studio Arts from California State University, Los Angeles. Her primary mediums are painting and photography. When…

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Telling the Story of Portland – Mayor’s Office Native Art Project

The Portland Mayor’s office, working in partnership with the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, is looking to showcase the work of 3-4 Native artists. The theme is to tell a story of the Indigenous Peoples in the Portland Metropolitan area, past, present, and future. Selected artwork will be purchased for the City of Portland’s art collection and will be installed in the lobby of the Mayor’s office. [Application Form] INTENTION: In an effort to increase Native American visibility and convey a more equitable perspective of Portland’s history, artwork created by Native artists will replace portraits of previous mayors that are currently displayed in the entrance to the Mayor’s office. These works will tell the stories of the past, present and future of the city as…

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True North Studios: Saturday Open Hours

You’re invited to come use our studio – no membership required! Get access to our large rolling work tables, drawing supplies, large light table, newsprint, cutting mats, paper cutter and more, during our Saturday Open Hours! Drop by any time between 12-4, just sign up below. This Saturday, August 7th, Sarah Lofthouse will be facilitating a New Moon Collage Circle during Open Studio hours from 12pm to 2pm. We will be creating collages as a form of intention setting for the Leo New Moon happening on 8/8/21. This powerful new moon will also be happening during the height of Lion’s Gate Portal. Drop by anytime during this time to learn about the new moon and create an intention collage. Bring your favorite collage material. Community…

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Friday Night Collage

Low-key collage session First Fridays of the month hosted by Hope Amico FREE! We will have magazines, ephemera, paper, photos, mats and blades, scissors and glue. So bring a project or come to be inspired! We will open the garage door, weather permitting. No experience necessary though there will be no instruction. Join us and meet others. This meet up is free (though donations to True North are always welcome). E-mail Hope with any questions or concerns. Masks recommended for those not fully vaccinated. SIGN UP!

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Spare Room Presents: In-person outdoor reading with Cobb, Kawano, Hartigan, & Morse

*A Triple Book Launch!* *An Outdoor Poetry Reading!* *The First In-Person Spare Room Event in 16 Months!* Spare Room Presents ALLISON COBB & YUKIYO KAWANO ENDI BOGUE HARTIGAN JESSE MORSE Sunday, July 18 2021 4:00 p.m. at 1122 Outside, 7629 SE Harrison, Portland, OR free / buy books / outdoors / masks and social distancing encouraged Please help us celebrate a (tentative) return to in-person events and three (not tentative) new books by the readers! Walking Mountains, an art exhibit by Erika Rier, will be on view in the outdoor gallery, and there is a “Paint Your Own Mountains” event earlier in the day, from 1 to 3 pm. Visitors are encouraged to come for the mountains and stay for the reading! *** Allison Cobb…

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Workshop: Truth & Dare Volume 5: Experiments in Art & Writing with Laura Moulton (3 weeks)

Class Size: 12 | Leader: Laura Moulton Truth & Dare is a creative workshop and community favorite that offers one truth (in the form of a writing prompt) and one dare (an art-inspired challenge to make/do) each week. Taking inspiration from contemporary artists and writers, we’ll generate our own work on the page and out in the world with optional hybrid adventures that may include graffiti harvesting, documenting public art, and writing letters. Most important, we’ll share our work in the supportive environment we create together. Whether you’ve attended previous Truth & Dare workshops or are joining us for the first time, all are welcome. Transportation stipends are available for in person gatherings. Monday and Weds 11-12:30pm | July 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28…

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