PNCA’s Swigert Commons will be full of student art and craft just in time for holiday gift buying Thursday through Saturday, December 6-8 from 11am to 7 pm. One-of-a-kind gifts at the Pacific Northwest College of Art Holiday Art Sale include paintings, prints, sculptures, and photos along with crafts like ceramics, jewelry, and textiles.
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Prospective students can meet faculty, students, and staff and learn about PNCA’s BFA programs at the BFA Open House this Saturday, December 1 from 9 am – 12 pm. All are welcome. The event features campus tours, optional portfolio reviews, light breakfast, plus information sessions on the foundation year, portfolio preparation, financial aid (for parents), and more.
In the Business Journal, Wendy Culverwell writes about the demolition of the former Powell’s Technical Books to make way for ArtHouse, PNCA’s new student residence that’s being developed by the Powell Family. Slated to open for fall 2013’s incoming class, ArtHouse will be a “150-student residence that with street-level retail and 60 studio, two and three bedroom units on five upper floors.”
Culverwell notes, “ArtHouse is the first physical sign of PNCA’s plan to develop a campus centered on the North Park Blocks in Old Town/Chinatown. It will relocated from multiple buildings in the Pearl District to the former U.S. Post Office, 511 N.W. Broadway, after securing the building from the U.S. General Services Administration.”
This week’s Stage and Studio on KBOO featured an interview with PNCA Assistant Professor Horatio Law who spoke about his Open Circles project. Law is working with communities at Sisters of the Road and Planned Parenthood to create a public installation that will get people thinking and talking about social currency and self-empowerment.
Horatio Hung-Yan Law is a public art and installation artist who is interested in creating collaborative installations with diverse communities, and in exploring how art activates the complex and dynamic relationship between individual and community. As artist-in-resident, he has created installations with Multnomah County Health Department, South Waterfront Development, and families with children adopted from China. He’s now working on public art projects with the Oregon State Hospital, Seattle Public Utility % for Art in South Park, and Tri-Met’s Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Line.
Open Circles collaborative, community art project, opens Saturday, November 17th at the Place Black Gallery. The opening reception will be held 5:00 to 9:00 pm, and will feature artists who participated in the Open Circles project. There will be a second reception December 15th from 5-9 pm.
Sean Joseph Patrick Carney MFA ‘09, writer, publisher, artist, curator, performance artist, stand-up comedian, and MFA in Visual Studies alumnus is interviewed on art:21 in a piece entitled New Kids on the Block | Baudrillard for Bozos: An Interview with Sean Joseph Patrick Carney. Carney, whose Social Malpractice Publishing titles are carried at Printed Matter, answers questions about why all the names but more importantly about his multivariate practice including his video Who is the Artist Who is Present, his performance AbJackass, and his translation from English to American of Baudrillard’s “The Precession of Simulacra.”
Carney is just back from an extended Experimental Comedy Training Camp at Banff with a stopover at the recent MoMA PS1 Book Fair.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art plans Manuel Izquierdo: Myth, Nature, and Renewal, an exhibition of work by the honored alumnus and longtime professor at PNCA, Manuel Izquierdo (1925–2009). This major retrospective exhibition features over fifty sculptures accompanied by paintings, prints and photographs created during Izquierdo’s career, and draws from public and private collection throughout the region. The exhibition runs January 19 through March 24, 2013.
This exhibition is accompanied by a full-color monograph, Manuel Izquierdo: Myth, Nature and Renewal, written by Willamette University Professor Emeritus Roger Hull, who also organized the exhibition.
Izquierdo enrolled at PNCA when it was still called the Museum Art School, housed in the same building as the Portland Art Museum. He studied printmaking and sculpture with Louis Bunce, Jack McLarty, and Frederic Littman, graduating in 1951. He went on to become a highly influential faculty member and influential figure in Northwest art.
The Oregon Encyclopedia has a detailed article on Izquierdo’s life. And there is more information about the upcoming exhibition on the Hallie Ford Museum website.
Ecotrust blogs about the visit to PNCA during Global Entrepreneurship Week of Professor Gregory Dees. As the blog notes, “In 2007, the Aspen Institute and Ashoka recognized his pioneering work with their first Lifetime Achievement award in Social Entrepreneurship Education. An earlier Aspen report described him as ‘the father of social entrepreneurship as an academic field.’” On November 9 at 7 pm in PNCA’s Swigert Commons, Dees will lecture on “The Open Solutions Society: Taking Social Entrepreneurship Seriously.”
The widely published Dees has written more than 60 cases, articles, chapters, and concept notes related to this topic and has edited two books with Jed Emerson and Peter Economy: Enterprising Nonprofits (Wiley, 2001) and Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs (Wiley, 2002). Dees has played a leading role in developing the academic field of social entrepreneurship, helping to found social innovation programs at Duke, Harvard, and Stanford. His work bridges the gap between business and the social sector, and between theory and practice, making knowledge useful for social entrepreneurs as well as for the funders, consultants, and educators who work in the field.
This lecture is part of the MFA in Collaborative Design Visiting Artist Lecture Series.