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Thursday, May 4, 2017 at noon through Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 5pm
noon through Sunday, May 28 at 5pm
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Blue Sky Gallery
Seiya Bowen Nadachi Aleksey Kondratyev Ice Fishers May 4–28, 2017 First Thursday Opening Reception May 4, 6:00–9:00 PM Artist talk with Seiya Bowen: Thursday, May 4, 5:00 PM Artist talk with Aleksey Kondratyev: Saturday, May 6, 3:00 PM All Blue Sky events and programs are free and open to the public. “Each summer for over a decade, I returned to my childhood home in Japan. With every visit, the town faded away, slowly being replaced by a new infrastructure of bullet trains and fast-speed freeways.” In Nadachi, Seiya Bowen examines the socio-economic transformation of rural Japan by focusing his lens on the changes affecting the small town where his grandparents once lived. With increased urban development, many are abandoning Japan’s countryside for economic opportunities available in its metropolitan centers, leaving the older residents behind. Bowen’s quiet color photographs compose an intimate portrait of Nadachi alongside the striking visual evidence of the encroaching transportation systems moving people toward the larger cities. In this way, Bowen skillfully illustrates how these two worlds uncomfortably coexist within the same landscape, while also coming to terms with the personal loss of a particular way of life. Seiya Bowen is a photographer currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BFA in 2014 and has since exhibited both nationally and internationally at venues such as SITE Santa Fe and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. Bowen’s photography has been featured in Fraction Magazine, PDN and Aint-Bad Magazine, among other publications. This is his first solo exhibition of Nadachi.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at noon through Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 5pm
noon through Sunday, May 28 at 5pm
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Blue Sky Gallery
Seiya Bowen Nadachi Aleksey Kondratyev Ice Fishers May 4–28, 2017 First Thursday Opening Reception May 4, 6:00–9:00 PM Artist talk with Seiya Bowen: Thursday, May 4, 5:00 PM Artist talk with Aleksey Kondratyev: Saturday, May 6, 3:00 PM All Blue Sky events and programs are free and open to the public. Aleksey Kondratyev’s Ice Fishers is a visual study of makeshift shelters used by Kazakh fishers as they fish along the frozen Ishim River. North-Central Kazakhstan is one of the coldest populated regions on Earth, yet many fishermen use nothing more than trash bags and salvaged plastic to protect themselves from subzero temperatures and biting winds. Despite this harsh environment, Kondratyev’s photographs reveal the beauty of these improvised structures, drawing attention to the material and shape of each functional sculpture as it floats within an endless expanse of white. Aleksey Kondratyev (b.1993 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) works between Detroit, Michigan and Central Asia. In 2015 he completed a fellowship at Fabrica, a communication research center based in Treviso, Italy, allowing him to travel throughout Central Asia to complete his Formations series. He is also the director and co-founder of Stand Quarterly. an international contemporary art journal. This is his first solo exhibition of Ice Fishers.
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Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 4-5:30pm
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Portland Youth Philharmonic closes out its Season 93 Schnitzer Series on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall at 4:00 PM. The Spring Concert will feature the winner of PYP’s 2016 Concerto Competition, a symphony by Antonín Dvořák, and the premiere of a commissioned work by Debra Kaye. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more! Full Program: Debra Kaye: Ikarus Commissioned for PYP by Asher Klatchko and Katja Garloff Concerto Competition Winner Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8
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Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 1-2pm
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Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Young String Ensemble brings its popular, family-friendly concerts to Vancouver, Washington, on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Conducted by Inés Voglar Belgique, these concerts are specially designed with younger audience members in mind. Families of all ages up are invited on a musical adventure for all to enjoy. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more!
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Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 9:30am-6pm
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Summer’s almost upon us again, which means that your favorite neighborhood ciclovia is right around the corner! City of Portland Sunday Parkways, presented by Kaiser Permanente, is a series of five community events that promote healthy living by opening the city's largest public space - its streets - for people to walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation! Besides all the active outdoor fun, the events strive to foster civic pride, stimulate economic development, and represent the investments that communities, businesses and government bodies are making in Portland's vitality, livability, and diversity. Last year over 100,000 people attended the events, with 250+ volunteers making it all possible. The first event of the season is coming up in Southeast Portland on May 21st, and we need your help to make it a success! Here’s how we need your help... • Mobile Superheroes to ride the route on your bike, keeping a watchful eye on the neighborhood and backing up the Intersection Superheroes. • Intersection Superheroes to command the barricades, making sure participants are safe from cars and neighbors are happy. Each shift lasts no longer than 3.5 hours, but you may sign up for more than one! ...and here’s how we show our appreciation! Every Sunday Parkways volunteer receives: • an HEATHER PURPLE Sunday Parkways volunteer t-shirt • refreshments before your shift • support before, during and after the event • a 2017 Sunday Parkways bandanna - volunteer for any three Sunday Parkways shifts across the season and it's yours! FOR MORE INFO AND TO SIGN UP: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/67621 Are you interested in helping with Sunday Parkways but May 21st doesn't work for your schedule? Volunteer for one of the other Sunday Parkways events on: • 6/25/2017 in North Portland • 7/23/2017 in Northeast Portland • 8/20/2017 in Outer Northeast • 9/24/2017 in Sellwood/ Milwaukie More information on these upcoming events can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/58929 See you in Southeast Portland! Questions? Contact us! Phil Barber, Volunteer Coordinator (503) 893-8793 | SundayParkways@AxiomEventProductions.com
Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 4-5:30pm
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Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Conservatory Orchestra and Wind Ensemble close their Season 93 Skyview Series with the Postlude Concert on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington. PYP Musical Director David Hattner leads Portland Youth Wind Ensemble and Lawrence Johnson conducts Portland Youth Conservatory Orchestra. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more! Program highlights: Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
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