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

Posted on Jan 19th, 2015 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

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.

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