on exhibit

First Thursday “Friends and Family” Art Show

The “Friends and Family” show brings together p:ear’s community of volunteers, staff and youth in one giant art show. You’ll be welcomed in with a cup of coffee from our youth student / employees of p:ear’s unique barista school, and then be able to peruse the art of Debra Beers, Jeremy Okai Davis, Alex Chiu, Michael Schindler, and Jesse Reno, as well as an incredible collection of p:ear youth artists. Join us on Thursday Dec 6th, from 5pm to 8pm to support p:ear youth on their journeys off the street by purchasing some great art for your holiday giving.


Opening Reception:
November 1, 2018
5pm - 8pm

On Display:
November 1 - December 31
Tuesday – Friday 9am-2pm, or by chance or appt.

WAYout Arts


Join p:ear gallery for an exclusive glimpse into the life in Sierra Leone through the eyes of their young folk. This exhibit is a partnership between “WAYout,” a group working with youth in Sierra Leone, and p:ear, working with the homeless youth of our local community. This show will feature amazing collection of photography, giving you a snapshot of the commonalities of life viewed through the eyes of youth across the world. From witnessing the beauty and struggle of one of the world’s most impoverished nations to our familiar streets of Portland, you will enjoy this stunning collection of images. Images curated by Michael Shindler.

WAYout “Worldwide Arts for Youth” works in Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world, to changes the lives of the vulnerable young people through arts training and shelter. They engage and include youth by promoting artistic freedom, education and empowerment through photography, film and recording music.

Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in the world. Over a decade of conflict left 20% of children without a primary care giver. Over half the population is under 18 and 60% are unemployed. Poverty is widespread and inequalities pervasive, especially gender. WAYout works with young people suffering the effects of poverty and conflict in some of the most deprived areas.


Open for First Thursday, March 7th!


Opening Reception:
February 7, 2019
5pm to 8pm

On Display:
Tuesday – Friday 9am-2pm, or by chance or appt.

about p:ear gallery

p:ear gallery is located on-site and is the venue through which p:ear youth and guest artists display and sell their work. The gallery opens most First Thursdays, 5pm - 8pm, and serves as an open house in which community members and p:ear youth engage in an open dialogue and appreciation of our youths’ monthly artistic achievements. p:ear youth keep 90% of the proceeds from the sales of their work, a positive way to generate funds.

hours & contact

Most First Thursdays, as well as Tues - Fri 10-2 or by chance or appt.

Contact Arts & Music Program Coordinator
William Kendall

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past shows

An Education

Jeremy Okai Davis

On Display: April 6th 2017- May 25th 2017