Voices of love

PSU’s opera program hosts end-of-year fundraiser ‘Voce d’amore’

“Opera is such a unique art,” said Christine Meadows, professor of music and opera director at Portland State. “It combines the visual arts, theater and music—that’s what I love about it.”

This Wednesday, the PSU opera program will present “Voce d’amore,” a special event on the Lincoln Hall main stage. There will be performances by students, alumni and faculty, accompanied by champagne and dessert. The event is a fundraiser and celebration of the 50-year-old PSU opera program.

Cross-cultural choir music

All four PSU choirs to perform ‘Global Rhythms PDX’ final concert of academic year

“This is going to be a fun choir concert,” said Andrew Kent, member of the Portland State Chamber Choir. “This is not going to put you to sleep, and it’s not beautiful, sacred music; this is upbeat, fun, awesome music.”

Intelligent design

Graphic designer Max Erdenberger to give industry-insider scoop at PSU

“It’s exciting to make things and see them come to life on a national or global scale,” said graphic designer Max Erdenberger, who will give a free lecture at Portland State Thursday in the Art Building.

A gay old time

Northwest Film Center presents one-of-a-kind queer documentary festival

The sixth annual Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival will be held this Thursday through Sunday at the McMenamins Kennedy School Theater. The festival will include 11 films that celebrate queer identity and culture while exploring the historical and contemporary challenges of the LGBTQ community.

The green mind

Sustainability documentary A l’an vert to premiere at PSU

“There are people in another country who are turning their ideas into practical actions,” said Annabelle Dolidon, a professor of French at Portland State.

New music takes the stage

Winning compositions of music competition to premiere at PSU

This Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, the Third Angle Music Ensemble will present its New Ideas in Music Concert at Lincoln Hall. The concert will feature the six winning compositions of the New Ideas in Music competition.

Architecture with a capital A

Innovative London architect Jeremy Till to give lecture at PSU

“The problem with architecture school is that people go in as humans and come out as architects,” said Jeremy Till, dean of the School of Architecture and the Built Environment of the University of Westminster, London, UK.

Sam Guerrero studies a piñata in his studio.

Aggression masking intimacy

PSU grad student Sam Guerrero examines male interactions in his on-campus exhibition Stop Crying

Sam Guerrero takes guy-time very seriously. An artist and teacher, Guerrero is completing his Master of Fine Arts in studio practice at Portland State with his upcoming exhibition, Stop Crying.

Carolee Harrison, conservation technician with Millar Library, arranges part of The Gift of the Word exhibit, which opens this week.

Sacred scrolls and rare manuscripts

Rare manuscript exhibit The Gift of the Word now on view in PSU’s Millar Library

“There’s a dazzling spectrum of cultures represented in this show, and each one has a story about relationships that people have with the written word,” said Anne McClanan, a Portland State art history professor.

Evening at the improv

Add some comedy to your life at the Brody Theater

Portland should have much more to offer those of us you are under 21. That’s why I was thrilled to be introduced to the Brody Theater. Looking to check out a fun show with friends or a date? Feeling blue and in need of a good laugh? The Brody is your place.

Chris Mattaliano has been the general director of Portland Opera since 2003.

An insider’s look at opera

Portland Opera’s Chris Mattaliano to speak at PSU

Portland Opera General Director Chris Mattaliano will be visiting PSU tomorrow to deliver a free lecture titled “The World of Professional Opera.”