OCAC's Speaker Series, Connection: Intersecting Tradition and Innovation, brings guest makers and thinkers to Portland to explore and articulate the relationship of craft to other disciplines and fields.
Everything Starts Small is a look back at some of the greatest cultural movements of the last 100 years; tracing the evolution from humble “do-it-yourself” beginnings perpetrated by a handful of people to global influences that have affected the world of fashion, film, music and art.
Aaron Rose is an artist, writer, musician, film director and independent curator currently living in Los Angeles. For ten years he was owner/director of the Alleged Gallery in New York, home to artists such as Shepard Fairey, Steve “ESPO” Powers , Brian Donnelly aka KAWS, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen and more. He branded these artists as “Beautiful Losers” in the museum exhibition, a book, and the 2008 film. Since then, Rose has been working as a freelance curator, choosing artists for the Undefeated Billboard Project, a public art program in Los Angeles produced in conjunction with Nike, one of many projects.
Despite his lengthy list of achievements, Rose says, “I can probably say that teaching is quite possibly the most important work I’ve done.”
This event is free and open to the public with an RSVP required by March 6th: firstname.lastname@example.org or 971.255.4165.