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Our Town, Old Town: Placemaking in Portland, Oregon, pop-up window exhibition

Cascade Paragon Arts Gallery

Nine students pose in front of their collaborative work with paper materials.

Our Town, Old Town: Placemaking in Portland, Oregon pop-up window exhibition, 2023, mixed media installation, approximately 8′ x 10′ x 1.5′. Art students (ART131/231 Introduction to Drawing) installed their large-scale collaborative work in the windows of the Paragon Arts Gallery, August 2023.

A collage of landscape, city scape, and interior scenes, two-dimensional and three dimensional, installed on a black wall.

Our Town, Old Town: Placemaking in Portland, Oregon pop-up window exhibition, 2023, mixed media installation, approximately 8′ x 10′ x 1.5′.

A large-scale window exclusive collaborative exhibition exploring themes of place

August 2023
  • Paragon Arts Gallery (815 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, Oregon 97217). View the window exhibition from the sidewalk and on our website.
  • The exhibition can be viewed in front of the gallery from the sidewalk and on our website. The gallery is closed for the summer for inside viewing and will open again in late September.

The Paragon Arts Gallery at Portland Community College, Cascade Campus presents a Summer 2023 pop-up window exhibition Our Town, Old Town: Placemaking in Portland, Oregon. This work is a collaboration by art students in Instructor Sandy Sampson’s Introduction to Drawing class (ART131/231) at Cascade Campus this Summer. Students worked together in the gallery during the last two weeks of class building their final project. They started with the theme of “place.” Primary materials were paper, cardboard, and other found materials folks had on hand. Students used elements of drawing that they had learned, and turned that into a tangible and dimensional window display.

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Nine students pose in front of their collaborative work with paper materials.A collage of landscape, city scape, and interior scenes, two-dimensional and three dimensional, installed on a black wall.Detail of collage of landscape, city scape, and interior scenes, two-dimensional and three dimensional, installed on a black wall.Detail of collage of landscape, city scape, and interior scenes, two-dimensional and three dimensional, installed on a black wall.Detail of collage of landscape, city scape, and interior scenes, two-dimensional and three dimensional, installed on a black wall.Detail of collage of landscape, city scape, and interior scenes, two-dimensional and three dimensional, installed on a black wall.Detail of collage of landscape, city scape, and interior scenes, two-dimensional and three dimensional, installed on a black wall.Detail of collage of landscape, city scape, and interior scenes, two-dimensional and three dimensional, installed on a black wall.Detail of collage of landscape, city scape, and interior scenes, two-dimensional and three dimensional, installed on a black wall.

Thanks to PCC art students and Instructor Sandy Sampson for bringing joy and cheer, and even a little wackiness, to our windows on North Killingsworth!