Emily Cohen

Emily Cohen

Emily Cohen is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in ecological design and community planning.  She is intrigued at the balance between art and science, built and natural, chaos and order. Her focus at Playa involves creating a field guide to climate change...
Pato Hebert

Pato Hebert

Pato Hebert is an artist, teacher and organizer. His work explores the aesthetics, ethics and poetics of interconnectedness. He is particularly interested in space, spirituality, pedagogy and progressive praxis. His projects have been presented at Beton7 in Athens,...
Peter DeLory

Peter DeLory

I began making photographs of the landscape in Cape Cod at the age of 16. Growing up on a sparse, thin spit of sand surrounded by ocean anchored my spirit to the land. Driving west to school in San Francisco I was awed by the vastness of the American West. My feelings...
Shane Koehler

Shane Koehler

With a exciting background in ecology and fine art artist Shane Koehler has traveled the world teaching environmental education, designing and making environmental landscapes and creating wildlife conservation themed watercolor paintings. He has worked for notable...

Ana Wieder Blank

Ana Wieder Blank is a contemporary artist working in painting, ceramic sculpture, installation, and performance. . Ana Wieder-Blank graduated in 2011 with an MFA in visual arts from Pratt Institute, with a concentration in painting. In addition to her Thesis show at...
Tracy J. Prince, Ph.D.

Tracy J. Prince, Ph.D.

Historian Tracy J. Prince, Ph.D. is a Research Professor at Portland State University’s American Indian Teacher Program, a Fulbright Specialist (Malta), and the author of 4 books (Notable Women of Portland, Portland’s Slabtown, Portland’s Goose Hollow, and...