FANTASTIC-ACTION Sunday, August 14 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

 This class is FREE to attend. Water and other drinks and snacks will be provided.

home school is joyous to announce the second session of our first class of second semester: FANTASTIC-ACTION, given by Allie Hankins of Physical Education.

FANTASTIC-ACTION is an ALL-LEVELS movement/embodiment event. We will breathe, vocalize, bounce, sweat, push, rest, DANCE, and work as individuals, partners, and as a group in actions that help us access the pleasure of effort, and all of the ridiculous delights of having a body. Dynamic music buoys us through our fatigue and steers us to an empowering transcendent climax.

Allik Hankins and dancers at FLOCK

Allie Hankins leads dancers in group work at Flock, in N Portland.

Allie Hankins is a Portland-based performer who makes works that toy with the destabilization of persona through uncanny physicality, layered imagery, and a biting wit all while trying to suppress her contentious eagerness to please. Her current collaborators include Physical Education (Lu Yim, keyon gaskin, and Taka Yamamoto), Rachael Dichter (SF), Morgan Ritter, Rose Mackey, and Maggie Heath. Most recently, Hankins has performed with Julien Prévieux (Paris), Morgan Thorson (Minneapolis), Tahni Holt, and Suniti Dernovsek. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, the Robert Rauschenberg Residency, and the New Expressive Works Residency at Studio 2.

Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 5:45pm – 7:45pm

TakahiroYamamotoClass description
Through physical, vocal and awareness exercises, this class explore what it feels like to have “voice” in daily life and to experience physical presence in the space. These abstract notions will be discussed as a group in relationship to the exercises. Wear comfortable clothing. We’ll also work barefoot.

Teacher bio
Portland based Physical Education (P.E.) is comprised of dance and performance artists keyon gaskin, Allie Hankins, Lu Lee Yim and Takahiro Yamamoto. Their motivation is to inspire critical dialogue between individuals of varying mediums or artistic practices (INCLUDING NO ARTISTIC PRACTICE), while deepening their connection to performance and their sense of embodiment.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Friday, July 1 – 8:00pm – 10:00pm, Doors at 7:00pm

Strangely and Intuitive Compass present an evening of songs and circus antics! Show up in your fanciest duds; old-timey, outer-space, clown pants… we don’t care as long as you dance and sing along with the madness we’ve got planned for you!

Tickets $11 Presale []
$15 at the door


Strangely – This circus-minded rabble rouser is your host for this evening of music, and whimsy. He’s gonna introduce you to a world where anything can (& will) happen.
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Intuitive Compass – The diverse talents of poet beatnik and guitar pioneer Jason O’Dea, taken together with old time circus freak and accordionist Aurelia Anne Cohen create a potent elixir of old and new, wild and wonderful. It’s a compendium of family vaudeville and proverbial three ring circus, frequently serving up fire, aerial acrobatics, and contortion, with an occasional splash of wild west thrown in for good measure.
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Mish – Portland’s own contortionist extraordinaire!

And more surprise guests!

Friday, June 17 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Mark your calendars! Little Free Galery Project is having a party at Lightbox Kulturhaus. All the artists. All the library box owners. All the refreshments. Exhibition is open at various locations June 17th-July 15th, 2016.

Little Free Gallery Project pairs twenty local artists with twenty Little Free Libraries (and their owners!) to create a free, engaging, family-friendly public art exhibition throughout the city in summer 2016. Each library box will be transformed into a miniature art gallery within which an artist will create a new, site-specific art installation.

A printable PDF of all gallery locations will be posted on this page at the start of the exhibition. Please feel free to print and utilize your own Little Free Gallery Project map to follow your own art tour!
Thank you for supporting art and community!

Little Free Gallery Project

Sunday, March 20th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

milk work

Help us welcome the first session of Mom Art, Victoria Anne Reis’ class for the first semester of home school. Work with/thru Mom Art, a counterpart to Pop Art, looking at/thinking about the mom, the mom-like, and the mom-adjacent in the art world. home school is a free pop-up art school here in Portland which honors the casual rigor of the etymology of ‘school,’ from Greek ‘shkole’ meaning leisure, idleness, rest. In collaboration with interested spaces as well as online, they offer welcoming contexts for critical engagement with contemporary art and its issues.

See the working syllabus/links 2 readings/course materials here:


Thanks to a generous grant from the Precipice Fund admission is FREE.