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Watch and Listen: 2009 Edelman Lecture with Kathleen Dean Moore

Pacific Northwest College of Art welcomed environmental writer Kathleen Dean Moore as the speaker for the 2009 Edelman Lecture on March 10 in the Swigert Commons.

Moore’s timely and compelling lecture explored the question: “The search for a new worldview will be — it must be — the greatest exercise of the human imagination the world has ever seen. What is (and what is not) the work of the artist in this time and this place?”


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Posted on 03/27 at 01:36 PM

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PNCA Alumnus Alex Felton on Henry Art Gallery Short List

Pacific Northwest College of Art alumnus Alex Felton ’05 is one of six Northwest artists who made the short list for the Henry Art Gallery’s The Brink, a new award for emerging artists in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia.

Visit the “Seattle Art Blog”:http://www.seattleartblog.com/home/Henry-announces-short-list-for-The-Brink-Award.html for more information.

Posted on 03/26 at 08:25 AM

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President Manley Discusses the Creative Grid

President Tom Manley recently discussed the creative grid with Portland Architecture blogger Brian Libby for the Designs on Portland series.

Libby interviewed President Manley and engaged audience questions, comments and ideas on the creative grid between fine art, design and craft. Read Libby’s blog, “Portland Architecture”:http://www.portlandarchitecture.com/, for a review of this engaging talk.

President Manley discussed PNCA’s present and future ambitions such as the integration of the Museum of Contemporary Craft and PNCA’s joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design with Oregon College of Art and Craft. Using a creative grid model, President Manley contextualized Portland as a global creative capital.

Libby is a Portland blogger and freelance writer focusing on many topics including visual arts, architecture and business. Libby’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, , _The Oregonian, Metropolitan Home, Salon, Metropolis, Dwell, and Portland Monthly among others.

Designs on Portland was hosted by the Portland location of “Design Within Reach”:http://www.dwr.com/category/find-a-studio/portland.do.

Posted on 03/20 at 08:20 AM

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Intermedia Video Fest 09

Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Intermedia Department sponsors a free public screening of selected works on the big screen, hosted by the Bagdad Theater.

The 2009 Intermedia Video Fest includes work by: KT Allred, Shevawn Armstrong, Sarai Black Sarah Burke, Heather Chase, Brooke Eastburn, Jacob Fennell, Liz Harris, Chad Hinman Megan Holmes, Adrienne Huckabone, Ben Kellgren, Yiu-Hong Leung, Joey Lusterman Cheryl Norton, Julia Perry, April Robertson, Mathew Seeley, Kristin Smallwood, Alex Smith, Kevin Tinnell, Taryn Tomasello and Gabrielle Villasenor.

Intermedia Video Fest 09
March 18, 6–8pm
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.     
Free and open to the public

Posted on 03/18 at 11:01 AM

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2009 Spring Continuing Education Youth Exhibition

Pacific Northwest College of Art proudly displays the final products from this spring’s Continuing Education Youth Classes. The young artists studied such courses as sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking and digital video.

The mission of youth classes is to provide artistic skill building and exploration for students, ages 4-18. Courses offer a wide variety of media and the curriculum aims to provide basic skill and vocabulary.

Program exhibits express the mission of PNCA’s youth program: student-centered learning, accuracy and discovery in making, effective problem solving and collaboration, perceptual sensitivity, imaginative expression, knowledge of historical and contemporary art and a celebration of creativity and diversity.

Exhibition | PNCA Youth Program
March 14 – 26
Opening Reception
11:30am, March 21 | PNCA Swigert Commons

Posted on 03/16 at 11:14 AM

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PNCA Alumni Participate in Cut&Paste

Pacific Northwest College of Art Communication Design alumni recently participated in the live design competition, Cut&Paste Design Tournament 2009.

Communication Design alumna Lisa Kline-Simon ‘08 advanced to the final round of the 2D competition, along with alumnus Nick Cline ‘02. Communication Design student Drew Jasperse also participated.

Portland judges included: Aaron Draplin, Rebecca Huston, PNCA Continuing Education Instructor Kat Topaz, Mark Searcy, and Jon Wexler, overseeeing 2D-ers; Craig Wollen, Stacy Dye, David Maddocks, Nike’s Howard Lichter, and Sean O’Connor, watching 3D-ers; and Manny Bernardez, Chris Hotz, Brad Johnson, Robert Lewis and Nando Costa, who will watch motion designers.

Alumnus Jake Hollomon ’08 facilitated the 55DSL audience competition. Last year, Hollomon won the 55DSL Logo Remix Challenge, part of the 2008 “Cut&Paste”:http://www.cutandpaste.com/  Competition. Hollomon’s design will be featured in 55DSL’s 2010 spring/summer 10.55 limited edition collection. He also wins a cash prize of 1,055 € (about $1,321). 55DSL is a spin-off brand of Diesel, originally inspired by radical sports, according to its Web site.

Posted on 03/11 at 08:09 AM

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Author Kathleen Dean Moore Delivers 2009 Edelman Lecture

Pacific Northwest College of Art welcomes environmental writer Kathleen Dean Moore as the speaker for the 2009 Edelman Lecture, 6:30pm, March 10 in the Swigert Commons.

In her compelling book, The Pine Island Paradox, author Kathleen Dean Moore examines the work of artists during a pivotal point in human history. “Degradation of the land and the air has created a potentially catastrophic global emergency,” says Moore, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and University Writer Laureate, Oregon State University (OSU). “The search for a new worldview will be — it must be — the greatest exercise of the human imagination the world has ever seen. What is (and what is not) the work of the artist in this time and this place?”   

Moore was chosen to deliver the Edelman Lecture for her examination of both the creative life within the context of environmentalism and the philosophical underpinnings of creativity. The Alfred Edelman Design Lectureship — founded in honor of former PNCA 3D Design instructor Alfred Edelman by his wife Carol Edelman — was created to enhance students’ understanding of the visual world by presenting unique ways to examine and manipulate 3D space, to consider subjects seemingly dissimilar to art, and to be a catalyst for lively discussions in the classrooms at PNCA.

An essayist, philosophy professor, activist, parent, and lover of all things green or flowing, Moore recently co-edited Rachel Carson: Legacy and Challenge, a collection of essays about Carson’s work as a writer, scientist, and activist, from SUNY Press. At OSU, she teaches environmental ethics, Native American philosophy, and a field course on the philosophy of nature. She is the author of two books: Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water (1995) and The Pine Island Paradox (2004). Moore’s work has been published in Orion, Audubon, Discover, The Sun, and the New York Times Magazine. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Orion Society and for the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska.

Posted on 03/06 at 09:26 AM

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MFA Central Gallery Features New Work by Ruth Lantz

PNCA’s MFA Central Gallery features new work by MFA student Ruth Lantz through March 28.

Exhibition | “Infinite Spaces”
Opening | 6:30pm Thursday March 5 2009
MFA Gallery Central, Pacific Northwest College of Art 1241 NW Johnson St

Ruth Lantz uses paintings and drawings to address notions of infinity through the language of the sublime. She builds on prior perceptions of the infinite to challenge the viewer to question what is fact. Using images which reside in the realm of space photography, electromagnetic brain scans, and slide cultures, she creates an image full of phenomenal beauty and awe but with intellectual implications of vast emptiness and space. Exhibition runs through March 28.

Posted on 03/05 at 02:08 PM

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Alumni Participate in Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament

On March 7, Pacific Northwest College of Art Communication Design alumni will power through a range of designs in the live design competition, Cut&Paste Design Tournament 2009.

Participating PNCA designers include Communication Design alumna Lisa Kline-Simon ‘08, alumni Nick Cline ‘02 and Jake Hollomon ’08, and current Communication Design student Drew Jasperse.

“Cut&Paste”:http://www.cutandpaste.com/ will feature Portland’s 2D, 3D and Motion designers facing serious pressure to design with speed, skill, and style as partygoers watch their every move on giant projection screens and cheer them on.

Portland judges include: Aaron Draplin, Rebecca Huston, PNCA Continuing Education Instructor Kat Topaz, Mark Searcy, and Jon Wexler, overseeeing 2D-ers; Craig Wollen, Stacy Dye, David Maddocks, Nike’s Howard Lichter, and Sean O’Connor, watching 3D-ers; and Manny Bernardez, Chris Hotz, Brad Johnson, Robert Lewis and Nando Costa, who will watch motion designers.

Last year, Hollomon won the 55DSL Logo Remix Challenge, part of the 2008 Cut&Paste Competition. Hollomon’s design will be featured in 55DSL’s 2010 spring/summer 10.55 limited edition collection. He also wins a cash prize of 1,055 € (about $1,321). 55DSL is a spin-off brand of Diesel, originally inspired by radical sports, according to its Web site.

Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Doors open at 7:00pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave.
Tickets are $15 online; $20 at the door

Posted on 03/03 at 10:11 AM

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