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Angry Pigeon Gallery

Named for our school mascot, that feisty downtown bird, the Angry Pigeon Gallery is Northwest Academy’s storefront exhibition and performance space in downtown Portland. The Pigeon features shows by students, faculty, alumni, and established artists, writers, and performers. The Pigeon hosts open mics for students and faculty and a variety of literary events as well.


Jul 18, 2013 |

The Belle of Amherst – October 11-27

The Belle of Amherst
 Oct 11 – 27, 2013 A one woman show starring Northwest Academy senior Galatea Swart and directed by Dean of Students David Wagstaff. For tickets or information, contact David Wagstaff at dwagstaff@nwacademy.org.



Jul 18, 2013 |

Young Photographers Alliance – August 1-22

Young Photographers Alliance August 1 – 22, 2013 The Young Photographers Alliance is a program where professional photographers mentor young artists. The program culminates in a show. This year, it will be held at The Angry Pigeon. Sophia Marcus Meyers, a Northwest Academy alum, is featured in the show and is helping to curate this… Read More


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