Art as a Vehicle for Change Portland, Oregon 2008

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Art as a Vehicle for Change Portland, Oregon 2008 </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Art as a Vehicle for Change This PowerPoint presentation will serve as a brief introduction to the fine arts in Portland, Oregon The theme, Art as a Vehicle for Change is extended through various raw materials such as photos, maps and newspaper articles </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Allow Me Sculptural public art is abundant in Portland This example titled Allow Me by J. Seward Johnson is ready for the Portland rain Find this sculpture in Pioneer Square </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> ANGLE of REPOSE: a pavilion This sculpture is a functional covered seating area Jon Gierlich combined traditional porch designs based on historic Victorian architecture in the area with an urban plaza where people are encouraged to meet and interact. </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Da Tung &amp; Xian Bao Bao Mr. Huo Baozhu, owner of Five Rings Bronze Foundry in Xian, China offered the City of Portland a large bronze elephant as a gesture of good will and as evidence of his belief in the importance of cultural exchanges This piece is a Shang Dynasty replica </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Little Prince Antoine De Saint- Exuperys book of the same title inspired artist Ilan Averbuch to create this fallen copper crown It is about imagination, desires and aspirations, conquests and struggles </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Portlands Art Galleries Art galleries are nearly as abundant as displays of Public Art in Portland Portlands galleries welcome everyone ranging from pedestrians on an evening stroll to art connoisseurs with a mission to purchase Think about it: How does Portlands art community exhibit diversity? Who does it exclude? </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> First Thursday &amp; Last Thursday Twice each monthon the first and last Thursdaysgalleries have extended business hours hosting art, wine and music free of charge for the public </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Pearl District Art Gallery Map As indicated on the map, the center of Portland is overflowing with art galleries Portlands art community has recently become part of the citys allure for cultural tourists </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Alberta Street Art Walk Complimentary to the First Thursday events held in the Pearl District, Alberta Street holds Last Thursday Art has brought tremendous transformation into this community View the accompanying video for interviews with artists on Alberta Sreet </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Time-Based Arts (TBA) Festival This annual showcase presents moments of movement and imagery under bridges, over rivers, on stages and throughout the city The TBA Festival examines and celebrates every form of contemporary art and is the only festival of its kind in North America </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> White Bird Dance Project White Bird brings international dance companies to Portland and is dedicated to fostering the growth of dance in the region Argentinas Estampas Porteas comes to Portland </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> Oregon Ballet Theatre OBT is Oregons esteemed ballet company Growing rapidly, the Portland-based company is gaining worldwide recognition Although ballet has been traditionally viewed as an art form intended for the upper classes, todays performances are accessible to nearly everyone Think about it: How do dance companies, non-profit organizations, ensure this? </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Oregon Ballet Theatre </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> OBTs distinctive dancers Oregon Ballet Theatres principle ballerina Gavin Larsen The signature descriptions illustrate OBT highlighting her unique personality as an asset to the company and resident of Portland </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> OBTs Distinctive Dancers Alexey is one of Oregon Ballet Theatres many dancers from around the world </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> Arts Education in Portland Arts education has been a controversial topic throughout the nation Portlands city commissioner, Sam Adams, is using this topic as leverage in his campaign for mayor See article: Sam Adams will use arts as a major theme in the Portland mayor's raceSam Adams will use arts as a major theme in the Portland mayor's race Think about it: Why is arts education important? </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> Arts Education in Portland ARTSplash is a source for arts-based curriculum that has been created by teachers, for teachers. Teachers are invited to review the curricular units in this database and use the materials that suits their needs. </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> Arts Education in Portland ARTSplash has two primary goals: 1. To help make the arts core curriculum by training generalist teachers how to integrate arts based teaching methods into all of their classes. 2. To make the arts based curriculum created by ARTSplash participants readily available to all teachers. ARTSplash Video </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> Arts Education in Portland Mission Statement: Pacific Artists Dance Center is dedicated to providing the finest professional quality ballet instruction in an environment that is challenging, disciplined, rigorous, while at the same time safe, healthy, and nurturing. </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> Arts Education in Portland Pacific Artists Dance Centers students have the opportunity to perform with their youth company in preparation for a professional career as a dancer </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> Other Reading City looks at how to take arts scene to next level City looks at how to take arts scene to next level A Dreamy 'Night The hidden riches of art One giant leap for TBA, and other daring steps One giant leap for TBA, and other daring steps </li> </ul>