This Friday, Portland State’s 5th Avenue Cinema is holding its 10th annual Visuals Film Festival, in which university and community filmmakers showcase their work for the public.
Every first Saturday since September 2011, students, staff, volunteers and Portland residents have gathered to learn about East Asian culture.
The second floor of the Art Building has become the temporary home of Master of Fine Arts candidate Jessica Hickey’s graduate exhibition curiously titled >.
No, that’s not a typo. From Monday, April 30, through Wednesday, May 9, > will be on view in the Autzen Gallery. Hickey’s work, which has been in development for over a year, focuses on guardian weaving and what she calls “material propositions,” which include pieces made of cement, flour and other substances.
As human beings, we have the choice to spend our finite time on this earth as we so desire. For example, right now I could be sleeping, but instead have chosen to embark on yet another narrative journey in writing this article—in exchange for money to feed my junk food, clothing and buying-a-hedgehog funds.
Last Saturday, the PSU Institute for Asian Studies and the Lan Su Chinese Garden’s First Saturday volunteer group teamed up once again for their monthly First Saturday East Asian Program Series, which brings in speakers for the community free of charge.
Will Bruno, a Master’s of Fine Arts candidate, remarked that the AB Lobby Gallery in the Art Building has been transformed into “a place where art production happens.”
If you like good music and enjoy equally good food, then you should probably ditch your lonely date with over-seasoned Top Ramen and iTunes and make a trip to The Hawthorne Theatre instead.
I love the Oscars.
I love watching rehearsed presenters try to appear spontaneously funny and then fail miserably.
I love watching pretty people wear dresses that cost more than the building I live in.
“Ready?” asks Jeffrey Peyton, acting director of percussion studies and music faculty, to the six percussion students standing expectantly before him.
For the past three months, the second floor of Portland State’s Broadway Housing Building has been a preparation site for a group of student volunteers.
Some dance in front of tall windows, refining their choreographed movements with tenacity and concentration. Others sit behind 10-gallon buckets, rhythmically beating them with drumsticks. Some work independently on skits and runway walking.
Fireworks burst in the air, towns and cities are covered in bright red and golden dragons parade the streets.
In China, this kind of celebration can be seen at the start of every New Year. The Chinese Lunar New Year is the biggest festival in China, and this year, the students and staff of the PSU community will be able to partake in the celebration.