Marylhurst alumni and faculty in the music therapy program took an active role in the planning and presentation of the 2014 Western Regional American Music Therapy Association conference in Portland.
Marylhurst alum Patricia McLean is featured in a multimedia exhibition, Unnatural
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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.