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Young people at the Rosewood Cafe in East Portland danced their hearts out at a spontaneous party in June. The cafe is a hub for community organizing. Next community event in East Portland is the East Portland Exposition: 11am – 7pm Sat. July 21 at Earl Boyles Park SE 112th Ave., between Holgate & Powell.
PCC Sylvania Hosts Washed Ashore Art Exhibit Made from Ocean Garbage
PCC Sylvania is hosting a spectacular art exhibit made of the plastic that is polluting our oceans. “Washed Ashore” is a collection of giant sculptures of the sea creatures most threatened by discarded plastics in the ocean. Sponsored by the Artula Institute, hundreds of volunteers and school children have helped create these sculptures, including a sea turtle, giant fish, jellyfish, coral, squid and even a whale skeleton – all made of plastic garbage collected from the Oregon coast.
The exhibit opens Wednesday, April 20, with a grand celebration from noon to 4pm. A gala benefit to support the Artula Institute will be held from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, May 20 in the Performing Arts Center, Sylvania Campus. The event will include live music, food and a silent auction. The public is invited to attend. More information at: http://www.washedashore.org/ or www.pcc.edu/about/sustainability
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