June 26| Artist Dinner w/ Linda K. Johnson & David Eckard

Once again: provocative and fun conversation with two guest artists while enjoying dinner cooked by Linda Austin & Tahni Holt, served with love and wine.

Dinner starts at 7pm and is at a location TBA (Portland bound).
Seating is limited to 20 people so please make your reservations now.To make reservations please email Tahni at HELLO@TAHNIHOLT.COM.

Read more about the Dinner Series here

GUEST ARTIST BIOS:

David Eckard is an artist, performer and educator based in Portland, OR. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1988. Through objects, drawings, installations, and performative interventions, Eckard investigates conditions of masculinity, identity, endurance, authority and absurdity.

His work has been exhibited internationally and has been written about and reviewed in Flash Art, Art in America, Artnews, Sculpture, The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune.

Linda K. Johnson has been a professional dance artist based in Portland for over 24 years. Currently a Visiting Artist in the Dance Department at Mills College, she has taught, performed, created and produced extensively throughout the region. Her concerns as an artist are social and environmental, and her projects have addressed these interests in unconventional compositional forms, formats and venues. Her most recent projects—The City Dance of Lawrence and Anna Halprin and the South Waterfront Artist In Residence Program—redefined the potentiality for artist projects to address issues of urban development and cultural preservation. An Oregon Artist’s Fellow in 1999, her work has been generously funded by public, private and individual sources, and has received serious critical review in many venues including Metropolis Magazine, NPR, Dance Magazine, and Landscape Architecture. Her projects have been presented by PICA/TBA:08, On the Boards, ORLO, Dance/SF, SFADI, Reed College, University of Oregon and Ohio State University. Both her work and her teaching are informed by her deep and ongoing interest in improvisation, somatic forms, architecture, sustainability and beauty. Co-founder of Conduit, she is a sought-after teacher in this region by both professional dancers and serious hobbyists, and has taught for extended periods as a guest and/or as faculty at Reed College, Lewis and Clark College, University of Oregon, Conduit, Jefferson High School, Oregon Ballet Theatre and the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. She is honored to be a custodian in perpetuity of Yvonne Rainer’’s seminal post-modern work, Trio A and a performer of Bebe Miller’’s Rain, and is currently in training to be a teacher of The Alexander Technique.

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