Our Portland Story Summer Expo : Cabinet of Curiosity Opening Party
July 27 | 6pm-8pm
FREE, open to public
You’re invited to the opening party for the exhibition, Cabinet of Curiosity brought to you by Our Portland Story and the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Plus get a first look at the nearly-published Volume 2! All completed pages will be on view as a part of the “Cabinet” exhibition.
The evening kicks off at 6pm, with readings by Our Portland Story Volume 2 authors, Bridget Pilloud, John & Vivian Parker, Kristin Thiel and more! Peer into the depths of “Cabinet” which features wild, weird and familiar objects pulled straight from the pages of Volumes 1 &2. Discover old Portland concert posters, historical artifacts and cultural oddities! All objects are mapped and reference page numbers so you can dive deeper into the stories behind all of the objects.
Stick around, enjoy a Hopworks brew, and live music by local band, Father’s Pocket Watch.
If you miss the event, don’t fret. “Cabinet” will be on view July 23rd – September 7th.
This event serves as the kick-off for the Our Portland Story Summer Expo – a celebration of community storytelling! Follow-up events include everything from an improv show based off Our Portland Story narratives to an investigation of stories associated with place. With all events, we hope to use the power of story to see our city through another’s eyes.
Huge thanks to Joan Lundell for design and planning support, and to Sarah Margolis-Pineo for her work & support of the Expo!
MoCC, in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art is a vibrant center for investigation and dialogue that helps expand the definition and exploration of craft.
About Our Portland Story
Founded in 2008, Our Portland Story is an ongoing story collection project that seeks to cultivate a greater sense of community. The Our Portland Story publication, now in its second volume, pairs local storytellers with designers to create artful snapshots that capture the spirit of the city.