Wilsonville Art Show

Jul 12, 2017, 16:44 PM by CCC Staff

June 16, 2017

‘Portlandia’ star to exhibit at CCC

WILSONVILLE – Artistic jack-of-all-trades, Micheline “Mickey” Ronningen will show her artwork at the Clackamas Community College Wilsonville campus.

Some may recognize Ronningen as Carrie Brownstein’s mother on the popular TV show “Portlandia.” But she is also a fine artist, writer as well as a performer. Ronningen admits that her passion for verbal expression had dubious origins. She didn’t talk until age 5, remaining stubbornly attached to her own made-up language. Yet by high school SATs she ranked in the upper 2 percent nationwide for linguistics.

Ronningen received formal fine art training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her artistic explorations include printmaking, sculpture, filmmaking, fabric dyeing, doll-making and landscape design. Recently, she started working in two-dimensions on canvas.

Her artwork will be on display July 5 through Sept. 8 at the Wilsonville campus gallery, 2953 SW Town Center Loop East. An open house will be held Wednesday, July 5, 5-7 p.m. The Wilsonville gallery is open daily, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information, contact Joyce Gabriel at or 503-594-0950.


Photo: “Unclaimed Melody” by Micheline “Mickey” Ronningen is one of several pieces on display at Clackamas Community College’s Wilsonville gallery.

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