Please note: This was published over a year ago. Phone numbers, email addresses and other information may have changed.
PCC to Host Two Exhibits Dedicated to Portland Culture
Photos and Story by James Hill
In celebration of Portland’s 150th birthday, art galleries at the Rock Creek and Sylvania campuses of Portland Community College will exhibit the Regional Arts and Culture Council’s Visual Chronicle of Portland collection in a city-wide series entitled the Rose City Zeitgeist. The collection will be on display from Monday, Nov. 5 to Friday, Nov. 30 at the Rock Creek Gallery (17705 N.W. Springville Road) and from Monday, Nov. 5 to Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Northview Gallery (12000 S.W. 49th Ave.).The Visual Chronicle of Portland is an archival collection of works on paper owned by the City of Portland since 1984. At the Rock Creek Campus gallery, the exhibit will cover works acquired from 1993 and 1994, featuring artists like Robert Dozono, retired PCC art instructor. At Sylvania’s Northview Gallery, the exhibit will feature works from 1999-2001 and will include work from Mary Stupp-Greer, who is a visual arts instructor at PCC. At the Northview Gallery there will also be a panel discussion, free and open to the public, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, on "Finding a Sense of Place in Portland."Artists with work in the collection will be panelists along with Carl Abbott, professor of urban studies at Portland State University, and author of the new book, "Greater Portland: Urban Life and Landscape in the Pacific Northwest."Throughout the month of November, Portlanders will have an opportunity to see the evolving city portrayed through the eyes of its artists. The intent of the collection is to document the spirit of the times, or zeitgeist, in the ever-changing city. People, neighborhoods, landmarks, buildings, events, daily life ? all have been captured on paper by some of the leading artists in the region over the past 17 years. The Chronicle focuses on artists’ views of the social fabric and urban landscape of Portland. A volunteer committee of artists, historians, and journalists meets annually to select artwork for the presentation. The Regional Arts and Culture Council funds the exhibit with an annual budget of $7,500.