Events - Cascade Campus

Come and join in the celebration: May 6 - May 10, 2013

Cascade CampusLocated at 705 N. Killingsworth St., the Cascade Campus has a small campus atmosphere in a diverse urban neighborhood in the heart of Portland.

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Weeklong Events

Multimedia Display

9am - 5pm, MAHB Lobby

The PCC Multimedia department is proud to present a premier exhibition showcasing student work using graphic images, audio, video, interactive digital media and animation to communicate ideas in entertainment, education, advertising and marketing.

Cascade Student Art Exhibit

9am - 5pm, Cascade Gallery

See the wonderful new work created between Summer 2012 and Spring 2013 by PCC Cascade art students. Special guest juror Blake Shell (artist/curator) will be presenting the awards at the Gallery Reception Tuesday, May 7 (5:00-7:00 pm).

Monday, May 6

Julia Dolan—Museum Curation Discussion

12 noon - 2pm, MAHB 104--Auditorium

Julia Dolan discusses her role as Minor White Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum and the collection she has at her fingertips. Dolan received her PH.D in Art History from Boston University.

Shoehorn's Hat Trio—Music/Dance Performance

1pm - 3pm, Outdoor Mall (Weather Permitting) or NW Corner of Cafeteria

Shoehorn is an original performance artist who creates music with his feet and dances with his horn. Michael Shoehorn Conley has combined organic body rhythms and sophisticated jazz forms and concepts into an entertaining spectacle. While specializing in sax and tap dance, he is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer, utilizing a variety of wind and percussion instruments, original poetry and songs and an ear for music from around the world.

Arthur Bradford—Video Presentation

6:15pm - 8:15pm, MAHB 223

Bradford presents short films and discusses his documentary work. Join again on Wednesday, when he holds a workshop.

Tuesday, May 7

Sean Healy—Artist Talk

10am - 11am, MAHB 109

Sean Healy works in cast-offs, leftovers and trash to create objects of art about outcasts, the underpaid, and the overlooked.

Paulann Peterson—Literary Discussion and Workshop

1pm - 3pm, SC 303

Oregon's Poet Laureate shares a session of inspiration for students, faculty, staff and community members. Our esteemed guest reads her poetry and leads a creative writing exercise for participants. She will provide insight into her important role as our state's Poet Laureate and help us discover the immense power of poetry in our lives.

Opening Ceremony/Student Art Exhibition

5pm - 7pm, Cascade Gallery

See the wonderful new work created between Summer 2012 and Spring 2013 by PCC Cascade art students. Special guest juror Blake Shell (artist/curator) will be presenting the awards. The Gallery is open 9am - 5pm, Monday-Friday. Awards given at 5:30pm.

Wednesday, May 8

Derek Franklin—Art Lecture

11am - 12 noon, MAHB 222

Artist and former PCC Student Derek Franklin discusses the transformation of his work and artistic development since leaving PCC.  He shares how his interdisciplinary approach to art making, which spans painting, printmaking, bookmaking, sculpture, curating, writing, video and photography, has developed into a cohesive practice.  Franklin will also speak about co-running an artist-run gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

Portland Soul All-Stars—Music Performance

12 noon - 2pm, Outdoor Mall (Weather Permitting) or NW Corner of Cafeteria

The critically-acclaimed Portland Soul All-Stars bring the classic sounds of 60s and 70s soul to PCC. Truly an all-star band made up of the top soul and blues musicians in the Northwest, this show is not to be missed. They will have audiences grooving and singing along! For this performance the All-Stars includes "King Louie" Pain (keyboards); LaRhonda Steele (vocals); Edwin Coleman III (drums); and Renato Caranto (saxophone).

Louis "King Louie" Pain has been dubbed "Portland's Boss of the B-3" by The Oregonian. He has worked with most of Portland's top blues, soul, and jazz artists, including Curtis Salgado, the late Paul deLay, Mel Brown, Linda Hornbuckle, Lloyd Jones, Thara Memory, and Soul Vaccination, as well as with many visiting national artists, including Bo Diddley, Martha Reeves, and Solomon Burke. He performs every Thursday night at Jimmy Mak's with the Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group.

LaRhonda Steele is arguably Portland's best-kept secret, but the secret is getting out. She is simply one of the finest soul singers anywhere. LaRhonda began her musical journey in Jones, Oklahoma, singing her first solo in church at the age of thirteen. Since moving to Portland, she has worked with many local and national artists, including Curtis Salgado, Norman Sylvester, Linda Hornbuckle, Janice Scroggins, Paul Delay, Obo Addy and Thara Memory. Performing at the Lincoln Center with Obo Addy in 2005 and at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival annually are just two of the highlights of LaRhonda's career. More highlights are certain to follow!

Renato Caranto used to be Portland's best-kept secret, but no more. For the past year, Renato has been featured with Grammy-winning Esperanza Spalding on tour, and he's getting lots of international attention as a result! Hailing from the Philippines, Renato is a founding member (along with Louis Pain) of the Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group, which has been playing Thursday nights at Jimmy Mak's for seventeen years now. Renato also plays in Brown's Tuesday night band at Jimmy Mak's, as well as free-lancing with most of the top blues, soul, and jazz groups in the area as well as with many visiting national artists.

Edwin Coleman III is best known as the funky drummer with Portland's 12-piece powerhouse Soul Vaccination. But he's actually an extremely versatile musician who has played with groups of various styles over the years, including gospel, Afro-Cuban, reggae, blues, jazz, and rock. He also studied piano for four years and cello for twelve! This isn't surprising considering the family Edwin comes from. His father is a bassist who has worked with Cal Tjader, Vince Guaraldi, and many others. His brother is also a professional bassist. His mother sang on Gene Kelly's radio show as well as with Lionel Hampton. Edwin even has an aunt who sings opera professionally! So it's little wonder that Edwin is accomplished and at home in so many styles of music.

Christiane Cegavske—Film and 4-D Discussion and Demonstration

12 noon - 3pm, MAHB 215

Christiane Cegavske discusses her works and processes as well and demonstrates her animation technique using Dragonfram stop-motion software. This event includes clips from her new film in progress, Seed in the Sand, as well as stories from the making of Blood Tea and Red String, her first animated feature film. The demonstration also includes the creation of wire puppet armature.

Arthur Bradford—Video Workshop

6:15pm - 8:15pm, MAHB 223

Participants shoot short video clips and cite examples of video work they admire.

Thursday, May 9

Horaito Law—Art Beat 2013 Featured Artist

11am - 12 noon, MAHB 221

Art Beat's 2013 Featured Artist Horatio Law speaks about the relationship between art and community--how we can enrich our cultural fabric by weaving art into everyday life. His creations for this year's Art Beat exemplify this vision. These multi-media works feature three PCC students and will soon be on display at Southeast Center. Law also discusses his experiences making collaborative work with the Sisters Of The Road and Planned Parenthood.

Student Films

1pm - 2pm, MAHB 104 Auditorium

Enjoy a collection of short films from PCC student filmmakers from the Multimedia department, featuring narratives, documentaries, music videos and experimental shorts.

Daniela Repas—Multi-Media Artist Discussion

2pm - 5pm, MAHB 221

Repas Daniela discusses her animation process. Born in Bosnia, Daniela spent first two decades of her life in now ex-Yugoslavia. As a war refugee, she lived in multiple cities in Western Europe and USA, where she learned about cultures and people of the whole world. Her first exhibition, a series of drawings, was successively held in two Geneva locations in 2000. Since then she has had multiple exhibitions in Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon. These were usually displayed in galleries, which she co-owned with her life-time partner, artist Thornton C. Wilson III. In 2004 she was awarded the Lemelson Scholarship and started attending Pacific Northwest College of Art, graduating as an intermedia artist. Her work with Thornton C. Wilson III and Todd Tawd, a collaborative group named DripDrop, won the prize for Best Animated Installation during the Platform Festival, the international animation festival held in Portland, 2007. DripDrop is currently working on a large scale multi-media installation, which will have its premiere in Portland, Oregon 2010.

Renee Gertler

6pm - 7pm, MAHB 222

San Francisco based artist Renée Gertler work imaginatively explores the relationship between sculpture and photography. Inspired by NASA photography, Renée creates objects from simple materials that are subsequently photographed, recreating the source images based on this new content. The work investigates the slippage between between the photographs and the objects as the line blurs between the two mediums. Renée's work has been presented at Eleanor Harwood Gallery, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Romer Young Gallery and Southern Exposure. She attended Harvard, received her MFA from California College of the Arts, and has had residencies at MacDowell and Kohler Arts and Industry. She was also the recipient of a Danish Arts Council Grant.

Friday, May 10

Rachel Davis—Watercolor Discussion

9am - 10am, MAHB 223

Rachel Davis makes watercolors that examine recent transformations in China through the unique prism of a parent of two adopted Chinese daughters. Her work depicts landscapes in transition that are both a meditation on the past, and on the sweeping changes of the present. She discusses work for her upcoming show with Charles Hartman Fine Art.

Jan Underwood—Literary Reading and Discussion

11am - 12 noon, SC 301

Who would kill a college Latin professor and cut her heart out? A jealous colleague? A union-busting dean? Or a student driven to violence by the treacheries of Latin syntax? Hear Jan Underwood, author of Utterly Heartless, read from and discuss this satirical mystery.

Midori Hirose—Artist Discussion

12 noon - 1pm, MAHB 222

Hirose, whose creations include painting, sculpture and mixed media, presents and discusses her work.