Tweetie Bird It is about imagining that the center is ever flexible and having the courage to create new centers.-Theaster Gates on his work #ArtPlace [More from ccoletta]

November 15, 2003

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About the Show

Kristy Edmunds is one of America's most inventive arts entrepreneurs. Eight years ago she founded the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art and now serves as its executive and artistic director. She is also a filmmaker, visual and performance artist who has mounted many ambitious multi-media projects, choreographed movement and dance, and exhibited site-specific installations and visual exhibitions throughout the Northwest. Kristy received the ACLU of Oregon's 1998 Freedom of Expression Award. She is on the board of the Oregon Coalition for Free Expression and Artists for a Hate-Free America and she is also a Domestic Consultant for The Ford Foundation's Media, Arts and Culture Unit.

Prior to founding PICA, Kristy served as Curator of the Portland Art Museum's Art On the Edge Program.

Peter Boswell is assistant director for programs at the Miami Art Museum and its Senior Curator. He guides the long-range plan for the museum's collections, exhibitions, research, publications, and education programs, as well as leading the museum's curatorial and education departments.

Peter has a 20 year-career in museums with extensive experience in contemporary art. Before joining the Miami Art Museum, Peter was the Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome and served in various curatorial positions at the Walker Art Center.

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