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March First Thursday Festival

Mar 5 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Free and open to the public

Community Events

PNCA will welcome all of Portland to its first First Thursday in our new campus flagship, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design at 511 NW Broadway on March 5, 2015 from 6-9pm. Not only will PNCA open a number of exhibitions on this date, but visitors will also be able to get a first look at the dramatic renovation designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works of this historic federal building.

There will be food carts outside of the building, refreshments, and most importantly, visitors will be able to visit all of PNCA’s exhibition spaces.


Gathering Autonomy: Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative
511 Gallery
The first retrospective of the work of this print cooperative of 30 artists focused on work with a radical social, environmental, and political stance. T

PNCA Student Showcase
New Commons
Faculty select student work from every program at PNCA for the first showcase in the New Commons.

In addition, the students in the Soft Sculpture class will host an early reception for their exhibition in the Manuel Izquierdo Gallery in Stagecraft:

Manuel Izquierdo Gallery
Stagecraft Building - 825 NW 13th
note: this reception is early, from 5-6pm


Body of Architecture/ Architecture of Body
Dorothy Lemelson Innovation Studio
A performance by Takahiro Yamamoto featuring 10 performers, all of whom are PNCA students, alumni, faculty, or staff. Featuring movement performers Stephanie Yu, Katie Piatt, Jung Ming, Michael Reinsch, Stephanie Brachmann, Nicolo Gentile, Takahiro Yamamoto; sound performers Val Gayevskaya, Ben Glas-Hochstettler, Justine Highsmith, Anita Spaeth; and text performers Linden How, Thomas Gamble, and Travis Nikolai.

Video + Sound and Animated Arts projections, installations, and performances in locations throughout the first 2.5 floors of the building.

Intermediate Animated Arts students include Santi Chandravongsri, Matt Dan, Arianna Gazca, Jack Graydon, Nancy Guzman, Robin Leadbetter, Kathryn McAnnalley, and Nyssa Oru. Projection, Sound + Space students include Adam Simmons, Anna Lensch, Ben Glas, Chaz Stobbs, Devin Ray, Emily Wise, Hannah Lewis-Lopes, Joseph Greer, Lou Watson, and Skyler Leaf.

At PNCA’s Museum of Contemporary Craft, visitors will be able to view an exhibition of Italian glass, Living With Glass: The Ed Cauduro and Dane Nelson Collections. Also on view, Extra Credit: Students Mine the Collection, an exhibition curated by PNCA students.