PMA360: Storytelling Objects

PMA360: Storytelling Objects

What do you think or feel when you look at a toy car? Does it spark reflections on childhood, evoke the sensation of driving, or prompt consideration of industrial design? Taking inspiration from our interactive Workshop installation, Storytelling Objects, we'll explore how objects inspire different meanings for different viewers. Listen to local writers read their original stories about objects represented in PMA paintings and sculptures. Make a trompe l'oeil collage, featuring objects that represent events or memories in your life, with artist Jenny McGee Dougherty. Participating writers include: Kifah Abdulla (artist, poet, teacher, and activist); Jaed Coffin (memoirist and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, UNH); Andrew Griswold (Communications Director, The Telling Room); Megan Grumbling (writer, poet, and teacher); Leigh-Ashley Milne (composer and violinist); and Desi Van Til (screenwriter, Tumbledown). 

Sequence of Stories:
Kifah Abdullah - 6 p.m. (3rd floor)
Megan Grumbling and Leigh-Ashley Milne (violinist) 6:30 p.m. (2nd floor)
Jaed Coffin - 7 p.m. (3rd floor)
Desi Van Til - 7:15 p.m. (3rd floor)

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What & When

February 15

7 p.m.to 8 p.m. - Pre-party and cocktail hour for #PMAbash Host Committee with artists from the 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

8 p.m. to 10 p.m. - 2018 Winter Bash

Questions about the bash?

For more information, or to purchase tickets over the phone, please contact Ashleigh Hill, Special Events and Stewardship Associate at (207) 494-5346.