Events - Sylvania Campus

Come and join in the celebration: May 13-15, 2014

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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Tuesday, May 13

Student Art Show

9am - 5pm, Northview Gallery, CT Building

Come and see what PCC Sylvania students have created! This annual exhibit highlights and rewards the remarkable work of PCC students.

Reception and awards Thursday, 2:00, in the Northview Gallery. Refreshments served.

Opening Reception

10am - 11am, PAC Foyer

Join us for the grand opening of Art Beat 2014! Enjoy the refreshments and hear about all of the great events in the days to come. We're happy to have Sylvania Campus Interim President Birgitte Ryslinge giving opening remarks. In addition to the music played by PCC students, you can see the Art Beat banners created by Sylvania Graphic Arts students as well as new works by PCC's youngest artists, the kids from Preschool B. Also during the reception, deserving PCC students will be given awards in music and research writing.

Special Thanks to the Traditions, Rituals and Fun Committee for providing the delightful refreshments!

Featured Artist Nicole Georges

11am - 12pm, Little Theatre

Join as Art Beat's Featured Artist Nicole Georges discusses her approach to narrative using combinations of images and text and shares her methods of using humor to tackle difficult subject matter.

Nicole J. Georges is an award-winning writer and illustrator from Portland, Oregon. Nicole has been publishing the autobiographical comic Invincible Summer since 2000, and has toured the country extensively, including two month-long appearances on Michelle Tea’s Sister Spit: Next Generation. Her work has been featured in many publications, including Tin House, Vanity Fair, and Slate.com. Her acclaimed graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura, delves humorously and poignantly into romance, dysfunctional familial relations and the artist’s long search for her biological father.

Lunch Time Photography

11am - 2pm, PAC Courtyard

Join for a hands-on Photofest! Every day of Art Beat from 11AM - 2PM we will have lunch time photography activities and demonstrations in the PAC courtyard.

Get a real close-up of photography through a large scale Camera Obscura. PCC photography students will show you how cameras work by inviting you to step INTO an actual camera.

Photography students and volunteers will be taking pictures of whomever wants one taken at pop up photo booths in the courtyard. A variety of backdrops and images will be there to use, and you can view the results and download them online.

In addition, you can make your own cyanotypes, or sun prints, and take home your creations.

The Brazillionaires - Music Performance

12pm - 1pm, PAC Courtyard

Hailing from Portland, The Brazillionaires has a shared desire to push their abilities through the exciting and challenging choro music of Brazil. The music is a dynamic blend of Afro-Brazilian syncopation, jazz harmony and elements of classical European melody and composition. The trio throws in a pinch of samba and American old time grooves for good measure. The result is dynamic, romantic and danceable.

Faculty Reading

2pm - 3pm, Little Theatre

Enjoy as PCC Faculty members read from their works. Including poetry, fiction and non-fiction, these readings are sure to intrigue and inspire. This year Ann Selby, Judd McDonald, Michael McDowell, Ron Ross and Megan Savage present a great variety of poetry and prose.

School of Rock - Music Performance

3pm - 4pm, PAC Courtyard

Enjoy a musical performance by the Lake Oswego School of Rock!

The Lake Oswego School of Rock takes students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels.

School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting to ages 7 & up.

To date our students have played thousands of concerts, to more than 100,000 people, at such legendary venues as CBGB's, The Trocadero, The Knitting Factory, The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Experience Music Project, The Big Easy and BB King's Blues Club in Times Square. We have also had the great fortune to be able to perform at music festivals from Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, to Zappanale in Bad Doberan, Germany.

To schedule a free trial lesson and a tour of our facilities visit:

Wednesday, May 14

Student Art Show

9am - 5pm, Northview Gallery, CT Building

Come and see what PCC Sylvania students have created! This annual exhibit highlights and rewards the remarkable work of PCC students.

Reception and awards Thursday, 2:00, in the Northview Gallery. Refreshments served.

Jaune Quick To See Smith and Neal Ambrose Smith—Monoprint Workshop

9am - 11am, CT 125

Learn the art of monoprint printmaking using non-toxic material. Jaune and Neal will be demonstrating the different techniques and materials they use in their own studio practice. Two different workshops will be held, 9-11am will feature beginning techniques and 3-5pm will feature some more advanced techniques. Workshops are limited to 20 seats per session. Please email Sam Guerrero (samuel.guerrero@pcc.edu) to reserve a spot.

Special Thanks to Sylvania Campus Interim President Birgitte Ryslinge for sponsoring these artists.

Student Composers

10am - 11am, PAC Foyer

Join us for a listening session featuring an assortment of new musical works submitted to the 2010 PCC Art Beat Student Composition Competition.

Bethany Hays - Painting Discussion

11am - 12pm, Little Theater

Join for Hays' discussion of working within the very traditional watercolor medium and how she incorporates those methods with contemporary issues and feminist theory.

Bethany Hays’ monumental watercolor paintings of stacked laundry relate closely to the Feminist movement in Art’s focus on domestic routine and maintenance as ritual and performance. The intention of her work is to raise the profile of undervalued and overlooked domestic subjects while at the same time recording the ebb and flow of the energy that moves through the “ecosystem” inside a home. Bethany Hays grew up in Washington State, and received her MFA in Contemporary Art practices from Portland State University in 2009.

Lunch Time Photography

11am - 2pm, PAC Courtyard

Join for a hands-on Photofest! Every day of Art Beat from 11AM - 2PM we will have lunch time photography activities and demonstrations in the PAC courtyard.

Get a real close-up of photography through a large scale Camera Obscura. PCC photography students will show you how cameras work by inviting you to step INTO an actual camera.

Photography students and volunteers will be taking pictures of whomever wants one taken at pop up photo booths in the courtyard. A variety of backdrops and images will be there to use, and you can view the results and download them online.

In addition, you can make your own cyanotypes, or sun prints, and take home your creations.

Ritem Egzotik - Music Performance

12pm - 1pm, PAC Courtyard

Join for a stunning music performance by RiTiM EGZOTiK a modern Turkish and Arabic music septet. Like a chef creating their own unique version of classic French dishes, Ritim Egzotik respectfully plays classic and popular Arabic and Turkish compositions and tosses in a bit of Prog Rock and Psychedelic spices to add their own twist and to modernize these songs they love. Added to this feast of sounds are Greek and Turkish Roman(Gypsy) favorites.

Jaune Quick To See Smith and Neal Ambrose Smith—Artists Talk

1pm - 2pm, Little Theatre

Neal Ambrose Smith and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith will talk about their personal art practice. Later they will have a conversation mediated by Sam Guerrero about how they collaborate on work.

Special Thanks to Sylvania Campus Interim President Birgitte Ryslinge for sponsoring these artists.

Kan-Si - Art Discussion and Demonstration

2pm - 5pm, Little Theatre (2-3 pm) CT 230 (3-5 pm)

Internationally recognized Senegalese artist and social activist Amadou Kane Sy, (known as Kan-si) will be speaking about his work in and around Dakar along with his many community based art projects aimed at personal and social empowerment. In the workshop to follow, "Orange is Yellow and Green Sometimes Too," Kan-si will engage participants through a discussion and activities relating to the cultural significance of color. Using color perception as a point of point of entry, Kan-si will interact with participants in a demystification process, using metaphor and pragmatism to generate additional insights into western versus non-western experiences.

This event is also sponsored by a PCC Multicultural Center Diversity Fund Grant, the Sylvania Campus President's Office, the International Studies Program and the Sylvania Art Department

James Grendon - Poetry Reading and Discussion

2pm - 3pm, PAC Foyer

James Gendron, author of Sexual Boat (Sex Boats), will read his sometimes serious, sometimes funny, almost always unclassifiable poems. A reviewer of his poetry puts it this way: "Gendron's mental language inhabits your own, because it's so close to the raw, naked, hilarious way thoughts arrive." A brief question and answer period will follow the reading.

Jaune Quick To See Smith and Neal Ambrose Smith—Monoprint Workshop

3pm - 5pm, CT 125

Learn the art of monoprint printmaking using non-toxic material. Jaune and Neal will be demonstrating the different techniques and materials they use in their own studio practice. Two different workshops will be held, 9-11am will feature beginning techniques and 3-5pm will feature some more advanced techniques. Workshops are limited to 20 seats per session. Please email Sam Guerrero (samuel.guerrero@pcc.edu) to reserve a spot.

Special Thanks to Sylvania Campus Interim President Birgitte Ryslinge for sponsoring these artists.

Thursday, May 15

Student Art Show

9am - 5pm, Northview Gallery, CT Building

Come and see what PCC Sylvania students have created! This annual exhibit highlights and rewards the remarkable work of PCC students.

Reception and awards Thursday, 2:00, in the Northview Gallery. Refreshments served.

Alex Krebs - Music Discussion

9:30am - 10:30am, Little Theatre

Master tango dancer and musician Alex Krebs will discuss the traditional music and dance of the Argentine form. Will include history, evolution of the form as well as the important artists and innovators of the form. Dance and music demonstration of the tango's main instrument, the bandoneon (aka the devil's box).

Mike Rathbun - Sculpture Discussion

11am - 12pm, Little Theatre

Join award winning Sculptor Artist Mike Rathbun for a visual lecture about his magical and breathtaking sculptures and boundless, architectural scale installations in wood. Hear how Mike's life experience such as building a boat and sailing across Lake Michigan and how writers such as John Steinbeck, Graham Green, and Walker Percy have influenced his amazing works.

Lunch Time Photography

11am - 2pm, PAC Courtyard

Join for a hands-on Photofest! Every day of Art Beat from 11AM - 2PM we will have lunch time photography activities and demonstrations in the PAC courtyard.

Get a real close-up of photography through a large scale Camera Obscura. PCC photography students will show you how cameras work by inviting you to step INTO an actual camera.

Photography students and volunteers will be taking pictures of whomever wants one taken at pop up photo booths in the courtyard. A variety of backdrops and images will be there to use, and you can view the results and download them online.

In addition, you can make your own cyanotypes, or sun prints, and take home your creations.

The Djangophiles - Music Performance

12pm - 1pm, PAC Courtyard

The Djangophiles' music has an infectious driving rhythm and incorporates most of the standard pop and jazz tunes of the 20′s, 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s …. As well as many modern day compositions. The group's main influence is their namesake…the great Belgian/French Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, who together with Stephane Grappeli formed the famous “Hot club of France” in 1934, and based on their collaborations and the Gypsy guitar styling’s of Django, a whole new style of Jazz was developed….called Le jazz hot .

Student Reading

1pm - 2pm, Little Theatre

This always-popular Art Beat event showcases PCC Sylvania creative writers reading from their poetry, fiction and essays.

Graphic Design Panel

2pm - 3pm, CT 109

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

Student Art Show - Art Awards and Reception

2pm - 3pm, Northview Gallery, CT Building

Come and see what PCC Sylvania students have created! This annual event highlights and rewards the remarkable work of PCC students. Refreshments served.

Matti Jonsson--Graphic Design Speaker

3:15pm - 4:15pm, Little Theatre

Matti Jonsson is a multi-disciplinary designer born and raised in Portland, Oregon. After four years of college in Santa Barbara, he decided to return to Portland to pursue his dream of being a designer. Since his return, Matti has worked with brands that range from Olympic Provisions and Ace Hotel to Nike, Adidas and The Gap. He believes storytelling is an essential necessity in today’s society and that designers have a social responsibility to use their talents to improve the world around them. When he isn’t making things, you can most likely find him taking full advantage of the beautiful outdoors that this world has to offer.


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