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Arts Council to Consider King School Park Mural

PaintedWallDesign2Regional Arts & Culture Council

Meeting Notice

Meeting Name: Public Art Advisory Committee, Murals Committee
Meeting Date: Monday, December 17, 2012
Meeting Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Regional Arts & Culture Council, 411 NW Park Avenue, Meeting Room A.

The public is invited to attend and comment at this review of a mural by the Public Art Advisory Committee, Murals Committee of the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Please reply to Cheryl Norton at cnorton@racc.org if you will attend.

Notice of Review of Public Art Mural Application for:

4906 NE 6th Avenue

The purposed mural at 4906 NE 6th Avenue is in the King School Park, and has been designed through listening sessions, suggestions and ideas from the community, King School students, parents, community members, and the neighborhood association. The mural design brings the vibrancy of Martin Luther King’s strength as a meeting point for diversity. The mural will show the strength of our differences and our interdependence.

Regional Arts and Culture Council to consider King Park mural proposal

Regional Arts & Culture Council Meeting Notice

Meeting Name: Public Art Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Meeting Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: Regional Arts & Culture Council Board Room, 411 NW Park Avenue, Meeting Room A

The public is invited to attend and comment at this review of a mural by the Public Art Advisory Committee/Murals Committee of the Regional Arts & Culture Council.  Please reply to Cheryl Norton at cnorton@racc.org if you will attend.

Notice of Review of Public Art Mural Application for: King School Park, 4906 NE 6th Avenue

The purposed mural at 4906 NE 6th Avenue is in the King School Park, and has been designed through listening sessions, suggestions and ideas from the community, King School students, parents, and the neighborhood association.  The mural design brings the vibrancy of Martin Luther King’s strength and ability to reach out,  with a meeting point for diversity, differences and interdependence.

PP&R, Sprite and Blazers Team Up to Revitalize King Basketball Court

Via Portland Parks and Recreation:

Jerome Kersey to Help Celebrate Public/Private Partnership on NE Portland’s King School Park

Beginning this summer, local teens can express their uncontainable moves on a completely renovated basketball court at Portland’s King School Park on NE 6th Ave and Humboldt St. The court will be revamped as a kick-off to the Sprite Spark Parks Project, a program that will refresh an additional 25 basketball courts in public parks and recreation centers throughout the nation.

In partnership with the Portland Trail Blazers, Sprite will donate $20,000 to Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) to refurbish rims, backboards, benches and playing surfaces – sparking new life to King School Park. The park is on Portland Public School property, and managed by PP&R. Work is expected to be complete by the end of summer. Both the park and adjacent school are named for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“This is another wonderful example of a successful public-private partnership,” says Portland Parks Commissioner Nick Fish. “Sprite and the Trail Blazers are helping us increase the neighborhood’s vitality and livability with their generosity. The King School Park court enhancements will benefit the neighborhood, King School students, and park users for a long, long time.”
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KNA Special Meeting to Endorse Grant Seekers

King Neighborhood Association Special General Meeting:
October 31st, 6:00-6:45 pm
King Neighborhood Facility
4815 NE 7th Avenue

Hello all:

King Neighborhood Association has the opportunity to meet and discuss two proposed projects that are would affect livability in our neighborhood. Each of these projects is being submitted for a grant with the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, whose grant process has a deadline of November 1st. The proposals were not completed in time to be considered at KNA’s last meeting, so we’ve scheduled a special Halloween meeting to look each of them over and decide whether to endorse them.

• KING SCHOOL PARK/KING SCHOOL MURAL AND GRAFFITI ABATEMENT PROJECT
Local artist Rodolfo Serna working with the arts-to-schools program, the Right Brain Initiative, will work with students at all age levels in King School as an artist-in-residence to produce a mural to beautify the King School Park grounds and create a sense of place and identity out of a blank wall adjacent to the tennis courts. This area is a frequent target for graffiti due to its large empty vertical surface. Murals have been shown to reduce the incidence of graffiti and this project will fill a gap in King’s visual arts curriculum this year. As King continues to develop its International Baccalaureate program, integrating more art into the school will be crucial to developing the student body’s various means of expression and will develop investment in the wider community.

• DOOR-TO-DOOR SURVEY OF NORTHEAST MEN’S WELLNESS GOALS & FAVORITE ACTIVITIES, AS WELL AS REFERRALS TO NEIGHBORHOOD WELLNESS RESOURCES:
Manifest, an eight-year-old non-profit men’s wellness organization that empowers men to prevent & address chronic illness (heart disease, cancer, diabetes, HIV, & depression/suicide), will be doing a door-to-door survey this spring of hundreds of men’s’ wellness goals, challenges, & favorite activities in the Concordia, Vernon, King, & Sabin neighborhoods. We also will be referring these men to local businesses, non-profits, churches, government agencies, and neighbor organizations that can help them achieve their most important wellness goals. Men in our neighborhoods are dying five years before women from five completely preventable illnesses, and those illnesses are costing our county & state more than a $1 billion annually in unnecessary & painful treatments of diseases we could easily prevent & address right here in our neighborhood with existing resources like local wellness-related businesses, non-profits, churches, government agencies, & neighborhood groups. Men need regular exercise, good food, work, & community focused on wellness, and they are more likely to do these things regularly when they can do them close to home. Manifest intends to hire diverse local men to do the surveys and make neighborhood referrals as they are completing each survey.

We understand that Halloween plus such short notice may make it difficult to attend. If you have a bit of time to spare on Monday, we welcome your participation and input on these proposals. for more information, email us at info@kingneighborhood.org. We hope to see you there!

Dragons to Visit King School Park

Bring a blanket or chair and come out for this year’s movie in King School Park, How to Train Your Dragon. The show is this Saturday, August 6th at dusk. There will be pre-movie entertainment with live music by Norman and free popcorn. Last year’s movie night turned a bit chilly so bring some layers or an extra blanket–you never know!

From IMDb.com:

Long ago up North on the Island of Berk, the young Viking, Hiccup, wants to join his town’s fight against the dragons that continually raid their town. However, his macho father and village leader, Stoik the Vast, will not allow his small, clumsy, but inventive son to do so. Regardless, Hiccup ventures out into battle and downs a mysterious Night Fury dragon with his invention, but can’t bring himself to kill it. Instead, Hiccup and the dragon, whom he dubs Toothless, begin a friendship that would open up both their worlds as the observant boy learns that his people have misjudged the species. But even as the two each take flight in their own way, they find that they must fight the destructive ignorance plaguing their world.

Special thanks to our local sponsors who offset KNA’s contribution to the Movie in the Park program:

• Alberta Main Street
• Albina Community Bank
• Dwell Realty
• Hankins Hardware
• King School PTA
• Old Town Pizza
• Umpqua Bank