Bits & Pieces
Soul Box Project
At Cerimon House, 5131 N.E. 23rd Ave., the art exhibit "Gallery of Souls" showcases some 3,000 Soul Boxes — hand-folded origami pieces that continue the work of the Soul Box Project, started by Portland artist Leslie Lee after the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas.
The 3,000 origami works represent people killed or injured by gunfire in the United States since 2014. So far, the Soul Box Project has collected more than 36,000 3x3-inch Soul Boxes from around the country. For more: www.SoulBoxProject.org.
The media arts center in Northeast Portland announced it has earned $475,470 in grants and sponsorships to support Open Signal Labs, an incubator for Portland-based African-American filmmakers.
Open Signal Labs convenes six emerging filmmakers from Portland's black community for a 12-month fellowship, including professional training, mentorship and development of new work. It addresses the lack of black voices in film and television and is led by Ifanyi Bell and RaShaunda Brooks.
Fellows for the pilot 2018-19 program are Kamryn Fall, Elijah Hasan, Tamera Lyn, Sika Stanton, Noah Thomas and Dustin Tolman. Their work will be shared at the Hollywood Theatre in June 2019.
Storyteller Anne Rutherford, who recently performed at the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee (and was featured in the Tribune), celebrates her 20th year of performing with "A Heart Full of Stories," 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Lucky Labrador Brewing Co., 915 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at door, www.annerutherford.com.
It's north of the Columbia River, but it sounds like it's worth a visit. The Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St. in Vancouver, Wash., presents a new exhibit, "Music, Movement and Sound: An Exploration of Clark County's Musical Roots," which opens 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.
"Music, Movement and Sound" uses interpretative panels, historical objects, interactive stations and countywide partnerships to recall the history of music and dance in Clark County and Southwest Washington. Topics include Southwest Washington Native American nations, Vancouver Barracks military music, changes in sound technology, the legacy of Vancouver's Piano Hospital and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
For more: www.cchmuseum.org.
A reminder that tickets are being sold for Cirque du Soleil's next show coming to Portland, "Corteo," March 14-17, at the Moda Center. See www.cirquedusoleil.com.
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