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April 2017

View from the Perch with Judith Jamison and Ronald K. Brown

APRIL 3, 2017  MON | 5:30 - 7:30PM,  The Treasury

  Judith Jamison, former dancer and former Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and choreographer Ronald K. Brown are the first guest speakers in View from the Perch to discuss their work and shared inspiration.  The Ailey Company has commissioned numerous works by the acclaimed Brown whose company, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence performs at the Newmark Theater April 6-8.  During its 32 years, Evidence has focused on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken…

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View from the Perch with Michael Curry and Bruce Guenther

APRIL 20, 2017  THUR | 5:30-7:30PM,  The Treasury

  Over 30 years, Portlander Michael Curry has achieved an international reputation as a production designer specializing in transformational scenery, large-scale puppetry, costuming, and character design. He collaborates regularly with the world’s foremost entertainment companies, such as The Walt Disney Company, Cirque du Soleil, the Olympic Committee, and the Metropolitan Opera, to create exhilarating performance experiences.  Curry will be conversing with Portland Art Museum former Chief Curator Bruce Guenther who steered the Museum’s acquisitions and exhibitions for fourteen years.  He has…

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June 2017

View from the Perch White Party with Michelle Lesniak

JUNE 24, 2017  SAT | 4-6PM,  

  In one of Portland’s most stunning residential settings commanding a panoramic view of Portland, fashion designer Michelle Lesniak debuts a capsule collection exclusively for White Bird.  Her designs focus on small production and emotive clothing.  Envisioned for the White Party, Ms. Lesniak’s fashion tableaux are accompanied by music performed by bass guitarist Seth Aaron Montfort in their first artistic collaboration.  Dancer-models will create an atypical (non-runway) fashion show emphasizing clothes in movement.  Lesniak, a native Portlander, jumpstarted her career…

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