We have a pair of tickets to the Shine-A-Light event at the Portland Art Museum this Friday. Last year, over 3,000 people attended. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday morning, October 14th.
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Portland Art Museum
Inside and outside the Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park
More info: www.portlandartmuseum.org
For the third year, Shine a Light at the Portland Art Museum invites the public to play and experiment in and with the museum. This collaboration between the Museum's Education department and Portland State University invites artists in the University's Art and Social Practice MFA Program to craft programs, performances, events, and interventions, all with the goal of expanding and querying the ways people use the art museum, and ideally nudging us all to rethink what can happen in it.
It plays with different hypothetical questions: What if we invite student artists to be researchers into the Museum experience, now and in the future–what it is and what it might be? What if we ask the public to join us in that experiment–to become researchers too? Or, what if we turn our back-of-the-house questions and issues–how we engage people in the museum and with our collection–into an opportunity for student artists. The Museum thus becomes for one day a playground for new ideas, in which what is curated is not a set of objects but the museum experience itself.
Past Shine a Light events have drawn capacity crowds to the Museum including many first-time visitors. In 2010, 3,000 visitors attended Shine a Light. Shine a Light offers an exciting opportunity to reinvigorate your relationship with art by engaging with the Museum and museum-goers in ways unexpected and to join the community at large in celebrating what art means to us all. This multi-dimensional evening is sure to capture the dynamic interests of all Portlanders alike.
This year Shine a Light expands into the daytime hours, beginning at 10 a.m. with a light schedule of projects, tours, and installations. Daytime visitors are welcome to return for the nighttime events that kick off in full force at 6 p.m. with music, food carts, and artists' projects all over the campus continuing until midnight. Some of these projects include haircuts in styles found in works in the collection, dance in unexpected places, recipes by top chefs for works of art, visitor-generated Museum postcards, beer/art conversations, tattoos based on the art and architecture of the Museum, and square dancing. The full line-up of projects can be found at www.portlandartmuseum.org.
Crystal Baxley, Nolan Calisch, Sky Cunningham, Ally Drozd, Dillon De Give, Ariana Jacob, Avalon Kalin, Laurel Kurtz, Josh Mong, Adam Moser, Carmen Papalia, Jillian Punska, Jen Delos Reyes, Sandy Sampson, Molly Sherman, Krystal South, Jason Sturgill, Christopher Varinthorn, and Lexa Walsh.