Thursday, October 22, 2015

October 22 Alien Drone Award

Arlene Schnitzer was Portland's first contemporary gallerist. She and her family have been champion arts supporters and even buyers of local artists. Arlene Schnitzer Prize selects a small number of undergrad and grad student artists at PSU. The show of their works opens tonight. They are Amanda Evans, MFA student in Social Practice; Chris Freeman, MFA contemporary studio artist and Melodee Dudley, BFA student of graphic design. Opening, reception and award at Autzen Gallery, Neuberger Hall Room 205, 714 SW Harrison 4PM-6 Free

Sabina Haque has a panel discussion this evening about her show Storylines at PSU's Littman. The show is inspired by the artist's experience in Pakistan and includes interviews with Somalis who experienced the civil war there. Panelists are Namita Gupta Wiggers, cultural theorist Anne-Marie Oliver, former director of PSU's Middle East Studies Center Dr. Peter Bechtold, and Somali social and political activist Kayse Jama of Portland’s Center for Intercultural Organizing. At the PSU Littman Gallery in Smith Union. PSU Smith Hall, Room 250, 1825 SW Broadway 6:30-8 Free

Artist Stephanie Syjuco is a mid-career artist who was in art school in the mid-1990's. She is part of the Alien She show, looking at several current artists influenced by, and in the context of, the Riot Grrrl cultural movement.

She speaks this evening on her work. At the The PNCA Bison Building, the MFA in Applied Craft and Design Studios 421 NE 10th 6:30PM Free