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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.

Apr 5, 2013 |

Alumni Art Show

The next show in the Angry Pigeon Art Gallery features works by Northwest Academy alumni. Be sure to visit the gallery between April 12 and May 24 for this special show. For more information, contact David Wagstaff at dwagstaff@nwacademy.org or by calling 503-223-3367, ext. 119. (Event photo by Jasmine Spiegel ’06)


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


Mar 5, 2013 |

Open Mic This Friday, March 8

This Friday at 4:15 p.m., The Angry Pigeon will host an Open Mic for all students, staff, and faculty.  Anything you want to do onstage, you can.  What happens at The Pigeon stays at The Pigeon. MusicPoetry Monologs Comedy Kendama Dance Everyone is welcome.


Feb 26, 2013 |

Learn Kendama at the Angry Pigeon this Friday, March 1

Kendama demonstration and instruction at The Angry Pigeon on Friday, March 1, from 4:15 to 5:15. The game Kendama requires focus, patience, and a sense of humor, similar to playing certain video games, of course with those you could get help if you find the price for Overwatch boosting online. Come learn this addicting pastime… Read More


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