On August 9–12, 2017, Converge 45 presents an annual 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 PM YOU IN MIND (PAM) Exhibition Viewing at Main Building, Portland Art Museum 5:30–6 PM Artist 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
6:30 PM *Keynote: Guest Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds
8-10 PM Drew Cameron, Combat Paper Pop-Up, Evans Lower Court, Portland Art Museum
Thursday, August 10, 2017
11-12 PM MSHR Exhibition Viewing at PSU, Littman Gallery 12-3 PM Map-led gallery visits in the Pearl District 5-6 PM *YOU IN MIND (PNCA) Preview reception and artist-led tour and conversation at PNCA
6-8 PM YOU IN MIND (PNCA) Exhibition viewing 6:30 PM Holland 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 PM Sharita Towne performance on the East Side of Broadway Bridge
Friday, August 11, 2017
11 AM-12:00 PM YOU 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
5-7 PM Visit KSMoCA International Art Fair with Artist Harrell Fletcher and students 5:15 PM Remarks by Harrell Fletcher, KSMoCA Co-Founder 6:00 PM Performance by Holcombe Waller 7 PM YOU IN MIND (Disjecta) Exhibition Viewing and Artist Reception at Disjecta (No-host food and drink)
Saturday, August 12, 2017
11 AM YOU IN MIND (OCAC) Exhibition Viewing and Artist Reception at Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft 12-2 PM Provision (A project of Brian Droitcour with home school) Reflection and discussion open gathering at PICA 3 PM Panel Conversation: Converge 45 artists discuss their work in context of “YOU IN MIND."
Moderated by Kristy Edmunds in the Fields Ballroom, Portland Art Museum
4PM Closing Celebration, Fields Ballroom, Portland Art Museum