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A Conversation on Cultural Appropriation with Life Long Work Month

Join LLWM on Wednesday, January 28th, from 12:00–2:00PM for a discussion on cultural appropriation versus cultural exchange in art—which is okay and why? Coffee and snacks will be served.
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Show & Tell: Josh Berger and Niko Courtelis


A handful of artists and writers in Portland started Plazm magazine in 1991. The Information Age was accelerating fast but only 7 million people had cell phones, which were the size of bricks and cost more than a used car. The Internet was mostly populated by scientists and programmers, though the public could gain access to it for $2 per minute. Mass media—the ability to disseminate information, entertainment, and creative expression to a substantial audience—was largely controlled by five corporations.

Plazm’s Josh Berger and Niko Courtelis believed that design could be a catalyst for change in the world. They still do.

Join Niko and Josh as they look forward and back, reflecting on the history and considering the future of Plazm.

As always, our talks are free and open to the public.


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What’s UP Portland? Things to do and see.

Friday, January 23rd, 2015. 7-9pm
Independent Publishing Resource Center
1001 SE Division St. Portland, Or.

Putting the Public back in Public Apology, a participatory, performative art event. Participants enact their own renditions of famous public apologies.

Kind of like karaoke.

Attendees get a chance to take to the podium and read their favorite public apology, create their own letterpress poster, and contribute to a publication of compiled public apologies.

Rush Limbaugh, Bill Clinton, Donald Sterling, Justin Beiber, Alec Baldwin, you pick!

There will also be an opportunity for the public to issue their own public apology, or to sing karaoke to their favorite apologetic song.

Refreshments will be served.

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10540772_339799339540025_1685340633915025726_nPortland Correspondence Co-op
Tuesday, January 20th, 2015. 6-9pm
Independent Publishing Resource Center
1001 SE Division St. Portland, Or.

PDXCC is a monthly gathering where participants make and share analog correspondence in the great mail art tradition of Ray Johnson and Anna Banana: art and conversation through the mail. This uniquely democratic, DIY art form incorporates writing, drawing, collage, rubber stamps, faux postage, decorative tape, typewriters – anything goes, as long as it goes through the mail. Hang out, skill share and send the glorious results through the mail.

Basic materials will be on hand (scissors, glue sticks, envelopes…), but you’re encouraged to bring whatever materials fuel your creative spirit.

Free and open to the public.
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The First Bad Man: Miranda July Meet-up 
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015. 5 pm
Lobby of the Ace Hotel
1022 SW Stark Street,  Portland, Or.

Filmmaker, performing artist, writer, and PICA alum Miranda July will be speaking at Powell’s on January 22, 2015 at 7:30 PM in celebration of her novel, The First Bad Man.

PICA is hosting a pre-talk meet-up in the lobby of the Ace Hotel Portland beginning at 5:00 PM. Enjoy drinks and good company before heading over to Powell’s to listen Miranda speak about her new novel.

Facebook Event Page

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Collage Collabo!

Collage Collabo is an event created in conjunction with Life Long Work Month. The event is an opportunity to build discussion around art and design, work collaboratively, and explore the medium of collage. We will also show a specifically curated series of art centric youtube videos. Food and drinks will also be available. Space is limited so please arrive on time.

Life Long Work Month selects twelve students from the School of A + D to take over the AB Gallery and transform it into the collaboration space they want to see. Running throughout the month of January, the activities of this pop-up studio are driven by its participants.

Sponsored by the Friends of Graphic Design.

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Scholarship Deadline is February 1st!


A+D Scholarships 2015–16
Deadline: Sunday, February 1, 2015

Scholarships awarded to Art Practices and Graphic Design undergraduates, MFA Studio and MFA Social Practice graduate students. Undergraduate students must have completed at least 20 credit hours in their major and all students must have at least 6 credit hours remaining before graduation. Awards are based on financial need, first-generation college student status, enrollment status, creative work and accomplishments in area/s of study in the School of A+D.

Awards will be put toward tuition fees. Amounts vary. Your application to the university scholarship portal ensures that you will be considered for all scholarships for which you are eligible.

1. Set up an account and apply through the university scholarship portal.

2. Create an account at and create a photo set of five. Examples of artwork, include title, date, dimensions and medium for each image. (See Portfolio Requirements.)

3. Copy and paste the link to your Flickr photo set in university scholarship portal application.

Portfolio Requirements:

Graphic Designers
Create a Flickr photo set containing five examples of your work. Videos/animations may also be uploaded to the same Flickr photo set. The committee will review up to five minutes of time-based work.


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