This Friday, October 26 find DPC at Portland Art Museum for Colored Pencils’ Art & Culture Night. The free community event will include “visual and performance artists from various ethnic backgrounds.” And when they say multicultural they mean it. A quick scan of the program and you’ll see it includes Polish and Thai dancers, a call to end nuclear war, Iraqi songwriters, poets from Project Grow, birthday cake for elders and more.
We’ll be tabling, promoting our upcoming East Portland Tour, which is co-produced by Colored Pencils. You’ll be able to sign up for the tours in person at the Museum, and we’ll be doing a ticket giveaway…so swing on by!
A full schedule for the PAM event follows, below the cut…
Portland Art Museum OPEN TO ALL to celebrate all traditions.
Co-hosted by Iraqi Society of Oregon
Colored Pencils will take our ma, pa and all of our family to Museum FREE DAY.
5.30-6.30 : Social/dinner
6.00-6.20 : Welcome
6.20-6.35 : Artist interviews : Ali AlMosawi, Ping Khaw-Sutherland, “Project Grow” artist
6.35-6.50 : Traditional Thai Greeting Dance by Thai Association of Oregon
6.50-7.05 : Iraqi Poet Jarad AlHadi
7.05-7.20 : Chisao Hata ~ original Choreopoem, “Remember My face” : spokenwords & dance. Calling for an End to Nuclear Weapons
7.20-7.35 : Birthday/elders : MC (15 minutes) : cake/candles
7.35-7.50 : Portland’s very own Polish Dance Company Agnieszka Laska Dancers leading by beloved teacher Agnieszka Laska
7.50-8.05 : Butterfly A Rose, poetry about living the authentic life by Emily Pittman Newberry
8:20-9.00 : Traditional Iraqi music and dance
Anna Gindlesperger, our Event Director, still working on time line so all time subject to change:)
CP Art Team is organizing “Multicultural ART WALL” for the first time at our museum by our lovely artists!!!!!
Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council’s mission is to facilitate inter-cultural learning among diverse communities to uphold the dignity of all people by creating an artistically and culturally rich environment where everyone bond in their humanity and safe to express their uniqueness.
More info: http://coloredpencilsart.org/