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Fall 2014 Catalog is here!

Fall registration will begin Aug 18th.

MAC Fall 2014 Catalog

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Multnomah Arts Center
Fall 2014

To register,
please drop by the office or call us at (503) 823-2787. You may also register online by going to
Portland Parks & Recreation.

Portland Parks & Recreation’s new online registration system

Portland Parks & Recreation is partnering with ActiveNet to provide you with a new and improved class registration and park reservation system! Your ActiveNet account will offer a fast, secure, and easy way for you to register with Portland Parks & Recreation.

Our registration system will look different online. It will be easier to navigate and search for classes by age, category, time, location, and activity.

Go to Portland Parks.org and click on Register Online! You will be able to view information about the new system, read the FAQs, and watch how-to videos with information for returning and new customers. Sign in, create your account, and register for Fall classes on Monday, August 18!

*Online registrations will be charged a nominal fee.

MAC Open House 2014

Friday November 7th

Arts Center

Open House


Instructors Show

Opening Reception for the Instructor Show. Enjoy diverse works of art on display, created by the talented teaching artists from MAC. The exhibit includes paintings, prints, drawings, metal arts, ceramics, photography, mixed media and textiles.
MAC Gallery 5-7pm

Little Artists Preschool Open House

Little Artists Preschool Open House. Meet our teachers, explore the classroom, create art and make new friends
Cottages 1 and 2 5-7pm

Village Vaudeville

MAC’s Performing Arts Department presents Village Vaudeville II. Please join MAC faculty, students and community members for this fun evening of variety performance, emceed by Theatre Program Coordinator, Amy Jo McCarville. Song, dance, comedy and family friendly entertainment await you at our celebration of community. Free popcorn!
MAC Auditorium 7-8:15pm

Activities & entertainment for all ages. Free! Open to all!

Lantern in a Day! ~ Metals Workshop

Lantern – in – a – Day

A one day workshop to light up your Fall!

metal lantern

Youth and adult partners will learn to collaboratively design and fabricate a hanging lantern. Use drill bits and a jeweler’s saw to create patterns and images for the light to shine through. Then, join the pieces together with wire using cold connection techniques. An optional soldered component will be demonstrated for those who are comfortable using a torch. Leave with a one-of-a-kind lantern! No prerequisite. Students under 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Price includes a $25 studio and materials fee which is non-refundable after class begins.
1014014 Sat. 10 am – 4 pm Oct. 25 $75
- Ages 10 & Up – [1 class] Allie Bentley

• 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 97219 • 503-823-2787 •

MAC Gallery October Show

October 3rd – 28th, 2014

Diane Flack's Flotsam

Diane Flack

Block Prints


The prints explore color and geometry through representational and abstract flower images and black and white pattern.

Reception: Friday, October 3 • 7 to 9 pm

Diane Flack's Passionate Pink Peony

• 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 97219 • 503-823-2787 •

Saturday Life Drawing

I sometimes think there is nothing
so delightful as drawing.
~ Vincent van Gogh

Eduardo Fernadez's Life Drawing

Saturday Life Drawing
Oct 4th thru Dec 6th
- Open for Drop-in *
$12 per session 9:30am to 12:30am

* Special Drop-in Offers for Fall 2014

2 for 1
Bring a friend and get a free session.
- limited to a different friend each time.

Free Sessions with Class Registration
Register for “Art of the Gesture” or “Artistic Anatomy”
and get two free sessions of Life Drawing.

Date Monitor Model/Notes
10/4 Eduardo female – nude
10/11 Nate female – nude
10/18 Eduardo male – nude
10/25 Eduardo female – nude
11/1 Sarah Male – nude
11/8 Chris female – nude
11/15 Nate female – nude
11/22 Chris female – nude
11/29 No Session Thanksgiving Weekend
12/6 Chris female – nude

Work on drawings, paintings and even sculpture. There is no instruction in this offering, however, there will be a monitor calling the poses. Mac’s life drawing class is for students ages 18 and up.

Information provided above is subject to change without notice. For more information, please check with MAC office.
(503) 823-2787.

Literary Arts Fall 2014

Youth Classes

Creative Writing Workshop Ages 8 – 12

We all have something to say! Learn how to really see and write about the world around you. Expect fun collaborative writing and focused free writing during class. Use your senses and draw on life experiences to find your written voice.

1012664 Tu. 3:30 – 5 pm Oct. 21 – Nov. 4 $42 [3 classes] Amy Minato

Telling Tales Ages 8 – 12

Make your story come alive for an audience. Learn about projection, stage presence, inflection, timing, rhythm and vocal skills. Bring at least one short written personal story that you are willing to share. Participants in this class are invited to tell their story on stage in the Theatre Showcase on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.

1017032 Tu. 3:30 – 5 pm Nov. 18 $14 [1 class] Amy Minato

Adult Classes

Necessary Poetry Ages 16 & Up

Poetry is important work! What is necessary for you to say? What is necessary to be said for the world? By breaking down internal barriers and using expansive and leaping language, find and develop what’s important to you. Write what matters through lyric, persona, narrative, and associative poetry. We will read others’ works and share our own. No experience necessary.

1012663 Tu. 7 – 8:30 pm Sep. 30 – Dec. 2 $126 [9 classes] Donna Prinzmetal

Reading & Writing About Oregon Ages 18 & Up

How much do you really know about the place where you live? In this wide-ranging class, read short pieces by Oregon writers to deepen your understanding of how our rich landscape shapes us. You don’t have to be a writer to attend the goal is to have fun! Class sessions will include discussion of thought-provoking handouts and sharing of writings. No experience necessary.

1012666 Fri. 10 am – 12 pm Oct. 3 – Dec. 5 $170 [10 weeks] Christine Colasurdo

Memoir—Interviewing & Catching Stories Ages 18 & Up

Intrigued by a story you heard from a family member, friend, or neighbor? Whether you want to mine the memories of family members to capture stories before they are lost, or craft a compelling creative nonfiction piece, interviewing skills will serve your work. Learn how to ask provocative questions that help subjects open up. This class will interview inside and outside class and use the ]material to write vignettes. No experience necessary.

1012662 Wed. 1 – 3 pm Oct. 8 – Nov. 12 $102 [6 classes] Meg Eberle

Writing Our Lives as Story Ages 18 & Up

When writing from personal experience, we think we know our own story. However, it’s only when we’re surprised by our story that writing starts to take on depth and energy. In this workshop, we’ll enter our life through the back door and explore how to create stories we never even knew we needed to tell. No experience necessary.

1012668 Th. 1 – 3 pm Oct. 9 – Dec. 4 $136 [8 weeks] Nancy Linnon

Memoir Ages 18 & Up

Anyone can write memoir. We all have stories—young and old, rich and poor, famous and not so. Participants will use prompts and other exercises to trigger and unlock their memories in order to zero in on those moments that are both rich
and significant. Draw inspiration and craft secrets from other authors and address and put aside the inner critic, so that you may engage your creative process in a safe and encouraging environment. No experience necessary.

1013506 Tu. 10 am – 12:30 pm Oct. 7 – Dec. 2 $160 [8 classes] Rob Freedman

So, You Want to Write a Novel Ages 16 & Up

Have you always wanted to write a novel, but didn’t know how to begin or what was required to finish? Explore the basic inspirational and organizational techniques that go into starting and finishing a novel. Leave with a complete outline, synopsis, character studies, and the confidence you need to finish your novel. Whether you want to write sci-fi, romance, or literary fiction, this class is for you. No experience necessary.

1012669 Mon. 7 – 9 pm Oct. 13 – Nov. 24 $120 [7 classes] Michael Cooper

Poetry Collage Workshop Ages 18 & Up

Poets and artists have always used allusion and reference to create something new. Explore strategies for assembling borrowed words and images into art and poetry. Create visual collages that incorporate text, or poems that include visual aids. Bring in art material and/or text you would like to use and a lunch. Glue, scissors, and paper to collage on will be provided. No experience necessary.

1017033 Sat. 10 am – 3 pm Nov. 15 $50 [1 class] Christopher Luna

The Dairyville Players Performance

Friday, September 5th, 7:30pm
The Dairyville Players

Dairyville Players

The Dairyville Players will present Cox and Box as well as Trial by Jury the night of Friday, September the 5th at 7:30 pm in MAC’s Auditorium. Under the direction of Dennis Britten and musical direction of Bernd R. Kuehn, conductor of the Oregon Chorale.

Suggested Donation $10 – $20 (no one turned away). Proceeds will go towards the renovation of MAC’s Auditorium.

Multnomah Days


It’s that time of year again..

Multnomah Days is here

August 16th • 9am-4pm


See our the full list of
The Multnomah Arts Center’s activities for the day including KIDS ZONE and the Arts & Crafts Sale.

Get more information here about
Multnomah Days festivities throughout The Village

Annie jr. – workshop performance

Multnomah Arts Center Theatre & Dance Programs Present a Musical Workshop

Annie jr

Annie jr cast summer 2014

Free Performances:
Friday & Saturday • July 25th & 26th • 7 pm
Sunday • July 27th • 2:30 pm

Leapin’ Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine Little Orphan Annie takes center stage in ANNIE JR., an adaptation of one of the world’s best-loved and most-performed musicals.

With pluck and positivity, Annie charms everyone she meets despite a next-to-nothing start in the Depression-era New York City of the 1930s. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.

annie and sandy

When billionaire Oliver Warbucks decides to invite an orphan to his mansion for Christmas, Annie gets her chance to experience NYC anew outside the confines of the orphanage. Despite Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, Annie befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new home alongside Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

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Summer Writing Class

To register, please drop by the office or call us at (503) 823-2787.
You may also register online by going to Portland Parks & Recreation.

Recast & Revision Ages 18 & Up

A carefully placed intimate detail, shift of verbal tense, or a different point of view can entirely change the sense and meaning of a story. Experiment with other writers’—famous and not so famous—works by allowing one or two particular choices to guide your rewriting. Watch how strong, particular choices can strengthen any writing, and bring these techniques back to your own work. For prose writers.

1007480 Sat. 10 am – 3 pm Aug. 16 $70 [1 class]
Kate Carroll de Gutes & Judith Pulman

Nicole Rawlins Awarded Ray Trayle Print Prize

The Ray Trayle Print Prize
Award Ceremony will be held on Friday,
the 13th of June 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Trayle Print Studio in the Multnomah Art Center.

Nicole Rawlins

The Fates : Lachesis the Measurer by Nicole Rawlins

Nicole Rawlins is the winner of the 2014 Ray Trayle Print Prize.
Royal Nebeker will receive a special letter of recognition.

Portland Printmaker Nicole Rawlins has been selected for this year’s prize for the beautiful etchings she has been making for the past 20 years. She is a BFA graduate in painting and printmaking from Oregon State University, and a printmaking instructor at Multnomah Arts Center since 1997. Her work is included in the collections of Oregon State University, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University and the Portland Art Museum Gilkey Center.

The Committee is also awarding a special letter of recognition to Royal Nebeker for his beautiful monoprints and strong advocacy of printmaking in Oregon. He is represented in Portland by Augen Gallery, has a studio in Astoria, Oregon and teaches printmaking at Clatsop Community College. Royal Nebeker has an extensive 45 year national and international exhibition history.

Both Nicole Rawlins and Royal Nebeker exemplify the highest standards in their work and the generosity of spirit that Ray Trayle left us in his legacy of over 60 hand built presses for local printmakers. The annual print prize is awarded both to honor Ray and those artists whose work deserves recognition from their printmaking peers. Last year’s winner was Tom Prochaska and previous winners are Jonnel Covault, John Saling, Frank Boyden, Crows Shadow Institute of the Arts, Hibiki Miyazaki, Jim Hibbard, Liza Jones, Christy Wyckoff, Jack McLarty and Sheryl Funkhouser.

For more information contact: Sheryl Funkhouser via fsheryl@q.com