LGBTQ+ people have the unique experience of needing to come out to their family, partners, friends, and community at some point in their lives. For some it can be a humorous experience that can be remembered fondly, while others face adversity and hardship for years. There are stark generational differences as well as differences between sexuality and gender identity coming out experiences. This story night hopes to explore these captivating personal narratives.
SPACE presents Field Day in Payson Park. Join us for a pre-July 4th family-friendly celebration with a day full of play complete with all of the weird, wild, and wonderful surprises you expect from SPACE.
In preparation for our Field Day bike parade, we will be hosting two June workshops to help you get ready to celebrate. Kids will be able to bring their masks and bike costumes home with them and are invited to show off their creations at the parade on June 30th in Payson Park.
SPACE is pleased to present Pólvora, a new installation by Las Vegas artist, Justin Favela. Using traditional "Cartonería" (Mexican paper craft) materials, Favela will fill the walls at SPACE with large scale "piñata murals" creating a landscape that includes a fireworks show. The installation will celebrate the use of fireworks in U.S. and Latin American culture.
StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. One of the largest oral history projects of its kind, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 50,000 interviews from 95,000 participants. Interviews are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and select stories are broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition.
Designed by Portland Outright artists/organizers, this window installation honors the legacy of LGBTQ+ youth organizing. It highlights historic examples of direct action artwork, combined with pieces by Outright members who use arts-based community organizing to connect with each other across systems while working towards justice and liberation.
Riding a wave of passionate reviews following the April 2018 release of his sophomore album YOU FUCKEN SUCKER, Paul de Jong invites you into his musical diner where everybody gets an earful: a menu of emotional acrobatics with the aid of cellos, or what used to be cellos, a bottomless library of exotic americana, absurdist sound and video snippets, a few mismatched costumes and hats, fake teeth and moustaches, all purposefully over-formalized, under-rehearsed, and at times, just right.
In conjunction with his window installation, Bohemian Showroom, Oregon-based artist Noah Breuer will give an artist talk and lead a participatory rubbing workshop in Pickwick Independent Press on Wednesday, June 20th during their monthy members event, which takes place from 5pm - 8pm. Noah's workshop and talk will begin at 6pm.
In Bohemian Showroom, Noah Breuer presents an installation that explores the visual legacy of Carl Breuer and Sons (CB&S), his Jewish family’s former textile printing business in Bohemia, present-day Czech Republic. In 1939, the CB&S company was lost as a result of a forced sale to Nazi Party members. Some of the Breuer family fled Europe, and those who remained were killed.