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Art: PDX

Art: PDX is a collaborative project of the Northwest Film Center’s Young Filmmakers Program and the Metropolitan Learning Center (MLC). Funded in part by a Regional Arts & Culture Council Arts-In-Schools grant, the goal of the project is to teach MLC students to use current and emerging media technologies to create and distribute an original series of video shorts. The result is a unique survey of Portland’s local art scene and the artists who live and work here.

Working with filmmaker-in-residence and Film Center faculty member Andy Blubaugh, 46 high school students and teachers Bianca Espinosa and Stephen Lambert produced ten video portraits that provide a rare glimpse into the complex process of art-making and the artistic arenas that are usually off-limits to the public. The featured artists work in various mediums and are in different stages in their careers.

The Art: PDX films will debut at the Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium on Wednesday, July 7 at 7p.m. with students and artists in attendance. An audience Q & A and reception will follow the screening. Admission is free.



Sample Video: Adam Arnold

For more information about Art: PDX, call 503-221-1156 or email

The Northwest Film Center's Young Filmmakers Program places professional video, film, and animation artists in residence with schools and community groups throughout Oregon. Initiated in 1977, the program provides instructional and technical support and curriculum development services to approximately 40 schools and community sites throughout Oregon each year, and conducts partnership projects through which youth have a voice in their communities on a range of public issues. The Young Filmmakers Program is supported in part by the Portland Art Museum, National Endowment for the Arts, Oregon Arts Commission, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Frank Hood Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Herbert A. Templeton Foundation, MetLife Foundation, Oregon Partnership, and Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission.

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