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Th Belle Of Amherst

Mar 11, 2013 |

The Belle of Amherst

Galetea Swart will portray Emily Dickenson in a one woman play The Belle of Amherst written by William Luce.  This demanding piece requires Galetea to be on stage, alone, with no prop but a single chair for nearly two hours. The play, directed by David Wagstaff, opens Friday, April 12th and runs through Sunday April… Read More


Tie Li Poster

Jan 17, 2013 |

Asian Functionalist Tie Li

Art & Music at the Angry Pigeon.  February 7th 4 pm & 7pm.  A First Thursday gallery opening for painter Tie Li.  Poetry and music by David Wagstaff.  Original music by the Sailing Stones. The Cultural Journey of Tie Li Born on the eve of the Cultural Revolution in Beijing, China Tie Li studied at… Read More



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    Students utilize the Central Library, Portland State University, and nearby museums and performing arts centers.

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  • All Students Benefit from Exposure to the Arts

    All Students gain new skills and confidence through dance, music, art, and theater classes. Northwest Academy attracts both students with and without an existing interest in the arts.

    All Students Benefit from Exposure to the Arts
  • From Portland and Beyond

    Northwest Academy’s community includes students from throughout the Portland Metropolitan area, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and Tigard as well as Vancouver Washington.

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    At every grade level, we respect our students’ abilities to comprehend challenging ideas and demonstrate their understanding with insight and creativity.

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