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Memory 99 Dedication Ceremony at Future North Park Block

Release date: 09/26/12

PORTLAND, OR – SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to invite the public to a dedication ceremony for a new public art work by one of the region’s most venerable artists. On October 19, 2012 at 12 noon, Memory 99, a sculpture by PNCA alumnus Lee Kelly’s ’59, will be unveiled in its new location in what is slated to be Portland’s next North Park Block, adjacent to the future home of PNCA’s Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design (511 NW Broadway).

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A Portland Circus on Cage’s Silence

Release date: 09/13/12

PORTLAND, OR – SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 – Pacific Northwest College of Art’s (PNCA) Feldman Gallery + Project Space presents A Portland Circus on Cage’s Silence, a performance in concert with the exhibition, Happy Birthday: A Celebration of Chance and Listening, which celebrates the 100th Anniversary of John Cage’s birth. This dance and music performance created by choreographer Linda Austin and sound artist Seth Nehil will take place at 7 pm on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in the Swigert Commons in PNCA’s Main Building at 1241 NW Johnson. The hour-long performance draws inspiration from the cacophonous, multifocal happenings of John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham, using chance procedures to spark unexpected simultaneities. A Portland Circus will fill the PNCA Commons with music and movement, with 16 dancers, 10 musicians, recorded sounds, and a poet among and around the audience, on balconies, and in distant hallways. A score produced through rolls of the die will decide what, where, when, and how performers move and play. In true Cage/Cunningham fashion, dance and music are being created separately – the audience will witness the merging of elements for the first time, along with the performers and creators.

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PNCA’s Fall 2012 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Release date: 09/12/12

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PORTLAND, OR – SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) brings bright lights from the worlds of art and design to Portland for the Fall 2012 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Notable artists, designers, editors, activists, educators, and theorists have been invited to lecture by each of PNCA’s five graduate programs, including the MFA in Visual Studies, MFA in Collaborative Design, MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research, Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies, and MFA in Applied Craft and Design with Oregon College of Art and Craft. Most lectures take place in the Swigert Commons in PNCA’s Main Building in Portland’s Pearl District and are always free and open to the public. For a complete listing of PNCA events, please visit

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David Shipley to Give Convocation Lecture at PNCA

Release date: 09/11/12

PORTLAND, OR – September 11, 2012 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) opens its 2012-2013 academic year with a Convocation Lecture by David Shipley, Executive Editor of Bloomberg View. Entitled, “Learning to Translate,” his lecture, which is open to the public, is scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 4pm in the Swigert Commons. Convocation, which derives from the Latin term for “calling together,” is an annual opportunity for the College’s community of students, faculty, staff, and board members to come together to mark the beginning of the new academic year.

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