Paul Sutinen, director of art programs, will join local artists, critics and scholars for a discussion on Clement Greenberg's Avant-Garde and Kitsch at the Blackfish Gallery on April 19, 2014.
Joan Maiers, faculty member in the English literature and writing department, is one of the featured poets in Lan Su Chinse Garden's Peach Blossom Spring Poetry Series. Maiers will read from her poems on Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m.
In addition, Maiers' poem Second Page Newspaper Story will be on display May through June 2013 at the Ecotrust Building in northwest Portland, in connection with the Particles on the Wall Project organized by Oregon and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility. Particles on the Wall is designed to engage the public through a multi-disciplinary exhibit that explores elements of the nuclear age and in particular, the implications of the Hanford, Wash., nuclear site. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on Friday, May 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Joan Maiers was born in Washington, DC and later called the following states her home: Virginia, West Virginia, Montana, New York, Oregon and Washington. She teaches writing and literature at Marylhurst University, where she offered the first college-level class on the work of William Stafford. She also conducts writing workshops for high school students and local retirement centers.