Arts briefs

Graduate student poetry reading
Recent and upcoming graduates of Portland State’s master’s writing program read from their work tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Memorial Center 329. The event is free to all and refreshments will be provided.

Portland Area Theater Alliance auditions
The Porland Area Theater Alliance (PATA) is currently accepting audition applications from area actors. PATA auditions provide theatrical artists the opportunity to audition before a diverse group of Portland theater companies at one time. Those who wish to audition must submit an application, headshot and resume to PATA by June 15. Two audition workshops take place during the second week of July, and auditions are August 3-5. The PATA provides support to area actors and theater groups through ongoing postings of audition opportunities and other activities.

Extended museum hours
The Portland Art Museum is expanding its Friday and Saturday hours beginning June 1 for additional viewing of “Splendors of Imperial Japan: Art of the Period from the Khalili Collection.” “Splendors” premiers in Portland before traveling across the world. The special exhibit features over 350 masterpieces, including a 140-foot incense burner and multiple examples of Japanese sculpture in various media. The exhibit will be accompanied by the Japan Summerfest, a community-wide celebration featuring programs and performances by over 35 arts and educational associations. For more information contact the museum at 503-226-2811 or visit and