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The Voice of Empathy

1st Sundays
January 6, 2019 - May 5, 2019
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Organized by Portland poet  A. Molotkov, The Voice of Empathy is a poetry series that showcases writers whose work investigates the human capacity for compassion and generosity and invites the reader/listener to care deeply for others and the world.

Each reading will be followed by a Q&A.
January 6
Frances Payne Adler
Penelope Scambly Schott

February 3
Kristin Berger
Carl Adamshick
March 3
Sam Roxas-Chua
Annie Lighthart
April 7
Jon Boisver
Willa Schneberg
May 5
John Sibley Williams
Paulann Petersen

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Art and the Human Experience

2nd Sundays
January 13, 2019 - May 12, 2019

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Advance tickets: $12
Drop in: $15

Art embraces life in all its complexity: Love and compassion as well as terror and despair. Please join artist Sharyll Burroughs for Art and the Human Experience, a salon exploring provocative work by controversial artists such as Zbigniew Libera, Taravat Talepasand, and Jean Paul Goude, who push boundaries that foster difficult questions. Participants will be invited to contemplate and practice new dialogues about what it means to be human, including what liberation and healing looks like in an increasingly chaotic world.  

January 13

Playing with Discomfort: What is Taboo?

February 10

The Art of Cultural Appropriation

March 10

History as Identity

April 14

Art or Exploitation?

May 12

Social Media and Censorship of Art

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The Art of Seeing

4th Sundays
January 27, 2019 - May 26, 2019

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Advance tickets: $12
Drop in: $15

How can we tune into and enhance our abilities to perceive and dialogue about art? The Art of Seeing investigates this question by presenting unique examples of time-based art on video, and practicing skills of perception, to facilitate deeper dialogues. Each Sunday a different facilitator will explore a specific performance practice. This series is organized by Anet Margot Ris, founder/director of The Tiny Theater PDX.

January 27

The Masculine Dancing
Curated by Anet Margot Ris

February 24

The Feminine Dancing
Curated by Anet Margot Ris

March 31

The Clown: Honesty Vulnerability & Play
Curated by David Cantor

April 28

Performance Art: A Practice of Being
Curated by Jaleesa Johnston

May 26

The Drag Dancing
Curator TBA