Located at 2305 SE 82nd and Division, the Southeast Center is a modern, new facility that was built with bonds approved by district residents in 2000.
Weeklong Art Beat Events
Hilary Pfeifer and Heidi Preuss Grew - Ceramic Works
Open campus hours, Mt. Tabor Hall
Come by and view ceramic works by Hilary Pfeifer and Heidi Preuss Grew in Mt. Tabor Hall's display cases. Pfeifer's work has been shown around the U.S. and Europe at, among others, the Velvet da Vinci Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Craft and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Preuss Grew's sculptures straddle real and fictional worlds. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Kohler Arts Center (WI), the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum (Taiwan) and the Museum of Decorative Arts (Prague).
Monday, May 11
DriveBy Press - Printmaking Demonstration
10am - 4pm, East Parking Lot
Immerse yourself in prints with DriveBy Press. Artists Joseph Velasquez and Drew Iwaniw spend the day giving lectures and printmaking demos from their mobile press van. DBP has visited over one hundred college campuses and traveled more than 100,000 miles to engage students and share their passion for printmaking. Come see the largest known collection of contemporary prints from around the country.
Shabava - Musical Performance
12 noon - 1pm, Mt. Tabor Great Hall
A trio with members trained in Iran, Morocco and India, Shabava combines their backgrounds in classical Persian, Arabic and Hindustani music to deliver fresh presentations of traditional pieces and create original compositions with a unique voice. Shabava features Nat Hulskamp on Arabic oud, Bobak Salehi on Persial kamancheh and sehtar and Chaz Hastings on the Indian tabla.
Matt Bors - Artist Talk
1:30pm - 2:30pm, Mt. Tabor Hall 130
Nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist Matt Bors' comics appear in, among others, the Boston Phoenix, Cleveland Scene, Pittsburgh City Paper and Funny Times. His illustration work appears in magazines and newspapers around the country, and he has contributed comics to The Nation, The Oregonian, The Village Voice and The Stranger. Bors is also working on a graphic novel with journalist and war correspondent David Axe. Come hear him discuss and demonstrate his work.
Tuesday, May 12
Josh Feinberg - Sitar Music Performance
12 noon - 1pm, Mt. Tabor Great Hall
Josh Feinberg and Chaz Hastings have studied the art of Indian Classical music rigorously both in India and in the United States. Feinberg received his initial training in sitar from Dr. Peter Row, and has had the honor of studying with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan-sahib since 2004. He continues to receive talim, or training, from him. Hastings began studying the tabla at the University of Oregon before traveling to New Delhi on two occasions to study with the young Maestro Vishal Nagar. Both Feinberg and Hastings teach and perform regularly in Portland and the Pacific Northwest.
Chas Bowie - Photography Discussion
6pm - 7pm, Mt. Tabor Hall 130
Chas Bowie is a photography critic, former Arts Editor of the Portland Mercury and assistant director of Quality Pictures. Bowie discusses contemporary photographic trends in the Northwest, considering them in relation to one another as well as to national and historical currents.
Wednesday, May 13
Molly Gloss - Literary Reading and Discussion
11am - 12 noon, Mt. Tabor Hall 146
Award winning author Molly Gloss speaks about the research and writing of her latest novel The Heart of Horses, about a young woman breaking horses for a community of ranchers in Eastern Oregon in 1917.
Featured Artist Bryan Johanson with the Oregon Guitar Quartet
1pm - 2pm, Mt. Tabor Hall 145
Join us for a performance of Johanson's new piece, Fore!, created specifically for PCC's Art Beat. Played by the Oregon Guitar Quartet, this vibrant work features a modular form that can be played in twenty-four different configurations. After the music, Johanson discusses his creative process and how he conceived and composed this innovative work. Portland-based composer Bryan Johanson has performed, recorded and published nationally and internationally, and won numerous major awards. The Oregon Guitar Quartet is composed of David Franzen, Ian Luxton, John Mery and Peter Zisa.
Jesse Reklaw - Artist Talk
2pm - 3pm, Mt. Tabor Hall 130
Jesse Reklaw discusses his self-syndicated, weekly comic strip Slow Wave, in publication since 1995. It currently appears in six newspapers around the U.S., and two collections of the strip have been published. Currently, Reklaw is working on a comics memoir, one chapter of which was published in the 2006 Best American Comics.
Thursday, May 14
DIY Lounge - Hands-On Creation
12 noon - 2pm, Mt. Tabor Great Hall
She's back! Jenn Nietzel, founder of DIY Lounge, returns to PCC for hands-on crafting. This time she'll be teaching us how to use stenciling techniques to make your own unique t-shirt. Stenciling is a simple, inexpensive and non-toxic way to transfer images onto your clothing. Come and check out this radical DIY-kitsch workshop. You don't want to miss this popular event!
Isaac Vasquez Garcia - Artist Talk
4pm - 5pm, Mt. Tabor Hall 130
Internationally-known weaver Isaac Vasquez Garcia from Teotitlan del valle in Oaxaca presents his weaving process from spinning the wool and natural color dying to designing with traditional Zapotec motifs and weaving carpets and tapestries. Vasquez Garcia's work is influenced by Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo, with whom he worked for over twenty years. The slide lecture will be in Spanish with English interpretation.
Co-Sponsored by PCC's International Education
Storm Tharp - Artist Talk
7pm - 8pm, Mt. Tabor Hall 130
Internationally recognized artist Storm Tharp uses images from pop culture to create ethereal and nuanced portraits on paper. Come hear him talk about his work and process, and see why The Oregonian calls him "a brilliant aesthetician" with an "instinct for enticing flourish and drama."