Events - Sylvania Campus

Come and join in the celebration: May 7 - May 11, 2012

Sylvania CampusLocated at 12000 SW 49th Ave., the Sylvania Campus is PCC's largest campus, on a beautiful wooded hillside, between Tigard and Lake Oswego.

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Concurrent event: Disability history exhibit

Art Beat Sylvania is proud to promote the Disability History Exhibit on display in the Upper CC Mall, all week, all hours that the CC building is open.

The Disability History Exhibit is well worth seeing! Both educational and artistic, this 22-panel collage traces 3000 years of seldom-told history. From antiquity to the present, the collage takes viewers through an illustrated timeline that shows societies' attitudes and how they affect the lives of people with disabilities.

This display is brought to PCC Sylvania by Disability Services. For further information, please contact Kaela Parks at 971.722.4868 for more information or disability.services@pcc.edu.

Weeklong Events

PCC Sylvania Art Students' Annual Exhibition

8am - 4pm, North View Gallery CT 214

Stop by the North View Gallery to see the exciting new work of 2012-2013 PCC Students. Jury-based awards will be presented at the Gallery Reception, Tuesday, May 7, from 3:00-5:00. Refreshments served.

Message Connect—Express Yourself! Collaborate With Others

8am - 5pm, Between the ST and AM Buildings by the Automotive Shop

Express Yourself! Interact with the creations of others! Grab some chalk and help change these mundane shipping containers into vibrant and changing works of art. No artistic background required, just interest and enthusiasm.

Bookstore Trivia and Prizes!

8am - 5pm, Bookstore

Stop by the bookstore, answer art trivia questions, and enter to win great prizes! Prizes include a 15" high definition TV/Monitor, head phones, an ultra flip video camera and a Pizzazz plus rotating oven. Drawing to be held on Friday May 10th.

Monday, May 6

Sylvania Campus Art Beat Reception

10am - 11am, Performing Arts Center Foyer

Join us as we start off Art Beat's 26th year! Sylvania President Linda Gerber opens Art Beat 2013. The reception also includes music performed by PCC's own talent and refreshments provided by the Traditions, Rituals and Fun Committee. Exceptional PCC students will receive awards for a variety of genres.

Best of the 39th Northwest Filmmakers' Festival

12 noon - 1pm, Little Theatre

A presentation of the Northwest Film Center, "The Best of the 39th Northwest Filmmakers' Festival" is a showcase of outstanding recent work by filmmakers living in Northwest North America. A distillation of the Festival, which was judged this year by award-winning filmmaker Maureen Selwood, this collection includes animation, live-action comedy and drama, documentary and experimental short films all shown in their entirety. Festival Director, Thomas Phillipson will be on hand to answer questions about the films and the NW Film Center.

Go By Train—Musical Performance

12 noon - 1pm, Performing Arts Center Courtyard

Go By Train is a collaboration of guitarist Dan Balmer and keyboardist Clay Giberson. The veteran Northwest jazz artists bring years of creative music to the table concocting a unique blend of fusion, jazz, techno, and electronica, all to create a previously unimagined melange of sounds, feels, and emotions.

PANTS: People Acting Not Too Seriously—Comedy Improv

1pm - 2pm, Little Theatre

Get your PANTS on! Laugh your pants off! Shorts' season is coming. PANTS, PCC's champion improv comedy team, is just like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" only they're your PANTS. No reservations necessary.

Horatio Law—Art Beat 2013 Featured Artist Canceled due to illness

2pm - 3pm, Little Theatre

Art Beat's featured artist of 2013 discusses how art and community interact—specifically how we can enrich our cultural fabric by weaving art into everyone's everyday life.

Tuesday, May 7

Student Composers—Music Event

10am - 11am, Performing Arts Center Foyer

Join us for a listening session featuring an assortment of new musical works submitted to the PCC Art Beat Student Composition Competition.

Adam Rosko & PCC Theater Students present Trek at PCC

11am - 12 noon, 11am–12 noon • In front of CC Building (Weather Permitting) If raining, CC Center Mall Second Show!  12noon–1pm in the Little Theatre

Adam Rosko, Artistic Director of Atomic Arts and founder of the wildly popular Portland favorite Trek in the Park joins the PCC Theatre program to produce well known scenes from the original Star Trek series.  utilizing PCC's advanced acting students, and some surprise guests, Rosko takes Artbeat where no one has gone before (at PCC at least).

Dianne Kornberg—Photography Discussion and Workshop

11am - 1pm, 11:00-12:00 Little Theatre; 12:00-1:00 CT 112

Kornberg discusses her cross-disciplinary, collaborative projects, involving creations melding the works of Kornberg and two poets.

Russell Bruner and Noelle Reese—Social Dance Demonstration

12 noon - 1pm, Performing Arts Center Courtyard

While the Woolies do their thing, swing dancer extraordinaire Russell Bruner and Noelle Reese give an improvisational swing dance performance. Check out their ultra cool moves!

Shanghai Woolies—Music Performance

12 noon - 1pm, Performing Arts Center Courtyard

In the winter of '99, Gavin began birthing Shanghai Woolies, a new band that would include some of his favorite musician/friends. Early on, they booked prestigious shows for the Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater and Cycle Oregon, and quickly became favorites at Portland night clubs and ballrooms. In 2004, the band released their debut CD, Jungle Nights, to an enthusiastic house at the Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon. When National Public Radio put the third track, "Concerto for Trumpet" (written by Harry James) on their Open Mic website, it received one of the very highest public ratings ever. The Shanghai Woolies' sound swims in the romance of Louis Armstrong, the mystery of Duke Ellington, the whimsy of Paul Whiteman, and the swing of Benny Goodman. They use a respectful, slightly unorthodox approach, inspired by the colorful liberation of the original.

Adam Rosko & PCC Theater Students present Trek at PCC

12 noon - 1pm, Second Show!  12noon–1pm in the Little Theatre

Adam Rosko, Artistic Director of Atomic Arts and founder of the wildly popular Portland favorite Trek in the Park joins the PCC Theatre program to produce well known scenes from the original Star Trek series.  utilizing PCC's advanced acting students, and some surprise guests, Rosko takes Artbeat where no one has gone before (at PCC at least).

Wearable Art Parade!

12 noon - 1pm, PAC Courtyard and Around Campus

You'll be surprised and amazed by the creations of PCC students bring to the campus! This innovative and eclectic parade, headed by Instructor Hillary Barsky, wends its way around campus.

Ceiridwen Terrill—Literary Reading

2pm - 3pm, Little Theatre

Ceiridwen Terrill specializes in creative nonfiction, including environmental journalism, science writing and memoir. Today she discusses her works, including Part Wild, which is a finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award.

Student Art Show—Gallery Reception and Awards

3pm - 5pm, Northview Gallery, CT Building

Come and see what PCC Sylvania art students have created! This annual event highlights and rewards the remarkable work of our students.  Awards given at 3:30. Refreshments served.

Wednesday, May 8

Eric Nordstrom—"Dance For The Camera"

10am - 11am, Little Theatre

Dance and film have been a powerful and provocative combination over the last century. Join dance filmmaker Eric Nordstrom as he explores a brief history of dance on film and reveals some tips and tricks of the trade. Also, catch a sneak peak of a dance on film currently being created in collaboration with PCC Dance. Eric has worked with artists throughout the Northwest and Ohio State University, where he earned a Mater of Fine Arts.

Anna Fidler—Painting Discussion and Workshop

11am - 1pm, 11:00-12:00 Little Theatre, 12:00-1:00 CT 230

Join as Anna Fidler shares her works and demonstrates her techniques. Fidler states, "Energy has been the overarching theme in my work for the past ten years referencing topics such as photosynthesis, electricity, binaural rhythm patterns and their relationship to lucid dreams. My series Vampires and Wolf Men includes monumental portraits of individuals from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as vampires and werewolves. The legend of the vampire is of particular interest to me due to the subject's innate romanticism fused with a form of energy exchange—in this case the transference of life from one being to another."

Opa Groupa—Musical Performance

12 noon - 1pm, Performing Arts Center Courtyard

Opa Groupa is a five-piece band hailing from the Great Pacific Northwest that includes a diverse instrumentation featuring vocals, flute, piccolo, clarinet, tenor sax, violin, electric guitars, tambura, percussion, drum kit, and upright bass. The music of Opa Groupa directly results from their study of Eastern and Western musical cultures, fusing together traditions of the past with the styles of today, creating folk music for the future. The end result is a diverse mixture of wild dance and party music from afar that at the same time seems strange yet oddly familiar.

Faculty Reading—Literary Event

1pm - 2pm, Little Theatre

Enjoy as PCC Faculty members read from their work. Including poetry, fiction and non-fiction, these readings are sure to intrigue and inspire.

Collaborative Poetry Workshop

2pm - 3pm, Performing Arts Center Foyer

Local poets Emily Kendal Fry and Vandoren Wheeler will lead participants through a series of generative writing exercises. Please bring a book or two you love (any genre), and select a couple of their excellent sentences--or, we'll gladly provide sentences for you.

Derek Franklin—Art Discussion

3pm - 4pm, Little Theatre

Artist and former PCC Student Derek Franklin discusses the transformation of his work and artistic development since leaving PCC.  He will present 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.

Thursday, May 9

Graphic Design Panel

9am - 10am, CT 109

PCC graphic design alumni visit the campus to discuss life after their graphic design education: real-world challenges and entry-level graphics.

Golem—Silent Film, Live Music with Beth Karp

10am - 11am, Little Theatre

Composer Beth Karp performs excerpts from silent films she has recently scored. The screening includes live piano accompaniment and discussion of the compositional process and incorporation of source music.

Student Reading—Literary Event

10am - 11am, Performing Arts Center Foyer

This always-popular event showcases PCC Sylvania creative writers' works, including poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

Becca Deysach—Artist Statement Workshop

11am - 12 noon, CT 212

Your art comes first; your Artist Statement allows galleries their first glimpse into your creations and vision. Join Becca Deysach in a workshop to help you craft an Artist Statement that is as creative as your works themselves.

Cyclops—PCC Theatre Premier

11am - 12 noon, In front of CC Building (Weather Permitting. If raining, Performing Arts Center Theater)

Comically ripped from the pages of the Odyssey, Cyclops is for kids of all ages! Odysseus has washed ashore on an unfamiliar island, inhabited by the one-eyed giant Cyclops (a 10-foot puppet designed by PCC's Vicki Wilson) and some very silly companions, including Rhyming Pirates, an uptight playwright called Euripides, and one very confused stage manager. Bring kids 4 and older or just yourself and your kid-like attitude.

Christiane Cegavske—Film and 4-D Discussion and Demonstration

11am - 12 noon, Little Theatre

Christiane Cegavske shows clips from her new film in progress, Seed in the Sand, shares stories from the making of Blood Tea and Red String, her first animated feature film, and discusses her life as an independent filmmaker specializing in stop motion animation . Following this presentation, Cegavske provides a demonstration of her art in which she not only builds a wire puppet armature but also shows how she creates her animation using Dragonframe stop-motion software.

Jill Bell—Graphic Design Discussion

12 noon - 1pm, Little Theatre

Jill Bell—of Jill Bell Brandlettering—creates original, custom lettering solutions including logos,titles, fonts and handwriting for a variety of industries including advertising, entertainment, packaging, and government as well as most of the major type houses. Her company also creates graphic images including icons, marks and other illustrative elements.

Matices—Musical Performance

12 noon - 1pm, Performing Arts Center Courtyard

The newest Latin band to emerge on the Portland music scene, Matices features a wide range of Latin American instruments and rhythms. Leader and founder Freddy Vilches (Chile) provides lead vocals, guitars, Andean flutes, and composes Matices' original material. Pianist Julio Jauregui (Mexico) arranges most of the band's compositions. Other members include Al Criado (Cuba) on bass, Adrian Baxter (USA) on wind instruments, and Otto Gygax (Peru) on Latin percussion. Each member brings a special contribution in a unique meeting of artistry, experiences and cultures, making Matices an original and diverse Latin ensemble. Incorporating elements of traditional Latin folk music, Cuban Son, jazz and Brazilian Bossa Nova, Matices' distinct sound is appealing to both listeners and dancers.

Christiane Cegavske—Film and 4-D Discussion and Demonstration

12 noon - 2pm, CT 113

Cegavske shows how she makes a wire puppet armature and gives a demonstration of animation using Dragonframe stop motion software.

Jill Bell—Graphic Design Workshop

1pm - 2pm, CT 109

Jill Bell—of Jill Bell Brandlettering—creates original, custom lettering solutions including logos,titles, fonts and handwriting for a variety of industries including advertising, entertainment, packaging, and government as well as most of the major type houses. Her company also creates graphic images including icons, marks and other illustrative elements.

Geraldine Ondrizek—Biological Art Discussion

2pm - 3pm, Little Theatre

For the last twenty years Ondrizek has created architectural-scaled works that house medical and biological information. Since 2001 she has worked with geneticists and biologists to gather and compose images of human cellular tissue and genetic tests that relate to ethnic identity and disease.

Joe Davis—Ceramic Demonstration and Discussion

3pm - 5pm, CT 119

Davis presents a brief synopsis about the progression of his own work over the past twenty years then demonstrates throwing, trimming, altering, assembly and surface embellishment using slip application techniques. Participants may (and should!) ask questions about the conceptual, formal, tactile, visual and environmental concerns of potters making hand-made pots in our world.

Friday, May 10

Hands-On Arts Festival

11am - 2pm, Performing Arts Center Courtyard

Aluminum Casting, Portrait Drawing, Photography Creation, and... Printmaking with a Steamroller? Come out to play and take part in the day's activities, including, yes, a small steamroller. Music by Trashcan Joe provides the perfect accompaniment to the festivities.

Trashcan Joe

12:30 noon - 1:30pm, Performing Arts Center Courtyard

What sights and sounds! This five piece jazz ensemble may look like a jug band with their homemade galvanized-steel instruments, but close your eyes--you'll only hear polished music that is whimsical, energetic, polished and highly entertaining!

Student Choreographers

1pm - 2pm, Little Theatre

PCC Sylvania students have created their own performances over Spring Term. Come and see them present their original works!