Saturday, March 17, 2018

March 18 Space Retriever

Nationale has Jake Manning with paintings Guests of Space,
At Nationale 3360 SE Division Map 3PM-5 Free

The First Congregational Church is a great place to hear acoustic music. And they have an organ. So Veriform Gallery has teamed with them to present Golden Retriever, Hair and Space Museum and WL. Preview: Veriform at the First Congregational Church 1126 SW Park 7:30PM $10

March 17 Saturation+

Daipan wraps their Butoh+ season tonight. Its butoh +visual art and maybe even comedy. Performers are Trio De Femme: Lela Besom, Sheri Brown and Marina White Raven; Dhyana Garcia-Snyder and Emily Batlan with live painter Carol Rashawnna Williams and musician Edelmar Obenza interpreting the Rite of Spring; Brittle Sisters dance: Helen Thorsen; and Erica Akiko Howard; Ari Rudenko’s experimental Prehistoric Body Theater; and more by Alan Sutherland, Brooklyn Dicent and Jeffrey Robert. At Youngstown Cultural Arts Center 4408 Delridge Way SW, West Seattle Doors 6:30PM $15-20 cash only

Sondra Perry opens digital works Chromatic Saturation. At Disjecta, in the shadow of Paul Bunyan 8371 N. Interstate Map 6PM-9 Free

Friday, March 16, 2018

March 16 Hope For the Flowers

Dust to Dust opens The Way of Flowers, flower themed work by Emily Counts, Laurel Hill, Hilary Horvath, Emma Lou Weber, Erica Prince and Anya Roberts-Toney. Normally we don't do flowers here, but it's Spring. They also are doing an olfactory workshop next week for Design Week Portland. At Dust to Dust 3636B N Mississippi - inside Beacon Sound Map 6PM-8 Free

Monday, March 12, 2018

March 13 Weird Shiftiness

Weird Shift Microtalks have a new location. It is an open source platform for short talks ranging from obscure to faux. Since it is a larger location, you simply must come to fill the space. You can even give a talk - they have a projector, so bring it on a laptop or on a flash drive or have it online somewhere. At Open Signal 2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. 7PM Free

Saturday, March 10, 2018

March 12 Bansuri Flower Fodder

Flower(s) in Concrete is a show by Léonie Guyer, Wayne Smith and Lynne Woods Turner opening at the first of two members in Portland of the New Art Dealers Alliance, Fourteen30 Gallery 1501 SW Market Street Map 11AM-1PM Free

Fodder by Renee Petropoulos is a show by a late career artist from LA. They are normally in commercial galleries and have a body of public art. The show is a great example of the network of this small alternative space. At Chicken Coop Contemporary 12400 SE Knapp Noon-3 Free

Ustad Zakir Hussain and Rakesh Chaurasia perform classical Indian music on tabla and bamboo flute. Both have a strong lineage and a lifetime of study. You can find their performances on YouTube. This hall is perfect for the music too. Recommended. Presented by Kalekendra at the First Congregational Church 1126 SW Park. 6PM $50

March 10 Raining Volts

Volt Divers is a night of analog synth performers. This month they are Terror Apart, Science Patrol, Darcy Neal, Erin April Cooper, Plea, Mountain on the Moon and an octet of jam performers. 100% of the modest cover, $5, goes to the Volt Divers at Lovecraft Bar 421 SE Grand 7PM Sharp-10 $5

Friday, March 09, 2018

March 9 Parallel Fantasy

Fantasies in Parallel is a portrait show in color by 13 female & non-binary Portland photographers: Alexis Paschal / @bigsaddumby, Danni Ordoñez / @synethetes, Haley Jensen / @thebonegoddess, Jenny Olsen / @jennyolsenphoto, Jess Garten / @flashbodies, Jordan Raye / @jordan_x_raye, Krystyna Solodenko / @_softpetals_, Miss Prys / @miss_prys, Rachel Lily (Kiki LeMiau) / @rachellilyphoto, Sevin Mundo / @no1mundo, Sofija Olson / @sofija.olson, Williejane Dent / @williejane and Yvette Aispuro / @yvettepet. At Grapefruits, 2119 N Kerby, STE D. 6PM-10 Free

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

March 1 Westside Art Openings

This month art gets some serious shows. Many close early at 8.

Ma'at Mons is a new show by ever evolving Storm Tharp. At PDX Contemporary Art 925 NW Flanders Map early close 8PM Free

Imogen Cunningham is a force of nature in the world of photography. You can read about her accomplishments. And you can enjoy this video of part of her appearance at age 93 on the Tonight Show. If you can find the full version, recommended, it gets even more funny! At Charles Hartman Fine Art 134 NW 8th early close 8PM Free

Tom Prochaska is a painter and printmaker. His impressionistic portraits are enigmatic in their roughness of image and texture. Gail Tremblay is a contemporary sculptor weaving baskets with motion picture 35mm sprocketed filmstock. The work of both is strongly recommended. At Froelick Gallery 714 NW Davis early close 8 Free

Zun Lee has Father Figure, portraits of African American fathers. Manhood and fatherhood is explored in The show was curated far in advance, but discussing it is continuously critical. Michał Cała has Silesia, documenting that industrial area in Poland between 1975 and 1992. The Solidarity trade union - Solidarność, Soviet military exercises and dissolution of the Soviet Union, freeing Poland all changed Poland in that period. The dramas Man of Marble, Man of Iron and Man of Hope by Wajda capture that era and are recommended. At Blue Sky Gallery Map 122 NW 8th 6PM-9 Free

The Ace Hotel has started a First Thursday experimental music event curated by Sounds et al. It pairs well with Veriform's sound gallery First Thursday, but it detracts from people flowing to galleries and it is a very small space. This month: Marcus Fischer, Chloe Alexandra & Burke Jam. In the Ace Hotel Lobby 1022 SW Stark 6PM-8 Free

The Coldest Night is a show of paintings by Srijon Chowdhury. At UpFor Gallery 929 NW Flanders early close 6PM-8 Free

The RACC + Open Signal Night Lights series of video projection continues. It's on the building wall at 411 NW Park 5PM-9ish

Every First Thursday, the Portland Art Museum is free from 5PM-8.

It is a great opportunity to see the year-long project by Libby Warbel: We Construct Marvels Between Monuments. Warbel is the creator of Portland's other art museum, the Portland Museum of Modern Art. Tonight is a performance by, infinitely better than the conceit that is The Apprentice. at the Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park 5PM-8 Free

PNCA is recommended to stop in. They have long time cycle shows and pop ups distributed throughout the building. PNCA 511 NW Broadway Map 6PM-9 Free

Everett Lofts are recommended as always. It's easier for you to see them all than for me to write suggestions. Some close as early as 9PM. At the Everett Lofts 625 NW Everett. Bounded by NW Everett, Broadway, Flanders and 6th Map closing ranges from 9PM-10:30ish, in cold Winter earlier

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

February 15 Bespoke Bodies

We occasionally drop design events. One is a collaboration between PNCA and the virtual Design Museum.

It is Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics. Included are 35 visual case studies. The field is thriving, advanced by design software, 3d printing and better understanding of biomechanics. It's interesting to see from my early work on artificial joint research.

Bespoke Bodies at PNCA 511 NW Broadway Map 6PM-9 Free