The Great San Francisco Earthquake Is Relived In 3D.

The 3D Center of Art and Photography in Portland, Oregon, is a rarity in its own right. A non-profit museum/gallery, the Center features antique and contemporary 3D imagery in the form of everything from antique stereocards to computer-generated 3D art.

On display now through May 31st, 2009, is The City Quakes: The San Francisco Earthquakes of 1906 & 1989. Sideways-slanting buildings and burnt ruins capture two main earthquake disasters in California in a way that has been forgotten through the years — through the use of 3D cards released by stereo card companies after the events.

Head over now, and you will also get the chance to see the work of Abe Fagenson, an artist who uses three-dimensional, stereoscopic methods in his paintings. New pieces from his rose series will be seen in the 3D Center’s A Rose is a Rose is a Rose in 3D!, and it will coincide with the city of Portland’s annual Rose Festival.

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Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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