Bits & Pieces
We'll have more later, but make a plan to see the exhibit "Bespoke Bodies: The Design and Craft of Prosthetics," developed by Design Museum Portland and set to show at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Feb. 15-May 9.
It'll showcase everything from the sculpting of ocular prosthetics to crowdsourcing affordable 3-D printed hands. There'll be more than 35 case studies, spanning DIY inventions from kids to mind-controlled bionic limbs, telling the stories behind the patients, clinicians, designers and artists who are changing the way we think about the design and future of our mobility.
It'll be free and open to the public.
Rose Festival CEO Jeff Curtis has been named the 2018 World Board chair of the International Festivals and Events Association.
The World Board oversees the IFEA operations, and board members represent communities and events around the world, from The Netherlands to South Korea.
The chair normally serves a one-year term.
"The Rose Festival is at the head of the table in a global industry," Curtis says. "I am grateful to my colleagues within IFEA for selecting me to represent the IFEA membership and affiliated organizations. I am looking forward to celebrating the world events of today, while planting the seeds for new ones tomorrow."
Graham Street Productions is taking its exhibit, "Architecture of Internment: The Build Up to Wartime Incarceration," to Washington, D.C.
The exhibit will be displayed in the Senate Russell Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol Building Feb. 6-9, upon an invitation by Sen. Ron Wyden.
The display explores how Oregonians participated in the decision to incarcerate Japanese-Americans and Japanese immigrants during World War II. Says a news release: "It is the story of how individuals, organizations, businesses and elected officials advocated for the incarceration of Oregonians of Japanese ancestry or stood by while it happened. Those who did stand up before, during and after incarceration, in small and large acts, were especially brave."
For more: www.grahamstreetproductions.
Portland resident Leslie Nuno has been featured in a new Weight Watchers ad campaign with Oprah Winfrey. According to a news release, Nuno is a young mother who had lost 30.2 pounds on Weight Watchers. (She's the blond in the commercial).
She also was recently featured in Women's Health.
Another TV series has been filming in Portland. It's "American Vandal" for Netflix, and it recently had a local casting call for high school students in speaking roles.
It'll start shooting in Portland in mid-February. Cast Iron Studios also handled casting for "Grimm," "The Librarians" and "Here and Now." The show is a co-production with Funny Or Die, CBS Television Studios and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Pink Phoenix jazz
Dragon boaters are gearing up for their season, and a jazz concert featuring Marilyn Keller and Laura Cunard will go toward fundraising to support Pink Phoenix, a team made up entirely of breast cancer survivors.
It takes place 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 N.E. 14th Ave. Tickets are $20 ($25 at door), and available at www.brownpapertickets.com.
The event is titled "Pinks and All That Jazz," and it came about after church members Sue Best and Carol Reitz, both Pink Phoenix members and survivors, won an auction bid for a jazz concert offered by Keller, a fellow member of the church, and Cunard.
The Oregon Zoo is putting on its popular Nature Rangers spring break camps March 26-30; summer camps start June 13.
With help from partner Banfield Pet Hospital, the zoo also will put on the Wildlife Careers and Creature Care camps, while educating kids about black bears, cougars, bobcats, sea otters, elephants, giraffes and the like.
For more: www.oregonzoo.org/camps.
The new Chapel Theatre is set to open in Milwaukie on Feb. 18. It'll offer space for classes and events such as plays and dance performances. It'll be run by Corinn deWaard, Illya Torres-Garner and JR Holland, who wanted to venture outside the Portland city limits to recognize that theater extends to the suburbs.
The theater also will be the home of TriptheDark Dance Company and Chapel Theatre Collective.
Grand opening week takes place Feb. 18-24 at Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St. in Milwaukie.
For more: www.chapeltheatremilwaukie.com.