Exhibition 2011 Events and Fundraisers


PRESENTspace Gallery * 939 NW GLISAN (enter on 10th)

July 7 – 30, 2011


July 6, 6 pm – A Somewhat Secret Place Post Hanging Party: A Preview for Donors:

Invitations to this event will go to all those who have donated $50 or more to the show through Kickstarter or the OWCA.  It is a chance to meet the artists and curator and purchase artwork in advance of the public. Tickets are still available – contact asomewhatsecretinfo@gmail.com

July 7, 6 pm – A Somewhat Secret Place First Thursday Public Pre-Opening

Artist Carmen Papalia will give a talk from 6 to 6:30 pm and then the show will be open for those on the First Thursday walk to have a peek. A free event!

July 9 – A Somewhat Secret Place Grand Opening

Noon – 2 pm – The Grand Opening starts off with a participatory workshop facilitated by Write Around Portland, where participants can find inspiration in the intersection of contemporary art and disability.  A free event but limited to 80 people.


6 – 9 pm – Grand Opening Night Reception features one-time, original performing artists and author readings.  American Sign Language Interpreters will be there as well as descriptors for the visually impaired.   It promises to be the most accessible and hippest art opening in Portland history.  A free event with refreshments!

July 14, 6 – 6:30 pm – Artist Talk with Andrea Rosselle: Hem Me In

Rosselle is an installation artist and sculptor whose work explores the imposition of the medical object and experience as a medical body, upon the act of every day living.  A free event!

July 21, 5 – 6 pm – Artist Talk with Eric Ferguson: “A Wobbly Line: from Improv to Ink and Back Again.”

A free event!


July 26, 7 – 9 pm – ADA 21ST BIRTHDAY PARTY!

The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 21 years old and we are throwing a celebration to mark it.  There will be a panel discussion on its impact, then the birthday bash with cake and drinks.  This is a ticketed event.  Invitations are sent to Kickstarter donors, and at the door tickets are $21 for 2.  For discount tickets $8 for 2, check out A Somewhat Secret Place Facebook Event page.


July 30, 12 -2 pm – Artist Talk and Storytelling with Joy Corcoran

This event will engage children of all ages to explore the creative lives of people with disabilities. Children must be chaperoned.  A free event!

July 30, 6-9 pm A Somewhat Secret Place Closing Party:

A performance by Ellie Charpentier and several author readings will celebrate the conclusion of the exhibition.  The after-party will be a great opportunity to mingle with the artists, writers and organizers.  A free event with free refreshments!


Past events


Portland Stock Dinner,  January 23rd 2011

6:00-9:00 at PNCA 1241 NW Johnson Street

OWCA Talk, January 25th 2011

6:00-7:30 at Multnoma county Central library


Stock Dinner Presentation Sunday, March 20th

6:00-8:00 at PNCA 1241 NW Johnson Street


PSU Open Engagement, May 15th at 2:00 pm

Panel Discussion

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