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PNCA HOSTS PORTLAND MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM

Release date: 04/24/12

MEDIA ALERT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2012

Contact:
Lisa Radon, Communications Specialist
Pacific Northwest College of Art
lradon@pnca.edu, 971 255 5528

Becca Biggs, Director of Communications
Pacific Northwest College of Art
bbiggs@pnca.edu, 971 255 5511

PNCA HOSTS PORTLAND MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM
Sponsored by PNCA’S MFA in Collaborative Design and Pacific Northwest Science and Technology PAC

Portland Mayoral Forum
PNCA, 1241 NW Johnson Street
Saturday, April 28, 3pm
Free & open to the public

With Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, Jefferson Smith
Moderated by Peter Schoonmaker, Chair MFA in Collaborative Design
co-sponsored by Pacific Northwest Science and Technology Foundation and PNCA’s MFA in Collaborative Design Program

Portland, OR – April 24, 2012 – Portland has a reputation as a center for creativity, technology, and design. From software to apparel to green technology, the opportunities for developing a vibrant creative economy are expanding. What specific actions can the City of Portland and our next mayor take to support and enhance Portland’s science, technology, and creative communities? Join the Pacific Northwest Science and Technology Foundation and the MFA Collaborative Design program at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) for a forum with mayoral candidates Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, and Jefferson Smith. MFA in Collaborative Design Chair Peter Schoonmaker moderates a conversation on what Portland’s next mayor should and can do to support the science-tech-creative sector in Portland.

About Pacific Northwest College of Art
PNCA prepares students for a life of creative practice and has been an influential force in art and design education in the Pacific Northwest since its founding in 1909. Today PNCA enrolls nearly 600 students in 15 undergraduate and graduate programs, and another 1,500 students through its continuing education programs. Since its founding in 1909, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has become a leader in innovative educational programs that connect students to a global perspective in the visual arts and design. PNCA prepares students for a life of creative practice, offering ten Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and five graduate degrees under the auspices of its Ford Institute for Visual Education (FIVE): an MFA in Visual Studies, a Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies, an MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research, an MFA in Collaborative Design, and an MFA in Applied Craft and Design developed with the Oregon College of Art and Craft, the first inter-institutional degree of its kind in the US.

PNCA is actively involved in Portland’s cultural life through exhibitions and a vibrant public program of lectures and internationally recognized visiting artists, designers, and creative thinkers. Portland Monthly, in its January 2012 issue, called PNCA the “crown jewel of Portland’s creative class.” With the support of FIVE, the College has an operating partnership with the nationally acclaimed Museum of Contemporary Craft. For more information, visit pnca.edu.

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