News Archive

The Art of Pollination

“Untitled”: takes a look into the design thinking of MFA in Applied Craft and Design candidate Laura Allcorn, and her connection between honeybees and fashion.

Posted on 10/29 at 12:58 PM

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Margot Voorhies Thompson Lecture

Artist Margot Voorhies Thompson will speak about her work at the opening reception for her exhibition Layers of Space in the Corner Gallery on Monday, November 1.

Posted on 10/29 at 12:57 PM

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The Last Days of Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn closes Saturday, October 30. Don’t miss your last chance to see the work of this controversial artist. The accompanying catalog is nearly sold out in The Gallery. Drop by today.

Posted on 10/27 at 04:18 PM

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Caldera Report

The MFA Visual Studies Caldera students and artists-in-residence engage in a “public presentation”: on October 29 about their experience at the PNCA Caldera Laboratories residency. They present work completed while at Caldera and information about the discussions and learning experiences they shared as a group.

Posted on 10/26 at 03:03 PM

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Painter Wallace Whitney Lectures Thursday

Wallace Whitney, a Bronx-based painter whose gestural, atmospheric style recalls New York School painting, speaks at an MFA Visual Studies Lecture on Thursday, October 28, at 6:30 pm, as part of the 2010-2011 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Posted on 10/25 at 09:08 AM

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MFA Portfolio Day

The MFA in Visual Studies program is on the road. Prospective students can have their work critiqued at the Eastern Graduate Portfolio Day on October 23 at Parsons the New School for Design. Get the details on the National Portfolio Day Association website.

Posted on 10/21 at 12:31 PM

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Gerhard Knodel to Lecture

Textile expert Gerhard Knodel will lecture at PNCA on Thursday, October 21 as part of the MFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series at the MFA in Applied Craft and Design Bison Building Studios.

Posted on 10/20 at 04:49 PM

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The Whitman 150 Project

Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and revel in a staged reading of his masterpiece “Song of Myself.” 52 readers present the 52 sections of the poem as The Whitman 150 Project, October 20 at 6:30 pm.

Posted on 10/19 at 11:38 AM

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Lee Kelly '59 Profiled in The Oregonian

Alumnus Lee Kelly ‘59 was profiled by DK Row in conjunction with his retrospective exhibition at the Portland Art Museum, on view through January 9, 2011. Watch an interview with him and Portland Art Museum’s Bruce Guenther on Untitled, PNCA’s online magazine.

Posted on 10/18 at 12:59 PM

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Norman Klein Idea Studio

Norman Klein, cultural critic, urban and media historian and novelist, will deliver the PNCA+FIVE Idea Studio lecture Navigating Scripted Spaces: the Moving Image Since 1550 on October 21.

Posted on 10/15 at 09:06 AM

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Philip Tinari on Ai Weiwei

Philip Tinari, founding editor of LEAP, a new bimonthly journal of contemporary Chinese art based in Beijing, will lecture on the practices of Jingdezhen porcelain production in the context of Ai Weiwei’s approach.

Posted on 10/14 at 09:57 AM

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Sonya Clark Lecture Cancelled

The MFA Applied Craft and Design Lecture by Sonya Clark, scheduled for Thursday, October 14, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Posted on 10/13 at 03:39 PM

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Rearrangutan Mixes Found Poetry

In connection with Nina Katchadourian’s exhibition Sorted Books, the Feldman Gallery hosts Rearrangutan, an evening of cut-up, found and multi-media poems.

Posted on 10/12 at 11:13 AM

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Jazz Improv at Design Within Reach

Visiting artist and musician Guillermo E. Brown and local artist and musician Tim DuRoche jam together Tuesday evening for a free performance at Design Within Reach’s Portland Studio. Doors open at 6 pm.

Posted on 10/11 at 11:32 AM

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Ken Storch Discusses Punishment, Prisons and Pain

Visiting photographer and educator Ken Storch shares a selection of his work from The Jail Project, portraits of inmates at Arizona’s Maricopa County Jail, in a moderated discussion with Writer-in-Residence Barry Sanders on October 12 at lunchtime.

Posted on 10/08 at 09:14 AM

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4th Annual Alumni Weekend

The 2010 Alumni Weekend marks the College’s fourth annual alumni celebration and features events on October 8–9. This year’s festivities include an Alumni Dinner, the annual Homecoming lecture by alumnus and Faculty Emeritus George Johanson ‘50, which is free and open to the public, and a tour of Ai Weiwei: Dropping The Urn.

George Johanson: Seven Decades of Painting, a retrospective exhibition, will also be on view in the Swigert Commons during Alumni Weekend, and runs through November 20. View the new PNCA Alumni Gallery on Flickr and learn more on the PNCA Alumni website.

PNCA’s 4th annual kicks off this Friday with a Homecoming lecture featuring distinguished alumnus and faculty emeritus George Johanson ‘50.

Posted on 10/04 at 11:07 AM

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Ellen Lesperance Wins Betty Bowen Award

PNCA Faculty Member Ellen Lesperance was recently named the winner of the 32nd Annual Betty Bowen Award presented by the Seattle Art Museum. Three hundred and fifty artists from Washington, Oregon and Idaho applied this year for the award, held in honor of the late arts supporter Betty Bowen, who died in 1977. In addition to a cash prize, her work will be displayed at the museum and she will give a talk on October 21.

Posted on 10/04 at 10:59 AM

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Lee Kelly '59 Retrospective Opens at Portland Art Museum

Distinguished PNCA alumnus “Lee Kelly”: ‘59 will be honored with a major retrospective exhibition opening this Saturday, October 2 at Portland Art Museum.

Posted on 10/01 at 02:55 PM

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