June 2023
Summer Term 2023
MAC's summer programs are in sessions. All offerings can be viewed online. Registration can be made online, in person, or by phone at 503-823-2787.
Now Showing in MAC Gallery
Tatyana Ostapenko’s solo exhibition will be in the gallery through July 22. She will be doing a painting demonstration in the gallery on Friday, July 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. and giving an artist talk on Saturday, July 8 from 11 -12 p.m. These events are free and open to the public!

Tatyana was born and raised in Ukraine and lives in Portland, OR. She holds a BFA in Studio Practice from Portland State University. Her art practice is deeply influenced by her experience as an immigrant, as well as by her formative years in post-Soviet Ukraine. She focuses on trans-generational trauma and the gender inequalities that persist in her country of origin as well as in the US. She uses images from her native Ukraine to speak about universal human experiences with emphasis on empathy and resilience in the face of adversity.  

Her paintings have been exhibited in regional, national and international museums, galleries and art fairs. She has received Professional Development Grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the Oregon Arts Commission. Her artworks have been purchased by public, corporate and private collections, including the City of Seattle, City of Portland and Stumptown Coffee HQ. 
Coming soon to the MAC Gallery - Tatyana Ostapenko
“Black History IS History” is a group art exhibition that will be on display July 28 – September 2, 2023. It is curated by Daren Todd and Steph Littlebird, guest leaders of MAC Gallery Committee this year.
“We are living in a time where our history is being erased, distorted, and ignored on many levels - through our education system, in the courts, and permeating into our daily lives through the media we consume. As artists, we find ourselves in a unique position. At a time when the academicians, historians, reporters, and others are being silenced, I believe we have an opportunity to use our work to express and preserve what is being erased. ‘Black History is History’ calls on Black artists from the Pacific Northwest to reflect on the Black experience and to use their work in the continued fight for Black civil rights.” –Daren Todd

This show features the work of Nyasha Madamombe in concert with the work of Black artists living in Oregon and SW Washington, including Melissa Salazar, Mosley Wotta, Nia Musiba, Paola De La Cruz, Raphael El Khalif and others. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, July 29 from 1-3 p.m. Stay tuned for additional related events! 
Partnering with Catholic Charities of Oregon
For the first time ever, we are bringing free arts activities to Kateri Park apartments this summer, in partnership with Catholic Charities of Oregon, a nonprofit that provides essential, life-saving services and supports to the most vulnerable populations in the community. We are very excited to make arts with youth, adult and senior residents on July 5-7 and August 22-25.
Arts in the Park is back!
Arts in the Park, formerly known as Arts Pods, is back in full swing! The program kicked off on Wednesday, June 21 at Irving, Columbia and Lents Parks with free visual arts instructions provided from 10:15am to 2:15pm. Arts in the Park consists of three vans full of art supplies and equipment, and is led by one arts coordinator, 6 counselors, 3 lead counselors, 5 arts instructors, and a volunteer! The program operates on Tuesday-Friday through August 25, except July 4. View our summer schedule with locations here. We might be in your neighborhood soon. Come say hi! All arts activities are FREE, thanks to Multnomah Arts Center Association (MACA) for providing art supplies.
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