Oregon College of Art & Craft

Elsa Loftis, Director of Library Services
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225-9019
(971) 255-4133
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat, Sun

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The OCAC Library provides access to a unique collection of diverse resources that support curricular and research activities at OCAC. The primary focus of the collection is craft and fine art, available in a variety of print and electronic resources. Although the Library is dedicated to supporting the College community, it is also open to the public for research and checkout. 


Book Library
The OCAC Book Library is a strong and growing collection of over 10,000 books and 90 periodicals on craft and fine art. The College is the only academic member of the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), providing a specialized and unique addition to the county's collection.

Slide Library
The Slide Library has a teaching collection of over 40,000 images in art and craft history, as well as slides of work by contemporary regional, national and international artists, reflecting the College's commitment to its role as a resource for crafts and fine art education in the region.

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2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Tualatin Heritage Center: Art of the Story Festival Presents Chetter GallowayDate/Time: Sun, 04/12/2015 - 2:00pmFree at the Tualatin Heritage Center A Tale of a Few Tricksters: Chetter GallowayOne sneaky, one clever, one greedy, one wise, these characters are like birds of a feather whose stories flock together.Chetter Galloway is a storyteller whose focus is on African and African-American tales. Originally from Suffolk, Virginia, he now calls Portland, Oregon home. Chetter is an accomplished interpreter of living history and has also worked as a museum curator and educator, developing educational outreach programs for schools.Chetter began his storytelling career at Carters Groves Historic Site in Colonial Williamsburg, where he told the stories of the lives of free and enslaved Africans in the 18th century. He continued this work Historic Brattonsville in Rock Hill, South Carolina and the Atlanta History Center, and has gone on to engage audiences at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival; Martin Luther King Jr., National Historic Site; The National Association of Black Storytellers Festival; The National Black Arts Festival; The National Storytelling Conference; The Smithsonian; and on CNN.In 2003, Chetter entered East Tennessee State University’s Masters of Storytelling Program. While at ETSU, Chetter honed his craft and developed a one man piece, “Free at Last, Not let me Fly,” that he adapted into an educational school assembly program.Since 2014, Chetter has quickly become involved in the local storytelling scene. He is an active member of the Portland Storytellers Guild, has performed with the Portland Story Theater Urban Tellers, and at the Walters Cultural Arts Center.This event is free and for adults and children ages 6+.This year, Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) hosts its 11th Annual Storytelling Festival — Art of the Story April 11-18. The week-long storytelling extravaganza features seventeen storytelling performances throughout Washington County.Performers in this year's festival include both local and national storytellers - Judith Black, Sam Payne, Kuniko Yamamoto, Chetter Galloway, and performers from Portland's Brody Theater company.All events are free. Please call 503-846-3222 no less than 3 business days prior to an event to schedule assistive listening devices or sign language interpreters.This program is supported in part by the Friends of the Tualatin Library. Thank you Friends!Location8700 SW Sweek DriveTualatin, OR 97062United StatesSee map: Google Maps


6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Raleigh Park Elementary School: Art of the Story Festival: Brody Theater presents Once Upon A Story As part of the WCCLS Art of the Story storytelling festival, West Slope Library presents the entertaining improv routines of Brody Theater. Using clever audience participation techniques, they will enthrall audiences of all ages!This program is designed for Adults and children ages 6+. The performance will be held at Raleigh Park Elementary School, located directly behind the library.For more information, please call the library at 503-292-6416.