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Pacific Northwest College of Art  Online Magazine  Portland, OR

Fall Focus Week 2012

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During Fall Focus Week 2012, second term Seniors present their Thesis Orals and first term Seniors present their Thesis Proposals.

During Fall Focus Week, this year from Dec 3 - Dec 7, second term Seniors present their Thesis Orals and first term Seniors present their Thesis Proposals. PNCA students take a break from 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 FIVE



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Congratulations Thesis Students! Photo by Marshall Astor, MA '13.


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Peter Koptiuch, Photography '12: "An exploration into the world around us - so commonly overlooked - which sheds light onto the shadows we live behind." Photo by Clinton Chambers '14.


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Peter Koptiuch, Photography '12: "An exploration into the world around us - so commonly overlooked - which sheds light onto the shadows we live behind." Photo by Clinton Chambers '14.


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Artist Edie Fake Talk: "Artist Edie Fake will present a talk on Chicago's queer culture found in his comics." Photo by Clinton Chambers '14.


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Artist Edie Fake Talk: "Artist Edie Fake will present a talk on Chicago's queer culture found in his comics." Photo by Clinton Chambers '14.


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Justin Kenney, Printmaking '12: "If a sculpture could have a thought, it would be an intaglio print." Photo by Marshall Astor, MA '13.


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Justin Kenney, Printmaking '12: "If a sculpture could have a thought, it would be an intaglio print." Photo by Marshall Astor, MA '13.



Day FOUR



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CT+CR Pecha Kucha: "MA Critical Theory and Creative Research candidates present their research in Pecha Kucha style." Photo by Clinton Chambers '14.


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Contemplating A Bell: "David Eckard: A four hour performance where a brass bell is contemplated in stillness from three points in the Commons." Photo by Clinton Chambers '14.


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Contemplating A Bell: "David Eckard: A four hour performance where a brass bell is contemplated in stillness from three points in the Commons." Photo by Clinton Chambers '14.


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Emily Hyde, Intermedia '12: "He crushed glass into a fine powder and adorned her neck with it. The word mumarrad clung to her lip. Having perceived it as small tiles, she proceeded to pave the floor with it." Photo by Marshall Astor, MA '13.


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Taylor Garber, Communication Design '12: "The Brand Religion: Filling the Voids. A holistic approach to community building, pre- and post-apocalypse." Photo by Marshall Astor, MA '13.


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Taylor Garber, Communication Design '12: "The Brand Religion: Filling the Voids. A holistic approach to community building, pre- and post-apocalypse." Photo by Marshall Astor, MA '13.


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Cameron Hawkey, Illustration '12: Come hear me present Still Life Comics, a series of comics about food, farming, and climate change." Photo by Marshall Astor, MA '13.


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Cameron Hawkey, Illustration '12: Come hear me present Still Life Comics, a series of comics about food, farming, and climate change." Photo by Marshall Astor, MA '13.



Day THREE



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Ask Someone Artist Talk: "Artists Morgan Ritter and Dana Dart McLean will talk about their project 'Ask Someone,' a blog about the Iraq War." Photo by Clinton Chambers '14.


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Brandon Rhoads, GFA '12: "An animated short about self-awareness, imagination, and sense of control." Photo by Marshall Astor, MA '13.


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Andre C. Filipek, Intermedia '13: "Transcendent Nationality: On Becoming 'No-One.'" Photo by Marshall Astor, MA '13.


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CT+CR Pecha Kucha: "MA Critical Theory and Creative Research candidates present their research in Pecha Kucha style." Photo by Clinton Chambers '14.


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CT+CR Pecha Kucha: "MA Critical Theory and Creative Research candidates present their research in Pecha Kucha style." Photo by Clinton Chambers '14.



Day TWO



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Brooke Meier, Illustration '12: "Odd Ends: Handmade soft sculpture toys created and inspired by those who no longer fit in the box of 'normal.'" Photo by Micah Fischer '13.


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Erica Peebus, Painting '12: "Semiotics and Surrealism: Exploring the ways in which we make meaning. An examination of the relationship between form, content, and interpretation." Photo by Micah Fischer '13.


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Experimental Music Hour: "An hour of strange sounds, weird music, and unusual compositions with Seth Nehil." Photo by Clinton Chambers '14.


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Experimental Music Hour: "An hour of strange sounds, weird music, and unusual compositions with Seth Nehil." Photo by Clinton Chambers '14.


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Jenna Odhner, GFA '12: "Mandalas painted in watercolors and woven in symmetry, with sacred geometry, and ancient symbols." Photo by Clinton Chambers '14.



Day ONE



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Insa Evans, GFA '12: "Reflecting the intangible space of my mind into a light and sculptural installation: my experience as a mental patient on display." Photo by Marshall Astor, MA '13.


— Posted on 12/14 at 11:41 AM

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