Artist Talk: Nick Jaina

July 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nick JainaNick Jaina crafts unique words and music. As co-founder and musical director of the Satellite Ballet and Collective in New York City, Jaina composed music for ballet and contemporary dance performances featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet, Ten Hairy Legs, and Juilliard. His writing has appeared in Atlantic Monthly and the New Orleans literary journal Neutrons Protons. In November of 2014, his one-man theatrical storytelling and music performance, The Hole in The Coffin, debuted at the New Orleans Fringe Festival. A portion of his recently released first book Get It While You Can will appear in an upcoming edition of McSweeney’s Quarterly.

The talk will last approximately one hour and is followed by a complimentary social hour in the Museum café with wine generously provided by Dominio IV Wines.

$5 members, $15 non-members, $12 seniors. Space is limited. Advanced tickets highly recommended.

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.