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Former PNCA Director Al Hammer Has Passed

PNCA is saddened to announce that former PNCA Director Al Hammer has passed.

Hammer was briefly PNCA Director from July 1981 – May 1982. He abruptly decided to leave in October 1981 (just three months after he arrived), and returned to New England to become Director of the Hartford School of Art at the University of Hartford.

“Read a Hartford Courant piece about Hammer”:http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=alfred-e-hammer&pid=134607531.

Posted on 01/29 at 09:33 AM

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Follow the Adventure: PNCA Blogs

PNCA provides students a range of opportunities to be active in the world through its Global Studios program.

Follow the adventure of PNCA students in Senegal, or discover Brittany, France with PNCA Junior Brennan Broome.

Junior Brennan Broome spends Spring 2010 at Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in Brittany, France, as part of PNCA’s Global Studios. Join Brennan, a student in PNCA’s Intermedia department, throughout the semester as he becomes well-versed in the French language, shines through conceptual studio intensives and engages in site seminars throughout Europe.

“Follow his blog”:http://untitled.pnca.edu/blogs/blog?id=29.

Five PNCA students’ blog about Global Studios: Dakar, Senegal as they experience an intensive “urban setting” in western Africa, led by PNCA Assistant Professor Painting/Drawing, Modou Dieng. The group will engage contemporary art from Africa, along with global issues in the religions, arts, cinema, music, history, language and politics, lectures, museum and artist studio visits, and through participation in community events. 

“Follow the Senegal blogs”:http://untitled.pnca.edu/blogs/blog?id=28.

Posted on 01/29 at 09:29 AM

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Multimedia: Arthur Hash MFA AC&D Lecture

Arthur Hash presented a slide lecture of his work at the MFA in Applied Craft and Design studios at the Bison Building on January 21, 2010. Hash is a jewelry designer and craftsman whose work comes from a commitment to participate in the contemporary 
exploration of what jewelry is and can be, while retaining the sense of elegance and beauty found in the long tradition of body 
adornment. His recent work has incorporated waterjet cutting and rapid prototyping to make one-off art jewelry pieces.

The MFA in Applied Craft and Design is a joint degree program offered by PNCA and Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Arthur Hash, Graduate Lecture Series
Download audio (20 MB, MP3)


   

Posted on 01/28 at 05:17 PM

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MFA in Applied Craft and Design Program Welcomes Po Shun Leong


The MFA in Applied Craft and Design program welcomes Po Shun Leong in a free public lecture, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 28 at the MFA in Applied Craft and Design Studios @ The Bison Building, 421 N.E. 10th Ave. and Glisan Street.

Leong is an artist, former architect, sculptor, and furniture maker. His highly intricate and inspiring one-of-a-kind wood boxes have been enthusiastically acquired and are in numerous museum collections. Often inspired by ancient or legendary civilizations, 
Leong’s work displays a flamboyant sense of shape, surprise and presentation.

The MFA in Applied Craft and Design is a joint degree program offered by PNCA and Oregon College of Art and Craft. The lecture is part of the College’s Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture series.

Learn more about “Po Shun Leong”:http://www.poshunleong.com/.

Read a “review”:http://www.woodworking.org/WC/GArchive98/3_27brittonartbox.html of the book Po Shun Leong Art Boxes.

Image courtesy of the artist.

Posted on 01/26 at 11:50 AM

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PNCA and Lewis & Clark College Welcome Author Lewis Hyde


Influential author Lewis Hyde delivers the lecture “The Gift and the Commons: Creativity and the Public Good,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 3 at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

The Gift, Lewis Hyde’s groundbreaking study of creativity, explores the meaning of art in a market-driven society. Hyde asks questions central to the lives of artists as well as teachers and others who serve the public good: How do we discover work that satisfies beyond financial compensation? What are our norms for reciprocity and how do gifts create bonds in communities?  Hyde’s current project extends these questions to the realm of the “cultural commons” – “that vast store of unowned ideas, inventions, and works of art we have inherited from the past, and that we continue to create.” As we debate “intellectual property,” cultural “piracy,” and what counts as shared “cultural literacy,” these issues take on renewed urgency. 

Hyde is also the author of Trickster Makes This World, which uses a group of ancient myths to argue for the kind of disruptive intelligence all cultures need if they are to remain lively, flexible, and open to change. A MacArthur Fellow, Hyde teaches during the fall semesters at Kenyon College, where he is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing.

The Gift and the Commons: Creativity and the Public Good
Wednesday, February 3, 6:30 p.m.
PNCA Main Campus Building, Swigert Commons, 1241 N.W. Johnson St.
The lecture is co-presented by PNCA and “Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling Center for Community Engagement”:http://www.lclark.edu/events/info/?id=3351. For more information on this event, visit the “PNCA web calendar”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php?event_id=1364&list_type=2&cat=1&year=2010.

And don’t miss a second lecture by Hyde at Lewis & Clark College:

The Gift and the Commons: Creativity and the Public Good with Lewis Hyde
Thursday, February 4, 4 p.m.
Lewis & Clark College, Templeton Campus Center, Council Chambers

Read a “New York Times profile”:http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/16/magazine/16hyde-t.html?scp=1&sq=Lewis%20Hyde&st=cse of Lewis Hyde.
Read the New York Times article ““Advantage Google””:http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/books/review/Hyde-t.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Lewis%20Hyde&st=cse by Hyde.

Posted on 01/21 at 11:22 AM

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MFA in Applied Craft and Design Program Welcomes Arthur Hash

The MFA in Applied Craft and Design program welcomes Arthur Hash in a free public lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21 in the MFA in Applied Craft and Design Studios @ The Bison Building, 421 N.E. 10th Ave. and Glisan Street.

Arthur Hash is a jewelry designer and craftsman whose work comes from a commitment to participate in the contemporary 
exploration of what jewelry is and can be, while retaining the sense of elegance and beauty found in the long tradition of body 
adornment. His recent work has incorporated waterjet cutting and rapid prototyping to make one-off art jewelry pieces.

The lecture is the first spring 2010 lecture of the PNCA Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture series.

The MFA in Applied Craft and Design is a joint degree program offered by PNCA and Oregon College of Art and Craft.

“Learn more about Arthur Hash”:http://www.arthurhash.com/.

View images of Hash’s work at “Design Boom”:http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/5130/arthur-hash.html.

Posted on 01/19 at 08:43 AM

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PNCA Welcomes New Students

PNCA welcomes new students during New Student Orientation, Friday, January 15.

Orientation is for all new students (transfer students and first-time freshman) and will be a day of important information as well as a little fun.


New Student Orientation
Friday, January 15, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Main Campus Building, 1241 N.W. Johnson St.

E-mail Rachael Allen in Student Services at rallen@pnca.edu for more information.

Posted on 01/11 at 03:03 PM

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2009–A Year of Distinction

As we move into 2010, PNCA continues to contribute to the civic and cultural landscape of the Pacific Northwest as the epicenter of Portland’s creative community — and as a place of distinction among the best schools of art and design in the nation.

The past year was significant. Not only did 2009 mark the College’s centennial, 100 Years of Art + Design, but it also set a precedent for growth and change at the College.

In 2009:

Portland Architecture”:http://chatterbox.typepad.com/portlandarchitecture/ blog by Brian Libby named the rehabilitation of PNCA’s Main Campus Building by Holst Architecture “one of the top rehab projects of the 1990s.”

PORT Editor Jeff Jahn discusses the top PORT stories of 2009, including a piece on PNCA faculty member Stephen Slappe, an interview with Okwui Enwezor (keynote speaker of the FATE Conference, cosponsored by PNCA in April 2009) and faculty member and former MFA in Visual Studies Chair MK Guth’s interview with Laura Fritz.
“Read the full article”:http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2009/12/2009_on_port.html.

The Oregonian published a profile on PNCA President Tom Manley.
“Read more”:http://www.oregonlive.com/O/index.ssf/2009/12/profile_tom_manley_of_pacific.html.

PNCA launched “Untitled”:http://untitled.pnca.edu, an online magazine that illuminates what it means to live a life of sustained creative practice by publishing written and multimedia interviews, artwork, and articles on art and design thinking.

PNCA celebrated its Centennial with a range of public programs, and exhibitions of PNCA artists’ work at over 15 Portland galleries in the fall.
“Read more”:http://www.oregonlive.com/art/index.ssf/2009/10/first_thursday_galleries_celeb.html. 

PNCA and the Portland art community celebrated the lives of influential artists who passed including “Douglas Lynch”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/news/606/pnca-remembers-faculty-emeriti-douglas-lynch and “Manuel Izquierdo ’51”:http://www.pnca.edu/exposure/news/649/remembering-pnca-faculty-emeritus-manuel-izquierdo.

The Portland Art Museum celebrated the College’s centennial with the exhibition PNCA at 100.
Read the “Oregonian”:http://www.oregonlive.com/O/index.ssf/2009/06/pnca_at_100_celebrates_arts_sc.html review.

Posted on 01/08 at 09:45 AM

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PNCA Hosts National Portfolio Day

Representatives from PNCA and more than 30 leading art colleges from across the country converge Sunday, January 10 at the College for National Portfolio Day.

The event begins at 10 a.m. with campus tours and financial aid information sessions, followed by portfolio reviews. Representatives will answer admissions questions and review portfolios of prospective undergraduate students. The event runs until 4 p.m.

National Portfolio Day (NPD) is designed to help further the artistic development of young artists by bringing together experienced college representatives to review artwork and offer feedback, according to the NPD Web site.

Participating colleges include: Academy of Art University, Alberta College of Art & Design, Art Center College of Design, CalArts (California Institute of the Arts), California College of the Arts, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Cornish College of the Arts, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Laguna College of Art + Design, Maine College of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Oregon College of Art and Craft, Otis College of Art and Design, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Parsons Paris School of Art & Design, Parsons The New School for Design, Pratt at Munson-Williams-Proctor, Rhode Island School of Design, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, San Francisco Art Institute, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, School of Visual Arts, The Cooper Union School of Art, The University of the Arts, Washington University in Saint Louis.

For more information, contact PNCA’s Admissions office: 503-821-8972.

All Portfolio Day events are free, open to the public and do not require pre-registration.

Learn more about “National Portfolio Day”:http://www.portfolioday.net/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/.

Posted on 01/06 at 09:47 AM

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