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A summary of projects this past year:

First Year

  • Explorations of line, plane and mass using wire, balsa wood, cardboard and loofah sponge
  • Research of performance spaces including the relationship between the audience and performers, lighting, acoustics and scale
  • A gallery for Type & Fonts in the BSide6 Building

Second Year

  • A performance space for the music department in the boiler building on Marylhurst's campus
  • A sustainability center in John Yeon's iconic Visitor Center Pavilion
  • A design-build pop-up teahouse

Third Year

  • A hotel in downtown Portland
  • A naturopathic clinic in the Pearl District
  • A cultural identity center in Pioneer Square

Fourth Year Student-Initiated Thesis Projects

  • Building self-confidence: A workshop & recovery center for homeless men
  • Ocularcentrism: A resource center for the sight impaired
  • An exploration of nakedness: A community bath
  • Reducing recitivism: A more humane prison
  • Community building: A workplace for creative entrepreneurs
  • An exploration of food anxiety: A community-supported kitchen & distribution center
  • Special needs: A school for autistic children
  • An exploration of team-building: A rock climbing gym
  • Creating trust: A center for children transitioning to foster care
  • Restoring dignity: A center for women with cancer
  • Learning from nature: A high-tech biophilic office
  • Industry & nature: A center for wine making
  • Making cultural connections: An urban artist-in-residency community
  • Connecting people & horses: A horse hotel
  • An exploration of art-making: A process gallery
  • Understanding layers of time: A historic building center

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Paul Sutinen, director of art programs, will join local artists, critics and scholars for a discussion on Clement Greenberg's Avant-Garde and Kitsch at the Blackfish Gallery on April 19, 2014.

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April 14, 2014 – May 17, 2014

The Art Gym: Vanessa Renwick

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May 05, 2014

Scholarship application deadline for show:tell: A workshop for teen writers and artists

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The Art Gym Gallery Talk: Vanessa Renwick

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