5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Portland, OR, 97211
Monday, July 24, 2023
Kennedy School - Kennedy School Theater
6 pm doors, 7 pm program
All ages welcome
6 pm doors, 7 pm program$5All ages welcome
Meet the unique artists who transform each McMenamins pub, hotel, restaurant, brewery, and music venue into a visual journey that sparks the imagination and reflects local history. Jenny Joyce, Cleo Hehn, Eona Skelton, Myrna Yoder, and Lillian Ripley share the stories and inspiration behind their artwork and the creative processes involved in bringing their visions to life.
The artistic evolution of McMenamins encompasses 40 years of captivating murals, mosaics, sculptures, paintings, and even embellished borders and decorative details. A wide variety of artists over decades have contributed to shaping the company's identity and preserving the history of each location. Through their talents and hard work, these artists have enhanced historic architecture and illustrated the true stories and real people that make up the rich fabric of local communities... While, of course, stirring some fantasy into their style of "historical surrealism."
Immerse yourself in the world of McMenamins artwork displayed on the big screen as the artists reveal their secrets!
These events are open to
everyone interested in Pacific Northwest
history, and beyond! Often co-sponsored by local or state historical and civic organizations, we
bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers, historians and documentaries expounding on topics from indigenous history to the birth of Portland, early explorers
to hop growing, and on and on! It's like being
back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable
seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.
This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp
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