February First Thursday featuring VNPRT and Friends
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Join us as we honor Black History Month and February First Thursday with live music, gallery openings and an artist reception. Performances will feature Portland-based DJ and musical curator VNPRT presenting a collaborative DJ set accompanied by live music featuring Brown Alice (of Brown Calculus), Mickey Taelor, Charlie Brown III, Noah Simpson, Harvey B., Omari Jazz, Soop Dread, Mandela Msanii + E and special guests.
There will also be complimentary beer provided by our partners at Deschutes Brewery and art exhibits from inspired by Hedwig and The Angry Inch and School Girls; Or The African Mean Girls Play in our lobbies. The exhibits will feature mixed-media/collage artwork from costume designer Wanda Walden on the PGE Gallery level, an art installation about gender identity from Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) and a photography exhibit by Portland-based, Filipino/American fashion photographer Tom Lupton in the Ellyn Bye Studio lobby.
Vincent "VNPRT (pronounced Vanport)" Magee is a Portland-based DJ, Producer, Curator, and Student of Life. Follow his work on Instagram at @chaptercollective and @knowviceandvirtue. Listen to his DJ mixes on Soundcloud.