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With the support of the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), engaged teachers and leading Portland artists, students at Cleveland High School in Portland have spent their winter-spring semester learning about the Willamette River while exploring themes related to watersheds, creativity and place-based art. The project will culminate with a public exhibition of new student works, scheduled around Earth Day activities, at the Disjecta Center for Contemporary Art.
The student exhibit, “Take Me to the River,” will feature a sound installation, sculpture and fine-art installations, paintings, ceramic works, writings and other creative forms. The goal of the exhibit and student work is to encourage further public exploration of the Willamette River—the opportunities, environmental significance and challenges of having a major waterway running through a metropolitan region.
“Take Me to the River” will run from April 16-24, is free to the general public and will host an opening reception on Thursday, April 18.