Two prominent Portland art schools are considering merging with a tentative aim for the combined college to open in fall 2020. The boards of trustees from Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft are scheduled to separately vote at the end of October on whether to move forward with plans to merge, according to both schools. The proposal was announced to staff at both colleges last week, according to Don Tuski, PNCA president. Both schools have talked about combining off and on for 30 years, but with the cost of higher education, rising student debt, Portland's size and the state of art schools across the country, Tuski said it makes sense for both institutions to seriously consider combining resources. "In our first meeting, people at OCAC were thinking the same thing that we were, that if we could do this, we could really take the next step to be an art, design and craft school that rivals anything in the country, and that's really the goal," Tuski … [Read more...] about Pacific Northwest College of Art, Oregon College of Art and Craft considering merger
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Madison Rossetti of El Dorado High plans to attend the University of Oregon as an undeclared photography major. Why this school? “The location, school spirit and the courses/majors they offer. I am planning on double majoring with something else, as of now journalism with a photography major as well. Maybe even photojournalism.” Ashley Chung of Northwood High plans to attend San Jose State University as an art (animation/illustration) major. Why this school? “Animation at SJSU has grown its own reputation for winning multiple awards and developing well-rounded artists. I have heard testimonials about how unusually tight-knit the animation program has become between students and teachers. After going through four years at Northwood, where teachers are passionate about their subject and genuinely care for the well-being of their students, I decided to prioritize having an inspirational faculty over prestige.” Sound The gallery will resume inseconds … [Read more...] about Arts Grads: Visual Arts
By Nim Wunnan | For The Oregonian/OregonLive On Aug. 9, Converge 45 returns for its third year. As one of Portland's newest, most ambitious visual art festivals, Converge 45 takes its name from its goal of convening local and international artists in our home city near the 45th parallel. Whether you've never heard of it or you're eagerly awaiting the new schedule, this is an excellent year to check it out. Converge 45 is planned in three-year cycles in which an individual artistic director orchestrates the programming to create an artistic conversation that extends beyond the individual festivals. This year's programming will conclude the first cycle, with the new director announced at the beginning of the festival. Current director Kristy Edwards chose the title "You In Mind" for this cycle to focus on "artistic practices that have a public in mind." If that seems like a broad umbrella, consider the type of work that doesn't focus on the public - highly personal narrative, formal … [Read more...] about Converge 45 art festival welcomes first Portland-specific installation
By Heide Janssen | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 15, 2017 at 9:43 am | UPDATED: June 15, 2017 at 1:43 pm We asked graduating high school seniors to share with us their post-graduation plans for the fall. We heard from 486 visual arts students. Some plan to go to work and some are taking a gap year, but most are off to college, to study everything from animation to journalism to marine biology. We’ve listed them by the school they will attend, including their major and minor fields of study, statements about how the arts have influenced their plans, and their reason for choosing the institute they’ll be headed to. $ = scholarship received Nawal Seedat, El Modena UC Berkeley: molecular and cell biology (immunology and pathogenesis) major; public health, minor (Photo courtesy of Nawal Seedat)Jocelyn Fermin, Katella UCLA: environmental science (Photo courtesy of Jocelyn Fermin) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsShea Meyerson, OCSA Pacific Northwest College of Art: … [Read more...] about Where are 2017 Orange County visual arts students going to college?
Posted May 03, 2018 at 04:00 PM | Updated May 03, 2018 at 04:00 PM By Amy Wang | The Oregonian/OregonLive Here are our picks for theater, classical music and dance performances and visual arts events for May 4-10. Rigoletto.jpg (Courtesy of Portland Opera) "Rigoletto" If you see one opera this year, this is the one. “This will be a traditional production in the best sense of the word, with grand old-fashioned sets and costumes and large chorus and orchestra and a big cast,” Portland Opera’s general director, Christopher Mattaliano, told The Oregonian/OregonLive in a season preview. The opera touches upon decadence, seduction, vengeance, secret love – “and it’s short,” Mattaliano joked. “Rigoletto” also features one of the best-known arias ever, “La donna e mobile,” required for the repertoire of every self-respecting tenor. Acclaimed baritone Stephen Powell has the title role. 7:30 p.m. Friday, … [Read more...] about 11 arts picks: ‘Rigoletto,’ ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’ Touretteshero, more