Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A lot of_______ project series-calandar

A lot of ________________
An event series with the PSU MFA Art and Social Practice Program.
3:00 PM, Every Sunday between MAY 18-JUNE 29
Neighborhood Projects (15th and Alberta)
Please join us for "a lot of _______," a series of convergences, experiments, collaborations, and
adventures initiated by the students of the PSU MFA Social Practice Program. Located at
Neighborhood Projects (15th and Alberta), just south of Alberta on 15th street, this series aims
to engage the surrounding neighborhood by providing a platform for communication and
collaboration. Each student in the program will take turns facilitating an event, every Sunday at
3pm from May 18th-June 29th.
Neighborhood Projects (15th and Alberta) is a vacant lot made available for use by local
architect Matthew Beitz. This lot is the future home of a movable off-site classroom for the PSU
MFA Social Practice program. The classroom is being designed by a group of PSU architecture
students under the direction of Beitz, owner and operator of quartertwenty design studio. The
classroom is scheduled to be complete for inclusion in this year’s TBA festival, organized by
“The new Art and Social Practice MFA at Portland State University is a two year program that
will educate and activate students to develop and utilize their artistic skills to engage in society
and transcend traditional studio art paradigms. Students will learn about a variety of working
artists and non-artists who have engaged in civic activity, and will apply their knowledge and
abilities to initiate, develop, and complete projects with the public - individuals, groups, and
institutions.” -Harrell Fletcher
For further inquiries into “A lot of __________” please contact
Cyrus W Smith
MFA Candidate
ongoing documentation @

The Schedule

Purple Rain
Varinthorn Christopher
May 18th
Pepsi Rocket Ship Moon Voyage Launch!
Host: Cyrus W Smith
May 25th
Meet and Greet BBQ
Hosts: Eric Steen &
Sandy Sampson
June 1st
Movement Exchange
Hosts: Amy Steel &
Eric Nordstrom
June 8th
A Lot of Strangers
Host: Avalon Kalin
June 15th
A Lot of Lids
Hosts: Laurel Kurtz &
Steve Beatty
June 22nd
Swap Meet
Host: Sandy Sampson &
Eric Steen
June 29th
THE Scavenger Hunt
Hosts: Katy Asher &
Tuey Burns

ongoing documentation @

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