On August 9–12, 2017, Converge 45 presented an immersive multi-day event in Portland, Oregon—a dynamic and expanding center for art, design, and culture—featuring museum and gallery exhibitions, site-specific installations, panel discussions, and evening events set against the backdrop of Oregon’s unparalleled natural beauty.

  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017
    5-6 PMYOU IN MIND (PAM) Exhibition Viewing at Main Building, Portland Art Museum
    5:30–6 PMArtist Ellen Lesperance Reading, The Subjects, Crumpacker Family Library, Portland Art Museum,
    6-8 PM*Converge 45 Opening Reception in the Evans Lower & Upper Courts, Portland Art Museum

    *Ticket required
    6:30 PM*Keynote: Guest Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds

    *Ticket required
    8-10 PMDrew Cameron, Combat Paper Pop-Up, Evans Lower Court, Portland Art Museum
  • Thursday, August 10, 2017
    11-12 PMMSHR Exhibition Viewing at PSU, Littman Gallery
    12-3 PMMap-led gallery visits in the Pearl District
    5-6 PM*YOU IN MIND (PNCA) Preview reception and artist-led tour and conversation at PNCA

    *Ticket required
    6-8 PMYOU IN MIND (PNCA) Exhibition viewing
    6:30 PMHolland Andrews (Like a Villain) and Brian Mumford (Dragging an Ox through Water) collaborate on a musical composition in response to Chris Johanson’s sculpture outside of PNCA
    9:30 PMSharita Towne performance on the East Side of Broadway Bridge
  • Friday, August 11, 2017
    11 AM-12:00 PMYOU IN MIND (Cooley Gallery) Performance by MK Guth (Reed library), Choreography for Reading Aloud; and Nothing is Natural, R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment in collaboration with Winter Count and Postcommodity (Reed Canyon)
    12:00-1:15 PM*Luncheon and conversation with artists and curator Stephanie Snyder, John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director

    *Ticket required
    5-7 PMVisit KSMoCA International Art Fair with Artist Harrell Fletcher and students
    5:15 PMRemarks by Harrell Fletcher, KSMoCA Co-Founder
    6:00 PMPerformance by Holcombe Waller
    7 PMYOU IN MIND (Disjecta) Exhibition Viewing and Artist Reception at Disjecta (No-host food and drink)
  • Saturday, August 12, 2017
    11 AMYOU IN MIND (OCAC) Exhibition Viewing and Artist Reception at Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft
    12-2 PMProvision (A project of Brian Droitcour with home school) Reflection and discussion open gathering at PICA
    3 PMPanel Conversation: Converge 45 artists discuss their work in context of “YOU IN MIND."
    Moderated by Kristy Edmunds in the Fields Ballroom, Portland Art Museum
    4PMClosing Celebration, Fields Ballroom, Portland Art Museum