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Art Rock 2018

Art Rock logoTuesday, November 13, and Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Join us for two fun-filled days of hands-on art activities and exploration into art media such as ceramics, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and more. Musical performances, panel discussions, lectures, and tours will augment this engaging event. See our previous events linked below for the types of activities offered.

Events both days

1000 Line Poetry Project / Interactive
  • Organized by Karen Embry and Johnny Zackel
  • Come add your voice to our collaborative poem – yes, you! Calling all students, staff, and faculty to contribute to our collective work by adding a line of poetry to help us reach 1000 lines of poetic brilliance one line at a time.
Index Card Litany Poem in honor of Veterans Day
  • Organized by Melissa Manolas and Alison Apotheker
  • Students from Writing classes and the Vet Center are creating a litany poem in honor of Veterans Day, observed the Monday before Art Rock. The index cards will be assembled into a poem about our veterans and their service and displayed in Building 5 by the cafeteria.
El Tendedero: Portland Women in Art Lecture Series – Interactive Installation
  • Inspired by Mónica Mayer, an internationally-known Mexican feminist artist
  • Facilitated by PCC Art Faculty Brittney Cathey-Adams and co-sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center at PCC Rock Creek.

Tuesday, November 13

Art Fair – 9am-1pm
  • Location: Building 3 Mall
  • Art Fair events are hands-on activities and all are invited to participate!
  • Expressive Ink Drawing
    • Chris Knight will demonstrate ink drawings of animals and portraits and assist students in making their own drawings.
  • Life Painting and Sculpture
    • Mark Andres will demonstrate working from observation from a live model with both painting and sculpture and assist students in making their own paintings and sculptures.
  • Life Drawing
    • Marie Sivak will demonstrate drawing from observation of a live model using charcoal drawing techniques. Assistance will be provided for students who would like to make their own drawings.
  • Calligraphy: Hand Lettering with Balsa Wood Tools
    • Join Cora Pearl for fun and easy hand lettering with a balsa wood tool and Sumi ink on paper. There will be several different styles of lettering you can try. This is one of the techniques used in Hand Lettering with Special Tools. You can find out more about this class as well as the other Hand Lettering and Calligraphy classes offered at Rock Creek.
  • Monoprint
    • Join Shelley Chamberlin to explore color, layering, and texture with monoprint: the most spontaneous and direct form of printmaking. Create richly layered prints using rollers, brushes, found texture, and ink. No experience necessary.
  • Soul Box
    • Join Donna Cole to participate in this social justice art project arranged by Donna Cole. Soul Box is a national collaborative installation to bring awareness to the statistics of gun violence in our country. Each participant will decorate an origami box. The pieces made will be part of a larger display at the Capitol building in Oregon. Supplies will be provided.
Foundry Demonstration – 10:30am-12 noon
  • Ben Buswell
  • Come watch how molten metal is cast in lost wax and green sand molds to create sculpture! Try on gear and help de-mold sculptures after the casting is finished.
Lunchtime music – 12-12:45pm
  • Location: Building 3 Mall stage
  • Rock Creek Concert Choir and Chamber Singers
  • Sam Barbara, Director
Panel discussion – 1-2pm
  • Location: Bldg 3 Room 100
  • Who Do You Love? Artists We Can’t Stop Thinking About
  • Moderated by: Mark Andres
  • Panelists: Anna Truxes (Art Historian, PCC RC Faculty member), Sean Croghan (Visual artist and musician), Bryce Kanights (professional photographer)
Poetry and Fiction Wingding Shindig Flamenco Extravaganza – 3-4pm
  • Location: Building 3 Mall stage
  • Organized by Karen Embry and Johnny Zackel
  • Come hear our PCC Rock Creek student poets and fiction writers read their original works in community flamenco guitar and dance, as we transport you to Southern Spain in the spirit of Andalusia.
Evening Music Performance – 7:30pm
  • Location: Building 3 Foyer
  • Tim Connell and Eric Skye
  • Americana and jazz on mandolin and guitar.

Wednesday, November 14

Art Fair – 9am-1pm
  • Location: Building 3 Mall
  • Art Fair events are hands-on activities and all are invited to participate!
  • Ceramics
    • Micki Skudlarczyk will demonstrate the making of small social commentary sculptures that will be added to the tile installation in the ceramics classroom. This is a hands-on experience and viewer participation is encouraged.
  • 2-D and 3-D Collage
    • Mateo Zachai will work with students to bring together different materials to explore both 2D and 3D elements using patterns, photos, drawings, paint pens, and glue sticks. Explore a mixture of materials and inspirations through interdisciplinary techniques.
  • Wood and Stone Carving
    • Mylan Rakich will demonstrate hand carving with basswood, alabaster, and soapstone with a selection of carving tools and techniques. Hands-on participation is encouraged.
  • Color Play
    • Join Amy Bay in this hands-on color exploration, based on Joseph Albers and the Law of Simultaneous Contrast. Participants engage in a series of color sorting activities and discuss color preference and associations, and will experiment with making two colors read as one and/or one color read as two. Collage materials will be available for students to create a composition using Simultaneous Contrast.
PCC Rock Creek Faculty Show Artist Talk – 10-11am
  • Location: Building 3 Helzer Gallery
  • PCC Rock Creek Faculty Show Artist Talk
Lunchtime music – 12-12:45pm
  • Location: Building 3 Mall stage
  • Music Technology Student Performances
  • Organized by Josh Vallejos, Jason Palmer
Panel discussion – 1-2pm
  • Location: Building 3, room 100
  • School’s Out: Tips and Tricks for Making Art on Your Own
  • Moderated by: Ben Buswell
  • Panelists: Heather Birdsong (Upfor Gallery Manager), Cynthia Lahti (visual artist), Colin Kippen (visual artist)
10 Rock! – 3-4pm
  • Location: Building 3 Mall stage
  • Organized by Gail Jeidy
  • Original 10-minute plays written and performed by Rock Creek students.