Juice

 

On March 1, 2018, RACC gathered art & culture makers and shakers from the Portland Metro Region to honor the most innovative, creative, and productive. The honorees are listed below, but first, let’s say thank you to some of the regions biggest supporters.

We want to thank the following for representing their companies in this morning’s video:

Kregg Arntson
Executive Director of the PGE Foundation at Portland General Electric

Eve Callahan
Executive Vice President Corporate Communications at Umpqua Bank

Bill Dickey
Semi-Retired/Sales at Morel Ink

Stacey M.L. Dodson
Market President, Portland & SW Washington at US Bank

Katherine Durham
Vice President of Individual Disability Insurance and Corporate Marketing & Communications at The Standard

Nolan Lienhart
Director of Planning & Urban Design at ZGF Architects

Mary Moerlins
Community Affairs & Environmental Programs Manager at NW Natural

Andrew Tweedie
Vice President & Community Affairs Officer at Wells Fargo

Michelle Weisenbach
Market President, Oregon & SW Washington at KeyBank


We want to give special thanks to Kregg Arntson of PGE for chairing Work for Art’s 2016-17 Campaign.


Juice’s 2018 Honorees

Using the Power of Space & Place

Tyler White

Valerie Otani, City of Hillsboro

New Expressive Works and WYSE Real Estate Advisors


Out of the Ordinary

Kevin Cavenaugh, Guerrilla Development Co.

YWCA of Greater Portland, Imago Theatre and Fred Meyer

NW Noggin


Changing the Conversation & Elevating Voices

Paul Susi

August Wilson Red Door Project and the Portland Police

Profile Theatre

Thank you Sponsors!




Beaverton Arts Foundation
The Boeing Company
Columbia Bank and Columbia Trust Company
First Republic Bank
Lane Powell PC
The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation
Bill Dickey / Morel Ink
Norris, Beggs & Simpson Companies
Opsis Architecture
PNCA
Portland Taiko
Portland Timbers
WYSE Real Estate Advisors
YWCA of Greater Portland/Fred Meyer
ZGF Architects

Original Artwork for the Juice 2018 Award by Mehran Heard

Mehran Heard
Mehran Heard, aka “Eatcho”, is a freelance creative
living and working in Portland. Along with showing in
gallery exhibitions and mural projects, Mehran is a
freelance illustrator and has collaborated with
companies such as Nike, Gerber Knives, Mutt
Industries and Wieden + Kennedy. He loves sharing
his creativity with the world.

A special thank you to these performers:

 

MOsley WOtta: Poet, Activist, Musician

Chicago-born Oregon-based artist MOsley WOtta (MOWO) is an undeniable talent. A consummate creative, his works have been featured internationally as a speaker, performer, poet, visual artist and educator for more than a decade.

MOsley WOtta is a former slam poetry champion for the state of Oregon. He has been featured multiple times as a TEDX speaker and performer. His CV includes Sundance Film Festival, Fiji International Jazz & Blues Festival, MAGIC trade show Las Vegas, Street Con Dubai, Valley Fiesta Australia, PBS Oregon Art Beat. He has shared the stage with the likes of: Ice Cube, Ghostface Killah, Saul Williams, Talib Kweli, Buddy Wakefield, Patricia Smith, TechNine, Blackalicious, Indigo Girls, Toots and the Maytals, Tricky and many more.

Recently MOWO traveled to Nauru as a journalist to write for VICE magazine and report on the Refugee camps and condition. Additionally MOWO is an Art Ambassador with Rise Up International and the United States Embassy in Nauru. This year he will be leading a discussion with author and Pulitzer Prize nominee Laila Lalami for the Oregon Humanities. His latest album Markets Flooded is slated to come out in 2016.

Juice Honoree

The August Wilson Red Door Project & the Portland Police

Through deliberate relationship-building with the Portland Police Bureau, the August Wilson Red Door Project is working on expanding the material in its popular Hands Up performances to tell the stories of police. With artistry and sensitivity, AWRDP hopes to continue engaging dialogues as a way forward for disconnected communities.

Juice Honoree

Kevin Cavenaugh, Guerrilla Development Co.

Local developer Kevin Cavenaugh has made a practice of incorporating art into his developmentprojects in a way that thinks beyond the typical rules around development. His most recent project, the Fair-Haired Dumbbell on East Burnside, is an eye-catching testament to his creative influence in Portland’s cityscape.

Juice Honoree

New Expressive Works and Wyse Real Estate Advisors

Photo Credits: Top Left – Intisar Abioto; Top Right- Cameron Ousley; Bottom – Chelsea Petrakis

When WYSE Real Estate Advisors moved their headquarters to the Zoomtopia Building, it wasn’t clear if N.E.W. would be able to retain their performance spaces in the building. Not only were they able to retain the spaces, but WYSE worked with N.E.W. to invest in and enhance their spaces, demonstrating the power of partnership.

Juice Honoree

NW Noggin

A nonprofit supported by PSU and OHSU, NW Noggin gives children a unique opportunity to learn about neuroscience and the brain using nontraditional, artistic methods that make the information more accessible and impactful.

Juice Honoree

Paul Susi

Paul Susi, Interim Artistic Director and Operations Director of Portland Actors Ensemble, is also an educator, activist, arts administrator and performing artist. He brings compassionate storytelling to his work as a youth counselor serving homeless, recovering, post-incarcerated and adjudicated populations.

Juice Honoree

Profile Theatre

Credit: Julana Torres, Duffy Epstein and Akari Anderson in Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes. November 2017. Photo by David Kinder.

Profile Theatre amplifies individual voices whose perspectives broaden our view of the world and deepen our collective compassion. The dramatists profiled at the theatre all have something significant to say, and they cast a light on the desires and demons that drive us to seek a better understanding of who we are, where we’re going and why.

Juice Honoree

Tyler White

An ambitious, enthusiastic and passionate leader of the future, De La Salle student activist Tyler White is the Youth Outreach Coordinator at THE CENTER and the chief blogger for “I Love This Place PDX.” He has used the platform to tell stories of race and racism, amplifying other voices and perspectives along the way.

Juice Honoree

Valerie Otani, City of Hillsboro

As a champion for community and public art in Hillsboro, Valerie Otani has engaged residents, business owners and the Latino community to thoughtfully curate works of art to represent the region’s identity. Valerie is committed to creating equal access for all in public art and representation.

Juice Honoree

YWCA of Greater Portland, Imago Theatre and Fred Meyer

For this year’s YWCA Inspire Luncheon, sponsored by Fred Meyer, YWCA enlisted Imago Theatre to engage and inspire its audience throughout the program. Because of the support of Fred Meyer and the innovative conceptual work by Imago, this year’s event will keep a national speaker’s fee local and invested in arts and culture in our region.