- MAY 9TH – LIVE IN PORTLAND OREGON!! -
What is art?
Questioned & Answered.
Struggling for artistic answers in confusing times
What is the purpose of art, is it merely decorative, is it propaganda for the powerful, or does it serve a higher purpose?
Art has been used by the church and by kings as the earliest of propaganda, it has been used by governments up though modern times. They know the power of art, but does the artist?
We ask these questions without a fixed answer, our goal is to ponder this with other creatives, not necessarily like-minded, but with a similar quest, a need to express and be understood.
This multimedia event and live discussion gives the artist an opportunity to share their Individual perspectives, personal political fetishes, and discuss the artistic desire to shape their own realities. Join Creative Class Studios and a host of artists for a storytelling & interview event, at the Clinton Street Theater on May 9th. We will record the event for archive.org and creativeclasstrumpsrulingclass
More like mini-Ted Talks, this isn’t a night of bumper-sticker fixes and unrealistic feel-good phrases. This is about long form discussion, artistic insight and raw emotion.
Join us for an eye opening and unforgettable evening.
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/607112462747461/
CLINTON STREET THEATER EVENT INFO: https://cstpdx.com/show/what-art
Rick Shapiro is an uncompromising comedian, actor, and author from New Jersey, you may know him as the Angry Poet from Conan O’Brien, or his roles on Maron and Lucky Louie, and the films Project X, and Louis C.K.’s Tomorrow Night. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Shapiro
Shane Bugbee is an artist , author, and underground icon, well known for his days as an controversial publisher and outspoken podcaster. He has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, he’s been interviewed in major publications including the Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe and Vice, he was a major figure in the Transgressive Art Movement and featured in the book ‘Art That Kills’. He is also a filmmaker, author, journalist, and new media pioneer.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_Bugbee
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Creatives involved and scheduled to appear at this event:
- Surreal comedian, actor and author Rick Shapiro is coming all the way from Los Angeles for this event!
- Artist, author, filmmaker, iconoclast, Shane Bugbee.
- Artist collective Indecline – who were behind the notorious naked Trump statues all over America
- Noted Portland painter, musician, teacher - Jesse Reno.
- Feminist artist and scholar Dr. Phyllis Yes.
- Live painting from Roger Hayes
- Cartoonist Alex Murd.
- IPRC director Ann Marie O’Malley
- Poet and storyteller Sean Aaron Bowers.
Plus, there will also be film shorts from a variety of other noted artists and creatives in-between speakers and stories.