Gyrlz Core: the Board
Gyrlz Board is made up of the Cofounder/Directors, the Editrix of 2GQ,
and artists who help organize events.
Newman Cofounder of 2 Gyrlz Performative Arts in its current
manifestation, but has been involved with the project since
1995 as an intern when it was the arts journal, two girls
received a BS in Fine Arts from the University of Oregon
in 1996, worked as Enrollment Specialist/Admissions Counselor
at Pacific Northwest College of Art from 1998-2000, and
since 2001 as Director of Financial Aid at Oregon College
of Art and Craft. Lisa is currently finishing a Masters
in Performance at Dartington College in Britain.
is also the cofounder of
cofounder of 2 Gyrlz, and PAN ZEN
organizing happenings on the streets of New Orleans, to
teknival/sound system/free festivals, to inter-media events
and festivals on America's West Coast; Llewyn Máire
has dedicated more than 20 years to facilitating and creating
art on a multiversal community level.
in the arts of sound, stage, and media engineering, as well
as being a lifelong performance activist, musician and visual
artist, enables Máire a unique insight into, and
a great passion for the performative act.
is also the cofounder of gyrl
grip and PAN
Lee Brown's writing is published in periodicals such as
The Utne Reader, Bookforum, Wired, and Willamette Week,
and in books including The Covert Culture Sourcebook, Bust's
Guide to the New Girl Order, and Fodor's Berkeley Guides
to the Pacific Northwest.
of Portland's arts & culture monthly, Anodyne, she was also
an editor for Future Sex and Fringe Ware magazines. She
acted as Creative Director for Youssou N'Dour's West African
Internet project, Joko, and was Senior Writer for the New
York offices of the agency Organic.
Brown is the Editrix of 2GQ
Johnson is a musician and social/ artistic catalyst.
in the skill of networking and interconnecting, George has
opened people up to possibilities in pairing artists who
work in different media types including; music, dance, video
installation, live painting, gallery presentations, aromatherapy
member of the ground breaking group Feral, he was instrumental
in helping to create an underground multimedia revolution
in Boulder, Colorado in the mid to late 1990s, alongside
of such groups as Mother Earth Sound System , Humble Souls
and Heavyweight Dub Champion.
assists coordinating stage/ events, and is an organizer
in PAN ZEN
Mickens is the founder of 36 Invisibles. This is the promoting
arm of a regional network of DIY artists who meet at the
Jasmine Tree, and other locations, once a month or more,
depending on schedules and availability. The collective
has been assembling here under this umbrella name since
August 2001. Along with 36 Invisibles, Noah is also the
Portland based liaison for Radon.
he’s not heading up his eccentric empire, Mickens
is a marketing liaison at emerchandise.com and the father
of two children. He also is part of an experimental trio
of musicians called Nequaquam Vacuum that includes Tyler
Armstrong and Travis McAlister.
Reverend Joshua Camozzi Milligan
is a visual and aural artist based in Portland Oregon.
the comforting embrace of big trees, he left the bay area
in 1998 to find himself in this abundant land of foliage
and moisture. It was here in Oregon at the Pacific Northwest
College of Art that Milligan earned his BFA in general
fine arts. He served a one year term as treasurer at the
Pacific Northwest College of Art as well as for the 2002
Burning Man Drift Catalyst Collective. Milligan has been
involved in a number of vastly diverse musical projects
including jazz, folk, rock,experimental, and beyond.
some time Milligan has been involved in the aid of putting
on events. Since the move to Portland, collaborations
have been made to create music for performances, fashion
shows, and soundtracks.
1991, Gregorio has traveled to the Huichol Indian community
in northern Mexico to learn the shamanic healing traditions
from various elders of that community. The Huichol are
one of the last indigenous tribes in the Western Hemisphere
who have managed to maintain their culture, traditions,
ceremonies, rituals, and way of life in their original
state for More than 1000 years.
programs and services have been developed from this
experience; focused on helping individuals and organizations
improve their lives by exploring themselves and their
life or organizational goals on deeply meaningful levels
through various modalities of indigenous-based culture,
tradition, ceremony, and ritual.
all of 2 Gyrlz is volunteer run, there is a special core which
truly enables the presentations to manifest: our event crew. Starting
with the Espectaculo and coming into brilliance during our 4 year
presentation of a month long festival, EL-fest; many exquisite
creatures from Portland have stepped up to make our events possible.
7 years of volunteers is too incredible of a list to manifest
here... you know who you are... endless love and thanks to those
Artists in Action behind the 2 Gyrlz presentations, with the addition
of event specific volunteers, and the Board are one in the same...