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EngAGE Begins Operation of Alberta Abbey in Portland, OR

When NE Portland resident Dennis Adams and a small group of acquaintances formed Alberta Abbey Foundation early in 2015, they envisioned turning the former Mallory Avenue Baptist Church into a performance and event center that would enliven the arts in … Continue reading

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Help Support the Only Radio Station Powered by the People

Experience Talks will be preempted on 12/17 for the extended KPFK Fund Drive. When we say the KPFK is “Powered by the People,” we mean exactly that! As a listener-sponsored radio station, KPFK relies on donations to keep the doors … Continue reading

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News from ACE/121: Art Market


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News from the Team: Cynthia Friedlob’s 25 Year Art Retrospective at NoHo SAC

EngAGE’s Websites/Social Media Manager Cynthia Friedlob had a colorful career for many years in children’s television as a writer for such luminaries as Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, The Muppets’ Jim Henson, and Marvel’s Stan Lee, working on such iconic programs … Continue reading

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News from ACE/121: Photos from “Color Up”

A new art show just opened at ACE/121 in Glendale, CA, but let’s take a moment to celebrate a previous exhibit: Color Up! The Maryland Avenue Window Installation, “Pilot to Co-Pilot,” by ACE/121 Resident Jose Hernandez ran concurrently with “Color … Continue reading

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PDX All Ages Radio Story Hour Video

We’re delighted with this excellent video of our special “PDX All Ages Radio Story Hour,” the culminating performance of a unique storytelling collaboration between EngAGE, Community Development Partners, Friendly House, the Multnomah Arts Center, and AARP Oregon. The show was recorded … Continue reading

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News from ACE/121: CPR Workshop

Residents at ACE/121, our multigenerational Arts Colony in Glendale, CA, participated in a CPR Workshop provided by USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and the American Heart Association. ~ Marshall Ayers, Program Director  

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News from Magnolia @ Highland: Creativity with Clay and Decoupage

At the EngAGE Community Cup in September, The Artists’ Round Table from Magnolia@Highland in San Bernardino, CA, brought home a Gold Medal for their lovely work, “Magnolia Centerpieces” (polymer clay flowers, fabric vases). Recently, the class finished more polymer clay magnolias … Continue reading

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Lubaina Himid Wins Turner Prize

“Lubaina Himid, an artist who makes theatrical, witty and challenging works that address colonial history, racism and institutional invisibility, has won the 2017 Turner prize. Himid is both the first woman of color to win and, at 63, the oldest … Continue reading

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News from Magnolia@9th: PEARLS Program

EngAGE sponsored a presentation by El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center regarding PEARLS, a Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives for Seniors. This program is an individual, home-based, participant driven service for older adults designed to reduce symptoms of depression and improve … Continue reading

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