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Feb
21
Thu
Artist Talk: Demian DinéYazhí (Sold out)
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Demian DinéYazhí (Sold out)

This event is sold out.

Demian DinéYazhí is an Indigenous Diné transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht’ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water’s Edge) and Tódích’íí’nii (Bitter Water). DinéYazhí grew up in the colonized border town of Gallup, New Mexico, and the evolution of their work has been influenced by ancestral ties to traditional Diné culture and ceremony, matrilineal upbringing, the sacredness of land, and the importance of intergenerational knowledge.

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.

Program begins at 6 p.m. $5 members, $20 non-members, $17 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available online or on site.

Mar
21
Thu
Artist Talk: Chisao Hata
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Chisao Hata

Chisao Hata is a performing artist, community organizer, and global citizen artist. Her work shares the Japanese-American story to communities from Hiroshima, Japan to Cuba, and New Mexico to Ontario, Oregon. As an arts educator, her perspectives are shared as an Oregon Humanities Conversation Leader and Vanport Mosaic Festival Stories in Movement artist. She originated Gambatte Be Strong, stories of Japanese-American displacement and resilience in Portland and is a partnering artist at the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, Maryland.

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.

Program begins at 6 p.m. $5 members, $20 non-members, $17 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available online or on site.

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Apr
18
Thu
Artist Talk: Ralph Pugay
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Ralph Pugay

Ralph Pugay holds an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University and is a residency graduate of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Pugay’s awards include a Betty Bowen Award from the Seattle Art Museum, Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award, Hallie Ford Artist Residency Fellowship, and an Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship. Major solo exhibitions were held at Seattle Art Museum, Upfor (Portland), Vox Populi (Philadelphia) and FAB Gallery (Richmond, Virginia). Pugay is currently the James DePreist Visiting Professor of Art at Portland State University.

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.

Program begins at 6 p.m. $5 members, $20 non-members, $17 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available online or on site.

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May
16
Thu
Artist Talk: Sharita Towne
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Sharita Towne

Sharita Towne is a transdisciplinary artist born and raised on the West Coast of the U.S. along I-5—from Salem to Tacoma and down to Sacramento. She is a research-based video artist and printmaker most interested in creating interdisciplinary community art projects that engage local and global Black geographies, histories and possibilities. Sharita is an Assistant Professor in Intermedia, Thesis and Critical Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

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.

Program begins at 6 p.m. $5 members, $20 non-members, $17 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available online or on site.

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