Project Description

Public Screening with Musical Performances from Quiet Image

Site Line, a web series dedicated to starting conversations about art, will engage, delight, and provoke people to think about their personal relationship with art and the role art and artists play in nurturing and adding value to our communities. We examine themes occurring within contemporary art practice such as endurance, empathy, identity, ecological concerns, and globalization, and how they appear in a wide-range of art practices. The screening will feature the first three episodes: Defining Art, Identity, and Exploration, and will feature local artists Brenda Mallory, Victor Maldonado, and Ryan Pierce, and includes an original score from Quiet Image.

Site Line takes a multi-dimensional approach to discussing art, and has incorporated conversations with the public to coincide with artist interviews. Site Line has been made possible through funding from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

Site Line is hosted by Sam Hopple, and Shara Raqs, and produced by local media maker Pamela Chipman.

Site Line the Web series will live on the Internet via Vimeo, which will become live on December 15th.

About The Hosts

Sam Hopple is a Portland based curator, arts administrator and writer, working for a variety of local institutions and galleries. She is interested in contemporary visual culture; investigating the relationship between space and object; and sparking a dialogue around contemporary art within the community. Shara Raqs is an artist, dancer and self-taught data scientist who believes a lifelong practice of creativity is key to living a good life.

Pamela Chipman employs video, photography and bookmaking into her artistic practice. Once the co-owner of the Blue Gallery, Pamela continues to work toward the goal of promoting Portland based creatives.

With generous support from:

Portland Community Media, Regional Arts & Culture Council, and Disjecta.




January 19, 6 PM – 9 PM