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Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 5-7pm
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Come join the Urban League of Portland Young Professionals to test your knowledge of African American history and culture. Prizes for the winning team, fun & fellowship for all! $10 for individuals (we can match you with a team), $40 for teams (4 or 5 people per team). You can form your own team, or let us match you with one the day of the event(network & make new friends!). *Kid friendly Get Tickets
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 7:30-8:30pm
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The University of Portland Orchestra is set to perform a "Cinematic Symphony" featuring orchestral movie themes from favorite movies old and news, enhanced with projected images from each film. This performance will help all listeners to relive some of their favorite films through the music that defined them. The University of Portland Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra. The ensemble is dedicated to exceptional performances of a wide variety of historical and contemporary orchestral literature, including works for string orchestra. Works for chorus and orchestra are performed in conjunction with the university choirs on a regular basis.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7:30pm through Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30pm
7:30pm through Saturday, March 3 at 7:30pm
The University of Portland is set to perform Sarah Ruhl's play, "Eurydice." The play will be directed by JoAnn Johnson and will feature student actors. Sarah Ruhl takes the well-known myth of Orpheus and flips the script by centering the plot around the perspective of Eurydice, Orpheus' lover, instead. During the play, Eurydice dies and falls into the underworld during her wedding to Orpheus. Upon entering the underworld, she sees her dead father who, against the rules of the underworld, has maintained his use of language. What follows is a story about love and loss as Eurydice and Orpheus try to find their way back to each other in this unique take and perspective on a well-known Greek myth.
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Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 6-9pm
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Blue Sky Gallery
Come be the first to see Zun Lee and Michał Cała's exhibitions. “My own journey of identity formation and cultural belonging formed the motivation for this visual exploration of fatherhood. I used my lived experience of being nurtured by African American families and father figures since my early childhood while dealing with my personal history of paternal abandonment. This helped me build a specific visual vocabulary that guided me through this work.” In Father Figure, Zun Lee offers an intimate view of the daily lives of Black fathers with whom he has worked closely since 2011—men from the Bronx, Harlem, and Washington Heights in New York who are often parenting within difficult economic and personal circumstances. Through his touching and honest black-and-white portraits, Lee invites us to see these men as dedicated parents who challenge stereotypes of Black masculinity and absent fathers. From 1975-1992, Michał Cała photographed the Silesia region in his home country of Poland. In the 1970s and early 1980s the area was at its peak of industrial development and mining activity, providing mass employment at the expense of the environment and public health. Cala remembers his first impression of Silesia as “terrifying and beautiful at the same time,” leading him to focus his camera on the natural and altered landscape as well as its inhabitants. Although the mines, factories, laborers’ housing districts, and slag heaps no longer exist, the artist’s gelatin silver prints serve as as an unsettling yet intriguing visual record of this recent period in Polish history.
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Friday, March 2, 2018 at noon through Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 5pm
noon through Sunday, April 1 at 5pm
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Blue Sky Gallery
From 1975-1992, Michał Cała photographed the Silesia region in his home country of Poland. In the 1970s and early 1980s the area was at its peak of industrial development and mining activity, providing mass employment at the expense of the environment and public health. Cala remembers his first impression of Silesia as “terrifying and beautiful at the same time,” leading him to focus his camera on the natural and altered landscape as well as its inhabitants. Although the mines, factories, laborers’ housing districts, and slag heaps no longer exist, the artist’s gelatin silver prints serve as as an unsettling yet intriguing visual record of this recent period in Polish history. Michał Cała was born in Toruń, Poland in 1948 and studied aircraft construction at the University of Technology in Warsaw in the early 1970s. From 1974 to 1983 he worked as an engineer in various companies in Silesia and began photographing in the area. In 1977 he moved to Tychy in Upper Silesia, where he co-founded the photographers’ association KRON and became a member of the ZPAF, the Union of Polish Art Photographers. In 2007 he was named one of most important Polish photographers in the last century and participated in the group exhibition Polish Photography in the 20th Century shown in Warsaw and in Vilnius, Lithuania. Cala's work is in several museum collections, including in the Silesian Museum of Katowice, the Silesian Library in Katowice, the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom, the Coal Mining Museum in Zabrze, and in the local government building in Duisburg in the Ruhr, Germany, and various private collections. Publications on his work include The Anthology of Polish Photography 1839–1989, The Masters of Polish Landscape, and Polish Photography in the 20th Century. Cala now lives in Bielsko-Biała in Poland and is represented by MMX Gallery in London.
Friday, March 2, 2018 at noon through Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 5pm
noon through Sunday, April 1 at 5pm
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Blue Sky Gallery
“My own journey of identity formation and cultural belonging formed the motivation for this visual exploration of fatherhood. I used my lived experience of being nurtured by African American families and father figures since my early childhood while dealing with my personal history of paternal abandonment. This helped me build a specific visual vocabulary that guided me through this work.” In Father Figure, Zun Lee offers an intimate view of the daily lives of Black fathers with whom he has worked closely since 2011—men from the Bronx, Harlem, and Washington Heights in New York who are often parenting within difficult economic and personal circumstances. Through his touching and honest black-and-white portraits, Lee invites us to see these men as dedicated parents who challenge stereotypes of Black masculinity and absent fathers. Dr. Zun Lee is a Canadian visual artist, physician, and educator whose work encourages alternate ways of thinking about community and belonging. He was born and raised in Germany and has also lived in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Intersubjectivity and trust dynamics are an important component of Lee’s work as he embeds himself in his subjects’ daily lives to uncover stories of identity and connection. Lee has exhibited solo shows at Duke University, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture and BAND Gallery in Toronto, Jefferson School of African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville, VA, and Galerie Jed Voras in Paris. Selected honors and awards include: Art Gallery of Ontario Artist-in-Residence (2017), Magnum Foundation Fellow (2015), Photo District News Photo Annual Winner (2015), Paris Photo/Aperture Photobook Awards Shortlist (2014), and Photo District News’ 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch (2014).
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Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 3-4pm
3-4pm
Venue:
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Blue Sky Gallery
Come hear Zun Lee talk about his photo series, Father Figure. “My own journey of identity formation and cultural belonging formed the motivation for this visual exploration of fatherhood. I used my lived experience of being nurtured by African American families and father figures since my early childhood while dealing with my personal history of paternal abandonment. This helped me build a specific visual vocabulary that guided me through this work.” In Father Figure, Zun Lee offers an intimate view of the daily lives of Black fathers with whom he has worked closely since 2011—men from the Bronx, Harlem, and Washington Heights in New York who are often parenting within difficult economic and personal circumstances. Through his touching and honest black-and-white portraits, Lee invites us to see these men as dedicated parents who challenge stereotypes of Black masculinity and absent fathers. Dr. Zun Lee is a Canadian visual artist, physician, and educator whose work encourages alternate ways of thinking about community and belonging. He was born and raised in Germany and has also lived in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Intersubjectivity and trust dynamics are an important component of Lee’s work as he embeds himself in his subjects’ daily lives to uncover stories of identity and connection. Lee has exhibited solo shows at Duke University, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture and BAND Gallery in Toronto, Jefferson School of African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville, VA, and Galerie Jed Voras in Paris. Selected honors and awards include: Art Gallery of Ontario Artist-in-Residence (2017), Magnum Foundation Fellow (2015), Photo District News Photo Annual Winner (2015), Paris Photo/Aperture Photobook Awards Shortlist (2014), and Photo District News’ 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch (2014).
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4
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Friday, March 2, 2018 at noon through Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 5pm
noon through Sunday, April 1 at 5pm
Venue:
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Blue Sky Gallery
From 1975-1992, Michał Cała photographed the Silesia region in his home country of Poland. In the 1970s and early 1980s the area was at its peak of industrial development and mining activity, providing mass employment at the expense of the environment and public health. Cala remembers his first impression of Silesia as “terrifying and beautiful at the same time,” leading him to focus his camera on the natural and altered landscape as well as its inhabitants. Although the mines, factories, laborers’ housing districts, and slag heaps no longer exist, the artist’s gelatin silver prints serve as as an unsettling yet intriguing visual record of this recent period in Polish history. Michał Cała was born in Toruń, Poland in 1948 and studied aircraft construction at the University of Technology in Warsaw in the early 1970s. From 1974 to 1983 he worked as an engineer in various companies in Silesia and began photographing in the area. In 1977 he moved to Tychy in Upper Silesia, where he co-founded the photographers’ association KRON and became a member of the ZPAF, the Union of Polish Art Photographers. In 2007 he was named one of most important Polish photographers in the last century and participated in the group exhibition Polish Photography in the 20th Century shown in Warsaw and in Vilnius, Lithuania. Cala's work is in several museum collections, including in the Silesian Museum of Katowice, the Silesian Library in Katowice, the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom, the Coal Mining Museum in Zabrze, and in the local government building in Duisburg in the Ruhr, Germany, and various private collections. Publications on his work include The Anthology of Polish Photography 1839–1989, The Masters of Polish Landscape, and Polish Photography in the 20th Century. Cala now lives in Bielsko-Biała in Poland and is represented by MMX Gallery in London.
Friday, March 2, 2018 at noon through Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 5pm
noon through Sunday, April 1 at 5pm
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Blue Sky Gallery
“My own journey of identity formation and cultural belonging formed the motivation for this visual exploration of fatherhood. I used my lived experience of being nurtured by African American families and father figures since my early childhood while dealing with my personal history of paternal abandonment. This helped me build a specific visual vocabulary that guided me through this work.” In Father Figure, Zun Lee offers an intimate view of the daily lives of Black fathers with whom he has worked closely since 2011—men from the Bronx, Harlem, and Washington Heights in New York who are often parenting within difficult economic and personal circumstances. Through his touching and honest black-and-white portraits, Lee invites us to see these men as dedicated parents who challenge stereotypes of Black masculinity and absent fathers. Dr. Zun Lee is a Canadian visual artist, physician, and educator whose work encourages alternate ways of thinking about community and belonging. He was born and raised in Germany and has also lived in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Intersubjectivity and trust dynamics are an important component of Lee’s work as he embeds himself in his subjects’ daily lives to uncover stories of identity and connection. Lee has exhibited solo shows at Duke University, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture and BAND Gallery in Toronto, Jefferson School of African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville, VA, and Galerie Jed Voras in Paris. Selected honors and awards include: Art Gallery of Ontario Artist-in-Residence (2017), Magnum Foundation Fellow (2015), Photo District News Photo Annual Winner (2015), Paris Photo/Aperture Photobook Awards Shortlist (2014), and Photo District News’ 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch (2014).
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Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 7-11pm
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We are inviting artists, activists, and social justice advocates to join use in Oregon's capital city of Salem on March 10, 2018. Dr. A. Breeze Harper, founder of Sistah Vegan, and chef-artist Salimatu Amabebe will join us. Our event forms part of a larger participatory action project designed to examine critical consciousness and connections between social justice and food philosophy. The research part of this project involves online surveys, and the participatory action part consists of the creation of an artistic response to the evening. Sign-up via the survey, and purchase your $9 ticket online in February.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 7:15-8:30pm
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Gabriel Said Reynolds, Professor of Islamic Studies and Theology at the University of Notre Dame, is set to give the UP annual Hesburgh Lecture. He will discuss relations between Isam and the Catholic Church and the overarching effects on the world. He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his Master's degree and Ph.D. from Yale University. He has published many books and his research has been focused on the Qur'an and Muslim-Christian relations. Last year, Reynolds was one of 15 Catholic delegates invited by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) to participate in a bilateral conversation with 15 Muslim counterparts at Al-Azhar al-Sharif Center for Dialogue (ASCD) in Cairo, Egypt. This event is co-sponsored by the Garaventa Center and the Notre Dame Club of Portland.
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Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 11am-5pm
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SisterSpirit presents our annual Spring Equinox Artisan Festival and Ritual: "Primavera in the 21st Century!" Saturday, March 24th, 2018 Oaks Park Dance Pavilion Fair and talent stage-11 am to 5 pm Admission donation $7, or $5 for honored citizens and people wearing costumes, children under 12 free. The Spring Ritual is free and open to everyone. Community wide Spring Ritual-5 pm in the Gazebo Buy a "Michelle's Heart" raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize donated by one of our vendors.
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Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 7:30-10pm
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The Old Church
Portland's 10th Annual Dia do Choro Concert Celebrating Brazilian Composers Choro music is roots jazz from Brazil, and considered Brazil's first "urban pop" music. In this unique show you will experience a wide range of pieces of Choro and other genres by many of Brazil's important 20th century composers, such as Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Tom Jobim, Baden Powell, and many more. 4 acts in one show! Come hear the intricate and sultry instrumental melodies of classic choro, the edgy syncopation of modern choro, emotive samba and bossa nova, and other genres. This is a rare opportunity to hear a wide range of composers, performed by four diverse acts: Solo Guitar, Mandolin/Guitar Duo, Piano/Guitar Duo, and Ensemble. Special guests include Alexandra Santos (Vocals) and Lisa Seifert (wind instruments). More about CHORO DA ALEGRIA Portlands ensemble dedicated to playing wonderful melodies of various Brazilian composers. Our group draws much inspiration from the genre Choro, which is vintage jazz from Brazil. Beyond the Choro genre the groups repertoire includes classic tunes of Bossa Nova and Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB). Choro da Alegria is a play on words: it can mean Cry of happiness or Choro music gives happiness. Tom Pinit - bandolim/Brazilian mandolin, vocals Pam Beaty - 7-string guitar, cavaquinho, vocals Esteban Diaz - percussion Peter Fung - cavaquinho, percussion More about DUO BECAR: Florence Deutsch started playing the piano at age 6 in her native Sibiu, Romania. She studied at the Scoala Generala de Arte (Classical Piano) and was among finalists in citywide, and regional piano competitions. Even as the Iron Curtain prevented many from traveling outside of Eastern Europe, her skills earned her travel to performances in Vienna and Linz, Austria. She later developed a passion for Brazilian music. Sergio Botelho was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and started playing the guitar at age 10, soon becoming fascinated by the sultry rhythms and lush harmonies in the music of his homeland. He later fell in love with classical guitar, and today can feel at home playing both popular and erudite music. More about Allen Mathews (solo guitar) Allen has been performing Brazilian music for over a decade, and is one of the original artists who helped form Portlands Dia do Choro. His solo guitar interpretations of Brazilian composers is not to be missed. More about Olivia and Rene (Mandolin/Guitar) Olivia Duffy and Rene Berblinger form a classic choro duo, and have been parts of the Portlands choro scene for several years. Olivia and Rene have been pleasing audiences with their exceptional musicianship and thoughtful arrangements of Choro music.
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