Our Portland Story Summer Expo : In Place
Saturday, August 10 | 1pm-3pm
Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 NW Davis St Portland, OR 97209
FREE with museum admission ($4)
On Saturday August 10th, Our Portland Story and the Museum of Contemporary Craft invite school-age kids and adults with a creative spirit to imagine and craft their perfect place. The place could be a fort, playhouse, park, treehouse, hobbit hole, outer space planet or any structure designed for escape, play or comfort. Create this place – in diorama form – using provided recycled objects (from S.C.R.A.P.) and arts and crafts materials.
Upon completion, your unique place will be photographed and shared on OurPortlandStory.com. Melissa Delzio & Joan Lundell from Our Portland Story will be on hand to facilitate. Come by anytime between 1pm and 3pm – but leave yourself plenty of time to get crafty. Imagination required.
This event is the second in the Our Portland Story Summer Expo series – 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.
Still on view: The Cabinet of Curiosity brought to you by Our Portland Story and the Museum of Contemporary Craft. 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.
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.