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2018 YOU IN MIND Program

Converge 45 is a curatorial-driven arts platform that engages audiences and artists in Portland, Oregon, connecting the city in a global dialog through the vision of leading curators. We invite a Guest Artistic Director into the region for a three-year season of curatorial programming in collaboration with cultural partners for the purpose of supporting the regional arts ecology and expanding the conversation around contemporary art.

Converge 45 2016-2018 Guest Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds selected the title
YOU IN MIND for the theme of her three-year Converge 45 programming.
YOU IN MIND focuses on artistic practices that have a public in mind, giving artists the opportunity to discuss critical issues of aesthetic, societal, and
global significance. Kristy Edmunds is the Executive & Artistic Director of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA

Connecting Art + Community

Join us on Saturday, May 12th for a silent auction and dinner fundraising event featuring artists whose work engages with issues of homelessness. The event honors four local organizations and projects dedicated to providing resources to those experiencing homelessness and share in Converge 45’s belief that art can be a catalyst for social change.