Art Focus hosted by Andre Middleton and guest writer Monica Villaseñor


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Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Andre and Monica discuss writing writing and science fiction from a POC perspective

Monica is a writer of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. She recently ended a decade-long career in technology to pursue her passion: to become a writer of future and imaginary worlds. She recently attended the the VONA 2016 Speculative Fiction workshop taught by Tananarive Due. Monica is currently working on a YA Urban Fantasy series about Filipino American girl whose life takes many unexpected turns as she discovers the magic and history of her tribal ancestors.

Twitter: monicavillasnor

Art News

Night Lights is seeking artists to apply for the 2016-2017 season to present new or recently developed works. The call is open to individual artists, collectives or curators in Oregon to submit works to be shown in October, November,or February. Submissions of recently developed works will receive an honorarium of $1,000. The program is also providing one additional opportunity to create new work through an Artist Residency with Portland Community Media (PCM) for the March 2017 installation of Night Lights. This artist will receive an honorarium of $5,000 to complete a new work to be shown during that month.

Established in 2010, the Portland Biennial is a major survey of Oregon artists who are defining and advancing the state’s contemporary arts landscape. Building upon the success of its predecessors, the Portland2016 Biennial is a two-month celebration of the here and now that showcases 34 artists at 25 partner venues in 13 communities across the state – the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Oregon art ever.

Curated by Michelle Grabner
Presented by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

The Color of NOW is a multimedia lecture/discussion series that stimulates individual growth and community health by offering a robust education designed to eradicate systems of oppression in the U.S.


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