Wednesday, March 14, 2012

p:ear featured in "Nellie and Anna"

Nellie and Anna

The new film Nellie and Anna tells the story of two sisters on the streets and features p:ear. Check out the trailer here, and wait for the movie to be released later this year.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

p:ear youth share their stories

This is my story…
To celebrate p:ear's 10th anniversary and prepare for this May's p:earblossoms X: story, we're asking the kids express their own stories. This week videographer Jacob Hinmon recorded youth, and next week p:ear board member and PNCA writer-in-residence Barry Sanders will do a writing workshop. Ask yourself:
  • Where were you in your life when you met p:ear? Where are you now?
  • Do you think p:ear helped you find your place or voice / sense of self-worth?
  • If you were looking back 10 years from now, what part will p:ear have played in your life?

Friday, March 9, 2012

Mona Superhero show with p:ear youth opening, June 7th

Mona Superhero is partnering with p:ear youth for a summer show, opening June 7th and running through June 29th. Working primarily with duct tape, Superhero will show at p:ear's on-site Trim/Vojdani gallery.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

p:ear partners with Giving Vines

Treat yourself to some vino and a portion of your purchase will go to p:ear! Through a new partnership with Giving Vines, p:ear supporters will also receive discounts on wine purchases. Sign up for the p:ear mailing list to make sure you get the code! Click here to start shopping for cabs, Merlot, pinots, chardonnays and more.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

p:ear + Yakuza partner for dinner, March 14th

p:ear is once again partnering with Yakuza Lounge to donate 30% of dinner proceeds on March 14th. Enjoy amazing food, cocktails and sake with p:ear staff and board members in support of p:ear programs.

Join us at Yakuza, 5411 NE 30th Avenue, Portland OR 97211, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, March 14th!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

p:ear youth rec trip to Mount Hood

p:ear youth on a ski trip to Mt. Hood, Feb. 23rd

p:ear's innovative recreation program, which helps youth experience the outdoor world through activities like cross-country skiing, spelunking, kayaking, seasonal day trips, is life-changing. Over 80 p:ear students participate our outdoor adventures per year, including an annual multi-day "camp p:ear." They experience what for them is rare: relaxation, play, nature without having to sleep in it.

p:ear is excited to announce a that New Season's Market will be supporting April and May's adventures!

Want to sponsor one of p:ear's monthly rec trips? p:ear is always looking for supportive partners who value the experience of the outdoors. Contact to see how you can help.

Monday, February 27, 2012

First Thursday with STiTCH and p:ear youth artists, March 1st

"Something to Talk About" by Kathy Kerler

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1st, 6-9pm

On Display: March 1st – March 30th, 2012

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10-2pm: or by appointment

Gallery Location: 338 NW 6th St. Portland, OR 97209 Corner of 6th & NW Flanders

Truth To Tell explores the realizations of truth amongst our every day and not so every day life. STiTCH uses their needles to create works that flow into natures secrets as well as our own, unveiling the scope of our truths. From the simple to the layered to the risky, view the rhythmic folds as STiTCH exposes the truths that we carry with us every day. Join p:ear this First Thursday for art, coffee, & music!