2009 Art Beat Week: May 11-15, 2009

at Cascade, Rock Creek, Sylvania and Southeast Center

Art Beat 2009 was a great success! We had record attendance, with wonderful crowds at all three campuses and Southeast Center. Over eighty events, from dance to poetry, ceramics to DIY, took place this year. Featured Artist Bryan Johanson’s world premiere of his composition Fore!, played by the Oregon Guitar Quartet, stunned those fortunate enough to hear it—and now you can hear it, too. You can also see pictures and videos of other events posted on this site.

2009 PosterArt Beat happens every spring, thanks to the hard work and dedication of many, many people—administration, faculty, ASPCC and plant services, to name a few—but it wouldn't be the joyful celebration it is without all of those who attend the events. If you joined us this year, Thank You, and we hope to see you next year.

If you weren't able to come, look around this site to see what you missed, and mark your calendar for next year: May 10-14, 2010.

As always, all events will be free and open to everyone.

Featured Artist Bryan Johanson and the Oregon Guitar Quartet

Bryan JohansonPortland-based composer and performer Bryan Johanson created Fore! for PCC’s Art Beat. Fore!, dedicated to PCC, is a guitar quartet composition that can be played in twenty-four different configurations. The Oregon Guitar Quartet, composed of local musicians David Franzen, Ian Luxton, John Mery and Peter Zisa, played the world premiere of Fore!, and you can listen to this performance by clicking below. You can also view a video about the creation of this composition here.

  • Listen to the world premiere performance at Sylvania Campus’s reception:
  • This is a live recording that was captured Monday, May 11.
  • Higher quality and re-mixable recordings will be posted as they become available.

Photos and Videos from Art Beat 2009

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