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Bring a slideshow on a topic of your choosing. 20 slides/8 minutes max. Be prepared for questions. Be engaging.More information »
casper byrd creates art on the west coast. this is an exhibition of his paintings. this is a night that is soon to be long ago.
Poetry reading ft. writers from Texas, Portland, and elsewhere. Organized by Robert Torres.
Dorsa Brevia is hosting one to three literary events as part of the annual Lit Crawl as part of the Portland Book Festival. Details TBA.More information »
Join us Sunday, August 18th from 11am to 1pm for a free plant swap! Bring cuttings to share and take some new plant babies home. Handmade ceramic planters by Olympia's Ilsina Ceramics. Donations will help fund potting supplies, refreshments, and future events.
Join us for a slightly belated launch party for Katherine Morgan's "No Self-Respecting Woman." She'll be joined by readers Jewels, Marita DeLeon, and Jenna Marie Fletcher. Light refreshments as well. See ya.
We're excited to be tabling on day 2 of the annual Portland Zine Symposium. Recent chapbook releases by local authors Kate Jayroe, Katherine Morgan, and Elizabeth Neal will be available alongside a couple of zines by Dorsa Brevia's Piers Rippey. The event will be held at PNCA (511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR). More information available at the PZS website.More information »
Join us for a free screening of American Graffiti (1973). Popcorn and light beverages available. BYOB.
feat. Leigh Nishi-Strattner, Sea Mason, Jay Dodd, Vante Frank, xesxa despentes, and Emily Daniels, with your hostess Gary Gamza.
Dorsa Brevia is proud to present Intricate Rituals, an exhibition of new works on paper by Isaac Dunne. On view are five watercolors depicting men in ambiguous moments of contact. Dunne’s soft rendering on delicate materials gestures toward the uncertain possibility of tenderness within masculine tropes and the desperate pleasures of a fugitive touch. Dunne appropriates the imagery in these watercolors from YouTube videos of men doing partner stretches. The images reveal the way that violence, affection, domination and submission all circulate freely within the performance of masculinity. Dunne is from Astoria, OR and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. This is his first show in Portland.
First Thursday opening of new works in gouache and acrylic by Amanda Dawn Potter
Dorsa Brevia will host a number of readings during the AWP conference in Portland. Details TBA.More information »
Launch event for the release of Kate Jayroe's first print collection, "Parts."More information »
Embroidered moons by Caitlin Rippey, January artist-in-residence.
Join us on the last day of January for four poets: Julian Smuggles, Kelsey Gray, Julia Clare Tillinghast, & Kate Jayroe.
Ally Harris, Jay Aquinas Thompson, Melissa Amstutz, Rob Schlegel, and Sascha Krader.More information »
Deep Overstock #3: Paranormal Romance<br> Launch party and reading.More information »
Matt Haynes presents an audiobooks narration demonstration as part of Lit Crawl 2018.More information »
liz yerby presents Puppy Love as part of Lit Crawl 2018.More information »
Low-key nautical-themed Halloween party. Avast, etc.More information »
Joshua Force's first gallery show. Left hand-driven alien language weird searches.More information »
Honored to present portraits and illustrative work by Nari before they return to Japan in October.More information »
Poetry reading curated by Shannon Edwards to coincide with the precise moment of vernal equinox at 6:54pm feat. Julia Wohlstetter, Lillian Ruth Nickerson, & Dahlia Ana Dant.More information »
Kate Jayroe, Lucie Bonvalet, Joni Renee, Robert Torres, & Kelsey Gray.More information »
Weekly drawing club promoting creative experimentation and growth. Join us for an 8 week session with materials and snacks provided. Sundays at 10am • $5More information »
Ambitious cooking for a group of friends and friends-of-friends. Keeping it Italian.More information »
Semi-regular Jeu de Tarot night with a small group of friends. Traditions include an exchange of pre-rehearsed jokes and Chloe delaying the reveal of her status as the bidder's partner.More information »
Had some friends over for dinner. I made eggplant parmesan and pasta salad using the homemade noodles that Kate and I rolled out that morning.More information »