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One of PNCA’s own has been added to the ranks of the Metropolis blog Point of View.

In his first blog post, Chair JP Reuer begins with the idea that “design educators and practitioners routinely assert, with remarkable assurance, that design thinking strategies can deliver the “game-changing” ideas needed to address the critical problems of our times.”

He is describing Design/Build, a project that students in the MFA in Applied Craft and Design program engage in during the first ten days of the program.

“This year AC+D students, led by visiting artists, Butch Anthony and Jack Sanders, addressed the often-hidden problem of juvenile crime and rehabilitation,” writes Reuer on the POV blog. “They designed and built the first phase of a literacy center in Portland’s Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center. Less than four miles from the AC+D studio, the facility holds 12- to 18-year-old boys and girls, incarcerated for one day to two years, for crimes ranging from probation violation to murder. PNCA faculty members Barry Sanders and Arvie Smith paved the way for the project through their work teaching classes to Long Center detainees.”

Check out Reuer’s blog post.

Posted on 12/28 at 04:00 PM

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Remembering Bob Hanson

Please join us in a celebration of the life of Robert Hanson, Wednesday, December 28 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 NW 9th Avenue. There will be brief remarks at 6:30 PM.

PNCA and the broader Portland art community will greatly miss Faculty Emeritus, Robert Hanson, who passed away Friday morning at age 75. Hanson was a Professor of Painting and Drawing at PNCA for 34 years and an integral part of the PNCA community, continuing his involvement after his retirement. As recently as 2008, PNCA’s Feldman Gallery presented BEAUTIES, an exhibition of his drawings. Professor Anne Johnson conducted a thoughtful and illluminating interview with Hanson, I WANT THE IMAGE TO BLOW APART: A Conversation with Robert Hanson, in 2009 for PNCA’s Untitled online magazine. In that conversation, Hanson said of teaching, “I enjoyed discussing something with a pencil, sitting down where the student was sitting and then talking while drawing out an explanation, which was often fragmentary, at the edge of the page; and I think some of that is carried over into all those fragmentary elements in my drawings.”

Hanson was educated at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, came to Portland in the 1970s, and was represented for many years by Elizabeth Leach Gallery. He is survived by his wife, artist Judy Cooke.

Barry Johnson has written a kind remembrance honoring Hanson on Oregon ArtsWatch illustrated with a number of Hanson’s drawings supplied by his dealer, Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

The community will have the opportunity to celebrate Hanson’s art next month as a show of his drawings, APEX: Robert Hanson, opens January 2, 2012 at the Portland Art Museum and runs through April 29, 2012. Curated by Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art, the exhibition features a selection of Hanson’s drawings of women.

Photo: Heather Zinger ‘10

Posted on 12/19 at 11:11 AM

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PNCA President Tom Manley One of “Most Influential Portlanders”

In Portland Monthly’s first issue of 2012, in which they profile the city’s most influential movers and shakers, PNCA is called a “creative-class crown jewel.”

The cover of the January issue of Portland Monthly reads “The 50 Most Influential Portlanders,” and on page 64 there’s a great photo of PNCA President Tom Manley, who’s credited with turning the College into “a creative-class crown jewel.” The piece goes on to note the College’s student body doubling in size, the launch of five graduate programs, the acquisition of the main campus building, and the impending acquisition of 511 NW Broadway. “With a 511 rehab slated for 2014, Manley hopes not only to create a dynamic hub of studios, libraries, labs, and commons, but to define a new ‘creative corridor,’ bridging the Pearl District with Old Town.”

Read more about “The 50 Most Influential Portlanders” on the Portland Monthly website.

Posted on 12/16 at 05:00 PM

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Winter Holiday Hours

PNCA will be holding these hours until Monday Jan. 16th.

Monday-Saturday 8am-10pm
Sundays 9am-10pm

PNCA will be CLOSED on the following days:
Dec. 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th
Jan. 29th, 30th, 31st and 1st.
Jan 16th for Martin Luther King Day.

The hours for the library are as follows:
December 12th – 15th: 7:30 am – Midnight
December 16th: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
December 17th & 18th: CLOSED
December 19th – 22nd:  9 am – 5:30 pm
December 23rd – January 1st: CLOSED
January 2nd – 15th Mon – Fri: 9 am – 5:30 pm. Sat. & Sun.: CLOSED
January 16th: CLOSED

Posted on 12/16 at 12:37 PM

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End of Year Giving

Thanks to a generous challenge grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, your charitable gift to PNCA this year goes further. The Miller Foundation will match every new and increased gift to the College. More than 93% of PNCA students receive financial aid. Your gift of any size will help support the artists, designers, and entrepreneurs of the future. Make a gift online or call 503.821.8887.  

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Posted on 12/12 at 12:39 PM

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AC+D Open Studio

Candidates for the joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design program offered by PNCA and Oregon College of Art and Craft invite the public into their studio space for an evening of craft, design, and conversation.

The open studio is a chance to see varied and integral work of the graduate students in the Applied Craft and Design program. Encouraging a cross-disciplinary studio environment in which the workshop is a lab to collaboratively explore design and making processes, the program teaches students from a wide range of creative backgrounds to make original work with an applied purpose.

Each graduate student will be on hand and available to talk about their work.

Participating students:
MFA ACD Class of 2013
Theresa Arrison, Amy Conway, Francesco Cupolo, Camila Dorsey, Johanna Goodrich, Zeina Hamady, Shannon Hauff, Daniel Jamieson, Tally Locke, Molly McKeown, Meghan Morris, Kyla Mucci, Zachary Pollock, Coren Rau, Nick Radecki, Nick Stokes, Eric Trine, Joshua Unterman

MFA ACD Class of 2012
Kathy Bradshaw, Amanda Brennan, Heather Bromer, Jody Dunphy, Sheri Earnhart, Larissa Hammond, Killeen Hanson, Andrew Lonnquist, Swapna Ketcham, Karl Ramentol, Amber Roelfs, William Rueck, Jacob Tietze

Read more about the event…

Posted on 12/06 at 12:27 PM

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New Feldman Gallery Series

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) welcomes internationally-recognized artists and curators to Portland for its 2012-13 exhibition series which has been supported by a $40,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. This is the College’s first grant from this prestigious national foundation. With exhibitions from New York’s Drawing Center, Chicago’s Threewalls, the Critical Art Ensemble, and a group show in honor of the 100th birthday of John Cage, the series includes painting, drawing, object, and installation topped off with thought-provoking public programs.

This challenging exhibition series—on view in PNCA’s Feldman Gallery and other Project Spaces from February 2012 through May 2013—embodies the discursive nature of artistic practice, and provides clear, compelling examples of the various strategies employed in the conception and production of work. Each exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog with scholarly essays and other information about the artist and work.

Read the press release

Posted on 12/02 at 12:55 PM

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