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Nov
16
Thu
Artist Talk: Shawn Creeden
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Photograph of Shawn CreedenJoin artists from a range of disciplines in the galleries for lively conversations about works of art on view at the Museum and how they relate to their own practices. The talks are followed by complimentary social hour in the museum cafe.

Shawn Creeden is an artist, musician, DJ, and semi-professional horticulturist. His work examines the complex and often conflicting relationships between human beings and the natural world. His practice shifts among many mediums and formats, including sculpture, installation, drawing, textiles, prints, artist books, dance parties, cable access television, sound and photography. Over the past decade and a half, he has exhibited work, toured, and performed across the United States and in Europe. His explorations into the connections between people and their environments have brought him to remote locations including artist residencies at ACRE in Steuben WI, Epicenter in Green River UT, and two Signal Fire residencies into the backcountry of Arizona. He currently lives in Portland OR, and is pursuing his Masters of Fine Arts in Contemporary Studio Practice at Portland State University’s School of Art + Design.

Program begins at 6 p.m. $5 members, $19.99 non-members, $16.99 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available online or on site.

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Dec
21
Thu
Artist Talk: Renee Lopez
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Photo by Rose Leon
Photo by Rose Leon

Join artists from a range of disciplines in the galleries for lively conversations about works of art on view at the Museum and how they relate to their own practices. The talks are followed by complimentary social hour in the museum cafe.

Originally from Central Washington (Yakima to be exact), Renee Lopez moved to Portland in 2006 to get a fresh start. In 2015, Miss Lopez became involved in the Black Lives Matter movement, making good friends with Portland rapper Glenn Waco. This marked a shift from taking photographs as a hobby to using her camera as a tool of resistance, documenting injustices, the Black Lives Matter movement, and Portland’s hip hop scene. In her recent work, Women of Color in PDX, she focuses on Portland-based women of color, promoting self-love and unity while pushing back on internalized misogyny through portraiture and story sharing. Miss Lopez has been told she has an eye for truly capturing people and who they are. “I just want to make a difference in someone’s life with my work, help people, tell their story.”

Program begins at 6 p.m. $5 members, $19.99 non-members, $16.99 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available online or on site.

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Jan
18
Thu
Artist Talk: David Abel
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Photo of David AbelJoin artists from a range of disciplines in the galleries for lively conversations about works of art on view at the Museum and how they relate to their own practices. The talks are followed by complimentary social hour in the museum cafe.

David Abel is a poet, editor, and educator, and the proprietor of Passages Bookshop & Gallery. Three new books are appearing in the latter half of 2017: Selected Durations, an artist’s book from the Black Rock Press at the University of Nevada, Reno, and two chapbooks from Portland publishers, XIV Eclipses (Couch Press), and sequitur her (press-press-pull). With Sam Lohmann, he publishes the Airfoil chapbook series. Since moving to Portland he has published twenty-five issues of the free poetry & art broadside series Envelope and devised more than thirty performance, film, theater, and intermedia projects, both solo and with a wide range of collaborators. In addition to curating regular changing exhibits at Passages, he organized the exhibitions Chax Press: Publishing Poetics for the Pacific NW College of Art and Object Poems for 23 Sandy Gallery. He is a founding member of the Spare Room reading series, now in its sixteenth year, and was an inaugural Research Fellow of the Center for Art + Environment of the Nevada Museum of Art.

Program begins at 6 p.m. $5 members, $19.99 non-members, $16.99 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available online or on site.

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