The 2010 Convocation address on September 9 will be given by Jane Beebe, Owner and Director of PDX Contemporary Art.
Collateral Matters opens August 26 at Museum of Contemporary Craft. Learn about institutional identity and trends in Northwest graphic design through invoices, invitations and other Museum ephemera in an interactive exhibition.
Join Torie Nguyen and Cathy Pitters for Craftacular, a free community craft night on August 31 at 6 pm at Museum of Contemporary Craft. Learn how to make your own custom merit badges to represent your favorite activities in life.
As we approach the 100th anniversary of abstract and non-objective painting, it seems a particularly apt time to reflect upon the work being done today. The abstract epoch finds its roots in the Romantic painting innovations of the Impressionist and Expressionists with other early influences including mysticism and scientific color theory. It soon progressed through Concrete art and geometric abstraction followed by Abstract Expressionism, monochrome abstractions, Op art, Minimalism and right up to the so called death of painting in the late 60’s and early 70’s with the dematerialization of the art object. However, painting never died and looking at the plethora of exciting paintings today, it’s silly to think some had already written its obituary.
Curated by Kelly Rauer and Mack McFarland, Morph/Shift looks at 14 Portland artists who are working within the realm of abstract and non-objective painting. Among this new guard of innovative and rigorous painters, the artistic approaches vary from process-driven minimalist gestures, conceptual abstractions and traditional notions of “to abstract”, with each artist pressing for a new understanding.
The exhibition is on view August 30-September 26 in the Swigert Commons of the PNCA Main Campus Building. An opening reception will take place September 2 at 6 pm.
Featured Artists: Timothy Scott Dalbow, Jesse Durost, Jacqueline Ehlis, Alex Felton & Kevin Abell, Derek Franklin, Matt Green, Midori Hirose, Lindsay Kennedy, Ruth Lantz, Meg Peterson, Blair Saxon-Hill, Alex Steckly, Bradley Streeper.
Beginning next Monday, August 30, Fall Hours will be in effect all all PNCA Buildings.
PNCA foundation students and transfer students are invited to attend Orientation August 26-27. During this time, you will be introduced to key people and resources to help you navigate your way through PNCA’s educational experience.
PNCA is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2010-2011 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series, presented by ZGF Architects LLP. Featuring more than 20 acclaimed guest speakers, the lecture series is open to the public and complements the Visual Studies and Applied Craft and Design MFA programs.
M5 explores the intersections and mutual interests of five artists who have exhibited at Brooklyn’s Minus Space and two of the Northwest’s most historically relevant abstract practitioners. Curated by Jeff Jahn, the exhibition is on view through August 22.
Tuesday’s Oregonian featured Craft Museum’s Design for Living, an article addressing the current state of the Museum of Contemporary Craft’s successful integration with PNCA.
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