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Summer 2014 Catalog is here!

Registration begins for Summer classes on Monday, April 7th.

MAC Summer 2014 Catalog

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Multnomah Arts Center
Summer 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.

A special note about
Portland Parks & Recreation’s new 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 spring classes on April, 7!

*Online registrations will be charged a nominal fee.

MAC Gallery July Show

July 5th – 29th, 2014

You Must Travel by Steve Tannenbaum

Steve Tannenbaum

Assemblage/Mixed Media

“Shifting Ballistics”

“Shifting Ballistics,” an exhibit of mixed media assemblages by Steve Tannenbaum, will be on view in the Multnomah Arts Center Gallery beginning July 5th, 2014. The artwork relates to the mechanics that deal with the launching, flight, behavior and effects of projectiles. Each pattern, shape and texture in the artwork carries a history which consists of many layers of path and circumstance. The assemblages become a balanced intersection of objects in midst of confusion. A gallery reception will be held Friday, July 11, 7-9pm. The exhibit may be seen through July 29.

Reception: Friday, July 11 • 7 to 9 pm

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

Annie jr. – workshop performance

Multnomah Arts Center Theatre & Dance Programs Present a Musical Workshop

Annie jr

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.

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

Saturday Life Drawing

figure painting

Saturday Life Drawing Jun 21 thru Aug 23
- Open for Drop-in $12 per session 9:30am to 12:30am

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

Summer 2014 Open Life Sessions – Sat. 9:30am – 12:30pm

Date Monitor Model/Notes
6/21 Sabrina ***
6/28 Sabrina male – nude
7/5 Chris female – nude
7/12 Gage female – nude
7/19 Charlie female – clothed/costumed
7/26 Charlie female – clothed/costumed
8/2 Gage male – nude
8/9 Chris female – nude
8/16 Shelley male – nude
8/23 Gage female – nude

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

Summer Writing Classes

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.

Creating Velocity Ages 18 & Up

Imagine sitting at the airport on the hood of your car, watching a plane take off and feeling the fast and faster moving air against your cheek, hair, and eyes. That’s velocity, and fine pieces of prose and poetry can create this same effect. Read others’ work, write your own, and get swept up in the energy of fine writing while observing the physics of it as well. All genres. Some experience recommended.

1007478 Th. 7 – 9 pm Jul. 24 – Aug 14 $68 [4 classes] Judith Pulman

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

Studio Theatre Performances This Weekend

Studio Theatre Presents
Swords, Sorcery & Summer School

We invite you to a free performance of Swords, Sorcery & Summer School
by MAC’s Studio Theatre class.

Summer has finally arrived and school is out! Unfortunately, our young wizards did not pass final exams and they will be spending the summer at the school of witchcraft and wizardry. It only gets worse as they find out who the ministry has hired as head master and potions instructor. However, none of that compares to the dark, looming evil that our adolescent wizards will have to face

Show Times:
 • Friday, June 6th at 7:00 pm
 • Saturday, June 7th at 7:00 pm
 • Sunday, June 8th at 2:30 pm

The Studio Theatre will return in the Fall with another original production. For those who are ages 9 – 16 and are looking for a great stage experience details can be found in our upcoming Fall catalog.

If you would like to inquire about our theatre program please contact MAC’s Theatre Coordinator Amy Jo McCarville via email.

Spring Arts & Crafts Sale

Friday 9am to 9pm & Saturday 9am to 4pm
May 9th & 10th

Spring
Arts & Crafts Sale

Ceramics \\\ Textiles \\\ Jewelry \\\ Prints \\\ Paintings \\\ & More

This sale is just in time for Mothers Day, featuring the work of over fifty artists and the support of MACA’s volunteers. Art sales support MAC’s mission to promote arts education on a community level. Come out and find a unique hand made gift that you won’t find anywhere else.


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

Truth be Told

May 2nd, 2014

a photo of a microphone

Truth be Told

A Night of Storytelling in the Village!

Doors Open at 7:00pm.

Storytelling Begin at 7:30pm.

Food & Drink available for purchase. Musical entertainment provided by Yohannes Murphy.

We don’t need to hear the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth—all we want to hear are the juicy bits. Come hear stories that will make you laugh, cry, and chortle. This curated event will include storytellers and musicians from our community—get to know your neighbors much, much better.

A Benefit for the Multnomah Arts Center Association.
Admission by Donation: $5 – $15
Food & Drink Available for Purchase

Our brave, bold, and skilled storytellers are:
Anne Rutherford, Tracy McDonald, Pearl Steinberg,
Holly Robison, Amy Minato, Andy Mones,
and Leigh Hancock

Friday’s Masters of Ceremonies are the impish duo formed by
storyteller Rick Huddle and writer Judith Pulman.

Ages 21 and Over. No minors admitted.

Generously sponsored by

Sasquatch Brewing Company

Bob Liner of Galaxy Wine Company

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

Opera Frantique: Pescalla In Concert

The show will be at 7:00 p.m., Friday April 18. Donations to MACA gratefully accepted and will be earmarked for capital improvements to our Auditorium. The show is appropriate for all ages and runs about 45 minutes.

Opera Frantique:Pescalla In Concert

Opera Frantique: Pescalla In Concert
by Emily Windler

Combining physical comedy and traditional opera arias, this show is like no other. Christina Pescalla, the infamous opera singer, gives the performance of her life, but can she do so without sabotaging her own career? A treat for your ears and plenty of physical gags for your eyes, this show is sure to deliver.

“Windler is a wonder” – Winnipeg Free Press

Studio Theatre Presents: Spotlight Parade

Studio Theatre Presents
Spotlight Parade

We invite you to a free performance of Spotlight Parade by MAC’s Studio Theatre class. A tribute to the musical comedies of the 1930′s. Performed and staged by an all student cast.

Show Times:
 • Friday, March 21st at 7:00 pm
 • Saturday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm
 • Sunday, March 23rd at 2:30 pm

The Studio Theatre will return in the Spring with Swords, Sorcery & Summer School. For those who are ages 9 – 16 and are looking for a great stage experience details can be found in our Spring catalog.

If you would like to inquire about our theatre program please contact MAC’s Theatre Coordinator Amy Jo McCarville via email.