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Pacific Northwest College of Art  Online Magazine  Portland, OR

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Fall Focus Week 2013

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During Focus, second term Seniors present their Thesis Orals and first term Seniors present their Thesis Proposals.

During Fall Focus Week, this year from December 2-5, second term Seniors present their Thesis Orals and first term Seniors present their Thesis Proposals. PNCA students take a break from normally scheduled classes during this week to attend the presentations of their peers, and a variety of special programs, lectures, workshops, readings and film screenings are offered in place of scheduled classes. You can download a PDF of the week’s schedule here.

Check back here daily for up-to-date pictures from that day’s Focus Week events and presentations!

Day FOUR

Demian Dine' Yazhi'

Demian Dine’ Yazhi’, Intermedia ’13: “BURY MY ART AT WOUNDED KNEE: Blood & Guts in the Art School Industrial Complex. A Native north american art exhibition.” Photo by Stephanie Yu, MFA VS ’14.


Demian Dine' Yazhi'

Demian Dine’ Yazhi’, Intermedia ’13: “BURY MY ART AT WOUNDED KNEE: Blood & Guts in the Art School Industrial Complex. A Native north american art exhibition.” Photo by Stephanie Yu, MFA VS ’14.


AV Alchemy

AV Alchemy: “Join Carl Diehl’s Screens & Devices class. They are setting up video and sound apparatuses for people to play with.” Photo by Stephanie Yu, MFA VS ’14.


Shiela Laufer

Shiela Laufer, Printmaking ’13: “Visual Communion: the use of spirits and charms as a means of talking to God.” Photo by Stephanie Yu, MFA VS ’14.


Daniel Mackin

Daniel Mackin, General Fine Arts ’13: “The School of Potential Engagement Potential: A Transient Space for Collaborative Learning.” Photo by Marissa Boone ’14.


Daniel Mackin

Daniel Mackin, General Fine Arts ’13: “The School of Potential Engagement Potential: A Transient Space for Collaborative Learning.” Photo by Marissa Boone ’14.


3D Printing

3D Printing… Experience It!: “3D scanning and printing in room 101. Come in your favorite outfit, get scanned, and get a digital file to print in the future!” Photo by Matthew Gaston ’16.


3D Printing

3D Printing… Experience It!: “3D scanning and printing in room 101. Come in your favorite outfit, get scanned, and get a digital file to print in the future!” Photo by Matthew Gaston ’16.


3D Printing

3D Printing… Experience It!: “3D scanning and printing in room 101. Come in your favorite outfit, get scanned, and get a digital file to print in the future!” Photo by Matthew Gaston ’16.


Day THREE

Courtney Coles

Courtney Coles, Photography ’13: “I love Jesus, but I also love whiskey and men.” Photo by Stephanie Yu, MFA VS ’14.


David Eckard

“Wilde/gutter/stars,” a performance by David Eckard: “I will be mapping the perimeter of the Commons in one inch increments using a fabricated tool while a restrictive hobble audibly marks my exertion and progress.” Photo by Matthew Gaston ’16.


Hill Hudson

Hill Hudson, General Fine Arts ’13: “A journey into the design and construction of not just a motorcycle, but an escape machine.” Photo by Joseph Greer, ’16.


From Desert to Rain

From Desert to Rain: “Sound performance blending collective sounds of the globe. Emphasis on Malian blues. Avery Gilbert II.” Photo by Matthew Gaston ’16.



Laurel Cook, General Fine Arts ’13: “Screen printed book of fantastical machines tells the story of my relationship with my body. Consciousness to destruction to reclamation.” Photo by Joseph Greer ’16.


Reconstruction of an Idea

Reconstruction of an Idea: “Join Werner Klotz as he explored the roots of his multi-layered body of work and how it has evolved over the years into a site-integrated Public Sculpture including two large scale kinetic light sculptures installed at Seattle’s airport.” Photo by Matthew Gaston ’16.


Courtney Coles

Courtney Coles, Photography ’13: “I love Jesus, but I also love whiskey and men.” Photo by Stephanie Yu, MFA VS ’14.


Day TWO

Madelyn Freeman

Madelyn Freeman, General Fine Arts ’13: “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all: ten self-portraits.” Photo by Joseph Greer ’16.


Ashley Cluver

Ashley Cluver, Sculpture ’13: “Au naturale. Hairy, fat, ceramics and sensuality. A body of work about the beauty of bodies being bodies.” Photo by Matthew Gaston ’16.


Gabi DeLeon

Gabi DeLeon, Illustration ’13: “RENDER: a quarterly magazine exploring food culture through a feminist lens. Issue #1: FLESH.” Photo by Joseph Greer ’16.


Hailey Rose Jones

Hailey Rose Jones, Photography ’13: “Encounters with gendered dialogue.” Photo by Joseph Greer ’16.


Jeffrey Harris

Jeffrey Harris, Sculpture ’13: “this.create(); //artistry as algorithm.” Photo by Joseph Greer ’16.


Madelyn Freeman

Madelyn Freeman, General Fine Arts ’13: “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all: ten self-portraits.” Photo by Joseph Greer ’16.


Stephanie McCollough

Stephanie McCollough, Communication Design ’13: “The Essential Internal Self: An investigation through research, literary curation, and the creating of cathartic activated imagery.” Photo by Sarah Meadows ’08.


Mikola Accuardi

Mikola Accuardi, Photography ’13: “Polaroids and babies: a documentation of my journey into motherhood.” Photo by Sarah Meadows ’08.


Mikola Accuardi

Mikola Accuardi, Photography ’13: “Polaroids and babies: a documentation of my journey into motherhood.” Photo by Sarah Meadows ’08.


Day ONE

Zack Dixon

Zack Dixon, Animated Arts ’13: “An augmented stop motion animation about accepting change, featuring leaf boats and the importance of being prepared for any kind of weather, at all times.” Photo by Micah Fischer ’13.


Drew Bardana

Drew Bardana, Illustration ’13: “Children’s Picture Book – a wagging tale about a boy who mistakes a hotdog for a real dog.” Photo by Sarah Meadows ’08.


Clinton Chambers '13

Clinton Chambers, Photography ’13: “A series of photographs that explore constructed landscapes as a means to represent memories of the wilderness.” Photo by Sarah Meadows ’08.


Stephanie Benhaim '14

Stephanie Benhaim, Printmaking ’14: “A leash is only a rope with a noose at both ends.” Photo by Sarah Meadows ’08.



Check back later for more photos from the day’s Focus Week presentations!

— Posted on 12/04 at 08:33 AM

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