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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.

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 with musical entertainment

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

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.

Printmaking Workshop

wood type for letter


Ex Libris Bookplate Printmaking & Letterpress Workshop

Ages 13 & Up

A bookplate is a small, printed label that contains an image, name, motto, crest, or any short narrative that is affixed to the inside cover of a book. Create your own using woodcut and hand-set letterpress type while learning the history of this art form. Bring simplified images and limited text ideas to class. Price includes a $20 materials and studio fee that is nonrefundable after class begins.

416739 Sat. & Sun. 10 am – 4 pm Mar. 22 & 23 $130 [2 classes]
Nate Orton and Chris Harmon

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”
~ Andy Warhol

Spring term workshops and classes available for registration on March 10th

Little Artists meet the Firemen

Fire rescue fun at the preschool

Fire rescue fun at the preschool

Fire rescue fun at the preschool

Fire rescue fun at the preschool

Fire rescue fun at the preschool

Fire rescue fun at the preschool

Fire rescue fun at the preschool

Fire rescue fun at the preschool

Fire rescue fun at the preschool

Fire rescue fun at the preschool

Fire rescue fun at the preschool

Fire rescue fun at the preschool

Village Vaudeville Video

Multnomah Arts Center presents:

Village Vaudeville

Open House November 1, 2013

Amy Jo McCarville, Jim Blackburn, Aimé Kelly, Eric Dash, Jack Buddeke, Nan Anderson, Aaron Pruitt, Jessica Israels, Aimee Erickson, Kathleen Madden, Judith Pulman, Annette Lansing, Dawn Panttaja, Judy Tibbles, Yohannes Murphy, and Many More!

Calling all MAC Youth Artists

MAC Youth Art Show

Fish drawing in oil pastel

Calling all Youth Artists! Submit your artwork by April 22, 2014. Multnomah Arts Center class work only.
Contact Aimé Kelly at (503) 823-2787 or by e-mail

The reception will be Friday, May 2, 5-7pm

Call to Artists

Call to Artists

Juried Exhibition:
“Lost & Found”

Announcing a Call to Artists for a juried exhibit in the Multnomah Arts Center Gallery August 1st to September 2nd, 2014. MAC invites artists to submit artwork for a show inspired by the theme:
“Lost & Found.” Submission deadline: May 1, 2014.

For more information please contact Jaye Campbell.

Studio Theatre Presents: Dracula


Studio Theatre Presents Dracula

We invite you to a free performance of Dracula by MAC’s Studio Theatre class. Adapted for the stage by MAC instructor Timothy Scarrott. Performed and staged by an all student cast. PDF Poster

Show Times:
 • Friday, December 13th at 7:00 pm
 • Saturday, December 14th at 7:00 pm
 • Sunday, December 15th at 2:30 pm

The Studio Theatre will return in the winter with Spotlight Parade. For those who are ages 9 – 16 and are looking for a great stage experience details can be found in our Winter catalog.

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

Connie Earnshaw

Connie Earnshaw

Connie Earnshaw’s memorial gathering will happen this coming Sunday
at Reedwood Friends Church

All are invited to
“Remembering Connie,”
which will be held:

Sunday, December 8, 2013
1 to 4 pm

Remembrance Ceremony begins promptly at 1:30 in the Friendship Center
(downstairs social center,
not in the sanctuary)

Reedwood Friends Church
2901 SE Steele Street
(near Reed College)

In addition to a social gathering with light snacks and cheerful music, the Remembrance will include time for people to briefly recount favorite Earnshaw memories. If you want to add a photo or two to the table that will hold a Memory Book for people to write in, you are welcome to do that. The event is being generously hosted by the Reedwood Friends Church, where Connie is remembered as a dynamic member. Donations to the church will be accepted.

Earnshaw Connie Squirrel

Earshaw Connie House

The event was organized by a self-appointed committee of volunteers who are dividing the labor, and working to keep things uncomplicated, fun, and on schedule.

Invocation and Benediction by Pastor, Ken Comfort
Remembrance talks by Lynn Pagan, Becky Flaming-Martin and Connie Crooker.
Shared remembrances by guests.

Poem by Arlene Palshikar • A recorded song by Connie Earnshaw • Connie Earnshaw’s art on a display arranged by Lynn • Slide show of Connie Earnshaw’s art and personal photos by Becky • Snacks by church parishioners • Memory book for guests to write thoughts (draw pictures?) brought by Tina Frost