Monday, October 24, 2016

October 24 Futures

Future Forum hosts media artist Morehshin Allahyari tonight. It's at the Hollywood Theater 4122 NE Sandy 7PM Free

Sunday, October 23, 2016

October 23 Land Reads

Troublemakers: The Story Of Land Art is a documentary about artists in the late '60s through the 70s who pioneered land works. Art is in a constant state of evolution, and artists rebel against the commodification of their art in galleries. Land artists set out to make art too big for galleries and collectors. The were after pure art. Recommended. At the Hollywood Theater 4122 NE Sandy Boulevard. 2PM $6

Silent reading is like the decommidifaction movement. Bring a book to read, silently. Recommended. Silent Reading Party at 412 NE Beech 3PM-5 Free

Saturday, October 22, 2016

October 22 Mini-volt

The Volt Divers event has a smaller sibling. Tonight three ensembles of four analog synth players will have 45 minutes each to improvise. The synth ensembles are at 9: Dr. Burtrum / Gina / ambient_distress / Kakiharae; at 10: Temple Maps/ Glo Globes / Astro Warrior / Nevada and at 11: Consumer / Tim I. / Dark Side of the Tune / TLsvrød. Visuals by Cari Gummer and Art Scifi.
At Fun Bar, 1709 SE Hawthorne. 9PM Free

October 22, 23, 29, 30 Art Creeks

The Portland Museum of Modern Art alerted us to classes with artists outdoors. They are

October 22, 10am–3pm, Johnson Creek City Park
How to Play by the Creek (Character design and performance) with Xi Jie Ng (Salty)

October 22, 3:30–7:30pm, Tideman Johnson Park
Creatively Mapping Soundscapes with Lisa Schonberg

October 23, 12–5pm, Johnson Creek City Park
Terre-Travaux (Earth material sculpture class) taught by Midori Hirose

October 23, 12–2pm, Milwaukie Riverfront Park
Stepping in the Same River Twice (Part 1) with Roz Crews and Spencer Byrne-Seres

October 23, 12–4pm, Tideman Johnson Park
Camp Serenity/No Tolerance conversation facilitated by Lauren Moran

October 29, 11–4pm, Johnson Creek City Park
Bookmaking & Nature Journaling with Lauren Moran and Erika Dedini

October 30, 12–2pm, Johnson Creek City Park
Stepping in the Same River Twice (Part 2) with Roz Crews and Spencer Byrne-Seres

The full details and class description is on the Creek College website. Creek College Various times and locations on Johnson Creek. Free

Friday, October 21, 2016

October 21 Art Friday Meow

Adams and Ollman hosts Taylor Davis and Nancy Shaver. At Adams and Ollman Gallery, the second of two members of the New Art Dealers Alliance, 209 SW 9th 6PM-8 Free

Melanie Flood Projects hosts Sari Carel. At Melanie Flood Projects 420 SW Washington Suite 301 6PM-9 Free

In a more reasonably priced neighborhood is Annexation & Assimilation. One night only. It is part of the Portland City archive project. They have a theater performance at 7 sharp. Strongly Recommended 8114 SE Division 6PM-10 free

Thursday, October 20, 2016

October 20 Space is the Place-Time

Sun Ra. Art life.

Mr Sun Ra was a visionary musician and lived life as an art individual. Neither art or music has caught up to this day at the speed of his concepts.

Tonight on the big screen you can partake in a special treat.

Space is the Place, Mr Sun Ra's written, directed and produced future fictional film shows. Recommended and strongly recommended having seen it a few times. The film is obscure even for home viewing and tonight you can see it on a big screen and sound system.

Sun Ra on screen at the Clinton Street Theater. 2522 SE Clinton 7PM $8

Saturday, October 15, 2016

October 16 Foreign You

​Foreigners is a show by Portland inpats Modou Dieng (Senegal), Bukola Koiki (Nigeria), Victor Maldonado (Mexico) and Angelica Millán (Colombia). At Nationale 3360 SE Division Map 3PM-6 Free

YU has The Secret Garden by Lutz Bacher. At YU Contemporary Art 900 SE 10th. 4PM-6 Free

October 15 Not Yet Seen

Arnold Joseph Kemp is a minimalist artist with thought-based naming of pieces. He graced PNCA as a faculty member and has now moved to a position as a dean at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which matches his aesthetic well.

This show is entitled Not Yet Seen and has this poetic description: "On view in this derelict garage are works that provide a lens for viewing the body. Here color sits on color and masks upon masks. The objects are muted, resting. They are cast by lineage and history. This is a frame which can be compared to light passing through a lens. In this space, objects (bodies) pass as they are captured. They refract into new beings--into new forms not yet revealed."


At Cherry & Lucic 4077 NE 7th, enter on Mason 6PM-9:30 Free

Saturday, October 08, 2016

October 8 Andy Cherry Dive

Andy Warhol learned a lot from Robert Rauschenberg. While Rauschenberg had E.A.T. and world projects, Warhol had Interview, The Factory and happenings. While Rauschenberg's works were layered, Warhol's were boldly simple.

Portland is a print town from the work of Gordon Gilkey and the collection he seeded into the Portland Art Museum.

The Portland Art Museum opens a show of 250 Warhol prints collected by Portland's Jordan Schnitzer. They are arranged chronologically. Treat yourself to seeing the work in person and a unique art history experience. There are a series of events throughout the run including a several hour movie documentary about the artist. Warhol at the Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park regular hours and admission apply

Cherry & Lucic has announced a show The End Of The Party this evening by M K Guth. At Cherry & Lucic 4077 NE 7th, enter on Mason 6:30PM-10 Free

Volt Divers is 3. Tonight modular synth performers Anon, E*t My Shit, Astro Warrior, Jeph Nor, LoFi Freq, Sky Symbol Rituals, Jonas Rake, Claude Barker and SSI perform music with Cysmic providing visuals. Volt Divers is all hardware synths, no computers. Volt Divers at Lovecraft Bar 421 SE Grand 7PM Sharp-10 Free