Kari Merkl, interior design faculty, exhibits two pieces from her Merkled furniture collection at the Museum of Contemporary Craft through January 2015.
Marylhurst alum Patricia McLean is featured in a multimedia exhibition, Unnatural
Acts: Crimes Against Mother Nature, through
The exhibition, at Milepost 5 in Northeast Portland, focuses on the environmental destruction of the planet. Artists speak out about climate change, fracking, bee die-off, Keystone, GMOs, consumerism, environmental racism, and other current environmental crimes. Work will include visual arts, multimedia, poetry, spoken word and performance.
Invited artists and poets include: Susan L. Brown, Tom Buell, Anne Chevalier, Margaret Chula, Jana Demartini, Nancy Flynn, Pamela S. Hartzell, Diane Jacobs, Amy Minato, Dave Bugenhagen Mosier, Pattie Palmer-Baker, TJ Ravenwolf, Scott T. Starbuck, Nathan Tompkins, Shu-Ju Wang and Gathering Crows (Srule Brachman, Patricia J. McLean, Duane Poncy, Julia Storrs and May Wallace).
A poetry performance and artist panel on Sunday, November 10, will include a performance of Raven on 82nd Avenue, a poetry cycle with soundscape by Patricia McLean and Duane Poncy.
Patricia McLean earned a BA in Humanities with a concentration in creative writing in 1998. She is co-editor of Raising Our Voices: An Anthology of Oregon Poets Against the War, honored as one of the 150 most important Oregon poetry books by the Oregon State Library and Poetry Northwest.