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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.

Feb 20, 2013 |

The Angry Pigeon Open Fridays

Our Angry Pigeon Galley in downtown Portland now has open gallery hours every Friday from 4-7 p.m. “We truly are an urban school” — David Wagstaff, curator, Angry Pigeon Gallery. Read more about the Angry Pigeon and upcoming performances here.


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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